Oncology

Reports of high-impact oncology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Risk of Appendiceal Neoplasm in Periappendicular Abscess in Patients Treated With Interval...

Patients presenting with appendicitis are typically stratified as having either uncomplicated or complicated acute appendicitis, the latter of which may include the formation of...

Quick Take: Risk of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis in England

The receipt of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, with important implications for a patient’s mental health and well-being. Some evidence has suggested that...

Quick Take: Effect of Pregabalin on Radiotherapy-Related Neuropathic Pain in Patients With Head and...

The management of acute, radiotherapy-related nociceptive and neuropathic pain in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancers remains an ongoing challenge. Pregabalin, an...

Atezolizumab and nab-paclitaxel prolong progression-free survival for patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer: the...

1. This randomized controlled trial of women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer reports that patients who were received atezolizumab with nab-paclitaxel had longer periods...

Quick Take: Surgery vs Radiotherapy in the Management of Biopsy Gleason Score 9-10 Prostate...

Several treatment regimens are available for prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 9 or 10. These include radical prostatectomy (RP) with adjuvant external...

Survival greater in cervical cancer patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy compared to minimally invasive techniques:...

1. This randomized controlled trial of women with early-stage cervical cancer reports that patients who underwent minimally invasive radical hysterectomy had lower rates of...

Improved survival with open surgery compared to minimally invasive radical hysterectomy among early cervical...

1. A retrospective cohort study noted that minimally invasive surgery was associated with a higher risk of death compared to open surgery among women...

Quick Take: Long-Term Survival of Patients With Melanoma With Active Brain Metastases Treated With...

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown significant antitumor activity in melanoma. However, previous randomized trials have excluded patients with untreated brain metastases due to concerns...

Quick Take: Performance of a Multigene Genomic Classifier in Thyroid Nodules With Indeterminate Cytology:...

In the evaluation of thyroid nodules, fine needle aspirate (FNA) cytology can classify most thyroid nodules as benign or malignant; a minority of results,...

Cancer to surpass heart disease as leading cause of death in the U.S. for...

1. The findings of this study suggested that cancer is becoming the leading cause of death in the United States among higher-income counties.2. The...

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