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Oncology Nurse Advisor has partnered with leading medical publishers to present Publishers Alliance, a selection of oncology-focused articles from a number of clinically relevant research journals. 

Cancer Management and Research

Preoperative Cachexia Predicts Poor Outcomes in Young Rather Than Elderly Gastric Cancer Patients: A Prospective Study

Background: Cachexia affects nearly 50–80% of cancer patients, and most studies have only focused on elderly patients. We investigated preoperative cachexia in gastric cancer (GC) patients by age group and comprehensively analyzed the impact of preoperative cachexia on the prognosis of GC patients in all age groups.Methods: In total, 575 patients were prospectively analyzed. The effect of…
Cancer Management and Research

A Prospective Study on Urine Alkalization With an Oral Regimen Consisting of Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetazolamide in Patients Receiving High-dose Methotrexate

[Cancer Management and Research] Researchers sought an alternative regimen for urine alkalization in patients receiving high-dose methotrexate. The typical regimen, IV sodium bicarbonate, has been on shortage. This study determined the safety of an oral regimen of sodium bicarbonate and acetazolamide to achieve a urine pH >7, which is necessary for safe administration of high-dose methotrexate.
OncoTargets and Therapy

Recent Advances and Application of PD-1 Blockade in Sarcoma

[OncoTargets and Therapy] Despite the success of PD-1 blockade in the treatment of other solid tumors, only surgery at the early stage is an effective curative treatment of sarcoma. This review summarizes recent progress achieved in the use of anti-PD-1 therapy for sarcoma.
Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Status of, and Strategies for Improving, Adherence to HCC Screening and Surveillance

[Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma] Although prognosis is poor for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), especially those with cirrhosis, a prolonged subclinical growth period offers a window of time for curative treatment. In this review, researchers discuss the current status of screening, and what can be done to improve its potential.

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