Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis of Overall Survival and Recurrence-free SurvivalNovember 23, 2018
[OncoTargets and Therapy] This meta-analysis evaluates prognostic factors of OS and RFS in patients treated with radiofrequency ablation.
The Effect of Intravenous Hydration Strategy on Plasma Methotrexate Clearance During Intravenous High-dose Methotrexate Administration in Pediatric Oncology PatientsNovember 16, 2018
[Cancer Management and Research] Researchers sought to determine the effect of intravenous hydration on plasma methotrexate clearance on pediatric oncology patients receiving HD-MTX for ALL, NHL, or osteosarcoma.
[OncoTargets and Therapy] A meta-analysis sought to support the efficacy and safety of apatinib in the treatment of solid tumors that was previously reported in previous studies.
Predictive Role of Skin Rash in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients Treated With Gemcitabine Plus Erlotinib: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysisNovember 02, 2018
[OncoTargets and Therapy] In this systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers sought to determine the predictive value of skin rash in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer treated with gemcitabine plus erlotinib.
Hypofractionated Radiotherapy After Conservative Surgery May Increase Low-intermediate Grade Late Fibrosis in Breast Cancer PatientsOctober 19, 2018
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] Researchers sought to determine the incidence of subcutaneous side effects in patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with AHF-RT vs standard fractionated RT after breast conserving surgery.
Researchers sought an explanation for the paucity of research, drug development, and clinical trials focusing specifically on cancer in pediatric populations.
[Cancer Management and Research] Data from a total of 16,998 patients with breast cancer included in the SEER database were evaluated to determine the prognosis of various treatment options for elderly patients.
A Delphi panel developed recommendations for integrating patients, as well as caregivers and advocate, a greater role in medical research while maintaining scientific integrity of studies.
Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Update on Patient Selection, Efficacy and OutcomesSeptember 21, 2018
[Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This review presents a summary and update of the latest evidence for patient selection, efficacy and outcome of primary treatment, prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in the treatment of patients with SCLC.
In its 2018 annual report, the AACR highlights the advances, challenges, and needs of federally funded research on the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Current Status and Dilemma of Second-line Treatment in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Is There a Silver Lining?September 14, 2018
[OncoTargets and Therapy] Although first-line therapy is effective, relapse is common; but many patients are good candidates for second-line therapy. This report reviews current published data on second-line therapies for advanced pancreatic cancer.
Long-term Survival Effect of the Interval Between Mastectomy and Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Breast CancerAugust 31, 2018
[Cancer Management and Research] Retrospective study investigates the effect of radiotherapy on long-term survival in patients who underwent mastectomy for breast cancer at various time intervals.
The Efficacy and Tolerance of High Pressure Oxygen Combined With Chemotherapy in Postoperative Patients With Advanced Gastric CancerAugust 17, 2018
[Translational Cancer Research] In this research, a combination of gastric cancer postoperative with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to explore the clinical application in postoperative chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer.
[Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma] A review of the manifestations, treatments, and challenges associated with hepatocellular cancer pain.
[OncoTargets and Therapy] Evidence increasingly suggests that pembrolizumab has a significant role in first- and second-line therapy for NSCLC. This review presents the results of previous and ongoing studies and discusses biomarkers that can potentially identify eligible candidates for treatment with the PD-L1 inhibitor.
Updates on the Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Sebaceous Carcinoma: a Brief Review of the LiteratureAugust 03, 2018
[OncoTargets and Therapy] Disease specifics, demographics, clinical presentation, and pathology, plus diagnosis and management of ocular SC are highlighted and discussed, including recent advances in management of this aggressive malignancy.
[Cancer Management and Research] A review of the background and current challenges in 4 key areas of radiotherapy are presented, plus potential future options for creating safe and effective strategies in radiotherapy.
Most dermatologic procedures are performed with local anesthesia only. In this study, researchers sought to determine if hand-holding or squeezing a stress ball could ease patients' anxiety during skin excision procedures.
Seeking to determine if breath tests could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer, researchers identified breath volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may indicate presence of the disease.
Decreased Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Burden With the Achievement of Hepatitis C Virus Sustained Virologic Response: Unlocking the Potential of T-cell-mediated ImmunosurveillanceJuly 06, 2018
[Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma] In this case series, the authors present procedure and treatment specifics for 2 patients with HCV who developed HCC, and discuss the potential role of DAA therapy and immunosurveillance.
Combined Microwave Ablation and Minimally Invasive Open Decompression for the Management of Thoracic Metastasis in Breast CancerJune 29, 2018
[Cancer Management and Research] An investigation into the efficacy of microwave ablation and minimally invasive open decompression treatment for breast cancer with thoracic metastases.
This overview provides a snapshot of the shift in cancer care costs and age of patients, reviewing the 4 most commonly diagnosed cancers.
Researchers report on a study to determine the relationship between BMI and risk for breast cancer among younger women, particularly those 18 to 24 years old.
In a poster presentation at the 23rd Congress of EHA, researchers described a study of the efficacy of romiplastim in achieving a platelet response in pediatric patients with immune thrombocytopenia.
[Cancer Management and Research] The prognostic values of overall survival and cancer-specific survival for bone sarcomas of the hands or feet were assessed using Cox proportional hazards regression model with univariate and multivariate analyses.
Andrographolide Potentiates the Antitumor Effect of Topotecan in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells Through an Intrinsic Apoptotic PathwayJune 15, 2018
[Cancer Management and Research] In this study, researchers explored the potential of andrographolide and topotecan, separately and together, in the in vitro treatment of the U937 acute myeloid leukemic cell line.
[OncoTargets and Therapy] In a review of cancer stem cells (CSCs)/ovarian cancer stem cells (OCSCs), researchers discuss the implications of immunotherapy development based on studying cancer evolution by CSCs, and targeting OCSC surface markers to develop CAR-T immunotherapy.
Response to Rapamycin Analogs but not PD-1 Inhibitors in PTEN-mutated Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer With High Tumor Mutational BurdenJune 01, 2018
[Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This case study demonstrates that genomic profiling may still benefit patients who fail checkpoint inhibitor therapy despite having high tumor mutational burden and PD-L1 positivity.
Multiple Treatment Modalities for Brain Metastasis in Patients With EGFR-mutant Non-small Cell Lung CancerMay 25, 2018
[OncoTargets and Therapy] Management of brain metastases in patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC is controversial. In this study, researchers find combination and sequential treatment with EGFR-TKIs, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy is beneficial.
[Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy] Italian researchers report on the role of GLI1 in the development of lung cancer, and review its potential as an effective therapy for lung cancer.
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