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Every patient with a pancoast tumor of the lung should be evaluated by a Pancoast-experienced thoracic surgeon (and neurosurgeon) before ruling out surgery, and before starting induction therapy.
The future of privately owed oncology practices in the nation’s cancer care system is growing increasingly fragile amid mounting financial pressures, even as more new patients are seeking help.
The recent approval of pertuzumab as part of a combination neoadjuvant treatment for patients with early-stage breast cancer has paved the way for wider use of the regimen in preoperative settings.
Take a prognosis of three years, multiply it by 10, and what do you get? A staggering improvement in the survival of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and a crucial steppingstone on the road to the targeted treatment of cancer.
Ostensibly, the illness is the culprit. But it is also the cancer patient who is made culpable
Donald A. Berry, PhD, is a leader in the development of innovative statistical methodology for the improvement of clinical trial design and analysis, especially the Bayesian methods used in the I-SPY program.
The approval of the first small-molecule, targeted therapy for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) launches a new era that promises to transform management of the disease, yet significant challenges in translating research advances into improvements in long-term outcomes remain
In more than 40 years as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center—and the first center in the network devoted purely to basic research—The Wistar Institute has built a reputation for furthering the sort of scientific research that will improve clinical cancer medicine.
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