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The tyrosine kinase inhibitor axitinib has been standard in the management of advanced renal cell carcinoma for about 5 years now, but the emergence of new agents has made some members of the oncology community concerned that its significance will be overlooked in favor of more recently approved treatments.
Jame Abraham, MD, director of the Breast Oncology Program at Taussig Cancer Institute, and co-director of the Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program, discusses a head cooling system that can be used to limit hair loss attributed to chemotherapy treatment for patients with breast cancer.
Shlomo Koyfman, MD, associate staff, Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses recent advancements in reirradiation treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.
Rahul Tendulkar, MD, associate staff, Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses post-prostatectomy radiation therapy and its impact on reducing prostate cancer mortality.
Data from the phase II PERTAIN trial presented late last year at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showed that adding an aromatase inhibitor (AI) to pertuzumab and trastuzumab extended progression-free survival by over 3 months versus trastuzumab plus an AI in patients with HER2-positive, HR-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
Alberto J. Montero, MD, Department of Hematology and Oncology at Cleveland Clinic, discusses the PERTAIN study in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-positive, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The study looks at the impact of adding pertuzumab (Perjeta) to trastuzumab (Herceptin) in aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy.
Shlomo Koyfman, MD, associate staff, Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses risk categories that stratified patients in a study evaluating intensity-modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy to determine outcomes in the reirradiation setting for recurrent head and neck cancer.
Samuel Chao, MD, Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic, discusses spine stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of metastases located on the spine.
 
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