By John Zoidis, MD


Five-year Follow-Up of 300 Patients Treated with Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituximab as Initial Therapy of CLL

July 8th 2010

Final results for the complete cohort of 300 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) receiving the FCR (fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab)regimen were presented at this year%u2019s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.

Active Symptom Control With or Without Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

July 8th 2010

Chemotherapy is widely used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, but it has never been compared in a randomized trial with active symptom control (ASC) alone.

Reporting from ASCO

July 7th 2010

At ASCO's 43rd annual meeting in Chicago, more than 4,000 abstracts were presented, and 25,000 specialists from around the world convened to hear the latest advances in cancer treatment.

News Reports from the 2007 Breast Cancer Symposium

June 30th 2010

The first annual 2007 Cancer Symposium, held September 7-8 in San Francisco, provided an opportunity for members of the oncology community to discuss major developments in breast cancer treatment and research.

Updates from the Breast Cancer Symposium

June 30th 2010

In 2007, more than 240,000 persons will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer and nearly 41,000 will die from the disease. Although survival rates have shown significant improvement over the past several decades, breast cancer continues to be the second most common cause of cancer death in women.

Highlighting Advances in Lung Cancer

June 30th 2010

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the most common cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the US. At the12th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), the world%u2019s top lung cancer specialists convened to present and discuss the latest research in this disease. Key themes included accurate targets, new combinations of drugs to reduce toxicity, and strategies to improve outcomes.

Sorafenib (Nexavar) Becomes First and Only Approved Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Europe

June 29th 2010

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization to sorafenib (Nexavar) for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer.

Reports from the European Cancer Conference

June 25th 2010

The 14th annual European Cancer Conference, sponsored by the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO), was held September 23-27 in Barcelona, Spain. The results of numerous major clinical trials were presented, along with an increasing wealth of new preclinical and translational data.

Pegfilgrastim for Reducing Incidence of Infection by Febrile Neutropenia

June 8th 2010

New research presented at ASCO highlights advantages of pegfilgrastim in patients receiving chemotherapy for a wide variety of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.

ASCO Meeting Highlights

May 28th 2010

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held its 44th Annual Clinical Meeting in Chicago. Leading oncologists and cancer researchers at centers from around the world presented new basic and clinical research findings to advance the care of cancer.