Vol. 17/No. 11 | OncologyLive

We Need a New Way of Talking About "Conflicts of Interest"

June 13, 2016

The debate over the confirmation of Robert M. Califf, MD, as FDA commissioner illustrates the need to change the way we talk about whether a medical professional has a "conflict of interest" rather than simply an "association of interest."

Finalists Revealed for the 2016 Giants of Cancer Care Awards

June 03, 2016

An elite group of finalists have been recognized for their achievements, talent, and the compassionate care they provide to their patients and families in the 2016 Giants of Cancer Care® recognition program.

MET Pathway Research Hinges on Finding Right Patient Niche

May 26, 2016

Enthusiasm for the MET signaling pathway as a target for anticancer therapy has not waned despite several high-profile failures in multiple indications. This persistence appears to be paying off as promising new data emerge from more recent clinical trials.

The RAS Chase: Gaining Ground Against the Toughest Oncogene

May 24, 2016

The RAS family of genes, implicated in more than 30% of human cancers, has proved to be such a difficult molecular driver to target that researchers have considered it "undruggable." A 3-year-old effort by the National Cancer Institute aims to change that—and is making headway.

Reason Versus Dogma: It's Time to Move Beyond the Phase III Trial Mantra

May 19, 2016

Shouldn’t the goal of oncologists be to do what is best for their patients, regardless of the currently existing level of evidence and particularly when any timeline for obtaining that "gold standard" evidence will be irrelevant for the patient being cared for today?

Weaving Compassion Into the Fabric of Cancer Treatment

May 17, 2016

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides programs and services that are integrated into the ongoing care of patients in order to make professional assistance available easily and seamlessly.