Vol. 17/No. 13 | OncologyLive

Novel Radionuclide Agent Delivers "Striking" Results in Neuroendocrine Tumors

August 02, 2016

Lutathera (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate) has demonstrated "quite striking" results with a favorable safety profile as a therapy for patients with progressive midgut neuroendocrine tumors in the first randomized phase III study to evaluate a radiolabeled somatostatin analogue in this treatment setting.

No Time to Rest

July 24, 2016

Although it is gratifying to take stock of the many advances that have been made in the oncology field in recent years, it remains vitally important that we keep in mind just how much work there remains to be done.

Personalized Strategies Vital in Thyroid Cancer Care

July 23, 2016

After a decade of advances in the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer, researchers are looking for ways to improve outcomes through a more personalized approach that includes risk-based strategies and appropriate use of molecular testing.

Silence on Ovarian Cancer Trial Debacle Is Disheartening

July 22, 2016

A phase III trial in ovarian cancer was allowed to continue even as the patients who received the experimental study drug were experiencing strikingly inferior outcomes compared with participants on standard therapy. The lack of answers about this trial remains a glaring example of shortcomings in the research paradigm.

Discussing Palliative Care Plans Earlier Improves Quality of Life

July 21, 2016

A team of researchers take a retrospective look at the patterns of how, when, and to whom palliative options are presented to patients with metastatic breast cancer, as an approach for gaining insight on how to improve care for patients with late-stage, terminal cancers.

A Genomic Strategy for Each Patient? Sarcomas Are That Complex

July 20, 2016

Researchers are focusing genomic sequencing studies on many different types of sarcomas to emphasize the significant heterogeneity and the unique molecular mechanisms underlying the development of these cancers.

Researchers Investigate Increased Incidence of Thyroid Cancer in California

June 28, 2016

To investigate the possibility of environmental impacts as a predisposition for thyroid cancer, researchers sought to identify counties in California with possible geographic clustering of advanced thyroid cancer cases.