An increasing amount of evidence shows that a proportion of patients with cancer found to have low-volume metastases at diagnosis see meaningful benefit from aggressive local therapy. Equally important, there have been no meaningful reductions in reported quality of life among patients receiving intensive local therapy, and a small percentage of patients appear to be cured with this strategy.
Oliver Sartor, MD, medical oncologist at Tulane University School of Medicine, discusses conclusions drawn from an analysis of African-American patients receiving sipuleucel-T (Provenge) in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and the potential for combinations with this agent.
Research from Tulane University provides a strong case that, across demographic and clinical populations, informed patients are less wary of palliative care and more inclined to take advantage of the favorable effects that palliative care services can offer for patient-centered outcomes.
Amid a rising incidence of thyroid cancer, endocrine surgeons have increasingly explored minimally invasive approaches for operating on patients with the disease.
Oliver Sartor, MD, medical director of Tulane Cancer Center, discusses the mechanism of action of radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) as well as its safety profile for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
Much work needs to be done to increase
Lynch syndrome screening rates and better understand the
factors that are associated with low testing rates.
Retreatment with radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) after initial therapy and progression was determined to be safe in patients with bone-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
The Tulane Cancer Center at Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana boasts world-class clinicians who are involved with prostate cancer, genetic instability, health disparities, circadian rhythm disruption, viruses and cancer, and cancer drug discovery.