Noticias del Cáncer

Test Set Performance Indicators Correlate Well With Clinical Audit


In mammography, JAFROC and location sensitivity correlate with several clinical audit parameters

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Seem Safe in CML With CKD


In these patients, no further decline in GFR, regardless of TKI used

Accuracy, Timing of Pre-Op Lung CA Evaluation Can Be Improved


Most patients have pre-op CT scans; 88 percent have no invasive preoperative staging

HPV16 DNA in Oral Rinses at Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis

Aug 2, 2015

But rarely seen after treatment; correlations for persistent HPV16 DNA with worse survival

Telomere Length May Help Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Jul 30, 2015

No significant association seen between telomere length and other types of cancer

New Rx for Myeloid Malignancies Moves to Phase II Clinical Trials

Aug 2, 2015

Phase I trial involving 47 patients identified maximum tolerated dose of 400 mg once daily

Novel Microendoscope Ups Accuracy of Esophageal Screening

Jul 29, 2015

Low-cost HRME ups accuracy of Lugol's chromoendoscopy for esophageal cancer

ASCO Calls for Cancer Trials to Include More Seniors

Aug 2, 2015

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncology group notes

35% of Colorectal Cancers in Patients Age ≤35 Are Genetic

Jul 28, 2015

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

Cancer Patients Lack Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

Jul 28, 2015

Almost one in three not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility

FDA Approves Odomzo for Recurring Basal Cell Carcinoma

Jul 27, 2015

Medication is designed to inhibit the Hedgehog pathway

Generic Meds Boost Survival in Some Early Breast Cancers

Jul 27, 2015

Researchers found benefit from aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

Oncologists Offer Strategies for Reducing Cost of Cancer Drugs

Jul 27, 2015

Suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices; back grassroots movement calling for change

Chemotherapy Use Doesn't Improve QOL Near Death

Jul 27, 2015

No improvement in quality of life, even for patients with good baseline performance status

Nodal Radiation Doesn't Impact Early Breast Cancer Survival

Jul 24, 2015

Researchers find it lowers chances of recurrence, but does not boost overall survival

Pioglitazone Not Significantly Associated With Bladder Cancer

Jul 23, 2015

But research reveals association with pancreatic, prostate cancer

Targeted Prophylaxis Effective in Post-Prostate Biopsy Sepsis

Jul 23, 2015

Targeted prophylaxis similarly effective to empirical prophylaxis after transrectal prostate biopsy

ASCO Guidelines: Biomarker Use in Metastatic Breast CA Treatment

Jul 23, 2015

Hormone receptor status of metastases should be used to guide tx if supported by clinical scenario

Article Answers Reader Questions About Coding

Jul 21, 2015

Two questions relate to new evaluation/management with modifier 25 and 3D mammography

Prostate Cancer Interacts With Comorbidity to Increase VTE Rate

Jul 21, 2015

Increased VTE risk among older patients, those with metastases, those who underwent surgery


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by Bob Riter
July 29, 2015