VIEWPOINTS

Viewpoints is a collection of opinion articles written by thought leaders and expert medical writers to draw attention to important issues and developments in oncology.


Bariatric Surgery May Help Prevent Endometrial Cancer

Bariatric Surgery May Help Prevent Endometrial Cancer

Reversing obesity may also reduce a woman's chance of developing uterine cancer.

Palbociclib Extends PFS in ER-positive/HER2-negative Breast Cancer

Palbociclib Extends PFS in ER-positive/HER2-negative Breast Cancer

A phase 2 study finds that an inhibitor of CDK-4 and CDK-6 reduced the risk of disease progression by 51%.

Combo Therapy Better for Chemo-induced Nausea and Vomiting

Combo Therapy Better for Chemo-induced Nausea and Vomiting

Palonosetron and netupitant combo showed superior efficacy in controlling nausea and vomiting compared with palonosetron alone.

Ceritinib Demonstrates Strong Response in ALK-positive NSCLC

Ceritinib Demonstrates Strong Response in ALK-positive NSCLC

In a phase 1 study, the potent ALK inhibitor shows promise for treating NSCLC.

Surgery May Improve Survival in Younger Prostate Cancer Patients

Surgery May Improve Survival in Younger Prostate Cancer Patients

The need for additional treatment was reduced for younger patients who received radical prostatectomy.

Prostate-specific Antigen Screening: Still Debated

Prostate-specific Antigen Screening: Still Debated

New studies point to mortality benefits from PSA screening, but don't address the harms.

What's Causing the Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer Among Middle-aged Adults?

What's Causing the Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer Among Middle-aged Adults?

A new study supports the idea that the use of tanning beds is causing a sharp rise in melanoma incidence, particularly in middle-aged women.

Pediatric Patients With Cancer Lead New Efforts to Manage Pain and Survivorship

Pediatric Patients With Cancer Lead New Efforts to Manage Pain and Survivorship

Researchers are looking at new ways to determine pain levels in pediatric patients with cancer, and subsequently improving communication in all aspects of cancer care.

Lifestyle Factors Before CRC Diagnosis May Affect Survival

Lifestyle Factors Before CRC Diagnosis May Affect Survival

A study from the NIH/AARP show that mortality from colorectal cancers is affected by lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity.

Women With BRCA Mutations Shouldn't Delay Oophorectomy

Women With BRCA Mutations Shouldn't Delay Oophorectomy

For women with a BRCA mutation, delaying oophorectomy beyond age 35 sharply increases the risk of cancer and mortality.

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