News and updates

The developments in the world of oncology keep evolving round the clock. We try our best to put together these advances for a quick overview. These updates cover wide range of topics and pack in most recent publications in the domain.

Research updates

A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study

It is the cancer burden overtime at the global and national levels, measured in the incidence

Association of Breast Cancer Irradiation With Cardiac Toxic Effects

To promptly recognize and manage cardiovascular (CV) risk factors before, during, and after cancer treatment,

Results From the PROSINT Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial

Safety and Efficacy of Virtual Prostatectomy With Single-Dose Radiotherapy in Patients With Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

Nonadherence and discontinuation of adjuvant endocrine therapy among young women

Premature discontinuation of hormonal treatment was found to be associated with increased recurrence

Effect of COVID -19 pandemic on surgical care of breast cancer in Kerala

A single-centre retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Covid19 on surgical care for patients with breast cancer

Surveillance Mammography for Older Patients

develop consensus guidelines facilitating tailored decision-making for routine surveillance mammography

The Importance of Patient-Reported Outcomes

As cancer care professionals, we care deeply about our patients’ symptoms. Indeed, symptom management is a cornerstone of oncology practice

Primary Palliative Care Education in Specialty Oncology Training

he value of speciality palliative care, with the layers of support it provides for patients and families

Natural Language Processing to Assess Functional Status of Patients With Colorectal Cancer

Assessing a patient’s functional status is critical for determining cancer prognosis, treatment, and clinical trial eligibility

Prevalence of Surface Contamination With SARS-CoV-2 in a Radiation Oncology Clinic

The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has resulted in a global pandemic

FDA Approves First Liquid Biopsy Next-Generation Sequencing Companion Diagnostic Test

The U.S. FDA approved the first liquid biopsy companion diagnostic that also uses next-generation sequencing

Presence of ctDNA and CTCs After Chemotherapy and Recurrence of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Association of Circulating Tumor DNA and Circulating Tumor Cells After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with….

Evaluation of First-line Radiosurgery vs Whole-Brain Radiotherapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases

What outcomes are associated with stereotactic radiosurgery alone for ….

Nivolumab vs Bevacizumab in Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma

Does programmed cell death 1 immune checkpoint inhibition with nivolumab improve overall survival compared with bevacizumab treatment for patients with recurrent glioblastoma?

Anti–PD-1 and Toxic Effects From Immune-Related Adverse Events of Ipilimumab for Metastatic Melanoma

Is anti–programmed cell death 1 antibody (PD-1) therapy associated with …

Association of Sedentary Behavior With Cancer Mortality in Middle-aged /Older US Adults

Accelerometry associated with future risk of cancer mortality in middle-aged …

Cancer Spectrum in Men With Germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 Pathogenic Variants

Results From the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 (CIMBA)

Leveraging Social Determinants of Health to Improve Cancer Screening

The costs of interventions leveraging social determinants of health to improve breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer

Targeted Oncogene Therapy Before Surgery in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Invasive Thyroid Cancer

Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift?

AI Makes Inroads Into Oncology Practice

Oncology practices large and small are starting to tap into the power of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to help identify patients at risk of relapse or adverse effects (AEs) and to assist in making clinical decisions on care.