Tag: carcinoma

When Risks Become Very Real

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 14, 2020 — Because I travel so much, I cherish my weekends at home. I...

Cancer Patients Report Delays in Treatment Because of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many cancer patients are finding it...

Immunotherapy After Chemo May Slow Metastatic Bladder Cancer Progression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with metastatic bladder cancer, progression-free survival was prolonged by switching to pembrolizumab immediately after platinum-based chemotherapy, in a...

Cancer Care ‘Transformed in Space of a Month’ Due to Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. There will be some change for the better when oncology care...

Oncologists Need to Advocate for Scarce COVID-19 Resources: ASCO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces rationing of ventilators, intensive care beds,...

Cancer Prevalence Among COVID-19 Patients Higher Than Reported

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An early report pegged the prevalence of cancer among COVID-19 patients...

Clinicians’ Choices Shouldn’t Be Judged

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 10, 2020 — Yesterday we celebrated the 12th birthday of my twins. We had a...

Genetic Test Identifies Ultra-High-Risk Myeloma Patients

A new test can identify patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who have a high-risk genetic profile as well as multiple chromosomal abnormalities. In this subgroup...

Treating Rectal Cancer in the COVID-19 Era: Expert Guidance

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 09, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, minimizing risks of infection to patients with...

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 Diary Day 5: Facing Deployment

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 09, 2020 — Bolted awake at 5 AM again today with the same sense of...

COVID-19 Breast Cancer Patient Triage Guidelines (CPBCC)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — The guideline on COVID-19–related triage of patients with breast cancer was released on...

Home-Based Chemo Skyrockets at One US Center

In the fall of 2019, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia started a pilot program of home-based chemotherapy for two treatment regimens (one via infusion...

Defer Nonurgent Skin Cancer Care During Pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, defer therapeutic lymphadenectomy for stage III melanoma and opt instead for treatment with checkpoint or BRAF/MEK inhibitors, except when metastatic nodes are threatening...

Encorafenib Now Approved for BRAF-Positive Colorectal Cancer

The targeted agent encorafenib (Braftovi, Array BioPharma, now part of Pfizer) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in...

Facing the Prospect of Dying Alone

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — This is the week. As of yesterday, Monday, April 6, Rhode Island...

Insomnia — The Mark of Medical Practice

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — I’ve never been a deep sleeper, typically waking at 4 or 5...

Fears and Frustrations in the Healthcare Community

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — The healthcare field is filled with many bright, compassionate souls. But...

Water-Only Fasting May Reduce Chemo Modifications

Patients with gynecologic malignancies who consumed only water for 24 hours before and 24 hours after each chemotherapy cycle had fewer dose delays and reductions...

Differences in How Men and Women Respond to Radiotherapy?

Men and women who undergo treatment for cancer react differently to radiotherapy (RT), according to evidence drawn from a literature review. The study found a...

Guidelines for Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer During COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A team of radiation oncologists has devised recommendations and a framework...

Weight Loss Intervention Fails in Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Almost half of obese endometrial cancer survivors in a recent study gained weight during 12 months of follow-up, whether or not they participated in a...

Brutal’ Plan to Restrict Palliative Radiation During Pandemic

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — A major comprehensive cancer center at the epicenter of the New York...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — I was supposed to be at a conference in Las Vegas, attending the...

Proposed Treatment Guidelines for the COVID-19 Era

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — In light of the rapid changes affecting cancer clinics due to the COVID-19...

‘Brutal’ Plan to Restrict Palliative Radiation During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A major comprehensive cancer center at the epicenter of the New York...