The latest news on the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and prognosis of cancer, and treatment modalities including chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, and hormone therapy.
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22 October 2014
Six cycles of adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy is no better than three or four cycles for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, meta-analysis results suggests.
22 October 2014
Heavily pretreated patients with epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer and central nervous system metastases may benefit from treatment with afatinib, say German researchers.
24 September 2014
Patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma who produce the XAGE1 antibody appear to survive twice as long as those who do not produce it, Japanese study data show.
24 September 2014
Acid suppression therapy may negatively impact outcome among patients receiving erlotinib for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, Canadian study findings show.
24 September 2014
A review of patients with advanced pulmonary carcinoid tumours shows that they can be responsive to chemotherapy.
23 September 2014
The Advanced Breast Cancer Second International Consensus Conference guidelines have been released by the European School of Oncology and the European Society of Medical Oncology.
23 September 2014
Alectinib has shown promising antitumour activity in patients with ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer that is resistant to crizotinib, researchers report.
23 September 2014
Partial nephrectomy and percutaneous ablation for small and localised renal masses produce similar rates of local tumour recurrence, report US researchers.
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