Surgical paradigm shifts to achieve complete cytoreduction during primary debulking surgery combined with the use of perioperative epidural anesthesia improve survival outcomes for ovarian cancer patients, our recently published research shows.
The “pocket-creation method” is the latest advance in endoscopic submucosal dissection, a technique for the removal of early-stage gastrointestinal cancers, further boosting its superiority over the standard approach of using endoscopic mucosal resection.
Although distraction osteogenesis is commonly employed in regular orthopedic surgery, its use in cancer patients is currently limited. But research shows that these durable reconstructions can provide superior opportunities for better long-term limb function and growth in this cohort.
Our recent research demonstrates that the thrombopoietin receptor agonist romiplostim effectively modifies chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia (CIT) in solid tumor patients, allowing a majority to resume chemotherapy
Research presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that the relapse rate is low for melanoma patients treated with immunotherapy, but those who do relapse can respond a second time to immunotherapy. Dr. Chapman discusses the impact. (June 2018)
Prognostic genetic testing is recommended for all patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, recent research shows that testing is infrequently performed and outcomes poorer in patients with unfavorable disease risk.
Unlike the clinical management of other types of cancer, a multidisciplinary approach is not the established norm for treating skin cancer, resulting in significantly limited opportunities to individualize patient care.
Spinal cord compression due to spinal metastases is a medical emergency. Modern treatment approaches have fundamentally shifted the paradigm from providing short-term palliation and pain relief to delivering durable tumor control with fewer morbidities than older approaches. Therefore, cancer patients who have symptoms of spinal cord compression should be referred for surgical evaluation as soon as possible.