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May 14, 2018

It is an easy place to reach; the problem has always been returning home. From most world capitals, airliners will take you to Athens, Greece, and from there a short flight north will get you to Thesprotia in the region of Epirus.

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May 14, 2018

By 2030, the number of deaths due to lung cancer is expected to almost double for Latin American women and increase by 50% for Latin American men.

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May 13, 2018

National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines were recently updated to allow for a shorter duration of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with low-risk stage III colon cancer.

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May 13, 2018

Engaging in difficult conversations is central to the work of an oncologist, but it is a process that many still struggle with, in part due to a gap in training. The ultimate goal of communication skills training is to improve patient outcomes.

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May 14, 2018

Cancer care for patients is a universal right; however, patient care is continually challenged by changing government policies, socioeconomic gaps, and the inability to enact facilitated collaboration between medical professionals.

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May 13, 2018

The treatment paradigm of breast cancer has celebrated the successes of targeted therapy for decades. Currently, the hormone receptor and HER2 statuses of a breast tumor continue to drive the selection of therapy for patients with early-stage breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer (mBC).

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May 14, 2018

Rare genitourinary neoplasms encompass diseases of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and penile tract that are of uncommon histology. These entities often pose a major diagnostic and treatment dilemma to the treating physician.

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May 14, 2018

The routine collection of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is becoming more common in oncology practice.

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May 14, 2018

Evidence from multiple positive trials, support from literature reviews and editorials, and the endorsements of professional societies and funding agencies all promote the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical cancer care.

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May 14, 2018

Hematologic malignancies such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma are diseases of the elderly with a median age of incidence in the 60s and 70s, respectively.

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May 14, 2018

Immune checkpoints are inhibitory receptors expressed by immune cells that suppress T-cell and other immune cell activation in order to maintain peripheral tolerance and prevent autoimmunity.

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May 14, 2018

The therapeutic landscape of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has seen a rapid shift in the last 2 years with the introduction of immunotherapy into treatment algorithms.

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May 14, 2018

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) encompass data reported directly by people about how they feel and function—for example, symptoms, performance status, and quality of life.

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May 14, 2018

Cancer is predominantly a disease of older adults, with the majority of new cancer diagnoses occurring in adults over age 65 and the cancer incidence rate peaking around the eighth decade of life.

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May 14, 2018

Approximately 50% of high-grade serous ovarian cancers harbor genetic or epigenetic alterations in gene members of the homologous recombination repair (HRR) pathway.

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May 14, 2018

Although the diagnosis and treatment for malignancy can be an overwhelming experience for all patients and their caregivers, patients with disabilities in particular present unique challenges.

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May 14, 2018

Cannabis use in Western medicine was initially popularized by Irish physician William B. O’Shaughnessy in 1840. It was included in the U.S. Pharmacopeia shortly afterward and was often prescribed for rheumatism, cholera, tetanus, rabies, and labor pain.

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May 11, 2018

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston on August 25, 2017, bringing with it up to 56 inches of rainfall, the medical staff at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had to work quickly and tirelessly to adapt.

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May 11, 2018

Enrique Soto, MD, of the Salvador Zubiran National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition, in Mexico City, grew up to the sound of seismic alarms. Mexico City is located on a fault line, and Dr. Soto was no stranger to feeling the earth shake beneath his feet.

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May 11, 2018

Shilpa Gupta, MD, answers a question posed by an attendee during a Best of ASCO® Meeting.

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