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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.