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Oncology

New Guidelines for Advanced NSCLC

In the most recent update, investigators conducted a literature search for all relevant randomized trials published since 2002, looking specifically for treatment strategies that improved overall survival. Drugs that were found...

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American Society of Clinical Oncology 2010

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, held its 2010 annual meeting from June 4 to 8 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the meeting. » A New Screening Strategy for Ovarian Cancer...

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Catching the Warning Signs of DVT

In the United States, more people die each year from pulmonary embolism (PE) than motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. Most PEs are complications of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In fact, more than 2 million Americans...

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Redefining Screening Guidelines for Certain Cancers

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 40% of Americans will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. It is also estimated that cancers that can be prevented or detected earlier by screening account for at...

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Cryosurgery for Localized Prostate Cancer

Most men currently diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are likely to have the disease eradicated by one of the available treatment modalities, but the focus on health-related quality of life associated with treatment has...

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