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Top Takeaways from ASCO: Neck dissection in head and neck cancer

August 3, 2015

CHICAGO – The decision-making process used by physicians to determine whether a neck dissection is appropriate in patients with head and neck cancer may change as a result of two studies presented at the ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting.

David Adelstein, MD, staff physician in the department of hematology and medical oncology at the Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Barbara Ann Burtness, MD, professor of medicine (medical oncology), clinical research program leader, Head and Neck Cancers Program, and co-director, Developmental Therapeutics Research Program, Yale University, discussed the impact of these findings with Healio.com.

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Most nonmelanoma skin cancers treated with other modalities found appropriate for Mohs surgery

August 3, 2015
Most nonmelanoma skin cancer cases treated with Mohs microscopic surgery during a 3-month period met appropriate use criteria, while other cases that met criteria for…
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Precancerous lesions increase risk for gastric cancer in low-risk population

August 3, 2015
A population-based cohort study in Sweden demonstrated patients with gastric precancerous lesions at all stages of progression based on Correa’s cascade increased…
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Copy number alterations predict poor prognosis in adult ALL

August 3, 2015
Deletions of certain copy number alternations independently predicted poor prognosis for adolescent and adult patients with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic…
Caitlin C. Murphy, MPH, CPH In the Journals

Racial, insurance disparities influence chemotherapy receipt for colon cancer

August 3, 2015
Racial disparities in adjuvant chemotherapy receipt have recently reemerged among patients with stage III colon cancer, according to study results.The researchers…
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The Patient with Melanoma

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with melanoma.
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VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic, discusses an abstract on…
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The Patient with Multiple Myeloma

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple myeloma.
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