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Patient and physician's perspectives

20-04-2017 | Esophageal cancer | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Oesophageal adenocarcinoma: A patient and physician’s perspective

This article is co-authored by a patient with oesophageal adenocarcinoma and his physician, who performed oesophagectomy.

Maule D, Boccola M, & Lord RV. Oncol Ther 2017. doi:10.1007/s40487-017-0044-4

01-07-2016 | Colorectal cancer | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Living with cancer: Through the eyes of the patient and the physician

A patient describes his experience of diagnosis and treatment for adenocarcinoma of the colon. This commentary is accompanied by a physician’s perspective of the management steps taken to tackle this patient’s condition.

Vigo JM et al. Oncol Ther 2016; 4: 183–187. doi:10.1007/s40487-016-0025-z

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Case reports

14-03-2017 | Lymphoma | Case report | Article


A 72-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia self-palpated a left submandibular lump – read how the City of Hope team approached his case.

In: Management of Lymphomas: A Case-Based Approach. Edited by Zain J & Kwak LW. Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26827-9_4

09-03-2017 | Lymphoma | Case report | Article

CNS lymphoma

This  case report describes the presentation, workup and staging, and treatment recommendations for a 56-year-old woman who presented with vertigo, headaches, and frequent falls.

In: Management of Lymphomas: A Case-Based Approach. Edited by Zain J & Kwak LW. Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26827-9_14

09-03-2017 | Lymphoma | Case report | Article

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

In this case report, an 83-year-old female presented to the physician with a progressing pruritic cutaneous rash that started 8 years ago. Read this review to understand how her condition was managed.

In: Management of Lymphomas: A Case-Based Approach. Edited by Zain J & Kwak LW. Springer International Publishing, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-26827-9_10

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Positive HRQoL results for pembrolizumab in advanced urothelial cancer

Health-related quality of life analyses from the KEYNOTE-045 phase III study show that pembrolizumab prolongs time to deterioration in previously treated patients with advanced urothelial cancer compared with chemotherapy.

22-03-2018 | Prostate cancer | News

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CHAARTED metastatic prostate cancer QoL findings favor docetaxel

In men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, the addition of docetaxel to androgen deprivation therapy leads to an initial dip in quality of life, with a subsequent benefit over time, show CHAARTED results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

02-03-2018 | Breast cancer | News

In other news: Breast cancer focus

Here we provide top-line summaries of results from three phase III breast cancer trials, evaluating nab-paclitaxel and a trastuzumab biosimilar in the nonmetastatic HER2-negative and -positive settings, respectively, and quality of life with the addition of palbociclib in the advanced or metastatic setting.

13-02-2018 | Prostate cancer | News

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Docetaxel addition improves prostate cancer QoL

Adding docetaxel to standard hormonal therapy improves the quality of life of men with previously untreated nonmetastatic or metastatic prostate cancer, indicates an analysis of the STAMPEDE trial.

09-02-2018 | Glioblastoma multiforme | News

QoL not diminished by tumor-treating fields therapy for glioblastoma

Adding tumor-treating fields to standard treatment with temozolomide does not negatively affect health-related quality of life in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, an analysis of EF-14 data shows.


JAMA Oncol 2018; Advance online publication

01-02-2018 | Bladder cancer | Article

Assessment of content validity for patient-reported outcome measures used in patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review

Rutherford C et al. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26: 1061. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4058-8

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