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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

Practical management guides

Case reports

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

SLL and CLL

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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13-02-2018 | Prostate cancer | News

News in brief

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.

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JAMA Oncol 2018; Advance online publication

30-01-2018 | Breast cancer | News

News in brief

Psychosocial intervention helps improve post-cancer body image

The Restoring Body Image After Cancer psychosocial intervention is effective for addressing body image-related concerns and quality of life in women who have received treatment for breast cancer, a Canadian trial indicates.

23-01-2018 | Hormone-receptor positive breast cancer | News

News in brief

Breast cancer QoL maintained with extended adjuvant letrozole

Postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, early-stage breast cancer who extend adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy do not experience deterioration in their quality of life, suggest trial findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

17-01-2018 | Prostate cancer | News

LATITUDE: Adding abiraterone to ADT improves metastatic castration-naïve prostate cancer PROs

In men with newly diagnosed, high-risk, metastatic castration-naïve prostate cancer, patient-reported outcomes can be improved with the addition of abiraterone acetate and prednisone to androgen deprivation therapy, shows the LATITUDE trial.

Source:

Lancet Oncol 2018; Advance online publication

10-01-2018 | Melanoma | Article

Humanistic burden of disease for patients with advanced melanoma in Canada

Cheung WY et al. Support Care Cancer 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-4025-9

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