Oncology & Cancer

Trial shows how PET scans help tailor therapy for esophageal cancer

Survival results for the CALGB 80303 Trial presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2018 demonstrate that esophageal cancer patients shown by PET scan to be non-responders to induction ...

Oncology & Cancer

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide

Even as treatment options for laryngeal cancer seemed to improve, survival rates did not. For the most advanced patients, 50 percent survival was the norm, whether patients had surgery to totally remove the voice box or alternative ...

Oncology & Cancer

Adjuvant chemo plus CRT best in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

(HealthDay)—For nonmetastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma, the addition of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is associated with the highest survival benefit, according to research published online Dec. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Microbiome linked to infectious complications in AML

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) undergoing induction chemotherapy (IC), gastrointestinal microbiome composition is associated with infectious complications, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Daily spirometry can give early warning of pneumonia in AML

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), patient-performed daily spirometry (forced expiratory volume in one second [FEV1]) is effective for early identification of pneumonia, according to a study published ...

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