OncoLink Reports from ASCO 2012

OncoLink at ASCO
OncoLink reporters provide in-depth coverage of scientific presentations from the Annual ASCO Meeting.

13-gene signature to predict rapid development of brain metastases in patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer
A pooled analysis of 1,144 patients with HIV-associated lymphoma: Assessment of lymphoma-, HIV-, and treatment-specific factors on clinical outcomes
Bendamustine plus rituximab (B-R) versus CHOP plus rituximab (CHOP-R) as first-line treatment in patients with indolent and mantle cell lymphomas (MCL): Updated results from the StiL NHL1 study
Bilateral testicular cancer within two prospective, population-based SWENOTECA protocols in clinical stage I nonseminoma
BMI, long-term changes in BMI, and risk of cancer mortality in a large cohort study
Cluster-randomized trial of early palliative care for patients with metastatic cancer
Consolidation reduced dose whole brain radiotherapy (rdWBRT) following methotrexate, rituximab, procarbazine, vincristine, cytarabine (R-MPV-A) for newly diagnosed primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL): Final results and long-term outcome
DeCIDE: A phase III randomized trial of docetaxel, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, (TPF) induction chemotherapy in patients with N2/N3 locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
Efficacy of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) long-term follow-up (LTFU) guidelines in reducing risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) in childhood cancer survivors (CCS)
Estrogen plus progestin (E+P) and breast cancer incidence and mortality
Evaluation of lapatinib as a component of neoadjuvant therapy for HER2+ operable breast cancer: NSABP protocol B-41
Evaluation of the effect of care at NCI comprehensive cancer centers on disparities in outcome within adolescents and young adults with cancer
GILT study: Oral vinorelbine (NVBo) and cisplatin (P) with concomitant radiotherapy (RT) followed by either consolidation (C) with NVBo plus P plus best supportive care (BSC) or BSC alone in stage (st) III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): Final results of a phase (ph) III study
Impact of adjuvant therapy in lymph-node positive vulvar cancer: The AGO CARE 1 study
Increasing risk of chronic health conditions in aging survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
Intermittent (IAD) versus continuous androgen deprivation (CAD) in hormone sensitive metastatic prostate cancer (HSM1PC) patients (pts): Results of SWOG 9346 (INT-0162), an international phase III trial
Is consolidation chemotherapy after concurrent chemoradiotherapy beneficial for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer? A pooled analysis of the literature
Long-term follow-up results of EORTC 26951: A randomized phase III study on adjuvant PCV chemotherapy in anaplastic oligodendroglial tumors (AOD)
MGMT promoter methylation as a predictive biomarker for response to radiotherapy versus chemotherapy in malignant astrocytomas in the elderly: The NOA-08 trial
New insights into the risk of breast cancer in childhood cancer survivors treated with chest radiation: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and the Women's Environmental Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology (WECARE) Study
Oncologists' and primary care providers' awareness of late effects of cancer treatment: Implications for survivorship care
Optimum time to assess complete clinical response (CR) following chemoradiation (CRT) using mitomycin (MMC) or cisplatin (CisP), with or without maintenance CisP/5FU in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus: Results of ACT II
Phase III randomized trial of definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with FOLFOX or cisplatin and fluorouracil in esophageal cancer (EC): Final results of the PRODIGE 5/ACCORD 17 trial
Phase III trial of concurrent thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) with either the first cycle or the third cycle of cisplatin and etoposide chemotherapy to determine the optimal timing of TRT for limited-disease small cell lung cancer
Primary results from EMILIA, a phase III study of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) versus capecitabine and lapatinib in HER2-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane
Racial disparities in breast cancer survival
Survival after radiation therapy for early-stage endometrial carcinoma: The Oslo study revisited after up to 43 years of follow-up

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ASCO: Cancer Drug Shortages Common in 2012

Jun 4, 2013 - Over 90 percent of oncologists in the United States reported that shortages of cancer drugs between March and September 2012 affected patient treatment, forcing them to switch to more expensive drugs and generally compromising patient care, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from May 31 to June 4 in Chicago.



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