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Sustaining Cancer Care Through Collaborative Stewardship

Sustaining Cancer Care Through Collaborative Stewardship

November 30, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 9th September 2017, as part of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) meeting in Madrid, Spain Chairperson: Matti Aapro1 Speakers: Muir Gray,2 Geoffrey Henning,3 Matti Aapro,1 Jatinder Harchowal,4 Bengt Jönsson5 1. Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Genolier, Switzerland 2. Better Value Healthcare, Oxford, UK 3. EuropaColon,Read More

Editor’s Pick: Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Current Status and Future Directions

Editor’s Pick: Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Current Status and Future Directions

November 30, 2017 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

This must-read paper from Kundrada et al. details the potential role of molecular and radiogenomic markers in the early detection of pancreatic cancer. It is thought that by 2030 pancreatic cancer will be the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, but the fact that it can take more than aRead More

Role of Genetic Variations in Determining Treatment Outcome in Head and Neck Cancer

Role of Genetic Variations in Determining Treatment Outcome in Head and Neck Cancer

November 30, 2017 at 8:15 AM 0 comments

*Munindra Ruwali Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon (Manesar), India *Correspondence to munindraruwali@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 20.06.17 Accepted: 27.09.17 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[4]:114-121. Abstract Worldwide, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is responsible for >550,000 diagnoses and 380,000 deaths annually. ItRead More

Editor’s Pick: Simple, Low-Cost, and Timely Optical Biosensors for the Detection of Epigenetic Biomarkers: The Future of Cancer Diagnosis

Editor’s Pick: Simple, Low-Cost, and Timely Optical Biosensors for the Detection of Epigenetic Biomarkers: The Future of Cancer Diagnosis

October 24, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This issue’s Editor’s Pick is a relevant discussion paper from Lechuga et al. on the potential of simple, low-cost, and timely optical biosensors for the detection of epigenetic biomarkers in cancer diagnosis. The development of new methods for the detection and monitoring of cancer has been the subject of intenseRead More

The Janus-Faced Role of Cell-Mediated Immune Responses in Pancreatic Cancer

The Janus-Faced Role of Cell-Mediated Immune Responses in Pancreatic Cancer

October 24, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

Elena Niccolai,1 Antonio Taddei,1,3 Federica Ricci,2 Maria Novella Ringressi,1,3 *Amedeo Amedei2 1. Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy 2. Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy 3. Department of Biomedicine, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi (AOUC), Florence, Italy *Correspondence to aamedei@unifi.it Disclosure:Read More

Post-Surgical Strategies for Prostate Cancer: Clinicopathologic and Genomics Criteria

Post-Surgical Strategies for Prostate Cancer: Clinicopathologic and Genomics Criteria

October 24, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

Alessandro Morlacco,1 Matteo Soligo,1 Michele Colicchia,2 Avinash Nehra,2 *R. Jeffrey Karnes3 1. Padua University Hospital, Padua, Italy 2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA 3. Urology Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA *Correspondence to Karnes.R@mayo.edu Disclosure: R. Jeffrey Karnes has received research funding from GenomeDx and is employed by the MayoRead More

Prognostic and Predictive Value of FDG-PET as an Aid in Oesophageal Cancer Management

Prognostic and Predictive Value of FDG-PET as an Aid in Oesophageal Cancer Management

October 24, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

Mian Xi,1,2 *Steven H. Lin3 1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, State Key Laboratory of Oncology, Guangzhou, China 2. Collaborative Innovation Centre for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, China 3. Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA *Correspondence to shlin@mdanderson.orgRead More

Understanding the Microenvironment of Melanoma Cells for the Development of Target Drug Delivery Systems

Understanding the Microenvironment of Melanoma Cells for the Development of Target Drug Delivery Systems

October 24, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Lucas B. Naves,1,2,3 Luis Almeida,2 Seeram Ramakrishna,3,4 1. CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil, Brasília, Brazil 2. Centre for Textile Science and Technology, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal 3. Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 4. Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Institute of CNS RegenerationRead More

Chemotherapy for Extracranial Germ Cell Tumours in Paediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Patients

Chemotherapy for Extracranial Germ Cell Tumours in Paediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Patients

October 24, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Rong-Long Chen,1 Han-Ting Lin,2 Liuh-Yow Chen3 1. Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei, Taiwan 2. Department of Medical Oncology, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei, Taiwan 3. Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan *Correspondence to ronglongchen@yahoo.com.tw Disclosure: The authors haveRead More

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Spotlight on Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Spotlight on Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

October 24, 2017 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Aline N. Zouk, *Hitesh Batra Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA *Correspondence to hbatra@uabmc.edu Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 19.06.17 Accepted: 18.09.17 Citation: EMJ Oncol. 2017;5[1]:103-111. Abstract Pleural malignancies constitute either primary pleural malignancies, such asRead More