In a nutshell This study investigated the frequency and outcomes of contralateral axillary metastasis (CAM) in patients with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The data showed that CAM was common at diagnosis in patients with IBC and was best identified by ultrasound and positron emission tomography (PET). Some background IBC is a rare and aggressive...Read More
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In a nutshell This study evaluated the rates of local, regional, and distant recurrence between patients who received immediate or delayed autologous deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction (BR). The data showed that there is an increased risk for breast cancer (BC) recurrence in women who received a delayed BR...Read More
Is a regimen of weekly chemotherapy with trastuzumab and pertuzumab as effective as standard treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer
In a nutshell This study examined the use of paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin (Paraplatin) as weekly chemotherapy (CT) with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta) in HER2+ breast cancer (BC) in order to reduce toxicity rates. The authors found that the weekly regimen of chemotherapy can be considered an alternative to standard chemotherapy...Read More
Is age associated with a poorer outcome for patients undergoing delayed prostate surgery following active surveillance?
In a nutshell This study looked at whether age is related to a risk of poor outcomes in men undergoing delayed radical prostatectomy (RP; prostate removal surgery) following active surveillance (AS). The authors found that older patients require closer monitoring when on AS and may require additional testing to identify the progression of their...Read More
Aromatase inhibitors versus tamoxifen following chemotherapy for perimenopausal women with breast cancer
In a nutshell This study was carried out to assess the use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) versus tamoxifen (Novaldex) for women before menopause with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer (BC). The authors found that AIs were associated with better outcomes than tamoxifen in these patients. Some background About 80% of all BCs...Read More
In a nutshell The study aimed to compare the effectiveness of surgery versus radiation therapy for patients with high-grade localized prostate cancer (PCa). The study concluded that surgery was associated with improved survival compared to radiation therapy in these patients. Some background Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common...Read More
Comparing the outcomes of robot-assisted versus video-assisted thoracic surgery for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
In a nutshell This study compared the short-term and long-term effectiveness between video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The data showed that RATS is a good and safe technique compared with VATS in terms of short-term and long-term...Read More
In a nutshell The study aimed to understand the long-term outcomes of focal laser therapy (FLT) in patients with prostate cancer. The study showed that this treatment has long-term survival without recurrence in certain patients. Some background Surgical removal of the prostate gland is often recommended as a treatment for...Read More
Does high dose of thoracic radiotherapy improve the survival of patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer?
In a nutshell The study aimed to investigate the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of high-dose thoracic radiotherapy for limited-stage (LS) small-cell lung cancer patients (SCLC). The study concluded the high dose of thoracic radiotherapy improved the survival of these patients without increasing toxicity. Some background Lung cancer...Read More
In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin, irinotecan, leucovorin, and fluorouracil) before pre-surgery chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with rectal cancer (RC). The study found that FOLFIRINOX given before CRT and surgery improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background RC can be treated with...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the use of focal cryotherapy (FC) for the treatment of low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PC). The authors found that the use of FC was safe and increased time to further therapy with similar survival compared to active surveillance (AS). Some background PC is one of the most common forms of...Read More
Does pembrolizumab improve survival of patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer in the long term?
In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term effectiveness of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in patients with untreated metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors showed that pembrolizumab increased the long-term survival of patients compared to chemotherapy. Some background NSCLC accounts for most lung cancers....Read More