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A Nomogram to Predict Distant Metastases After Multimodality Therapy for Patients With Localized Esophageal Cancer

Kazuki Sudo, Xuemei Wang, Lianchun Xiao, Roopma Wadhwa, Hironori Shiozaki, Elena Elimova, David C. Rice, Jeffrey H. Lee, Brian Weston, Manoop S. Bhutani, Adarsh Hiremath, Nikolaos Charalampakis, Ritsuko Komaki, Mariela A. Blum, Stephen G. Swisher, Dipen M. Maru, Heath D. Skinner, Jeana L. Garris, Jane E. Rogers, Wayne L. Hofstetter, and Jaffer A. Ajani

Background Among patients with localized esophageal cancer (LEC), 35% or more develop distant metastases (DM) as first relapse, most in the first 24 months after local therapy. 1 Worldwide, yearly new cases of esophageal cancer are estimated

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Improving Health Equity and Reducing Disparities in Pediatric and Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology: In Support of Clinical Practice Guidelines

Justine M. Kahn and Melissa Beauchemin

– 3 Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) represents an ideal paradigm for understanding cancer disparities, because successful treatments are well established in both the up-front and relapse treatment settings. Today, 5-year overall survival (OS) rates for children

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Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy

Ndiya Ogba, Nicole M. Arwood, Nancy L. Bartlett, Mara Bloom, Patrick Brown, Christine Brown, Elizabeth Lihua Budde, Robert Carlson, Stephanie Farnia, Terry J. Fry, Morgan Garber, Rebecca A. Gardner, Lauren Gurschick, Patricia Kropf, Jeff J. Reitan, Craig Sauter, Bijal Shah, Elizabeth J. Shpall, and Steven T. Rosen

later. 4 , 11 , 12 CD19 CAR T-Cell Therapy and Disease Management Leukemias Prognosis and overall survival (OS) rates in adult and pediatric patients with relapsed and refractory (R/R) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is poor. 13 – 15

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Chemotherapy in the Management of Osteosarcoma and Ewing's Sarcoma

Scott M. Schuetze

. The effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on relapse-free survival in patients with osteosarcoma of the extremity . N Engl J Med 1986 ; 314 : 1600 – 1606 . 19. Rosen G Caparros B Huvos AG . Preoperative chemotherapy for osteogenic sarcoma

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Monitoring Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in the Age of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Jerald P. Radich and Vivian Oehler

phase with imatinib: patterns of residual leukaemia and prognostic factors for cytogenetic relapse . Leukemia 2005 ; 19 : 507 – 512 . 21. Merx K Muller MC Kreil S . Early reduction of BCR-ABL mRNA transcript levels predicts cytogenetic

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Advancements in Radiation Techniques for Gastric Cancer

Matthew D. Callister and Leonard L. Gunderson

early locoregional relapse and attempt surgical resection and salvage. Local disease relapse was seen in 67% of patients, and 88% of these had a component of local or regional failure. In addition, 50% of peritoneal failures were localized to the

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Defining and Managing High-Risk Multiple Myeloma: Current Concepts

Luciano J. Costa and Saad Z. Usmani

7 molecular subgroups of NDMM, 9 3 of which were described as having the highest risk of early relapse: the MMSET gene overexpression, MAF / MAFB overexpression, and proliferative gene overexpression subgroups. The Arkansas group also developed

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Use of Biomarkers and Multigene Assays in Breast Cancer

Lee S. Schwartzberg

, they can stratify patients into lower and higher risk of later relapse between years 5 through 10 after diagnosis. The Breast Cancer Index also appears to have some predictive value for prolonged endocrine therapy. As a fundamental change, the latest

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Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer

Zeynep Eroglu, Odicie Fielder, and George Somlo

Through coordinated scientific, medical, and public health advances, 5-year survival rates for breast cancer approach 90%. However, microscopic residual disease frequently results in local relapse or metastasis, leading to approximately 40

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Novel Targets for Therapeutic Agents in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Patrick C. Ma and Ravi Salgia

. N901-blocked ricin for relapsed small-cell lung cancer . Chest 1993 ; 103 : 436S – 439S . 60 Lynch TJ Jr Lambert JM Coral F . Immunotoxin therapy of small-cell lung cancer: a phase I study of N901-blocked ricin . J Clin Oncol 1997