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Management of a Patient With Advanced BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

Michelle T. Ashworth and Adil Daud

and MEK inhibitors, and effective adjuvant therapies can be expected to increase the impact of accurate staging with SLNB on overall survival. At the time of metastasis to lymph nodes in 2002, the patient was treated with complete lymphadenectomy

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Development and Validation of a Nomogram for Predicting Postoperative Early Relapse and Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Yongzhu He, Laihui Luo, Renfeng Shan, Junlin Qian, Lifeng Cui, Zhao Wu, Shuju Tu, WenJian Zhang, Wei Lin, Hongtao Tang, Zeyu Huang, Zhigang Li, Shengping Mao, Hui Li, Zemin Hu, Liping Liu, Wei Shen, Kun He, and Yong Li

-based calculator for the postoperative nomogram to better distinguish patients in different risk levels and predict DFS and OS. In recent years, whether high-risk patients prone to early tumor recurrence should receive postoperative adjuvant therapy has become a

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Vulvar Cancer, Version 3.2024, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, Catheryn M. Yashar, Rebecca Arend, Emma Barber, Kristin Bradley, Rebecca Brooks, Susana M. Campos, Junzo Chino, Hye Sook Chon, Marta Ann Crispens, Shari Damast, Christine M. Fisher, Peter Frederick, David K. Gaffney, Stephanie Gaillard, Robert Giuntoli II, Scott Glaser, Jordan Holmes, Brooke E. Howitt, Kari Kendra, Jayanthi Lea, Nita Lee, Gina Mantia-Smaldone, Andrea Mariani, David Mutch, Christa Nagel, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Mirna Podoll, Kerry Rodabaugh, Ritu Salani, John Schorge, Jean Siedel, Rachel Sisodia, Pamela Soliman, Stefanie Ueda, Renata Urban, Stephanie L. Wethington, Emily Wyse, Kristine Zanotti, Nicole McMillian, and Sara Espinosa

(SLN) biopsy or ipsilateral IF lymphadenectomy; the latter should be performed if no SLN(s) is/are detected. Adjuvant therapy is informed by primary tumor risk factors and nodal surgical pathology. Patients with anterior or posterior central vulvar

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Healthcare Utilization and Costs During the Initial Phase of Care Among Elderly Women With Breast Cancer

Ami Vyas, S. Suresh Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Xiaoyun (Lucy) Pan, Michael Regier, Hannah Hazard, and Sita Kalidindi

, radiotherapy (RT), and adjuvant therapy. 2 – 6 Regardless of these extensive costs to Medicare, there is insufficient up-to-date information on healthcare utilization and costs incurred by specific services, and factors significantly contributing to these

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Routine Use of Zoledronic Acid in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Kathleen Harnden and Kimberly Blackwell

recent prospective trial to date evaluating zoledronic acid in addition to standard adjuvant therapy in ESBC. 21 At the final efficacy analysis after a median follow-up Table 1 Characteristics of Published Phase III Trials With Zoledronic Acid

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Adolescent and Young Adult Colorectal Cancer

Joleen M. Hubbard and Axel Grothey

% of patients undergoing total colectomy will have 5 or more bowel movements per day, and 30% will have issues with fecal incontinence. 34 , 35 Adjuvant Therapy for Stage II and III Colon Cancer Patients with high-risk stage II and III disease

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Evolving Treatment Paradigm in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Clayton A. Smith and Lisa A. Kachnic

improve 10-year OS compared with observation (51.8% vs 48.4%; P =.32). 13 Although early analysis demonstrated a DFS benefit of adjuvant therapy for patients with ypT0–2 (hazard ratio [HR], 0.64; 95% CI, 0.45–0.91; P =.13), this benefit was not observed

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Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer Affects Lymph Node Yield and Status Without Clear Implications on Outcome: The Case for Eliminating a Metric and Using Preoperative Staging to Guide Therapy

Sherif R. Z. Abdel-Misih, Lai Wei, Al B. Benson III, Steven Cohen, Lily Lai, John Skibber, Neal Wilkinson, Martin Weiser, Deborah Schrag, and Tanios Bekaii-Saab

the question as to the utility of the current standard of care, which is 6 months of perioperative systemic therapy. Given the unclear utility of adjuvant therapy after preoperative therapy has been administered, the clinical importance of pathologic

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Melanoma

Daniel G. Coit, Robert Andtbacka, Christopher K. Bichakjian, Raza A. Dilawari, Dominick DiMaio, Valerie Guild, Allan C. Halpern, F. Stephen Hodi, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, Julie R. Lange, Anne Lind, Lainie Martin, Mary C. Martini, Scott K. Pruitt, Merrick I. Ross, Stephen F. Sener, Susan M. Swetter, Kenneth K. Tanabe, John A. Thompson, Vijay Trisal, Marshall M. Urist, Jeffrey Weber, and Michael K. Wong

dissection for melanoma . J Clin Oncol 2004 ; 22 : 3677 – 3684 . 70 Cascinelli N Belli F MacKie RM . Effect of long-term adjuvant therapy with interferon alpha-2a in patients with regional node metastases from cutaneous melanoma: a randomised

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A Change of Heart

Crystal S. Denlinger

as adjuvant therapy for patients with node-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–positive breast cancer . J Clin Oncol 2012 ; 30 : 3792 – 3799 . 5. Bonneterre J Roché H Kerbrat P . Long-term cardiac follow-up in relapse