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Targeting PD-L1 After Adjuvant Radiation in Subtotally Resected Primary Pineal Melanoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

Justin Famoso, Gerald Lemole, Srinath Sundararajan, and Baldassarre Stea

should be tempered by maximal preservation of neurologic function. What does seem to be apparent is that STR without any adjuvant therapy is associated with a poor prognosis. There have been 16 cases presented in the literature that have undergone STR or

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Molecular Profiling in Cutaneous Melanoma

Andrew L. Ji, Christopher K. Bichakjian, and Susan M. Swetter

predictor of survival and determines the indication for additional surgery (ie, complete lymph node dissection), systemic adjuvant therapy, surveillance imaging, and frequency of clinical follow-up. However, controversy remains regarding the most appropriate

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Differences in Medicare Expenditures Between Appalachian and Nationally Representative Cohorts of Elderly Women With Breast Cancer: An Application of Decomposition Technique

Ami Vyas, S. Suresh Madhavan, and Usha Sambamoorthi

months) after BC diagnosis constituted 37% of BC Medicare spending, which is substantially higher due to surgery and adjuvant therapy. 2 – 6 Additionally, elderly women aged ≥65 years have higher BC incidence compared with their younger counterparts, 7

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Multidisciplinary Management of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Neoadjuvant Approaches

Swaminathan Murugappan, William P. Harris, Christopher G. Willett, and Edward Lin

different benefits were seen from adjuvant therapy. 64 Patients were followed for a median of 4 years, with 41% of patients administered fluoropyrimidine-based adjuvant therapy. Patients with intermediate tumor response benefited the most from adjuvant

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Challenges in the Management of Older Patients With Colon Cancer

Efrat Dotan, Ilene Browner, Arti Hurria, and Crystal Denlinger

was sufficient to warrant consideration of adjuvant chemotherapy. Because cancer was found to be the primary cause of death in this population, adjuvant therapy is likely to improve disease outcomes. The lower rates of adjuvant therapy use among

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Abstracts From the NCCN 2019 Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer CareTM

03689712) is in progress. Clinical trials to reduce RT-related esophagitis are also planned. CLO19-040: The Role of Adjuvant Therapy in Patients With Pathological T2N0 Resected Gastric Adenocarcinoma John Khoury, MD a ; David Macari, MD a ; Daniel Ezekwudo

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Breast Cancer Version 3.2014

William J. Gradishar, Benjamin O. Anderson, Sarah L. Blair, Harold J. Burstein, Amy Cyr, Anthony D. Elias, William B. Farrar, Andres Forero, Sharon Hermes Giordano, Lori J. Goldstein, Daniel F. Hayes, Clifford A. Hudis, Steven J. Isakoff, Britt-Marie E. Ljung, P. Kelly Marcom, Ingrid A. Mayer, Beryl McCormick, Robert S. Miller, Mark Pegram, Lori J. Pierce, Elizabeth C. Reed, Kilian E. Salerno, Lee S. Schwartzberg, Mary Lou Smith, Hatem Soliman, George Somlo, John H. Ward, Antonio C. Wolff, Richard Zellars, Dorothy A. Shead, and Rashmi Kumar

experienced breast surgery team that works in a coordinated, multidisciplinary fashion to guide proper patient selection for skin-sparing mastectomy, determine optimal sequencing of the reconstructive procedures in relation to adjuvant therapies, and perform a

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Rectal Cancer, Version 2.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

Al B. Benson III, Alan P. Venook, Mahmoud M. Al-Hawary, Lynette Cederquist, Yi-Jen Chen, Kristen K. Ciombor, Stacey Cohen, Harry S. Cooper, Dustin Deming, Paul F. Engstrom, Jean L. Grem, Axel Grothey, Howard S. Hochster, Sarah Hoffe, Steven Hunt, Ahmed Kamel, Natalie Kirilcuk, Smitha Krishnamurthi, Wells A. Messersmith, Jeffrey Meyerhardt, Mary F. Mulcahy, James D. Murphy, Steven Nurkin, Leonard Saltz, Sunil Sharma, David Shibata, John M. Skibber, Constantinos T. Sofocleous, Elena M. Stoffel, Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb, Christopher G. Willett, Evan Wuthrick, Kristina M. Gregory, Lisa Gurski, and Deborah A. Freedman-Cass

. Preoperative chemoRT may result in tumor downsizing and a decrease in tumor bulk (see “Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy for Resectable Nonmetastatic Disease,” page 885); sphincter preservation may become possible in cases where initial tumor bulk prevented

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A Publicly Funded Clinical Trials Network: Do We Need It?

Margaret Tempero

landmark studies, such as those that defined adjuvant therapy in breast and colorectal cancers, two of the biggest success stories. So my answer to the title question is “yes,” we need a publicly funded clinical trials network. The pharmaceutical industry

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Factors Associated With Delays in Chemotherapy Initiation Among Patients With Breast Cancer at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

Katya Losk, Ines Vaz-Luis, Kristen Camuso, Rafael Batista, Max Lloyd, Mustafa Tukenmez, Mehra Golshan, Nancy U. Lin, and Craig A. Bunnell

In an era of increasing use of Oncotype DX to assist with chemotherapy treatment decisions, an aging population with comorbidities needing to be addressed, and the more prevalent use of MIR, it is not surprising that wait times to adjuvant therapy