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Updates in the Treatment of Bone Cancer

J. Sybil Biermann

, although surgery has been “the tried and true for GCTB,” it has been linked to a relatively high tumor recurrence rate. 1 “Historically, surgeons scraped out the entire lesion and filled it with bone graft or cement,” reviewed Dr. Biermann. The use of

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Central Nervous System: Notable Developments in the Management of Primary and Recurrent Gliomas

Louis Burt Nabors

presence of contrast enhancement. He then reviewed some of the supportive data behind the treatment options for those with high-risk gliomas. Among the treatment options for diffuse astrocytomas (low-grade gliomas) are surgery alone followed by RT

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Cancer Pain Management: Strategies for Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing

Judith A. Paice

. A systematic review of the adequacy of analgesic therapy in patients with cancer suggested that the quality of pharmacologic pain management has improved since 1994, but much still needs to be done to meet the needs of this population. 4

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How to Choose An Appropriate Anticoagulant for Cancer-Associated Thrombosis

Jordan K. Schaefer, Amro Elshoury, Victoria R. Nachar, Michael B. Streiff, and Ming Y. Lim

, many patients receive anticoagulant care that is discordant with the guidelines. 8 , 9 This review covers the latest updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolic Disease. 4

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An Update on the Role of Interim Restaging FDG-PET in Patients With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Hodgkin Lymphoma

Craig H. Moskowitz, Andrew Zelenetz, and Heiko Schoder

suboptimal. 12 This manuscript reviews the most compelling data evaluating the use of interim restaging FDG-PET imaging in patients with DLBCL and HL in both the de novo setting (i.e., after 2–4 cycles of primary therapy; earlier FDG-PET scan studies, such

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Point: Combination Versus Single-Agent Chemotherapy: The Argument for Sequential Single Agents

Alison K. Conlin and Andrew D. Seidman

cancer: a systematic review of published randomized trials involving 31,510 women . J Clin Oncol 1998 ; 16 : 3439 – 3460 . 17. Miles D Vukelja S Moiseyenko V . Survival benefit with capecitabine/docetaxel versus docetaxel alone: analysis of

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Technologic Advances in Surgery for Brain Tumors: Tools of the Trade in the Modern Neurosurgical Operating Room

Christopher M. McPherson and Raymond Sawaya

. Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery . J Neurooncol 2001 ; 54 : 187 – 195 . 31 Louw DF Fielding T McBeth PB . Surgical robotics: a review and neurosurgical prototype development . Neurosurgery 2004 ; 54 : 525 – 536 ; discussion 536–527 .

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Use of NCCN Guidelines, Other Guidelines, and Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Christina D. Williams, William M. Grady, and Leah L. Zullig

mortality. Currently, 40% of CRC cases are diagnosed as localized disease, 3 with a 5-year survival rate of 90%. 4 This review describes the evolution of CRC screening guidelines for average-risk individuals, identifies predictors of adherence to these

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NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Biliary Tract Cancers, Version 2.2023

Featured Updates to the NCCN Guidelines

Al B. Benson III, Michael I. D’Angelica, Thomas Abrams, Daniel E. Abbott, Aijaz Ahmed, Daniel A. Anaya, Robert Anders, Chandrakanth Are, Melinda Bachini, David Binder, Mitesh Borad, Christopher Bowlus, Daniel Brown, Adam Burgoyne, Jason Castellanos, Prabhleen Chahal, Jordan Cloyd, Anne M. Covey, Evan S. Glazer, William G. Hawkins, Renuka Iyer, Rojymon Jacob, Lawrence Jennings, R. Kate Kelley, Robin Kim, Matthew Levine, Manisha Palta, James O. Park, Steven Raman, Sanjay Reddy, Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, Vaibhav Sahai, Gagandeep Singh, Stacey Stein, Anita Turk, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Alan P. Venook, Adam Yopp, Nicole McMillian, Ryan Schonfeld, and Cindy Hochstetler

participation. To participate in this journal CE activity: (1) review the educational content; (2) take the posttest with a 66% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at https://education.nccn.org/node/92923 ; and (3) view/print certificate

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Electronic Rapid Fitness Assessment: A Novel Tool for Preoperative Evaluation of the Geriatric Oncology Patient

Armin Shahrokni, Amy Tin, Robert J. Downey, Vivian Strong, Sanam Mahmoudzadeh, Manpreet K. Boparai, Sincere McMillan, Andrew Vickers, and Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki

implementation of this GA is to have patients complete it online, using an electronic tablet, with the results automatically collated and reported to the treating clinician. This article reviews our experience with the development and implementation of an