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David P. Steensma

congeals, and the gloopy mess seals the leak.) The egg trick is a temporary solution, if it works at all—and it didn’t for me. But thinking of this incident led me to wonder what MacGyver might be able to teach busy doctors now. He might not have much to

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Joseph C. Alvarnas and Patrick A. Brown

successful in identifying treatment strategies associated with higher cure rates. Part of what has made pediatric clinical trials so central to advances in the care of patients with ALL is that this patient population is able to access care through a

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the existing criteria used by NCCN Guidelines panel members in determining appropriate treatment recommendations, as well as a new measure of affordability. In publishing the NCCN Guidelines, panel members are able to integrate new findings with

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Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki

conflicted as to whether true informed consent for treatment can be obtained from older patients when their cognitive abilities are impaired or unclear. Healthcare providers who care for older adults with cancer must be able to assess cognitive function

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Paul F. Engstrom

signs and symptoms of physician burnout are commonly known but often not recognized by the affected practitioner. 2 They include: Physical and emotional exhaustion: the physician complains of being drained, depleted, or worn-out by work and not able

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Roy Beveridge, John Fox, Susan A. Higgins, Martin Kohn, John J. Mahoney, Lee N. Newcomer, Andrew von Eschenbach and Clifford Goodman

,” announced Dr. Kohn. “The 4 Vs of big data are volume, velocity, variety, and variability,” he added. “And it’s unique to be able to deal with all 4 of those Vs if you’re going to do anything useful with the information.” Another application of big data in

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Robert J. Motzer, Neeraj Agarwal, Clair Beard, Graeme B. Bolger, Barry Boston, Michael A. Carducci, Toni K. Choueiri, Robert A. Figlin, Mayer Fishman, Steven L. Hancock, Gary R. Hudes, Eric Jonasch, Anne Kessinger, Timothy M. Kuzel, Paul H. Lange, Ellis G. Levine, Kim A. Margolin, M. Dror Michaelson, Thomas Olencki, Roberto Pili, Bruce G. Redman, Cary N. Robertson, Lawrence H. Schwartz, Joel Sheinfeld and Jue Wang

. J Urol 2004 ; 17 : 1066 – 1070 . 12 Lui KW Gervais DA Mueller PR . Radiofrequency ablation: an alternative treatment method of renal cell carcinoma . Chang Gung Med J 2004 ; 27 : 618 – 623 . 13 Lewin JS Nour SG Connell CF

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Henry Soo-Min Park

improvement in outcomes due to improved supportive care, care coordination, surveillance, and quality assurance? 8 Or is it that patients who are able to surpass all the barriers to clinical trial enrollment are inherently at a lower risk of death compared

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give them.” “Working together with the African Cancer Coalition, we’re able to adapt the easy-to-follow algorithms and evidence-based treatment recommendations that NCCN Guidelines are known for, in order to account for different resource levels,” said

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transplantation, surgery, radiation, ablation/embolization, or drug therapy. “When people are diagnosed with liver cancer, patients hope their doctor will be able to present them with a definitive best course of action, but there are often multiple treatments