•   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    There are now many precision oncology treatments for the most common type of kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma, which represents about 3% of all potentially lethal cancers in America. This summary from Medscape details all the traditional treatment approaches, as well as newer considerations.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from The ASCO Post curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently made key updates to its clinical practice guidelines. This news story provides a summary of the updates.

    Go to full news story published by The ASCO Post.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Research paper from the Journal of Neurosurgery curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The extent of tumor resection—how much of the tumor is able to be removed—at the initial surgery is probably the most important factor in prognosis of glioblastoma. This academic research paper explores methods that help surgeons maximize tumor removal.

    Go to full paper published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Research paper from Journal of Neuro-Oncology curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Tumor-treating fields (TTF) is a type of cancer treatment that uses alternating electric pulses. Its use for adults with high-grade gliomas remains controversial, and as outlined in this academic review paper, more high-quality research is needed.

    Go to full paper published in Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from MedPage Today curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    Chemotherapy in the form of a single drug (as opposed to a combination of drugs) remains the best treatment for relapsed, platinum-resistant, serous, epithelial ovarian cancer. However, clinical trials are exploring new targeted therapy and immunotherapy options for this disease.

    Go to full article published by MedPage Today.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from GenomeWeb curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug pembrolizumab (brand name Keytruda) for solid tumors based solely on whether they have a high tumor mutational burden—a high number of changes in the DNA of the cancer cells.

    Go to full article published by GenomeWeb.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from Cancer Network curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    The drug osimertinib (brand name Tagrisso) is beneficial as an adjuvant therapy—treatment given in addition to tumor-removal surgery—for patients with stage IB–IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has a mutation in the EGFR gene.

    Go to full article published by Cancer Network.

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  •   Erika Vial Monteverdi

    Press release from Oncoceutics curated by Executive Director Erika Vial Monteverdi.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to the drug ONC201 for treating a type of brain tumor known as “H3 K27M-mutant glioma,” which is primarily found in children. Alongside the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc, and the company xCures, Cancer Commons has been supporting this program to help patients in need.

    Go to full article published by Novocure on Business Wire.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes:

    This outline from the National Cancer Institute provides an overview of diffuse midline gliomas. Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), which occur primarily in children, are a subset of diffuse midline gliomas.
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    New Treatments for Ovarian Cancer in 2020

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    Women with ovarian cancer once relied solely on chemotherapy to treat their disease. However, in recent years, treatment options have expanded, and new options are also on the horizon. Read on to learn more about ovarian cancer and how it can be treated. What are the risk factors and symptoms of ovarian cancer? The American Cancer Society estimates that, in… Read more »