PET scan after induction chemotherapy can improve outcomes in patients with oesophageal cancer by enabling prompt switching of therapy in nonresponders, initial results of the phase II CALGB 80803 study have shown.
A prospective study conducted on 1,011 patients with stage III colon cancer reported that intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and dark meat fish is associated with longer disease-free survival (DFS), especially in patients exhibiting moderate to high cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in tumours.
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Dr. Jay Zhu, Dr. Lai Fung Li, Prof. Chae-Yong Kim,
27 Nov 2019
The current standard
of care for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive primary brain tumour
with a rapid disease course, consists of maximum safe surgical resection
followed by radiotherapy with concomitant temozolomide (TMZ) chemotherapy and
subsequent TMZ maintenance. At the 16th Annual Meeting of the Asian
Society of Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) in Taipei, Taiwan, experts reviewed the
evidence and shared their clinical experience on the use of tumour treating
fields (TTFields), a novel treatment modality for GBM.