MIMS Doctor spoke to Dr Kho Sze Shyang, of Sarawak General Hospital, who won not one, but two awards at the recent International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), held in Yokohama, Japan. The two papers that Kho submitted won him the IASLC International Mentorship Program and the WCLC 2017 Developing Nation Travel Awards.
Integrating robust smoking cessation programs with organized low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening may decrease mortality rates while being relatively cost-effective, according to a modelling study.
Customizing chemotherapy (CT) treatment based on BRCA1 expression levels of post-operative patients with stage II/III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) does not affect overall survival (OS) versus standard treatment, say researchers.
On-the-ground education focused on changing knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards cancer may be key to reducing disproportionately high mortality rates among underserved minority communities, say researchers.
The introduction of early specialist palliative care for patients recently diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has no impact on the quality of life (QOL) scores, reveals a research presented by Professor Fraser Brims, of Curtin University Australia, at the recent International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), held recently in Yokohama, Japan.
Final analysis of the POEMS (Prevention of Early Menopause) study finds that breast cancer (BC) patients treated with the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) goserelin, in addition to chemotherapy, are more likely to avoid premature menopause and to become pregnant without negatively impacting disease-related outcomes.
In breast cancer, especially hormone-negative tumours, an ultrasound-guided core biopsy (CNB) is useful for predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy and may thus help to avoid surgery for some patients, a study has found.
A 70-month prospective study in Southern Chinese women, sponsored by the World Cancer Research Fund, finds no evidence of pre-diagnosis soy intake negatively affecting mortality or recurrence among breast cancer survivors. On the contrary, the results indicate that moderate soy intake may be associated with better outcomes.