As the existing comprehensive recommendations for cancer control policies are mostly derived from Western countries, non-Western nations should strive to tailor their own policies based on their local lifestyle, burden of cancer and characteristics of the local healthcare system.
Newer molecular tests for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) may provide a cost-effective means for cervical cancer screening for low-to-middle income countries (LMICs), with results comparable to cervical biopsies.
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) invites cities in Asian countries to participate in the global initiative of City Cancer Challenge (CCC) and upgrade their healthcare services for cancer patients.
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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.
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.
There appears to be no significant survival difference between first-line immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) and carboplatin-based chemotherapy in cisplatin-ineligible metastatic urothelial carcinoma patients, according to a Taiwan study presented at the recent 2019 Asia Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO Asia 2019).