Current Controversies in Oncology

Current Controversies in Oncology and Current Insights in Oncology articles provide a forum for the exchange of views on topical issues in the field of oncology. The opinions expressed are those of the authors alone. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor or ASCO.

Jun 28, 2010
"The recent prospective observational study in the Nurses’ Health Study by Holmes et al. (2010) provides support for the use of aspirin after a diagnosis of breast cancer. The study population consisted of 4,164 female registered nurses between ages 30-55 at baseline in 1976. . ."
May 14, 2010
"Patients with metastatic cancer are often faced with an ultimately fatal disease. This often causes patients to consider any therapy that may be construed as providing any chance for improved survival. The stress of their situation may also make patients less able to evaluate data."
Apr 23, 2010
"CA125 measurements are very useful blood tests for . . . for the majority of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. However, the value of CA125 levels to follow patients who are in clinical remission after first-line chemotherapy recently has been challenged in a study . . ."

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