Exclusive Journals Coverage

Exclusive Journals Coverage articles provide quick insight and additional author perspectives on select studies recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice.

Jun 02, 2014
“For one patient, a 2 or 3% absolute benefit in terms of recurrence rate may be important enough that she would choose to take chemotherapy with all of its various side effects. And for another patient, that same exact amount of benefit is not enough to warrant taking chemotherapy."
May 31, 2014
Watch an exclusive video of Dr. Hudis delivering his Presidential Address at the 50th Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The complete transcript is also included.
May 27, 2014
The findings? At the four- to six-month point, women who had received chemotherapy showed significantly decreased brain activity while completing the multitask exercise . . .
May 12, 2014
The study utilized the new technology to assess the clinical value of a panel that honed in on 42 potentially actionable genes among women at high risk for breast cancer who were BRCA negative. It is one of the first studies to focus specifically on patients. . .
May 07, 2014
“Among the patients identified as high-risk based on Padua score, around 20% did not receive thromboprophylaxis,” said Dr. Zwicker. “And in patients identified as low-risk, two-thirds did receive thromboprophylaxis.” This high rate of thromboprophylaxis among low-risk patients is . . .
Apr 28, 2014
The study—in which the CNS stimulant modafinil was given to patients with cancer-related fatigue (CRF)— showed the drug to have no benefit over placebo, although interestingly, both treatments brought about clinically significant changes in CRF. 
Apr 14, 2014
“The data suggests that in the post-dissemination era [i.e., contemporary patients], elderly patients over 65 undergoing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy have the same risk of complications, readmissions, and additional cancer therapies as those who get open surgery" . . .
Mar 24, 2014
Jagsi and her colleagues focused on several specific measures of “financial decline,” including: patients’ perception of whether they were worse off financially since diagnosis and whether this was due to the breast cancer, total out-of-pocket expenses and how these were financed . . .
Mar 12, 2014
ASCO confers Special Awards to recognize researchers, physicians, patient advocates, and leaders of the global oncology community who, through their work in clinical oncology, cancer research, or public and government advocacy, have made significant contributions to the field of cancer care. Among this year's awardees are a researcher and Nobel...
Mar 11, 2014
 An Interview with ASCO Volunteer - Claude Denham, MD