Author | Lynne Peeples


ASCO: An Epidemic of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

June 13, 2011

While overall mastectomy rates have dropped in recent years, more and more women with cancer in one breast are opting to have both breasts removed. The trend has left many researchers questioning whether contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) is getting overused, or if it simply reflects a better recognition by both patients and physicians of who is likely to develop breast cancer.

ASCO 2011: Better Knowledge, Better Treatments in Myelodysplatic Syndromes

June 08, 2011

A growing understanding of the biology behind myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is leading the way to improved treatment options, according to two presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

ASCO 2011: New Hope for Metastatic Melanoma

June 06, 2011

Metastatic melanoma maintains a growing presence around the world, and a steady disregard for treatment efforts. But two novel drugs presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, on Sunday, suggest that medicine might finally be ready to fight back against the deadliest form of skin cancer.

ASCO 2011: High-Dose Methotrexate May Benefit Young ALL Patients

June 06, 2011

Despite dramatic improvements in survival for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), treatment failure in the central nervous system remains a constant foe.