Oncology NEWS International Vol 14 No 6

Nonselective NSAIDs Lower Oral Cancer Risk in Smokers

June 01, 2005

Anaheim, California-A large case-controlled Norwegian health service cohort study found that regular NSAID (Anaheim, California-A large case-controlled Norwegian health service cohort study found that regular NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) use of 5 years or more cut oral cancer risk in half among heavy smokers, but also doubled their risk of cardiovascular (CV) death. Notably, while the study investigated nonselective NSAIDs, it did not assess COX-2 inhibitors.

Herceptin Trials Usher in New Era in Adjuvant Therapy

June 01, 2005

ASCO - Interim findings from two phase III studies, one a North American joint analysis and the other a large international trial, have changed the standard of care for women with early invasive HER2-positive breast cancer. Trastuzumab

First-Line Avastin Ups Survival in Advanced NSCLC

June 01, 2005

ASCO - A randomized phase II/III trial in more than 800 patients with previously untreated advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has shown a clinically significant survival advantage for the

Heavy Meat Consumption Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

June 01, 2005

ANAHEIM, California-Heavy consumption of red meat and processed meats may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a multiethnic study. The results suggest that carcinogenic substances related to meat preparation, rather than the

Study Finds Cognitive Impairment Before Chemotherapy

June 01, 2005

PHOENIX-Between 17.5% and 29.8% of 57 nonmetastatic breast cancer patients had cognitive impairment prior to starting chemotherapy in an ongoing study exploring the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive functioning among breast

Surgeons Discuss Patient Selection Criteria for Breast Conservation

June 01, 1995

BOSTON--Radical mastectomy is no longer routine for women with breast cancer, but the indications for breast conservation are still being debated by surgeons who fear the risk of breast cancer recurrence. At the 48th Annual Cancer Symposium, sponsored by the Society of Surgical Oncologists, a panel of physicians discussed patient selection criteria for breast conservation surgery.