Oncology NEWS International Vol 19 No 1

Proton-beam Rx reduces prostate cancer recurrence

January 21, 2010

Prostate cancer patients administered high doses of proton-beam therapy appear to have a markedly reduced risk of disease recurrence when compared with other low-risk patients treated with conventional radiation therapy, according to two recent studies.

Four-drug regimen ups response, progression-free survival in older multiple myeloma patients

January 21, 2010

More is better, at least when it comes to treatments for multiple myeloma. Studies from Spanish and Italian investigators showed that upfront use of four drugs improves durable responses and progression-free survival in elderly patients.

Who's News

January 21, 2010

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD (below), is the new president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). Dr. Caligiuri is the director of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus.