ONCOLOGY Vol 13 No 4 | Oncology

Brachytherapy Boost Techniques for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

April 01, 1999

Dr. Vicini and colleagues provide an excellent review of the experience to date utilizing interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer. As the authors mention, ample evidence suggests the existence of a dose-

Role of Iron in Optimizing Responses of Anemic Cancer Patients to Erythropoietin

April 01, 1999

Many patients with widespread cancer develop a hypoproliferative anemia,[1-3] which is often worsened by systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy. Some chemotherapeutic agents directly depress the capacity of bone marrow cells to proliferate,

At the Crossroads: The Intersection of the Internet and Clinical Oncology

April 01, 1999

As is evident to anyone who has sought medical information on the Web in the past year, an enormous and rapidly expanding number of health-related sites provide unprecedented access to a vast spectrum of cancer information, from the

Controversies in the Management of Intracranial Germinomas

April 01, 1999

Dr. Paulino and his coauthors present a thoughtful, comprehensive survey of the literature regarding the evolving management of intracranial germinoma. They review promising areas of clinical research and acknowledge an increasing

Controversies in the Management of Intracranial Germinomas

April 01, 1999

Paulino et al provide an excellent summary of the literature on primary germinoma of the central nervous system (CNS). As the authors note, germ-cell tumors of the CNS are rare, comprising about 1% of all brain tumors in patients in the Western

Brachytherapy Boost Techniques for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

April 01, 1999

Vicini and colleagues present an informative, compelling review of both past and recent clinical investigations of the use of brachytherapy in patients with prostate cancer, particularly those with locally advanced disease. The tables presented at the

Role of Iron in Optimizing Responses of Anemic Cancer Patients to Erythropoietin

April 01, 1999

Increasingly, oncologists are recognizing the importance of understanding the patient’s perception of anticancer treatment. Supportive care for cancer has improved to the point that patients no longer need fear overwhelming nausea, uncontrolled

Brachytherapy Boost Techniques for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

April 01, 1999

Brachytherapy boosts in combination with external-beam radiation therapy allow a highly conformal dose of radiation to be delivered to the prostate in a safe, efficient manner. Several types of brachytherapy boost

Controversies in the Management of Intracranial Germinomas

April 01, 1999

Intracranial germinomas are uncommon tumors. In the past, patients have traditionally been diagnosed with a trial of focal radiotherapy without biopsy. If the tumor was radiosensitive, it was presumed to be a germinoma.

At the Crossroads: The Intersection of the Internet and Clinical Oncology

April 01, 1999

The explosion of medical information readily available on the Internet has already changed doctors’ conversations with patients. Ten years ago, patients might have come to a clinic visit with a newspaper or magazine article, but it would have