Oncology Vol 30 No 5

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology: Time to Go Molecular

May 15, 2016

One recurring theme from genomic studies of pediatric CNS tumors (and almost all cancers, for that matter) is that tumors that historically appeared to be a single entity based on examination under the microscope and routine immunohistochemical staining actually harbor molecularly distinct subgroups when analyzed by genomic sequencing techniques.

A Review of Novel Intralesional Therapies for Melanoma, With an Emphasis on a Potential Combination Approach

May 15, 2016

Perhaps the greatest attraction and chief benefit of intratumoral therapies is their ability to synergize with systemic checkpoint therapies and accelerate the development of a lymphoid infiltrate and perhaps secondary lymphoid structures in vivo, which in turn can result in systemic mobilization of a T-cell response: the local injection–global effect model.

Management of Pregnant Patients With Cancer

May 15, 2016

Approximately 1 in 1,000 pregnancies are complicated by a cancer diagnosis, and there is speculation that the incidence of cancer during pregnancy will increase as more women delay childbearing. The cancers that most commonly afflict pregnant women include breast and cervical cancer, as well as melanoma, lymphoma, and acute leukemia.

PARP Inhibition in Prostate Cancer: A Promising Approach

May 15, 2016

Having said that, PARP inhibition is one of the most promising approaches for “precision therapy” so far. Within the next few years and with the help of ongoing clinical trials, we should have a better understanding of whether or not the high expectations raised will be translated into clinical reality.