ONCOLOGY Vol 9 No 4 | Oncology

Probable New Herpesvirus Linked to Kaposi's Sarcoma

April 01, 1995

The 20-year search for an infectious agent associated with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) may be over. Researchers at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York have reported significant evidence directly linking a probable new herpesvirus to

Book Review: Cancer Therapy in the Twenty-First Century. I. Molecular and Immunologic Approaches

April 01, 1995

The first volume of Cancer Therapy in the Twenty-First Century provides background information on some of the molecular and immunologic approaches that are becoming increasingly important in the diagnosis and management of cancer

Commentary (Glass): NCI's Cancer Information Systems-Bringing Medical Knowledge to Clinicians

April 01, 1995

In 1995, everyone is on the "Information Superhighway." The National Cancer Institute, not to be upstaged, has developed its Cancer Information Systems into a powerful and easy-to-use resource for all to use. The article by Hubbard, Martin, and

NCI's Cancer Information Systems-Bringing Medical Knowledge to Clinicians

April 01, 1995

The National Cancer Institute's computerized information systems have been designed to help physicians cope with the information explosion by translating the medical literature into usable forms. Systems developed by the

Commentary (Zweizig)-Human Papillomaviruses: Their Clinical Significance in the Management of Cervical Carcinoma

April 01, 1995

Hines and colleagues provide a comprehensive review of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its association with cervical carcinoma. It is now widely appreciated that HPV infection is important in the etiology of cervical dysplasia and carcinoma.

Commentary (Sedlis)-Human Papillomaviruses: Their Clinical Significance in the Management of Cervical Carcinoma

April 01, 1995

Cervical cancer, which has claimed over 4,500 deaths annually in the United States and hundreds of thousands of lives in other parts of the world, is a preventable disease. Most cervical cancers are preceded by a prolonged phase of cervical

Commentary (Healey): Current Combined Treatment of High-Grade Osteosarcomas

April 01, 1995

There are few success stories in solid tumor oncology that match osteogenic sarcoma. Drs. Damron and Pritchard have chronicled this story, and present a multidisciplinary overview of the current management of conventional osteogenic sarcoma.

Current Combined Treatment of High-Grade Osteosarcomas

April 01, 1995

The evaluation and treatment of osteosarcoma have evolved considerably over the past 2 decades, with corresponding dramatic improvements in prognosis. In large part, the improved outlook is attributable to

Commentary (Rosen/Forscher): Current Combined Treatment of High-Grade Osteosarcomas

April 01, 1995

In this issue of ONCOLOGY, Damron and Pritchard discuss combined therapy for high-grade osteosarcoma. This is a nice review of the current status of osteogenic sarcoma, certainly from the point of view of modern surgical management, and for

Commentary (Fesen): NCI's Cancer Information Systems-Bringing Medical Knowledge to Clinicians

April 01, 1995

Hubbard, Martin, and Thurn describe PDQ, CANCERLIT, and other International Cancer Information Center (ICIC) programs that bring cancer information to health professionals, patients, and policy makers. PDQ (Physician Data Query), the cancer information "knowledge base" of the ICIC includes information on cancer treatment, screening, and prevention, as