The do-nothing dilemma

Number 80

27 October 2017 0

To treat or not to treat? Different people respond in different ways to learning they have lesions that may or may not develop into threatening cancers. Charlotte Huff talks to ‘patients’, doctors and psychologists about [more]


Most oncology patient requests are appropriate =>JAMA Oncology Patient demands or requests for tests or treatments occur in less than 10% of outpatient oncology encounters, with just 0.14% of encounters resulting in clinicians complying with [more]


Selected reports edited by Janet Fricker New treatment option for premenopausal women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer =>New England Journal of Medicine In premenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive early breast cancer the aromatase inhibitor exemestane plus ovarian [more]


Selected reports edited by Janet Fricker Stereotactic body radiation therapy for spinal metastases => Lancet Oncology Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers significant reductions in patient-reported pain and other symptoms six months post treatment, a [more]

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