TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in Cancer Center Profile
The Scripps Cancer Center—Stevens Division is located at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, and is part of the San Diego County–wide Scripps Health cancer care network.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013
The field of ovarian cancer is an active area of research, with a number of potential approaches showing promise in improving outcomes. Targeted therapies have made advances in this disease, and experts are learning how best to exploit these.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in Gynecologic Cancers
Angiogenesis is an active area of clinical research in ovarian cancer, but proving that this approach extends overall survival (OS) has been somewhat challenging thus far.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in The Patient's Voice
I am 60 years old and an ovarian cancer survivor. I’m also an emergency department doctor who usually is treating people, making diagnoses, and being the one in charge.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in Noteworthy Numbers
On November 3, Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, was an emotional center of activity as the third annual National Race to End Women’s Cancer began and ended there.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in From the Editors
This month’s issue of The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON) has a focus on ovarian cancer. We update you with some of the latest research as presented at the European Cancer Congress (ECCO/ESMO/ESTRO), the Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium, and the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in Gynecologic Cancers
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy was found equivalent to primary surgery followed by chemotherapy for patients with advanced ovarian cancer in the Medical Research Council Chemotherapy Or Upfront Surgery (MRC CHORUS) trial reported at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in Survivorship
As a cancer survivor and advocate, it has bewildered me how differently cancer patients and survivors perceive their cancer journeys. This variation in outlook ranges from being stuck in a state of fear, anger, shame, or blame, to viewing cancer as a “gift.”
Writing about ovarian cancer this month provided me with the chance to reflect on how things have changed not only in treatment, but also in research over the past several years since I entered the world of medicine as an advocate.
TON - December 2013 Vol 6 No 11 published on December 20, 2013 in Gynecologic Cancers
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