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May 2016

Patient Care

Proton beam therapy shows promise for GI cancers
Proton beam therapy can create dose distributions that conform to tumor targets with significant sparing of normal tissue. This capability may make it a superior modality for some gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

FISH, tumor genotyping show promise for biliary tract cancer
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and tumor genotyping may improve evaluation and management of challenging cholangiocarcinomas.


Combination therapy stops KRAS-mediated lung adenocarcinoma
Researchers combined the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin with an experimental targeted agent to stop lung adenocarcinoma associated with mutation of the KRAS gene, raising the possibility that the treatment approach may be effective for other KRAS-mediated cancers.

Liquid biopsy tracks cancer mutations from multiple tumor sites
Circulating tumor DNA analysis from blood samples, also known as liquid biopsy, allows detection of cancer mutations from multiple different tumor sites within a patient. The test is less invasive, less costly and less risky than conventional tissue biopsies.

Frozen section analysis reduces the likelihood of second operations for breast cancer
With the routine use of frozen section analysis to determine whether the tumor was removed completely during the first surgery, only 3 to 5 percent of patients with early-stage breast cancer require a second operation for margin re-excision.

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26th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Reviews 2016 General Session
July 27-30, 2016, in Amelia Island, Fla.
This course explores new practice-changing developments, the clinical conditions for which new treatments have been developed, risks and benefits of new treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and how to select the best treatments based on current evidence.

Cutaneous Oncology Symposium 2016
Sept. 23-24, 2016, in Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Focus includes the epidemiologic burden of nonmelanoma skin cancer and multiple myeloma and current staging and prognostic stratification systems for both, recent data on the use of Mohs surgery for the treatment of cutaneous malignancies, and standard surgical techniques for biopsy and excision of melanoma.

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In the Video Center

Radiation Therapy Associated With a Lower Risk of Recurrence in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
Whether radiation benefits patients after pancreatic cancer surgery has been a long-standing question, and findings from a recent study offer definitive evidence that it does, says Christopher (Chris) L. Hallemeier, M.D.

FISH Helps Identify Biliary Tract Malignancies
Michael J. Levy, M.D., and Renee M. Root discuss clinical utility, optimum specimen collection methods, testing methodology and patient care advantages of using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing to detect biliary tract malignancies.

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