Friday, April 16, 2010
"In The Lancet today, Rethy Chhem and colleagues write that the increase in use of CT is because scans are being used for appropriate and inappropriate reasons. Adopting best practice standards appropriate for local settings will lead to better, safer, and more effective use of CT scanning in diagnosis and treatment."
"Politics has been allowed to contaminate scientific processes and the advice that underpins policy."
reference to ovarian cancer (artist)
"Therefore, the Breast International Group and North American Breast Cancer Group have joined efforts to develop an International Male Breast Cancer Program and to pool epidemiologic data, clinical information, and tumor specimens. This international collaboration will also facilitate the future planning of clinical trials that can address essential questions in the treatment of male breast cancer."
Editorial: Conventional and Complementary Therapies: A Tale of Two Research Standards? -- Levine 28 (12): 1979 -- Journal of Clinical Oncology
"Recently, there has been a shift from single CAM modalities for cancer management to a more comprehensive approach called integrative oncology, which is "an evolving, evidence-based specialty that uses CAM therapies in concert with biomedical cancer treatments to enhance its efficacy, improve symptom control, alleviate patient distress and reduce suffering. I am encouraged that the leaders of the Society of Integrative Oncology (Dundas, Ontario, Canada) have developed evidentiary levels to gauge the strength of evidence for CAM therapies. It is not surprising that these levels are based on the foundational principles of evidence-based medicine established by Sackett et al.15 I look forward to future well-designed clinical trials that provide high-quality evidence on how CAM therapies can improve the quality of life of our patients."
"The research will target lung, prostate, breast, colorectal, gynecological as well as certain blood cancers."