Tag Archive for ‘Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology’

Figure 1. Biliary tract cancers

Adjuvant therapies for biliary tract cancers

Three important trials examining adjuvant therapies for biliary tract cancers, which were recently completed and reported, are summarized.

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Improving resection rates in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Pilot study shows favorable results

The clinical importance of the Alliance A021101 cooperative group study as well as the design of the trial itself are the focus of this month’s column.

Multimodality treatment considerations in esophageal and gastric cancer: Are we making progress?

This column addresses the efficacy of combining existing approaches with active therapeutic combinations to treat cancers of the stomach and esophagus.

Neoadjuvant cancer therapy: Benefitting patients and improving cancer care

The rationale for neoadjuvant therapy is explored in this month’s column along with a summary of Alliance clinical trials involving this treatment.

Are older adults adequately represented in surgical oncology trials?

Older adults are projected to comprise a significant portion of a surgeon’s patient population. However, current surgical oncology trials are not designed to allow for widespread generalizability to their practice. This column features insights into the gap between cancer trials and the real world and the potential role of Z901101 in stimulating future studies and polices to broaden the accrual of older adults and their surgeons in new oncology trials.

Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Pushing the technical limits of surgery

This column discusses how multimodality therapy, including surgical resection, now represents a potential route to long-term survival for a group of patients with so-called “borderline resectable” cancers.

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New Alliance formed to address clinical trials in oncology

The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) recently merged to form the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

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