Tag Archive for ‘clinical trials’

The clinically negative axilla: The dilemma of occult metastases in sentinel nodes

When William Halsted, MD, FACS, performed radical mastectomies in the early 20th century, patients presented with locally advanced disease, often involving skin, muscle, and lymph nodes. Dr. Halsted’s palliative operation turned into a cure for some. The legacy of more radical surgery leading to more cures was to last another 75 years. Fast forward to […]

Lung surgery trial algorithm

Alliance leads thoracic surgery trials for lung cancer in 2012

Two lung surgery clinical trials are currently being conducted through the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. These two trials are highlighted in the accompanying diagram (see Figure) with an algorithm to assist in decision making and patient eligibility. The surgical standard of care for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is an anatomic lobectomy […]

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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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