An Overview of the Practice-Changing Information From the 2013 ASCO Meeting

June 18, 2013
Sandra Swain, MD

Sandra Swain, MD, from the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, on the practice-changing information from the 2013 ASCO Meeting.

Sandra Swain, MD, medical director of the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, gives an overview of the practice-changing information from the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting.

Swain mentions a trial in stage I seminoma, which showed that radiation or chemotherapy is not necessary after surgery. In a breast cancer trial, there is not a need for an axillary nodal dissection after a positive sentinel node biopsy. Radiation is as effective in this setting as axillary dissection.

Swain highlights another study that found that fitness among middle-aged men can decrease cancer incidence and improve survival.

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