Medical Oncology

MD Anderson   

Questions discussed in this category



Patient had a clinical T2N0 cancer at diagnosis, completed 6 cycles TCHP, and had 0.2mm residual disease with 80% cellularity, negative sentinel node.

For example, if a patient had testosterone pellets injected, perhaps making endocrine therapy less efficacious, would that sway you to use chemo?

Do your recommendations differ if patients are pre or postmenopausal given the data?

I.e. either for treatment of high-risk disease or intolerance/contraindication to tamoxifen. Will you continue it for the full 5 year course?

In a patient with isolated leptomeningeal disease (no systemic disease), would you still recommend systemic therapy?

Do you reserve this approach for only women with triple negative breast cancer or all-comers?

At what point do you send these test, and in what instances do the results influence your treatment recommendations?


Papers discussed in this category


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N. Engl. J. Med., 2015-01-29

Lancet, 2007-05-19

The Lancet. Oncology, 2016-12

Nat. Med.,

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2018-02-01

Clinical breast cancer, 2006-12

Lancet (London, England), 2009-12-19

The Lancet. Oncology, 2014-06

The New England journal of medicine, 2012-11-08

J. Clin. Oncol.,

Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 2015-04

Am J Case Rep, 2017-02-28

Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology, 2013-09

Oncologist, 2007-09-01

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2006-12-20

Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 2010-07

J Clin Oncol, 2016 Feb 20

Curr Breast Cancer Rep, 2016-01-01

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 2018 Apr 19

JAMA, 2018-02-20

JAMA Oncol,

The New England journal of medicine, 2014-07-10

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016-07-01

Fertility and sterility, 2016-03

Breast Cancer, 2017-09-01

Lancet (London, England), 2013-03-09

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2008-04-20

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2013-07-17

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016-09-01

The New England journal of medicine, 2016-07-21

Cancer investigation, 2011-11

Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 2009-12-01

Cancer Treat. Rev., 2011-10-01

Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology, 2015-07

Ann. Oncol., 2013-12-01

Nat Rev Clin Oncol, 2016-08-01

The New England journal of medicine, 2018-07-12

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2017-04-01

The New England journal of medicine, 2019-02-14

The New England journal of medicine, 2018-07-12