American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V44N1: General Oncology, Part I

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Dawson MA. The cancer epigenome: Concepts, challenges, and therapeutic opportunities. Science. 2017;355(6330):1147–1152.

    This review article describes the current status of epigenetics research efforts that could potentially lead to improved cancer therapy approaches.

Larrier NA, Czito BG, Kirsch DG. Radiation Therapy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Indications and Controversies for Neoadjuvant Therapy, Adjuvant Therapy, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, and Brachytherapy. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2016;25(4):841–860.

    Larrier and coauthors have provided a clear summary of the current uses of radiation therapy for management of patients with sarcoma.

Smith RA, Andrews KS, Brooks D, et al.. Cancer screening in the United States, 2017: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin. 2017;67(2):100–121. Free Full Text

    Cancer screening is an important, but sometimes confusing, area because of varied sets of recommendations from different sources. This article seeks to summarize these issues and clarify guidance for clinicians.