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

V40N1: General Oncology, Part I

Callender GG, Gershenwald JE, Egger ME, et al. A novel and accurate computer model of melanoma prognosis for patients staged by sentinel lymph node biopsy: comparison with the American Joint Committee on Cancer model. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;214(4):608-617; discussion 617-619.

This report describes the development of an accurate prognostic model for patients with melanoma staged by sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Charo RA. Politics, parents, and prophylaxis—mandating HPV vaccination in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2007;356(19):1905-1908. Free full text

This opinion piece provides perspective on political efforts to resist legislative mandates for human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV).

Hanahan D, Weinberg RA. Hallmarks of cancer: the next generation. Cell. 2011;144(5):646-674.

This review discusses the characteristics of cancer cells that facilitate growth, resistance to proliferative controls, invasiveness, and metastasis.

Independent UK Panel on Breast Cancer Screening. The benefits and harms of breast cancer screening: an independent review. Lancet. 2012;380(9855):1778-1786.

This article from the United Kingdom provides data on patient preferences and perspectives on breast cancer screening.

Joensuu H, Hohenberger P, Corless CL. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour. Lancet. 2013;382(9896):973-983.

This review article provides a comprehensive overview of gastrointestinal stromal tumors.