Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research

Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019

  • Examining Lung Cancer Screening Behaviors in the Primary Care Setting: A Mixed Methods Approach

    Alvie Ahsan, Eva Zimmerman, Elisa Marie Rodriguez, Christy Widman, Deborah Oates Erwin, Frances Georgette Saad-Harfouche, Martin Christopher Mahoney

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 15 January 2019
    Accepted: 16 February 2019
    Published: 11 March 2019
    Abstract: While the National Lung Screening Trials (NLST) demonstrated the efficacy of low dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer early detection, utilization of LDCT remains suboptimal. The purpose of this formative study was to understand attitudes and beliefs among primary care clinicians regarding LDCT lung cancer screening as well as to a... Show More
  • Implementation of a New Method to Quantify the Clinical Activity in a Comprehensive Cancer Center

    César Muñoz, Rafael Álvarez, Jesús Rodriguez, Lisardo Ugidos, Enrique Sanz, Antonio Cubillo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 9-12
    Received: 9 January 2019
    Accepted: 1 March 2019
    Published: 21 March 2019
    Abstract: There is no generalized way of evaluating clinical care activity in a comprehensive Cancer Center. Time clinical units is the most common procedure worldwide. In a spanish group it has been developed a new system based on the daily real activity of each medical oncologist of his team. In adittion, it has been collected the daily activity from Janua... Show More
  • Gefitinib Plus Chemotherapy Versus Cetuximab Plus Chemotherapy in Patients with Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: A Network Meta-Analysis

    Heng Shi, Zheng Liu, Babo Zhang, Shuaifei Ji

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 13-22
    Received: 10 February 2019
    Accepted: 11 March 2019
    Published: 28 March 2019
    Abstract: Recent randomized control trials have revealed the efficacy and safety of gefitinib plus chemotherapy and cetuximab plus chemotherapy on the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer, but little is known about the differences between them lacking of direct evidences. Randomized control trials were selected by formal search of electronic data... Show More
  • Clinico-Epidemiological Study of Elderly Breast Cancer in a Developing Country: Egypt

    Noha Yehia Ibrahim, Soha Talima, Wael Samir Makar

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019
    Pages: 23-27
    Received: 11 March 2019
    Accepted: 26 April 2019
    Published: 30 May 2019
    Abstract: Context: The prognosis and treatment outcome in elderly breast cancer is not well known. Aim: To study the prognosis and treatment outcome in elderly breast cancer. Methods and materials: This a retrospective study of breast cancer patients’ ≥70years in the period from January 2005 until December 2010 in Egypt. Kaplan Meir overall survival (OS) ana... Show More