Laura Panjwani

Articles

Tumor Treating Fields Improve Survival in Glioblastoma

November 22, 2016

Optune, a noninvasive device that delivers tumor-treating fields to the brain, had been found to improve efficacy compared to chemotherapy and is well-tolerated by patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Many Women With Cervical Cancer Not Receiving Recommended Therapy

November 09, 2016

Brachytherapy is one of three treatments considered standard of care for women with advanced cervical cancer, and it significantly increases the chance of survival. However, less than half of patients with this disease receive standard of care.

In Low-Risk Breast Cancer, Less Treatment May Be Better

July 29, 2016

The field of breast cancer has evolved from the days of defaulting to chemotherapy for every patient, yet much work remains to individualize treatment. Though more promising novel regimens have become available, an expert urges clinicians to carefully weigh whether a particular new agent will provide a significant enough benefit to offset its associated toxicities, cost, and the time and commitment by the patient it requires.