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Update in Oncology

Julie R. Brahmer, MD
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From The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: Honoraria: sanofi-aventis, AstraZeneca; Grants received: AstraZeneca, Wyeth.

Requests for Single Reprints: Julie R. Brahmer, MD, 1650 Orleans Street, Room G94, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231-1000.

Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(8):587-592. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-143-8-200510180-00009
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This Update in Oncology focuses on 4 common tumors in patients: prostate cancer, non–small-cell lung cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. The hot topic in 2004 for prostate cancer was docetaxel. The hot topic for non–small-cell lung cancer was pemetrexed, which was approved for second-line use in 2004, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. The hot topic in 2004 for breast cancer was the use of aromatase inhibitors for adjuvant treatment. Finally, the hot topics for colorectal cancer were the trials studying bevacizumab and cetuximab.

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