PIERRE GUILLOU, St James’ Hospital, Leeds
COMMENT: DAVID JAYNE, St James’ Hospital, Leeds
Laparoscopic-assisted resection for colorectal cancer has proved just as effective as conventional open surgery, according to researchers in Leeds, England. Peter Goodwin went to meet the chief investigator, Pierre Guillou, to ask him about the CLASSIC study results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. David Jayne, also from St James Hospital, told Peter Goodwin about the learning curve associated with laparoscopic-assisted colorectal cancer resection, and reviewed current developments toward fully laparoscopic procedures now being introduced.
Mammography Surveillance Brings Lower Mortality to Older Breast Cancer Survivors
REBECCA SILLIMAN, Boston Medical Center
A one third reduction in mortality was associated on average with each additional surveillance mammogram among breast cancer survivors older than 65. This emerges from a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Rebecca Silliman and colleagues in Boston, MA. Peter Goodwin asked her about the clinical messages emerging from these new data.