Course: Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners

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In addition to the lecture, each class session will include a "journal club" discussion of a paper that focuses on a current area of interest for the particular cancer topic of the lecture.

Topic Readings
Introduction to the cancer problem Qing Lan, et al. Hematoxicity in workers explosed to low levels of benzene. Science 2004;306:1774-1776
Prostate Cancer

Catalona WJ, et al. Viewpoint: Expanding prostate cancer screening. Ann Intern Med 2006;144;441-443

Hoffman RM. Viewpoint: Limiting prostate cancer screening. Ann Intern Med 2006;144:438-440

Esophageal Cancer

Shah MA, et al. Multicenter phase II study of irinotecan, cisplatin, and bevacizumab in patient with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 2006;24:5201-5206

Lung Cancer

The International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators. Survival of patients with stage I lung cancer detected on CT screening. N Engl J Med. 2006;355:1763-1771

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients

Rietjens JAC, et al. Terminal sedation and euthanasia : a comparison of clinical practices. Arch Intern Med 2006;166:749-753

Morrison RS, Meier DE. Palliative care. N Engl J Med. 2004 ;350 :2582-2590

Cancer Prevention and Control in Underserved Communities

Freeman HP, Chu KC. Determinants of cancer disparities: barriers to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Surg Oncol Clin North Am. 2005;14:655-669

Head and Neck Cancer

D'Souza G, et al. Case-control study of human papillomavirus and oropharygeal cancer. N Engl J Med 2007;356:1944-1956

Colon and Rectum Cancer Abdalla EK, et al. Recurrence and outcomes following hepatic resection, radiofrequency ablation, and combined resection/ablation for colorectal liver metastases. Ann Surg 2004;2239:818-827
Breast Cancer

Paik S. Development and clinical utility of a 21-gene recurrence score prognostic assay in patients with early breast cancer treated with tamoxifen. Oncologist 2007;12:631-635

Pancreatic Cancer

Canto MI, et al. Screening for early pancreatic neoplasia in high-risk individuals: a prospective controlled study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006;4:766-781