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October 10th, 2003 - Volume 25 - Issue 19
pp: 4-84

Cancer Care Facing Squeeze from Congress, White House

Erikson, Jane

Oncology Times. 25(19):5-6, October 10th, 2003.

While the chances of a Medicare reform bill finding its way to the White House this year are fading fast, ASCO and other cancer organizations are increasingly emphasizing the importance of the Quality Cancer Care Preservation Act.

Glioblastoma: Zeroing in on Treatment Challenges

Lindsey, Heather

Oncology Times. 25(19):8-9,12, October 10th, 2003.

Successful treatment of glioblastoma multiforme is extremely difficult for lots of reasons, including its insidious tendency to infiltrate. Here's a look at the challenges, as well as the hopes from ongoing clinical trials, especially those investigating molecularly targeted therapies.

New Medicines in Development for Cancer, Part 3

Oncology Times. 25(19):77-78,81-84, October 10th, 2003.

Part 3 of the latest Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America survey showing the 395 cancer-related medicines in the pipeline.

MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry: Getting a Feel for How It Works

Tuma, Rabiya S.

Oncology Times. 25(19):26, October 10th, 2003.

The ABCs of the powerful mass-spectrometry technique of “matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight.”