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Oncology Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the Oncology Career and Resource Center! Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect oncology employment opportunity, too.

Oncology Salary and Employment Statistics

The oncology salary survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual oncology salary survey highlight annual average oncologist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail.

Breast cancer survivors have increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Source: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

New research out of Brazil found that postmenopausal women who are survivors of breast cancer exhibited greater associations with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertriglyceridemia, and abdominal obesity, all conditions that are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Researchers propose that the increased risk is due in part to the toxicities of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and the use of aromatase inhibitors, which lower estrogen. While lifestyle modifications can help, it is imperative for women to schedule cardiology consultations when breast cancer is diagnosed and continue with ongoing follow-up care even after cancer treatments are completed.

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Pin-pointing treatment resistant tumors for effective cancer therapy

Source: University of Arkansas

What happens when cancer patients undergo full radiation or chemotherapy treatment regimens for tumors only to be later identified as non-responders? Using a noninvasive imaging technique called Raman spectroscopy, researchers studied the variations in treatment sensitivity of tumors in mice. Applying these findings, pilot clinical trials are now underway to see if Raman spectroscopy can be used to identify treatment-resistant tumors in head and neck cancer patients.

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