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Childhood leukemia study reveals disease subtypes and new treatment options

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has been found to have two distinct subtypes, and evidence indicates that roughly 13% of ALL cases may be successfully treated with targeted drugs used in the treatment of lymphomas in adults.

Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure, according to a new study.

Repeated courses of certain antibiotics associated with increased diabetes risk

Repeated courses of certain antibiotics associated with increased diabetes risk

Repeated use of antibiotics may increase people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by changing their gut flora.

Dramatic rise in high blood pressure contributes to many U.S. deaths

Dramatic rise in high blood pressure contributes to many U.S. deaths

Deaths related to high blood pressure have sharply risen over the last 13 years.

More alcohol consumption increases risk of liver cancer, but coffee is protective

More alcohol consumption increases risk of liver cancer, but coffee is protective

The amount of alcohol a person has to drink to risk developing liver cancer has been narrowed down.

Urine test may detect kidney cancer early

Urine test may detect kidney cancer early

Researchers developed a noninvasive urine test that screens for kidney cancer.

Intervention improves hand hygiene practice for nurses

Intervention improves hand hygiene practice for nurses

A multifaceted intervention was seen to increase hand hygiene compliance among emergency nurses and technicians, according to a study.

Anesthetic technique could spare some women from chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

A regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care could potentially spare a third of women undergoing a mastectomy chronic post-operative pain, according to study data.

Combination therapy found best for low-grade brain tumors

New evidence indicates that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy may be the best option for people with a low-grade form of brain cancer.

Ultrasound lags behind MRI for supplemental breast cancer screening

Breast screening via ultrasound is unaffected by breast density, is not associated with ionizing radiation, and does not require IV contrast material, but acceptance of this modality has lagged.

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Chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery improves survival

The addition of chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery lowered risk of death by approximately 30%, over surgery alone, according to a study that reviewed patient data.

3D printing offers innovative method for delivering medication

The use of 3D printing to construct devices of varied sizes and shapes could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs.

Androgen receptor abnormality may not affect response to chemotherapy

Study findings suggest that androgen receptor V7 (AR-V7) status does not significantly affect response to taxane chemotherapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Active surveillance of intermediate-risk prostate cancer associated with decreased survival

An analysis of data on 945 patients with prostate cancer followed with active surveillance displayed outcome differences, depending on whether the patient was low- or intermediate-risk at diagnosis.

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