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Cancer scan could remove need for radiotherapy in cured patients

PET scan usage for patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma could potentially help them avoid unneeded radiotherapy.

BRCA-targeting drug has benefit in prostate cancer

Trials results indicate that the pioneering drug olaparib, which targets inherited mutations, can be beneficial for men with prostate cancer.

New screening technique could identify ovarian cancer in twice as many women

A new screening method utilizing protein analysis can detect ovarian cancer in twice as many women as conventional strategies, according to the latest trial results.

African Americans more likely to exhibit negative perceptions of cancer-related clinical trials

African Americans more likely to exhibit negative perceptions of cancer-related clinical trials

African Americans are more likely to display negative perceptions of participating in cancer-related clinical trials.

Livers donated after cardiac death safe for patients with liver cancer

Livers donated after cardiac death safe for patients with liver cancer

Patients with liver cancer have the same positive outcomes using organs donated by patients who died as a result of cardiac death.

Metabolic syndrome prevalence is high in the U.S.

Metabolic syndrome prevalence is high in the U.S.

Researchers have found a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the US population.

Biomarker may affect chemo resistance in patients with advanced ovarian cancer

Biomarker may affect chemo resistance in patients with advanced ovarian cancer

miR-506 may play a role in chemotherapy resistance in patients with ovarian cancer.

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

For women with breast cancer using the drug tamoxifen, coffee appears to both inhibit tumor growth and reduce recurrence.

Cancer detection rate in dense breast tissue dramatically improved with tomosynthesis

Digital breast tomosynthesis increases the rate of cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by as much as 67%, according to research.

Active postdischarge intervention reduces ER visits and costs in major thoracic surgery

An active, postdischarge intervention after thoracic surgery resulted in numerous benefits, including shorter hospital stays and cost savings with no increase in adverse outcomes.

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BRCA-targeting drug has benefit in prostate cancer

Trials results indicate that the pioneering drug olaparib, which targets inherited mutations, can be beneficial for men with prostate cancer.

Cancer detection rate in dense breast tissue dramatically improved with tomosynthesis

Digital breast tomosynthesis increases the rate of cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by as much as 67%, according to research.

Active postdischarge intervention reduces ER visits and costs in major thoracic surgery

An active, postdischarge intervention after thoracic surgery resulted in numerous benefits, including shorter hospital stays and cost savings with no increase in adverse outcomes.

Triple-negative breast cancer is distinctly different in African American women

A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appear to impact the prognosis and survival rates of African American women.

Most surgeons disregard US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast screening recommendation

A majority of surgeon continue to recommend annual breast cancer screening for women in their forties, despite a 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that recommends otherwise.

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