Kathy Boltz, PhD

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Earlier and More Frequent Tanning Bed Use by Women Associated With Melanoma Incidence and Age at Diagnosis

Younger age at first use and more frequent use of indoor tanning beds are largely responsible for the steep increase in melanoma diagnoses in women younger than 40 years.

Novel Procedures Improves Staging of Lymph Nodes in Patients With Breast Cancer

Novel Procedures Improves Staging of Lymph Nodes in Patients With Breast Cancer

The accuracy of axillary staging and of pathologic evaluation of clinically node-positive breast cancer is improved by a new procedure, reducing the need for a more invasive procedure with debilitating complications.

Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Increased in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Early cardiovascular events are a risk for survivors of childhood cancer, according to researchers who also advocate for a unified definition of pediatric metabolic syndrome.

Data Analysis Shows 8-week Chemoradiotherapy-to-Surgery Timeline Achieves Optimal Tumor Response

Overall survival was best and resection of residual locally advanced rectal tumors most successful when surgery occurred at precisely 8 weeks, or 56 days, after completion of chemoradiotherapy.

Nanoparticle System Uses Light Waves to Target Release Site of Drug

Nanoparticles that release a drug only when exposed to near-infrared (NIR) light are a promising drug-delivery agent developed by Canadian researchers.

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