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Biopsies overused in diagnosing lung cancer, according to Medicare cost analysis

Biopsies are the most costly tool associated with lung cancer diagnosis, according to research.

Risk stratification model aids lung cancer staging and treatment decisions

A risk stratification model, based on lymph node characteristics, can confirm a negative classification of lung cancer with a high level of confidence.

Oral cancers in different locations in smokers vs nonsmokers

The relatively high incidence of mouth squamous cell cancer in nonsmokers without obvious causes has been noted in studies, with nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur on the edge of the tongue.

Obesity is a liability in cancer immunotherapy

Gaining an excessive amount of weight could trigger a dangerous inflammation in response to anticancer treatment, according to a recent study.

New approach to stop most-wanted cancer protein

A specially crafted compound that targets the protein MYCN in cancer cells can disrupt the protein's ability to stimulate tumor growth.

Combination treatments show promise for metastatic melanoma

Combination treatments show promise for metastatic melanoma

Nivolumab and dabrafenib plus trametinib up survival in melanoma without, with BRAF, respectively.

Inadequately management of hot flushes leave women vulnerable

More than 70% of women who have had breast cancer experience menopausal problems, hot flushes in particular, and some cancer survivors consider giving up their post cancer medication to mitigate these conditions.

Improved survival in pediatric umbilical cord transplants for hematologic cancers

A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multiyear study.

Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of over a thousand individuals.

Variation seen in number of cancer survivors undergoing HIV testing

Variation seen in number of cancer survivors undergoing HIV testing

Proportion undergoing testing varies by demographic and health-related factors, and by state, a study found.

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Biopsies overused in diagnosing lung cancer, according to Medicare cost analysis

Biopsies are the most costly tool associated with lung cancer diagnosis, according to research.

Early palliative care can cut hospital readmissions for cancer patients

A new, collaborative model in cancer care aims to reduce the rates at which patients go to intensive care or are readmitted to the hospital after discharge.

3-D printed facial prosthesis offers new hope for eye cancer patients after surgery

By utilizing both facial scanning software and 3-D printing, researchers have developed an inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for patients with eye cancer.

Subsidies help breast cancer patients adhere to hormone therapy

A federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income Medicare recipients has increased adherence to hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence after surgery, according to recent data.

New test helps in choosing best treatment for ovarian cancer

Researchers have devised a new test to help doctors diagnose ovarian tumors and choose the most appropriate treatment.

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