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Advanced Endoscopy Techniques May Be Safe Alternative to Surgery for Most Difficult-to-Remove or Large Polyps

Advanced Endoscopy Techniques May Be Safe Alternative to Surgery for Most Difficult-to-Remove or Large Polyps

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Most patients with large or difficult-to-remove colorectal polyps have a lower incidence of cancer than previously thought; therefore, more advanced endoscopic techniques that spare the colon may be a better and safer alternative to a traditional operation in some cases.

Prophylactic Gynecologic Resections Increase Risk for Aggressive Uterine Cancer in BRCA Gene Mutation Carriers

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Women who carry the BRCA1 mutation are at increased risk for serous/serous-like endometrial carcinoma after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy. Yet uncertainty exists over the need to perform a full hysterectomy in these women.

Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Holds Promise as an Noninvasive Option for Tumor Resection

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A single dose and a beam of light can kill up to 95% of cancer cells in 2 hours, according to preclinical research on a novel approach to tumor resection. Photodynamic cancer therapy may be a treatment option for people whose tumors are inoperable or hard-to-reach.

Imaging and Fluorescence Technique Guides Surgical Removal of Otherwise Undetectable Ovarian Tumors

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A newly created tumor-specific fluorescent molecule combined with an imaging system guided surgeons to removing additional tumors not palpable or visible without fluorescence in patients with ovarian cancer.

Gene Expression Pattern in Surrounding Normal Tissue Linked to Breast Cancer Prognosis

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A gene expression pattern in the noncancerous tissues surrounding estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is associated with lower 10-year survival rates.

Early Trial Results Show Novel Injectable Enables Complete Visualization for Resection of Tumors

Early Trial Results Show Novel Injectable Enables Complete Visualization for Resection of Tumors

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A new injectable agent causes cancer cells in a tumor to fluoresce, potentially enabling surgeons to locate and remove all of a cancerous tumor on the first attempt.

Incidence of Undetected Cancer in Patients Undergoing Gynecologic Surgery for a Benign Condition Higher Than Estimated

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Researchers in Massachusetts sought to determine how frequently cancer is diagnosed in women after undergoing gynecologic surgery for a problem believed to be benign.

Surgical Probe Distinguishes Between Tumor Margins and Healthy Tissue

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A new surgical tool that uses light to ensure surgeons removed all of a cancerous tumor was found to correlate well with traditional pathologists' diagnoses, according to a clinical study showing that the tool could soon enable reliable, real-time surgical guidance.

Colorectal cancer with liver metastases: Synchronous vs. sequential resection

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Benchmarks for surgical management of colorectal cancer were identified in a recent study that compared patient outcomes associated with synchronous and sequential colorectal and liver resections in patients with stage IV colorectal cancer.

Advance in photodynamic therapy offers new approach to ovarian cancer

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Researchers have made a significant advance in the use of photodynamic therapy to combat ovarian cancer in laboratory animals, using a combination of techniques that achieved complete cancer cell elimination with no regrowth of tumors.

Robotic Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Thrombectomy Successfully Removes Thrombus Associated With Kidney Cancer

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Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy is typically is performed via a large open incision, but recently the procedure was successfully performed robotically, using only seven small incisions.

Ultrasound helps determine which breast cancer patients need lymph nodes removed

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Not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all underarm nodes removed, new research indicates.

Tool successfully distinguishes between breast cancer and normal tissues

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Researchers have successfully tested a new tool that will help surgeons better distinguish cancerous breast tissue from normal tissue, which should lower the mount of repeat procedures needed.

Research team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes

Research team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes

Surgical resection is the most effective method for a cancer cure; however, the procedure may not remove the entire tumor, leading to local recurrence. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy in which near-infrared (NIR) imaging is used to help visualize the entire tumor.

Hemipelvectomy: Providing evidence-based nursing care

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Meeting the challenges of the significant morbidity, functional impairment, and alterations in body image in patients undergoing this surgical resection.

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