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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.

Inappropriate breast and prostate imaging of Medicare beneficiaries examined

An association of high rates of inappropriate imaging for prostate cancer and breast cancer found in a study of Medicare beneficiaries suggests that regional culture could contribute to inappropriate imaging.

Algorithm increases surgical success in advanced ovarian cancer

A new surgical algorithm allows for greater percentage of visible tumor removal.

US women's awareness of breast density varies

Disparities exist regarding the level of awareness and knowledge of breast density among US women, according to a study.

Radiation plus immunotherapy revs up immune system to better attack melanoma

Treating metastatic melanoma with a combination of radiotherapy and two immunotherapies that target the CTLA4 and PD-1 pathways could produce an optimal response in more patients.

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.

Online education tool helps bridge gaps in therapeutic decision-making for NSCLC

A new online tool uses a patient's molecular characteristics and provides feedback from an expert panel to help oncologists with therapeutic decision-making for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Colorectal cancer screening lags for adults with intellectual and development disabilities

Adults that possess intellectual and developmental disabilities are much less likely to be screened for colorectal cancer than the general population, according to a recent study.

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