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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.

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.

Proton therapy less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques

Partial breast irradiation (APBI) with proton therapy, as opposed to whole breast irradiation (WBI), may prove more affordable and have a more beneficial length of treatment for patients with early stage breast cancer.

Postoperative radiation therapy improves overall survival in resected NSCLC

Patients with non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) that received postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) lived an average of 4 months longer, when compared with patients who had the same disease progression and treatment criteria.

Most internet sites on prostate cancer disagree with expert panel's recommendations

Less than 20 percent of top-ranked health sites advise against screening for prostate cancer, a recommendation made by the USPSTF.

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