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Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Survival Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Survival Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Results of the prospective CHANGH study demonstrate the effect of alcohol consumption on early diagnosis, management, and overall survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Promising Phase 2 Results Lead to Fast Track Designation for Pancreatic Cancer Drug

Promising Phase 2 Results Lead to Fast Track Designation for Pancreatic Cancer Drug 

FDA Fast Track designation was supported by data from a Phase 2 study reviewing pamrevlumab in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel.

Sexual Quality of Life Decreased During, After Chemotherapy for Digestive Cancers

Sexual Quality of Life Decreased During, After Chemotherapy for Digestive Cancers

Sexual impairment is frequently associated with breast and pelvic cancers, but patients with digestive cancer also experience this effect. In this study, researchers assessed sexual activity, dysfunction, sexual quality of life, and need for oncosexology care among patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Higher Socioeconomic Status Leads to Improved Survival Outcomes in Anal Cancer

Higher Socioeconomic Status Leads to Improved Survival Outcomes in Anal Cancer

A multivariable analysis revealed how median household income influences cancer-specific and overall survival among patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus.

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

At $225 million per system, the precision of proton beam radiotherapy is not necessarily overshadowing its high costs. Yet ongoing studies seek to determine how this technology fits into current treatment regimens for prostate, breast, and other cancers.

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