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Acupuncture in treating xerostomia

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for radiation-induced xerostomia in a small pilot study. It involved 19 patients who received acupuncture twice a week for four weeks and were assessed using xerostomia inventory and patient benefit questionnaire scores.

Breast cancer detection

Clinical breast examination in addition to mammography improves breast cancer detection and sensitivity, but also increases false positives

Minimally invasive radical prostatectomy

The popularity of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) has risen despite lack of data on outcomes and higher costs compared with open retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP), say US researchers

Combination therapy in multiple myeloma

Combining lenalidomide with low-dose rather than high-dose dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma improves survival and lowers toxicity, according to the results of a controlled trial

HPV and penile cancer

HPV types 16 and 18 are associated with about half of penile cancers, researchers in Spain have found.

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