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For Some Patients with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Aggressive Treatment Improves 5-Year Survival

For Some Patients with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Aggressive Treatment Improves 5-Year Survival

Aggressive treatment for low-risk stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) results in a 5-year overall survival rate of 47.8%.

In Mice with Melanoma, Exercise Boosts Effectiveness of Doxorubicin

In Mice with Melanoma, Exercise Boosts Effectiveness of Doxorubicin

Mice with melanoma that exercised during chemotherapy had increased tumor shrinkage.

Second List of 'Choosing Wisely' Oncology Guidelines Released

Second List of 'Choosing Wisely' Oncology Guidelines Released

ASTRO recommendations indicate treatment options that should be discussed before being prescribed.

Wild Berry Boosts Effects of Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer

Wild Berry Boosts Effects of Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer

Chokeberry extract enhances cytotoxicity of gemcitabine on a single cancer cell line.

New Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Set to Start Clinical Trials

New Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Set to Start Clinical Trials

Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac have begun trials for a vaccine in early clinical development for the treatment of patients with lung cancer.

Urine Test for Cervical Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Proves Accurate

Urine Test for Cervical Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Proves Accurate

Less invasive method may increase screening rates for cervical cancer, researchers say.

Sexual Function Retained in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

Sexual Function Retained in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy.

Screening for Breast Cancer in Elderly Women Questioned

Screening for Breast Cancer in Elderly Women Questioned

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution.

New Gene Mutations Identified that Promote Prostate Cancer

New Gene Mutations Identified that Promote Prostate Cancer

Researchers have identified 23 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing prostate cancer.

Cancer Survival at All-Time High Due to Targeted Drugs

Cancer Survival at All-Time High Due to Targeted Drugs

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress, notes American Association for Cancer Research.

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Health Care Expenditure Slowed in US

Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S. and other high-spending countries.

States Concerned About Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment

Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law.

EHR Use More Than Doubles

Almost 80% of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records.

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a patient who insists, a new survey shows.

Reducing Six Risk Factors May Prevent 37 Million Deaths

Several modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years.

Majority of Women Lack Accurate Knowledge of Their Own Breast Cancer Risk

Caucasian women overestimate their risk of breast cancer while African American and Hispanic women underestimate their risk, according to research presented at BCS 2013.

Survey Identifies Modifiable Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Rural US Women

A survey presented at BCS 2013 has found a number of factors that cause rural US women to avoid breast cancer screening.

Perioperative MRI of Uncertain Benefit for Women with DCIS

The benefit of perioperative MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is "uncertain," found a study presented during BCS 2013.

Dr. Edith Perez's Recommended Abstracts at BCS 2013

ChemotherapyAdvisor.com Editorial Board member Dr. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, recommends high impact abstracts at the Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.

Radiotherapy for DCIS Is Not Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease

Women who underwent radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ do not face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, found a study presented at BCS 2013.

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