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Mentally, Physically Demanding Jobs May Predict Unemployment After Breast Cancer Surgery

Mentally, Physically Demanding Jobs May Predict Unemployment After Breast Cancer Surgery

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Understanding various factors associated with unemployment may help to guide breast cancer management to increase the rate of returning to work.

Cryosurgery: The Future of Breast Cancer Treatment?

Cryosurgery: The Future of Breast Cancer Treatment?

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Whether cryosurgery or cryoablation will prove a viable alternative to lumpectomy — the standard of care for women with early breast cancer — remains uncertain.

Reduction Strategies Improve Surgical Site Infection Rate After Colon Surgery

Reduction Strategies Improve Surgical Site Infection Rate After Colon Surgery

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The results of this study show that implementation of strategies to reduce SSI can improve SSI rates, despite risk factors for infection.

Resection of Recurrent Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Linked to Improved Survival

Resection of Recurrent Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Linked to Improved Survival

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Resection is associated with improved overall survival among patients with recurrent retroperitoneal sarcoma.

Patients With T3 Glottic SCC Have Improved Overall Survival With Surgery

Patients With T3 Glottic SCC Have Improved Overall Survival With Surgery

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Among patients with T3 glottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), those who underwent surgery had an improved overall survival, in contrast with those who opted for nonsurgical treatment.

Study Evaluates Surgical Options for NSCLC Tumors Measuring at Least 2 cm

Study Evaluates Surgical Options for NSCLC Tumors Measuring at Least 2 cm

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Study findings suggest that for patients with tumors larger than 1 cm, but no larger than 2 cm, who are not amenable to lobectomy, segmentectomy should be recommended.

TORS May Improve Swallowing Function in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

TORS May Improve Swallowing Function in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Findings suggest that TORS is a promising strategy for improving swallowing function in patients with OPSCC, without compromising disease-free survival.

Breast-conserving Surgery and Radiotherapy May Provide Better Overall Survival Than Mastectomy

Breast-conserving Surgery and Radiotherapy May Provide Better Overall Survival Than Mastectomy

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Breast-conserving surgery plus radiotherapy appears to be at least equivalent to mastectomy for overall survival in patients with early breast cancer.

Adding RT to Surgery Improves Survival in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma

Adding RT to Surgery Improves Survival in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma

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The addition of radiotherapy, either preoperatively or postoperatively, to surgery was associated with improved overall survival.

New Surgical System Offers Alternative to Lumpectomy Wire Localization

New Surgical System Offers Alternative to Lumpectomy Wire Localization

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New SCOUT system offers a very accurate means of directing the removal of non-palpable breast lesions.

Adjuvant EGFR TKIs May Enhance DFS in NSCLC

Adjuvant EGFR TKIs May Enhance DFS in NSCLC

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Adjuvant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment may be beneficial for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Stage Increases More Often in Open vs Closed Surgery in Patients With NSCLC

Stage Increases More Often in Open vs Closed Surgery in Patients With NSCLC

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Nodal upstaging of early stage lung cancer was observed to occur more when open chest surgery was employed for lung lobe removal.

Study Evaluates Role of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in RCC With Venous Tumor Thrombus

Study Evaluates Role of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in RCC With Venous Tumor Thrombus

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Survival in stage IV breast cancer is improving, notably so in some patients treated initially with surgery.

Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in Some Women with Stage IV Breast Cancer

Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in Some Women with Stage IV Breast Cancer

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Survival in stage IV breast cancer is improving, notably so in some patients treated initially with surgery.

Conservation Surgery, Radiation Effective for Large Breast Tumors

Conservation Surgery, Radiation Effective for Large Breast Tumors

Combination of breast conservation surgery and radiation is as effective as breast removal for some women with large breast tumors.

Effect of mFOLFOX6 after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer

Effect of mFOLFOX6 after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer

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mFOLFOX6 after neoadjuvant chemoradiation in rectal cancer has potential to increase proportion of patients eligible to receive less invasive treatment.

Idarucizumab Reverses the Anticoagulant Effect of Dabigatran

Idarucizumab Reverses the Anticoagulant Effect of Dabigatran

Administration of idarucizumab (an antibody fragment) was found to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran.

Statin Use Tied to Better Post-Surgical Outcomes

Statin Use Tied to Better Post-Surgical Outcomes

Use of statins may improve lung surgery results, but a larger controlled study is needed to further investigate potential benefits.

Surgery Before Chemotherapy Beneficial in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Surgery Before Chemotherapy Beneficial in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer.

Breast Cancer Patients Eligible for Lumpectomy Still Choose Mastectomy

Breast Cancer Patients Eligible for Lumpectomy Still Choose Mastectomy

Many breast cancer patients who are eligible for breast-conserving surgery still choose to have the entire breast removed.

Too Many Axillary Lymph Node Evaluations for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Researchers Report

Too Many Axillary Lymph Node Evaluations for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Researchers Report

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Too many patients are undergoing axillary lymph node evaluation with breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Stress Management After Breast Cancer Surgery Has Lasting Benefit

Stress Management After Breast Cancer Surgery Has Lasting Benefit

Cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) delivered after breast cancer surgery is associated with long-term psychological benefits.

For Breast Cancer Surgery, Minority Women Less Involved in Decisions

For Breast Cancer Surgery, Minority Women Less Involved in Decisions

Minority patients are less actively involved in surgeon and hospital selection for breast cancer surgery.

Intraperitoneal Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma: Role of Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Allotransplantation in Locally Advanced Disease?

Intraperitoneal Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma: Role of Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Allotransplantation in Locally Advanced Disease?

[Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology] Intraperitoneal location of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is very uncommon and is associated with a particularly aggressive clinical course.

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