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Chemo Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer

Chemo Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer

The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a survival benefit in the general population, and may be underutilized.

CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Higher for Elderly

CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Higher for Elderly

Higher hospital charge and increased length of stay for patients aged 80 years and older post-resection

High-Fat Diet Ups Risk for Certain Breast Cancers

High-Fat Diet Ups Risk for Certain Breast Cancers

High intake of saturated fats is associated with increased risk of certain subtypes of breast cancer.

New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

With the resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face.

Chronic Pancreatitis Ups Cancer Mortality Risk

Chronic Pancreatitis Ups Cancer Mortality Risk

Individuals with chronic pancreatitis are at higher risk for cancer death and other comorbidities than those without the disease.

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New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

With the resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face.

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills

While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.

Sebelius Resigns as HHS Secretary

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Medicare Paid Some Docs $3 Million Each in 2012

A small number of doctors received at least $3 million each in Medicare payments in 2012, for a total of nearly $1.5 billion.

Choosing Wisely Selections Largely Based on Costs

Most services included in specialty medical societies' Top 5 lists for the Choosing Wisely campaign are based on evidence demonstrating equivalent but not superior benefit.

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.

Adding ADT to Radiotherapy Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes

The combined treatment was associated with a reduced risk of biochemical and clinical progression compared with radiotherapy alone.

Osteoporosis May Be Present Before Prostate Cancer ADT

Danish study reveals a 10% prevalence of osteoporosis among men due to start androgen-deprivation therapy.

Renal Mass Biopsy Seldom Used Pre-RCC Surgery

Only 17% and 20% of patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy, respectively, had a renal mass biopsy in advance of surgery.

PSA Nadir in ADT Recipients: The Lower, The Better

The nadir should be below 0.01 ng/mL because even levels of 0.01 to 0.2 ng/mL predict an increased risk of adverse outcomes.

Use Transperineal Biopsy More, Researchers Say

Men who need a prostate biopsy should be offered TP as a possible alternative to TRUS-guided biopsy.

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