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Long-term outcomes of active surveillance for localized prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of active surveillance (AS) in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. This study recommends the use of AS for men with localized prostate cancer. Some background Treatments for prostate cancer often result in serious side effects such as impaired bowel, bladder or sexual functions....

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Is the biosimilar drug ABP 125 as effective as bevacizumab in patients with lung cancer?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how safe and effective is biosimilar ABP 215 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), compared to bevacizumab (Avastin). This study concluded that this drug is as safe and effective as bevacizumab in these patients. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung...

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Comparing robotic and laparoscopic surgery to treat right colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared robotic and laparoscopic complete mesocolic surgery (CMS) in patients with colon cancer. Researchers suggested that both surgeries were safe and associated with excellent outcomes. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. After the standard treatment, 30 to 40% of the patients...

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Comparing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostate surgery versus open prostate surgery

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare traditional open surgery and robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer in terms of side effects. It found that there was no difference in side-effects like sexual function or urinary problems between the two surgeries. Some background Prostate surgery is a treatment option for prostate cancer. This surgery...

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Guidelines for hypofractionated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the current recommendations for treatment doses of radiation therapy for different stages of prostate cancer.  Some background Hypo-fractionated radiation therapy (HFRT) for early-stage prostate cancer is a safe and effective treatment option. It involves a shorter course of treatment with larger doses...

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Breast conserving surgery plus radiotherapy vs mastectomy in stage 1 breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which treatment was better for stage 1 breast cancer, either breast-conserving surgery plus radiotherapy, or mastectomy alone. The study found that breast conserving surgery plus radiotherapy was better than mastectomy for patients with stage 1 breast cancer. Some background There are a number of treatment...

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Does a high level of white blood cells before surgery impact outcome in patients with lung cancer

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if having a high number of a particular white blood cell before surgery was related to a worse outcome in patients with lung cancer. The study found that having a high number of white blood cells before surgery was related to a worse outcome after surgery. Some background White blood cells are the cells of...

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TVEC as a treatment for advanced melanoma

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analysed a treatment for late-stage melanoma called talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC). It found that treating late-stage melanoma with TVEC was effective, and had only minor side effects. Some background Talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) (Imlygic) is a treatment used for late-stage melanoma which is unable to be operated on. TVEC...

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