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Risk of secondary cancers in patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to examine the risk of developing a secondary cancer after breast conserving therapy for early stage breast cancer patients. This study found that patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer do not have a significantly higher risk of secondary cancers.  Some background Women with early stage breast...

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Factors that affect survival following recurrence despite surgery for non-small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Lung cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine factors that predicted survival after return of non-small cell lung cancer. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common form of lung cancer. In cases of cancer recurrence (return), NSCLC can reoccur at different sites in the body from the primary site or can be limited to a...

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Using the 70-gene signature to predict cancer outcome

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether adding the 70-gene signature (MammaPrint) to clinical guidelines could improve prediction of cancer outcome in early breast cancer patients.   Some background It is important to identify patients who are at high risk of breast cancer recurrence (return of cancer) and are eligible to receive adjuvant...

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Early surveillance after surgery

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the value of early surveillance using computed tomography (CT) after surgery to remove stage II or III colorectal cancer. Some background Treatment of colorectal cancer involves resection surgery, in which the tumor is removed along with neighboring parts of the colon or rectum. However, over half of the patients...

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Starting salvage radiotherapy early

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the results of early salvage radiation therapy (ESRT) in prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy. Some background Following radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate gland), prostate cancer often recurs and requires further treatment. Surveillance for cancer recurrence is usually...

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Predictors of recurrence after surgery in patients with localized rectal tumors

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at survival and recurrence rates among patients with localized rectal cancer (one that has not spread beyond the rectum). The researchers tried to identify patients at a higher risk that might benefit from more aggressive treatment. Some background Node negative (or N0) rectal cancer is a cancer that has not yet...

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Wait-and-see policy in patients with rectal cancer treated with chemoradiotherapy

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and utility of a wait and see policy in patients with rectal cancer treated with chemoradiotherapy.  Some background Treatment options for patients with rectal cancer (cancer in the final part of the large bowel) is chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy (together called...

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