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Chemotherapy before surgery in the treatment of high risk rectal cancer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of chemotherapy before surgery in patients with high-risk rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that chemotherapy improves tumor shrinkage before rectal surgery.   Some background The standard treatment for patients with rectal cancer is surgery. High-risk patients may benefit from short-course...

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Does the frequency of surveillance after surgery impact survival in patients with NSCLC?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the frequency of follow-ups after surgical treatment in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and whether it had an effect on survival. The study concluded that more frequent surveillance was not linked to improved survival.  Some background Surveillance during the post-treatment stage of cancer is a critical...

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Does radiotherapy improve outcomes for patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on the outcomes of rituximab (Rituxan)-treated patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that radiotherapy has significant therapeutic benefits for these patients. Some background Primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a rare type of...

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Alopecia after breast cancer treatment

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to find out how common persistent hair loss (alopecia) is after breast cancer chemotherapy, and how to prevent it. The authors found that persistent alopecia was present in all forms of chemotherapy but was worse with docetaxel (Taxotere) and could be prevented by using a scalp cooling technique. Some background...

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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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Breast reconstruction surgery using an omental flap is an option after breast conserving surgery

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate laparoscopically harvested omental flap (LHOF) as used in breast reconstruction.  It concluded that LHOF is a promising option in partial breast reconstruction after breast conserving surgery.  Some background There are several types of surgery used in the treatment of breast cancer....

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The optimal duration of hormone therapy for post menopausal patients with early breast cancer

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the benefits of taking letrozole for 2.5 years versus 5 years in post-menopausal patients with early stage breast cancer. This study found no benefit of five years extended therapy with letrozole compared to 2.5 years, after an initial five years of hormone therapy.  Some background Breast...

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Removal of underarm lymph nodes in melanoma patients

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the secondary effects of having axillary lymphadenectomy (ALD; surgery to remove the lymph nodes in the underarms region) in melanoma patients. Researchers suggested that ALD is a low risk surgery for melanoma patients. Some background The standard treatment for melanoma patients spread to the lymph nodes is...

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