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The effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on breast cancer relapse in postmenopausal women under aromatase inhibitor treatment

The effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on breast cancer relapse in postmenopausal women under aromatase inhibitor treatment

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated the link between statin (cholesterol-lowering drugs) use and risks of breast cancer (BC) relapse under adjuvant aromatase inhibitors (AI) therapy in women after their menopause. The main finding was that statin use was related with lower risks of BC relapse in such patients. Some background Women with...

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Does chemotherapy and SBRT improve survival in older patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Does chemotherapy and SBRT improve survival in older patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated chemotherapy (CT) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in older patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They found that CT after SBRT improved survival in older patients with tumors greater than 4 cm. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common form of lung...

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How effective is hormonal therapy for patients with hormone receptor positive early breast cancer?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of hormonal therapy in premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer with or without other treatments. The authors concluded that patients who received hormonal therapy had a higher chance of survival and without a return of cancer. Some background The hormone...

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Benefits of therapy for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper is a document that was developed at a breast cancer conference by a number of experts in the field. It outlines suggested treatment for early-stage breast cancer. The experts concluded that patients and doctors should work together and discuss the benefit of treating early-stage breast cancer in comparison with the potential...

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Are intense follow-up programs beneficial for patients with colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effect of follow-up programs on the survival of patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that intense follow-up programs do not improve the survival of these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is a commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. Two in three patients will present with the possibly...

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Complete mesocolic excision reduces the risk of recurrence in patients with colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of complete mesocolic excision (CME) in patients with right-side colon cancer. Researchers suggested that CME reduces the risk of recurrences (when cancer comes back) in these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. The standard treatment is surgery and...

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A comparison between local and radical surgery in early rectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of local vs radical surgery in patients with rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that local surgery is associated with better outcomes in certain patients with early cancers. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. The standard treatment options for these...

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Chemotherapy before breast conserving surgery in breast cancer – is there an increased risk of complications?

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC; chemotherapy before surgery) in patients undergoing oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery (OBCS).  They found that NAC did not affect the rate of complications in OBCS.  Some background Breast cancer (BC) can be treated using a number of strategies....

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