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Joint pain and falls among women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitors.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if joint pain is associated with falling down in patients with breast cancer who were treated with aromatase inhibitors. The study found that the patients who reported having joint pain were more likely to have a fall than those who had no joint pain. Some background Aromatase inhibitors are medications...

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Lymphocyte count reduction is associated with better rectal cancer outcomes

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between lymphocyte (a type of white blood cells) counts and treatment outcomes for patients with rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that lymphocyte count reduction may be caused by rectal cancer treatment and is associated with better tumor response. Some background Colorectal cancer is the...

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Length of treatment with trastuzumab in HER2+ early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out what the best length of treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin) is for HER2+ early stage breast cancer. The study found that at least one year of treatment had the best results in terms of how well it worked, and the cost-effectiveness. Some background HER-2 positive breast cancer is a type of cancer where...

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Adding mFOLFOX6 to the standard treatment for rectal cancer increases cancer response and survival

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether adding mFOLFOX6 (modified; folinic acid, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) chemotherapy after standard chemotherapy and radiotherapy (CRT) and delaying surgery improves cancer response and survival in rectal cancer. Researchers suggest that this treatment increases disease-free survival (DFS;...

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Laparoscopic surgery is associated with improved quality of life in patients with colon cancer

Posted by on Oct 27, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared open surgery to laparoscopic surgery (LS; a tube with a camera is inserted through a small cut to remove the tumor) in terms of quality of life in patients with colon cancer. Researchers suggested that patients treated with LS had an improved quality of life after surgery.   Some background Colon cancer is...

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Surgical treatment options for anal melanoma

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the afety and effectiveness of two surgical treatments for anal melanoma. The study found that patients who had a local excision and patients who had an abdominoperineal resection had the same level of overall survival. Some background Anal melanoma is a very rare cancer. Two surgical options for treatment are...

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Comparing open and laparoscopic surgery for patients with rectal cancer 

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer treated with either laparoscopy (LPS; removal of the tumor by using a cable with a camera inserted near the tumor) or open surgery. Researchers found no differences in outcomes between LPS and open surgery for these patients.   Some background Treatment for rectal...

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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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