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Risk factors for disease reclassification in prostate cancer patients on active surveillance

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors determined the risk factors that led to disease reclassification (change in grade/status of the disease) in prostate cancer patients under active surveillance. Some background Active surveillance is common in early-stage prostate cancer management. It involves active monitoring of patients for any changes in symptoms or...

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Phase I and II clinical trial evaluating the combination of dabrafenib and trametinib for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper presents results from phase I and II clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of two targeted therapies – dabrafenib and trametinib – given in combination for metastatic melanoma patients with BRAF mutations. Some background BRAF is a protein that plays a role in cell division and growth. About 50% of...

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Addition of Aflibercept to FOLFIRI improves survival rates in patients previously treated with Oxaliplatin

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of the chemotherapy regimen known as FOLFIRI with or without the addition of Aflibercept (Zaltrap) to treat metastatic colorectal cancer.  Results showed that adding Aflibercept significantly increased the length of time patients survive and the length of time they survive without any disease...

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1 to 2-year colonoscopy intervals reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in families with Lynch syndrome

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The present study evaluated the risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) in Lynch syndrome carriers who were followed by colonoscopies at 1 to 2-year intervals. Some background Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that predisposes patients to cancer of the large intestine (CRC). Lynch syndrome can also cause cancers of the...

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The cancer rate among patients who were treated surgically for polyps that were impossible to remove endoscopically

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine the rate of cancer cases in patients with polyps that were removed surgically. Factors that predict the presence of cancer in these polyps were also investigated. The results confirm the fact that the best therapeutic option for polyps that cannot be removed endoscopically is radical surgery. Some background...

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Repeat conservative breast surgery for patients with breast cancer recurring in the same breast

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to establish the criteria for selecting the best candidates to receive a second breast–conserving surgery (BCS) after ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR- reappearance of a breast tumor on the same side).   Some background Some patients with primary breast cancer who receive BCS and...

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Efficacy and adherence to a lifestyle modification program in sedentary breast cancer survivors

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the efficacy of home-based lifestyle counseling and coaching program in achieving adequate lifestyle changes in older sedentary breast cancer survivors.  Some background Older breast cancer survivors are at risk of developing secondary cancers, heart diseases and declining self-care capacity. Previous...

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Efficacy and adherence to a lifestyle modification program in sedentary colorectal cancer survivors

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the efficacy of home-based lifestyle counseling and coaching program in achieving adequate lifestyle changes in older sedentary colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors.  Some background Older CRC survivors are at risk of developing secondary cancers, heart diseases and declining self-care capacity. Previous...

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