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CDC: Cancer screening rates remain below Healthy People 2020 targets

May 29, 2015

 The number of adults in the U.S. who underwent the recommended screening tests for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers in 2013 fell below the targets set by the Healthy People 2020 initiative, according to data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

However, certain population subgroups — including highly educated women and older adults — approached or exceeded screening targets, according to the report.

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Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma increased from 2003 to 2008

May 29, 2015
Use of Mohs micrographic surgery to treat melanomas increased by 60% between 2003 and 2008, according to data from the National Cancer Institute. Researchers used data…
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Matched tumor analyses leads to more accurate diagnoses

May 29, 2015
Sequencing normal tissue besides tumor tissue resulted in more accurate identification and interpretation of somatic and germline alterations that could inform treatment…
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Systemic therapy underutilized in NSCLC treatment, particularly among older patients

May 28, 2015
Most patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer in the general population did not receive systemic therapy, especially if they were older or had squamous…
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Higher response rate seen with T-VEC in advanced melanoma

May 28, 2015
Patients with unresected stage IIIB to IV melanoma who were treated with talimogene laherparepvec experienced a higher durable response rate than patients treated with…
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