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American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
July 29, 2016

The American Society of Breast Surgeons issued a position statement that recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for average-risk women with unilateral breast cancer.

In its statement — published in Annals of Surgical Oncology — the society encouraged an evidence-based, patient value-focused approach to determine the value of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in patients with breast cancer.

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Ovarian cancer surveillance with CA-125 tests, CT scans common despite lack of proven benefit

July 29, 2016
Cancer antigen 125 tests and CT scans are routinely used for surveillance of patients with ovarian cancer despite a lack of proven benefit, according to results of a…
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High-dose methotrexate improves outcomes in children with B-ALL

July 29, 2016
High-dose methotrexate appeared superior to Capizzi methotrexate without increasing toxicity in children and young adults with high-risk B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia…
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Melanoma screening increases detection with little impact on use of surgery, specialist referrals

July 28, 2016
Melanoma screening in the community medical setting increased melanoma diagnoses rates, but did not result in an upsurge of skin surgeries or dermatology office visits…
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Checkpoint inhibitor therapy more economical, safe than CAR T cells in pediatric leukemia

July 28, 2016
Novel advances in the use of checkpoint inhibitors – such as an anti-PD1 or anti-PDL1 – to treat pediatric leukemia may result in the ability to eliminate…
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Updates from Vienna 2015 – Highlights in Hematologic Malignancies

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The management of patients with hematologic malignancies—from diagnosis to treatment decisions—can represent a…
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VIDEO: Adding rituximab to chemotherapy increases PFS in patients with CLL

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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a heterogeneous condition that encompasses a continuum of disease…
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