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Preoperative transcutaneous oximetry predicted complications in sarcoma radiation

November 21, 2014

The use of preoperative transcutaneous oximetry may be useful in predicting wound-healing complications in patients undergoing surgery for soft tissue sarcomas after external beam radiation therapy, according to study findings.

This test may be useful in guiding decisions regarding the timing of radiation in relation to surgery, the researchers wrote.

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HPV vaccination rates among girls lowest in states with highest cervical cancer rates

November 20, 2014
The percentage of girls who receive HPV vaccinations is considerably lower in states that have higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to…

NIH renews research grants on aging

November 20, 2014
The NIH has announced renewed funding of $23.4 million for 11 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and the designation of two additional…
In the Journals

Women eligible for breast conservation surgery increasingly choose to undergo mastectomy

November 20, 2014
The percentage of women with early-stage breast cancer who are eligible for breast conservation surgery but still opt to undergo mastectomy has increased significantly…
In the Journals

Melanoma tumor genetics determined clinical benefit from CTLA-4 blockades

November 20, 2014
The presence of somatic neo-epitopes was associated with prolonged clinical benefit from CTLA-4 blockades in patients with melanoma, according to study results.High…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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