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Statins may lower mortality risk in patients with lung cancer

May 22, 2015

Statin use in the year before and after diagnosis was linked to decreased mortality risk in patients with lung cancer, according to results of a population-based cohort study.

Using the statin simvastatin was particularly associated with positive outcomes, the researchers also found.

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Spirituality, religiosity increased quality of life among patients with cancer

May 22, 2015
TORONTO — Among patients with cancer, having a high sense of spirituality and/or religiosity increased mental health quality of life, according to data presented…

Keytruda recommended for approval in Europe as advanced melanoma treatment

May 22, 2015
Merck announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion in recommending Keytruda for…
Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors In the Journals

Radical nephrectomy confers low risk for renal dysfunction in Wilms’ tumor survivors

May 22, 2015
Patients with nonsyndromic unilateral Wilms’ tumor who underwent a unilateral radical nephrectomy without additional nephrotoxic chemotherapy or ionizing radiation…
In the Journals

Reflectance confocal microscopy diagnostic criteria reproducibly recognized among users

May 22, 2015
Certain reflectance confocal microscopy diagnostic criteria for melanoma and basal cell carcinoma were reproducibly recognized among users of the technique, according to…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Melanoma

No commercial support for this activity.

This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with melanoma.
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VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

May 5, 2015
Robert S. DiPaola, MD, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses various forms of prostate cancer…
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CME CNE
High Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 2 High 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 to…
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