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Decision to undergo post-mastectomy breast reconstruction varied significantly by race, age

August 20, 2014

Rates of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction have remained stable over time and largely appear to reflect patient demand, according to results of a SEER analysis.

However, researchers identified several factors — including black race — that were significantly associated with the decision not to undergo reconstruction.

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Cancer screenings common among those with shortest life expectancies

August 18, 2014
A substantial proportion of older Americans with limited life expectancies undergo routine cancer screening despite the unlikely benefit of the tests in this population…
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Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes predicted outcomes in triple-negative breast cancer

August 15, 2014
Stromal lymphocytic infiltration significantly and independently predicted outcomes in patients with triple-negative breast cancer treated with adjuvant chemotherapy…
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Long-term aspirin use reduced risk for cancer, cardiovascular events

August 14, 2014
Average-risk adults must adhere to a daily prophylactic aspirin regimen for 5 years to derive its protective benefits against cancer, myocardial infarction and stroke…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

8/20/2014
MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

8/16/2014
The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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Decision to undergo post-mastectomy breast reconstruction varied significantly by race, age

August 20, 2014
Rates of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction have remained stable over time and largely appear to reflect patient demand, according to results of a…
figure In the Journals

Cancer screenings common among those with shortest life expectancies

August 18, 2014
A substantial proportion of older Americans with limited life expectancies undergo routine cancer screening despite the unlikely benefit of the tests…
figure In the Journals

Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes predicted outcomes in triple-negative breast cancer

August 15, 2014
Stromal lymphocytic infiltration significantly and independently predicted outcomes in patients with triple-negative breast cancer treated with…
figure In the Journals

Long-term aspirin use reduced risk for cancer, cardiovascular events

August 14, 2014
Average-risk adults must adhere to a daily prophylactic aspirin regimen for 5 years to derive its protective benefits against cancer, myocardial…
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Higher BMI increased risk for 10 common cancers

August 13, 2014
Higher BMI increased individuals’ risks for 10 common cancers, according to results of a population-based cohort study conducted in the United…
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Mylan launches generic capecitabine tablets

August 11, 2014
Mylan has launched 150 mg and 500 mg capecitabine tablets following receipt of its final ANDA approval from the FDA, according to a press release…
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Comorbid conditions determined appropriate age for cancer screening cessation

August 11, 2014
Models that account for individuals’ comorbid conditions may help determine the age at which they should stop undergoing breast, prostate and…
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PALB2 mutation associated with increased risk for breast cancer

August 6, 2014
Women who harbored loss-of-function mutations in the PALB2 gene were five to nine times more likely to develop breast cancer than women of the same…
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High-dose estrogen birth control may increase breast cancer risk

August 1, 2014
The recent use of oral contraceptives, particularly high-dose estrogen formulations, is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer…
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MRI could be key screening component for women at high risk for breast cancer

July 31, 2014
Annual MRI in combination with mammography can be implemented effectively into organized screening programs for women at high risk for breast cancer…
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