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Surgeon’s proficiency in esophagectomy affects short- and long-term cancer outcomes

May 26, 2016

Undergoing esophagectomy with a surgeon who had performed at least 15 surgeries reduced short-term mortality among patients with esophageal cancer, according to results of a population-based, nationwide Swedish cohort study.

Further, patients’ long-term mortality improved after surgeons had performed 59 or more surgeries, results showed.

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Disparities in CRC incidence between blacks, whites may be decreasing

May 26, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates and stage at diagnosis among whites and blacks indicated that racial disparities may be decreasing…
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Women with new-onset AF at elevated risk for cancer

May 25, 2016
In a cohort of healthy women at baseline, those who developed atrial fibrillation had elevated risk for cancer after their atrial fibrillation diagnosis, according to…
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Nucleos(t)ide analogues reduce risk for recurrence in HBV-related HCC

May 25, 2016
Nucleos(t)ide analogues for hepatitis B virus infection decreased a patient’s risk for infection-related hepatocellular carcinoma after curative therapy with…
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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VIDEO: New approaches demonstrate potential to exploit immune system to treat cancer

April 30, 2016
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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Surgeon’s proficiency in esophagectomy affects short- and long-term cancer outcomes

May 26, 2016
Undergoing esophagectomy with a surgeon who had performed at least 15 surgeries reduced short-term mortality among patients with esophageal cancer…

Meeting News Coverage

Disparities in CRC incidence between blacks, whites may be decreasing

May 26, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates and stage at diagnosis among whites and blacks indicated that racial disparities may be…

In the Journals

Women with new-onset AF at elevated risk for cancer

May 25, 2016
In a cohort of healthy women at baseline, those who developed atrial fibrillation had elevated risk for cancer after their atrial fibrillation…

In the Journals

Nucleos(t)ide analogues reduce risk for recurrence in HBV-related HCC

May 25, 2016
Nucleos(t)ide analogues for hepatitis B virus infection decreased a patient’s risk for infection-related hepatocellular carcinoma after…

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A 57-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma metastases in unusual sites

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
Ajit Karakbelkar, MD; Munir Ghesani, MD, FACNM
A 57-year-old man with history of stage IIIB esophageal squamous cell carcinoma underwent esophagectomy.Surgical pathology revealed squamous cell…

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Value in cancer care must ‘start with patients, not dollars’

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
The skyrocketing cost of cancer care has come under intense criticism from patients and health care providers.Several promising treatments —…

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Refocusing public narrative necessary to raise ‘alarmingly low’ HPV vaccination rates

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
Greater uptake of HPV vaccination should be a priority to reduce the worldwide cancer burden, according to an ASCO policy statement.The statement…

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Standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy underused for advanced rectal cancer

May 25, 2016
Although the use of standard-of-care neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy has increased among patients with advanced rectal cancers, only half of eligible…

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Overweight patients less likely to die of colorectal cancer

May 24, 2016
BMI at the time of colorectal cancer diagnosis is associated with mortality risk, according to results of a retrospective observational…

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Geriatric events increase morbidity, costs among older patients who undergo cancer surgery

May 24, 2016
Older individuals who underwent cancer surgery appeared likely to experience geriatric events, such as falls and fractures, delirium and…

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