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Tumor stage after neoadjuvant chemotherapy predicted post-surgery survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma

August 22, 2014

Tumor stage after neoadjuvant chemotherapy determined how long patients with esophageal and esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma survived after surgery, according to study results.

Most patients with resectable esophageal or esophagogastric junction adenocarcinomas undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy. However, efforts to predict response to treatment remain challenging, and the importance of tumor stage prior to and after chemotherapy has not been established, according to background information provided by researchers.

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Longer wait to liver transplantation associated with reduced HCC recurrence

August 20, 2014
Risk for hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation was lower among patients who waited more than 120 days from exception to transplantation…
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Diabetics’ elevated risk for pancreatic cancer persisted long after diagnosis

August 20, 2014
A review of 15 case-control studies confirmed individuals with diabetes have an excess risk for pancreatic cancer.Results showed a 30% excess risk for pancreatic cancer…
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Masitinib superior to sunitinib in advanced GIST

August 19, 2014
Patients with inoperable, advanced imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumor who underwent treatment with masitinib demonstrated significantly longer survival…
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Applying Imaging, Biomarkers, and Immunotherapy in the Management of NSCLC

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

8/7/2014
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common form of lung cancer, but the numerous subtypes make this disease…
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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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Tumor stage after neoadjuvant chemotherapy predicted post-surgery survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma

August 22, 2014
Tumor stage after neoadjuvant chemotherapy determined how long patients with esophageal and esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma survived after…
figure In the Journals

Longer wait to liver transplantation associated with reduced HCC recurrence

August 20, 2014
Risk for hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation was lower among patients who waited more than 120 days from exception to…
In the Journals

Diabetics’ elevated risk for pancreatic cancer persisted long after diagnosis

August 20, 2014
A review of 15 case-control studies confirmed individuals with diabetes have an excess risk for pancreatic cancer.Results showed a 30% excess risk…
In the Journals Perspective

Masitinib superior to sunitinib in advanced GIST

August 19, 2014
Patients with inoperable, advanced imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumor who underwent treatment with masitinib demonstrated…
In the Journals

More intensive colonoscopy screening yielded little benefit among Medicare beneficiaries

August 18, 2014
Medicare beneficiaries who undergo more intensive colonoscopy screening than the guideline-recommended schedule only derive a slight benefit in…
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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…
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Metabolic biomarkers associated with high risk for liver, biliary cancers

August 18, 2014
High concentrations of biomarkers for inflammation and hyperinsulinemia were associated with a high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma and other…
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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…
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Female sex associated with improved survival in HCC

August 14, 2014
Women with hepatocellular carcinoma demonstrated longer OS than men, according to results of a SEER analysis.The benefit was particularly apparent…
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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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