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Low-risk adenoma removal associated with reduced colorectal cancer mortality

August 27, 2014

Patients who had low-risk adenomas removed demonstrated lower rates of long-term colorectal cancer mortality than those who had high-risk adenomas removed, according to results of a population-based study.

The low mortality rate associated with low-risk adenomas may obviate the need for post-colonoscopy surveillance in this population, researchers wrote.

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Barrett’s esophagus associated with increased risk for colon polyps

August 25, 2014
Individuals with Barrett’s esophagus demonstrated significantly increased risk for colon polyps, according to results of a case-control study.Results showed those…
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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…
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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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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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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

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

8/16/2014
Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Low-risk adenoma removal associated with reduced colorectal cancer mortality

August 27, 2014
Patients who had low-risk adenomas removed demonstrated lower rates of long-term colorectal cancer mortality than those who had high-risk adenomas…
In the Journals

Barrett’s esophagus associated with increased risk for colon polyps

August 25, 2014
Individuals with Barrett’s esophagus demonstrated significantly increased risk for colon polyps, according to results of a case-control…
In the Journals

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…
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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…
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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…
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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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