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Adolescents with BRCA–positive relatives have greater perceived breast cancer risk, distress

Adolescents with <i>BRCA</i>–positive relatives have greater perceived breast cancer risk, distress
August 30, 2016

Adolescent girls with a family history of breast cancer or a relative with a BRCA mutation had greater breast cancer–specific distress and perceived risk for breast cancer, according to study results published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.

However, girls from these families also reported higher self-esteem and did not have poorer psychosocial functioning than their peers, results showed.

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Tumor size linked to efficacy of lobectomy, segmentectomy for NSCLC

August 29, 2016
Lobectomy prolonged survival compared with sublobar resection for patients with T1a NSCLC tumors that were 2 cm or smaller, according to the results of a SEER analysis. …
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Majority of clinicians overestimate harms, benefits of treatment

August 29, 2016
Most resident and attending internal medicine physicians overestimated both the benefits and harms of common medical tests and treatments, according to findings…
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Early treatment shows long-term benefit for high-risk smoldering myeloma

August 29, 2016
Early treatment with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone prolonged time to progression and OS compared with observation for patients with high-risk smoldering multiple…

Extended work hours increase risk for cancer among U.S. women

August 29, 2016
Women in the United States who worked at least 60 hours per week during the span of 3 decades demonstrated increased risk for cancer and other chronic health problems…
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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a heterogeneous condition that encompasses a continuum of disease…
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VIDEO: CAR T cell therapy durable, effective for treatment of acute, chronic lymphoblastic leukemia

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Discoveries from ASCO 2016: Breast Cancer

Discoveries from ASCO 2016: Breast Cancer

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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances

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Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty-five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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