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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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Top Takeaways from ASH: Benefits, drawbacks of Factor VIII products require discussion with patients

May 26, 2016
The multicenter, randomized Survey of Inhibitors in Plasma-Product Exposed Toddlers, or SIPPET study, presented at the ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, which…
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FDA approves Afstyla to treat patients with hemophilia A

May 26, 2016
The FDA approved antihemophilic factor (recombinant), single chain to treat adults and children with hemophilia A.Antihemophilic factor (recombinant), single chain…
Ask the Experts

What is a cyst?

May 26, 2016
A cyst is a closed sac with a defined membrane and division on the nearby tissue. Cysts may contain fluid, air or semi-solid material. There are various types of…
In the Journals

Physical activity associated with lower risks of 13 cancers

May 26, 2016
Leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks for 13 out of 26 cancers included in an investigation published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Steven C
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Updates from Vienna 2015 – Highlights in Hematologic Malignancies

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The management of patients with hematologic malignancies—from diagnosis to treatment decisions—can represent a…
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VIDEO: Midostaurin, other agents represent therapeutic advances for AML

May 9, 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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