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Postoperative radiation extended survival in resected NSCLC

November 24, 2014

Postoperative radiotherapy improved survival by approximately 4 months in patients with resected non–small cell lung cancer with pathologically involved N2 lymph nodes who also underwent adjuvant chemotherapy, according to study findings.

“These results reinforce the value of [postoperative radiotherapy] for NSCLC patients with involved mediastinal lymph nodes,” researcher John L. Mikell, MD, chief resident in the department of radiation oncology at Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, said in a press release. “Our data indicates that with modern radiotherapy equipment and treatment techniques, [postoperative radiotherapy] can improve survival for these patients.”

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UC Davis appoints chair of department of public health sciences

November 23, 2014
Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH, has been named chair of the department of public health sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine. Pollock, whose research focuses on the incidence…
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NYU Langone names cancer center director

November 22, 2014
Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, has been named director of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.The appointment will be effective Jan. 1.
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Trastuzumab plus adjuvant chemotherapy improved OS DFS in HER 2 positive breast cancer

November 21, 2014
The addition of trastuzumab to adjuvant chemotherapy conferred “substantial and durable improvement in survival” among women with early-stage…
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Endoscopists regularly overuse colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer

November 21, 2014
Endoscopists commonly recommended more frequent colonoscopy screenings and surveillance for colorectal cancer than current recommended guidelines, according to study…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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