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Overweight patients less likely to die of colorectal cancer

May 24, 2016

BMI at the time of colorectal cancer diagnosis is associated with mortality risk, according to results of a retrospective observational study.

Patients categorized as underweight or class II to III obese at the time of and following diagnosis experienced an increased risk for all-cause mortality and colorectal cancer-specific mortality compared with participants categorized as having a normal weight.

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Geriatric events increase morbidity, costs among older patients who undergo cancer surgery

May 24, 2016
Older individuals who underwent cancer surgery appeared likely to experience geriatric events, such as falls and fractures, delirium and dehydration.These events —…
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Top Takeaways from ASH: Oral anticoagulants shift cancer-related thrombosis treatment paradigm

May 24, 2016
With a range of questions lingering unanswered in the arena of cancer-related thrombosis, new research presented at the ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition armed…
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VIDEO: Smoking cessation more beneficial than lung cancer screening

May 23, 2016
WASHINGTON — David E. Midthun, MD, FACP, professor of medicine and director of the lung cancer screening program at Mayo Clinic, discussed various aspects of lung…
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Lower vitamin D levels associated with worse outcomes in melanoma

May 23, 2016
Lower levels of vitamin D correlated with poorer outcomes in patients with melanoma, according to prospective study results.Prior research showed elevated
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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: Some women with early-stage breast cancer can safely avoid adjuvant chemotherapy

May 4, 2016
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The Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in the past decade, as advances are made in diagnosis…
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