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Salpingectomy may reduce risk for ovarian cancer

February 27, 2015

Surgical removal of the fallopian tubes may help reduce a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer even if her ovaries are left intact, according to study results.

The findings support prior research that suggests a considerable proportion of ovarian cancers begin in the fallopian tubes or uterus, potentially contributing to late-stage diagnoses and poor outcomes.

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Video: Highlights in cancer and HIV treatments at CROI 2015

February 27, 2015
Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member Paul Volberding, MD, reviews HIV and cancer treatment data presented here at CROI 2015. Highlights include cervical…
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Smoking increases mortality risk in patients with colorectal cancer

February 27, 2015
Cigarette smoking is associated with a higher mortality rate among patients with invasive, nonmetastatic colorectal cancer, according to results of a study led by…
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Gram-negative infections exhibited higher multidrug resistance among pediatric cancer patients

February 26, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gram-negative bacteremia had a higher proportion and prevalence of multidrug-resistance compared with gram-positive bacteremia among pediatric…
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Benefits of tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention vary among at-risk women

February 26, 2015
Although most women who use tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention will derive benefit, more attention must be paid to the risk–benefit profiles of certain…
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High Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Routine PSA screening for most men not ready for ‘prime time’

February 10, 2015
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, president of Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas HealthCare System and…
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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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