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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…
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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…
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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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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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VIDEO: I-SPY 2 results suggest potential for new standard in HER-2–positive breast cancer

May 6, 2016
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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