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Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy patients reported confidence with decision

Boughey JC. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1245/s10434-014-4053-3.
Most patients with breast cancer who underwent contralateral prophylactic mastectomy report long-term satisfaction with their decision, according to…
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Ipilimumab plus sargramostim prolonged OS, decreased toxicity in metastatic melanoma

Hodi FS. JAMA. 2014;doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13943.
The addition of sargramostim to ipilimumab significantly extended OS and decreased toxicity in patients with advanced melanoma, according to results…
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Leprosy incidence greater among foreign-born individuals

Nolen L. MMWR. 2014;63:969-972.
The rate of new diagnoses of Hansen’s disease, or leprosy, in the United States decreased from 0.52 per million in the 1994-1996 period to…
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Inadequate bladder cancer biopsy linked to increased mortality

Chamie K. Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1002/cncr.29071.
The absence of muscle in the specimen in nearly 50% of all diagnostic resections for bladder cancer was linked to increased mortality, particularly…
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Virologic failure rate declined significantly in France over 15 years

Delaugerre C. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu834.
The proportion of patients with HIV who experienced virologic failure while receiving routine care in France declined significantly from 1997 to…
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Axillary radiotherapy reduced morbidity in breast cancer with positive sentinel node

Donker M. Lancet Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(14)70460-7.
Axillary radiotherapy and axillary lymph node dissection achieved similar rates of regional control in patients with breast cancer who have a…
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Genetic determinant identified for increased melanoma risk

Iles MM. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014;doi:10.1093/jnci/dju267.
Genes associated with longer telomere length were linked to increased melanoma risk, according to study findings. Moreover, the researchers noted…
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p16 expression predicted outcomes in non-OPSCC

Chung CH. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2013.54.5228.
Patients with p16-positive non-oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma experienced better outcomes than those with p16-negative tumors, according to an…
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Lab test adapted to identify new Lyme treatments

November 3, 2014
A research team from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a rapid antibiotic susceptibility test to evaluate the effect of…
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Survival rates better among sepsis patients who received organ transplants

Kalil AC. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu789.
Patients with sepsis who underwent organ transplantation had significantly lower 28-day and 90-day mortality than nontransplant patients with…
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Text message reminders improved malaria treatment adherence

Raifman JRG. PLoS One. 2014;doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109032.
Text message reminders improved patient adherence to malaria treatment regimens, according to recently published data. Julia R.G. Raifman, MS
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PET/CT may be new standard for response assessment in follicular lymphoma

Trotman J. Lancet Haematol. 2014;1:e17-e27.
PET/CT proved superior to conventional contrast-enhanced CT for its ability to measure treatment response and predict survival among patients with…
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Google search data could improve real-time flu monitoring

Preis T. R Soc open sci. 2014;doi:10.1098/rsos.140095.
Using Google search data may increase the accuracy of predictive models for real-time influenza monitoring, according to recently published data…
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Lung cancer clinical trials routinely exclude cancer survivors

Gerber DE. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014;doi:10.1093/jnci/dju302.
Many patients are automatically excluded from lung cancer clinical trials due to previous cancer, according to findings. Additionally, this criterion…
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HIV testing increased among MSM

Cooley LA. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu851.
Researchers from the CDC have found that HIV testing increased among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men from 2008 to 2011…
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