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EHR 'Nudge' Cut Low-Value Surgery Rates in Older Breast Cancer Patients

Intervention could help reduce overtreatment

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Is a $2,000 Whole-Body MRI Worth It?

"You're going to end up finding a lot of incidental things," says one expert

Jul 16, 2024
When Better Informed, More Women in Their 40s Want to Hold Off on Mammograms

More than a third of women surveyed found information about overdiagnosis "surprising"

Jul 15, 2024
Broader Use of Cryoablation for Early Breast Cancer?

High success rate, few adverse events in patients ineligible for initial trials

Jul 15, 2024
When Better Informed, More Women in Their 40s Want to Hold Off on Mammograms

More than a third of women surveyed found information about overdiagnosis "surprising"

Broader Use of Cryoablation for Early Breast Cancer?

High success rate, few adverse events in patients ineligible for initial trials

Oncology/Hematology Case Studies

Middle-Age Man Presents With Necrotizing Mass on Nose

Rare condition can be deadly without early diagnosis and treatment

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Significant Left Nasal Obstruction Finally Diagnosed After 2 Years

Nonspecific presentation impedes early diagnosis of rare indolent tumor in older man

A female ear, nose, and throat doctor wearing a headlamp examines her senior male patient.
After Chemo, Breast Cancer Patient Develops Two Malignant Neoplasms

Be aware of the potential for secondary malignancy in relation to LCH diagnosis, researchers urge

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Sen. Klobuchar Says She's Cancer-Free but Will Get Radiation for Small Calcification

Early-stage breast tumor first found and removed in 2021

Jul 12, 2024
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A First in Total Larynx Transplant; 'Sniffing' Out Lung Cancer; Gen X Cancer Toll

News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues

Jul 12, 2024
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Immunotherapy Combo Active in Advanced PD-L1-Negative HNSCC

Will promising response rates translate into a survival benefit?

Jul 12, 2024
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Spicy Chip Death Lawsuit; Gen X and Cancer; Extreme U.S. Temperatures

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Jul 12, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Refractory Multiple Myeloma Responsive to Immunotherapy Plus Low-Dose Radiotherapy

A third of patients who had received multiple prior lines of therapy responded, small study shows

Jul 10, 2024
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If CD19 CAR T-Cell Therapy Fails in Lymphoma, Try a CD22 Version

Durable response possible with treatment targeting a different antigen

Jul 10, 2024
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Make the Diagnosis: Can You Explain Her Rash and Conjunctival Injection?

A 13-year-old Mexican girl was brought to the doctor by her father for a rash that developed on her face over the last 3 days.

Jul 10, 2024
Young girl's face with a red rash
Novel Image Analysis IDs Women for MRI After Negative Mammography

AI tool quadruples cancer detection rates in early trial

Jul 09, 2024
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Laryngeal Transplant Helped a Cancer Patient Speak Again in Pioneering Study

Transplants of this nature normally aren't an option for people with active cancer

Jul 09, 2024
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Can Narrow Margins Suffice for Some Smaller Low-Risk Melanomas In Situ?

Strategy in a selected population could reduce morbidity and costs, researchers argue

Jul 07, 2024
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Avoiding Neuropathy From Chemo; Predictive Value of Screening EKGs

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Jul 06, 2024
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Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors

High levels of adherence associated with lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality

Jul 06, 2024
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Popular Diabetes Drug Class Lowered Risk of 10 Obesity-Associated Cancers

For people with diabetes, cancer risks were reduced with GLP-1s versus insulin

Jul 05, 2024
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Celebrity Cancers Stoking Fear? Cisplatin Shortage Ends; Setback for Anti-TIGIT

News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues

Jul 05, 2024
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