Items Tagged ‘surgery’

October 3rd, 2016

Different Treatment Options Appear Equally Effective in Early Prostate Cancer

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Among men with early prostate cancer that is detected through prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, treatment with either surgery, radiation therapy, or monitoring until progression all appear to provide approximately the same survival rates at 10 years. Spread of cancer, however, was higher among those whose cancer was monitored until progression. These results were recently published […]

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Tags: active monitoring, early, Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, News, Prostate Cancer, prostatectomy, PSA, radiation, regimen, surgery


September 13th, 2016

Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Fails to Benefit Most Patients with Lung Cancer

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Whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) provides “little additional clinically significant benefit” for patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases, according to doctors performing the first large-scale randomized controlled trial of its kind. As many as 30% of all patients with NSCLC will present with or develop brain metastases. There is currently a routine practice […]

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Tags: advanced, brain metastases, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, nsclc, QUARTZ, Recurrent Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Stages IIIB-IV Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, surgery, WBRT


June 6th, 2016

Follow-Up Scans Reduce Need for Some Invasive Surgeries in Head and Neck Cancer

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Utilizing PET-CT scans following treatment for patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to their lymph nodes significantly reduces the need for invasive follow-up surgery. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer (HNC) that has spread to nearby lymph nodes are […]

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Tags: chemoradiation, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HNC, lymph nodes, News, PET-CT scans, surgery


April 6th, 2016

Complications Decrease with Surgeon Experience in Thyroidectomy

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Among patients undergoing the surgical removal of their thyroid, complications associated with the procedure are drastically reduced if surgeons perform a larger number of the surgeries per year. These results were recently published in the Annals of Surgery. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of the neck. It […]

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Tags: complications, failure, General Thyroid Cancer, success, surgeon, surgery, Thyroid Cancer, thyroidectomy


December 22nd, 2015

Adding Carboplatin to Pre-surgery Chemotherapy Improves Survival for Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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Adding carboplatin to pre-surgery chemotherapy improved disease-free survival for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to results from a German clinical study released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposia.1 Breast cancers that are not stimulated to grow from exposure to estrogen or progesterone and are HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor)-negative are called […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, carboplatin, HER2-negative, News, surgery, tnbc, Triple Negative Breast Cancer


September 17th, 2014

Breast Conservation Therapy May Be Better than a Mastectomy

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Breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually in the United States alone. Early-stage breast cancer refers to cancer that has not spread from its site of origin. Patients with early-stage breast cancer have a high cure rate with current standard treatment options, particularly those that do not have cancer that has spread […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, mastectomy, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, surgery


July 2nd, 2014

Study Shows Polypectomy as Effective as Partial Colon Resection

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A team from Stony Brook University reported that patients requiring removal of colon polyps could be effectively treated with laparoscopic-assisted polypectomy (LACP) and that the procedure required fewer resources than did partial colon resection (laparoscopic hemicolectomy, LHC), a common treatment for these patients. In this randomized study presented at the 2014 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, polypectomy, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, surgery


June 23rd, 2014

Survival Benefit with Immediate Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Invasive Bladder Cancer

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Results from a recent Phase III clinical trial suggest that patients with invasive bladder cancer may benefit from treatment with immediate adjuvant chemotherapy. These finding were presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting held in Chicago, May 31–June 3. Patients with Stage III, or invasive, bladder cancer have cancer that invades […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, News, Recurrent Bladder Cancer, Stage III Bladder Cancer, Stage IV/Metastatic Bladder Cancer, Stages II-III Bladder Cancer, surgery


June 18th, 2014

Ask the Expert: Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction

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July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm EST CancerConnect live Web Chat with an Expert series presents:  “Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction.”  On July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm EST you will have the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert who will discuss and answer participants’ questions about reconstruction after breast cancer surgery during a […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast reconstruction, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, Supportive Care Breast Cancer, surgery