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Study Probes Use of MRI to Spot Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Title: Study Probes Use of MRI to Spot Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients Category: Health News Created: 4/8/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Title: Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds Category: Health News Created: 4/6/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

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European Commission Approves Amgen's Vectibix® (panitumumab) As First-Line Treatment In Combination With FOLFIRI …

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (AMGN) today announced that the European Commission approved a new use of Vectibix® (panitumumab) as first-line treatment in combination with FOLFIRI for the treatment of adult patients with wild-type (WT) RAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). About half of the patients with mCRC have WT RAS tumors.1  FOLFIRI, an irinotecan-based …

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Researchers evaluate decision aids for patient's choice of localised prostate cancer treatment

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients – but is the decision really shared? According to adjunct professor Kari Tikkinen, shared decision-making isn't easy, and clinicians need help. The international research group led by Tikkinen has studied the decision aids for treatment choice of localised prostate cancer

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Trained dogs detect cancer in human urine samples

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Provided by Aaron Lohr, The Endocrine Society San Diego, CA– A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients' urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

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Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

| March 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients' urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study.

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Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Title: Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause Category: Health News Created: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Chemo before breast cancer operation increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

( American College of Surgeons ) Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before a breast cancer operation are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure and forgo a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), according to a new study published online as an 'article in press' in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The study will appear …

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Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Title: Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? Category: Health News Created: 2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Researchers discover potential new therapy for opioid tolerant patients

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

While opioids are a widely used treatment for pain, patients who take them on a regular basis can become tolerant, requiring a higher dose for continued pain relief. Researchers have now identified a compound that appears to play a role in the development of opioid tolerance.

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