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Lumpectomy + Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS

Lumpectomy  Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS

Lumpectomy, radiotherapy tied to reduction in breast cancer mortality vs lumpectomy, mastectomy.

Cancer Patients Treated With Step III Opioids Often Have Sleep Disturbances

The majority of patients with cancer who are being treated with World Health Organization Step III opioids were found to experience poor sleep quality, often due to pain.

Copy Number Abnormalities May Inform Survival, Drug Resistance

For cancers associated with numerous copy number changes, it is difficult to assign disease classifiers and identify useful targets for drug development.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Treatment and Aspirin Improve Outcomes in Barrett Esophagus

High-dose esomeprazole taken in combination with aspirin may safely and effectively improve outcomes in patients with Barrett esophagus.

Majority of Patients With Liver Metastases From Colorectal Cancer Eligible for Laparoscopy

In high-volume centers, patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer may often be eligible for minimally invasive liver surgery via laparoscopy, thereby reducing potential morbidity risks associated with open surgery.

TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation-Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk

C-509T allele and postoperative cosmetic surgery significantly linked to breast fibrosis risk.

Ultrasound Beneficial for Diagnosing Pure Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary

In a multicenter study, researchers used high-quality ultrasound imaging to identify characteristics of pure ovarian clear cell carcinoma.

CLINICAL FEATURES

Case Study: Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath in a Patient with Colorectal Cancer

Case Study: Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath in a Patient with Colorectal Cancer

A 64-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer is brought to the emergency department with substernal chest pain and shortness of breath.

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.

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