News tagged with active surveillance

New prostate cancer test improves risk assessment

(Medical Xpress)—A new genomic test for prostate cancer can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of the disease, according to a new UC San Francisco study. The test, which improves risk ...

May 08, 2013
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Observation is safe, cost-saving in low-risk prostate cancer

Many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose active surveillance or "watchful waiting" instead of undergoing immediate treatment and have better quality of life while reducing health care costs, according ...

Jun 17, 2013
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ER visits tied to ambien on the rise

(HealthDay)—There has been a dramatic increase in the number of emergency-room visits related to sleep medications such as Ambien, according to a new U.S. study.

May 01, 2013
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HIV treatment use increases in the US

Between 2000 and 2008, the proportion of HIV-infected patients in the U.S. receiving effective treatment known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) increased, and HIV-infected patients appeared to be less infectious ...

Sep 03, 2012
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