News tagged with cancer surgery

Getting chemo first may help in rectal cancer

(Medical Xpress)—A new phase II study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology finds that if chemotherapy is offered before radiation and surgery, more patients ...

May 15, 2014
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Preoperative PET cuts unnecessary lung surgeries in half

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. Additionally, positron emission tomography (PET) ...

Mar 26, 2014
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Bariatric surgery decreases risk of uterine cancer

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial ...

Mar 23, 2014
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