Oncology & Cancer

Most liver cancer patients do not receive proper care

Many US patients with liver cancer—even those with early stage disease that can often be cured—do not receive treatment for their disease, according to an analysis of studies published between 1989 and 2013.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A natural protein, Elafin, against gluten intolerance?

Scientists from INRA and INSERM (France) in collaboration with scientists from McMaster University (Canada) and the Ecole polytechnique fédérale of Zurich (Switzerland) have shown that Elafin, a human protein, plays a key ...

Oncology & Cancer

Age shouldn't limit access to transplants for MDS, study suggests

Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) who were as old as 74 fared as well with stem cell transplantation as did patients in the 60-to-65 age range, according to a study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute presented ...

Oncology & Cancer

Accelerated radiotherapy more efficient than current practice

Radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy is increasingly being used in the curative treatment for un-resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). But, until now, researchers had not looked at the cost-effectiveness of the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Intervention assists end-of-life decisions in advanced cancer

(HealthDay)—In advanced cancer patients, an intervention with a pamphlet and discussion to assist with end-of-life decision making is associated with earlier placement of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and less likelihood ...

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