Cancer

Colon cancer survival varies by insurance type

(HealthDay)—Compared to patients with private insurance, colon cancer survival is lower for patients with no insurance or with Medicaid, according to a study published in the May issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sentinel lymph node biopsy underused in high-risk SCC

(HealthDay)—Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is underused for high-risk squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin, according to a research letter published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Dermatology.

Cancer

New tool IDs mortality risk after bladder cancer surgery

(HealthDay)—A new risk-stratification tool is able to estimate mortality in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) after cystectomy, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in Cancer.

Surgery

Central neck dissection underused in some thyroid CA

(HealthDay)—Only about one-third of patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) undergo initial central neck dissection, which is associated with a reduced rate of reoperation, according to a study published online ...

Cancer

Sentinel lymph node dissection non-inferior to axillary node

(HealthDay)—Ten-year overall survival for primary breast cancer patients treated with sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) alone is similar to that seen in those treated with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), according ...

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