Oncology & Cancer

Researchers study cost-effectiveness of rectal cancer treatments

Costs are on the rise for many kinds of medical treatments. UCLA researchers are looking for cost-effective ways to treat people who have locally advanced rectal cancer, a cancer located in the end section of the large intestine.

Oncology & Cancer

Solving the 'Catch-22' of rectal cancer

Today's standard procedure to treat rectal cancer includes radical surgery to remove the tumour along with the rectum and its encasing tissue (called mesorectum). After the surgery, the specimen is analysed in the pathology ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ultrasound for rectal cancer staging tied to more chemoradiation

(HealthDay)—Use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for rectal cancer (RC) staging is associated with higher use of neoadjuvant chemoradiation but no significant improvement in overall survival, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

These foods may up your odds for colon cancer

(HealthDay)—Chowing down on red meat, white bread and sugar-laden drinks might increase your long-term risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Oncology & Cancer

Use of Prostate Health Index test reduces unnecessary biopsies

The Prostate Health Index (phi) is a cost-effective tool used by urologists to detect prostate cancer. It reduces the risk of over diagnosis, and cuts down on the need to send men for unnecessary and often uncomfortable biopsies. ...

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