Oncology & Cancer

Cancer in the oldest old: The fastest growing age group in the US

A new report looks at cancer in adults 85 and older and finds incidence and mortality trends are generally similar to those in people 65 to 84, but screening is unexpectedly high and survival is poorer. The report appears ...

Medications

High rates of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis

Opioids work against severe pain but the risks of side effects and addiction are high. In the U.S. alone, 26 people die every day from overdoses. Now researchers in an international collaboration have investigated how common ...

Oncology & Cancer

Robotically assisted devices not approved for cancer surgery

(HealthDay)—The use of robotically assisted surgical devices for breast removal and other cancer-related surgeries is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because there is no proof of its safety or effectiveness ...

Oncology & Cancer

New algorithm boosts accuracy, speed of lung tumour identification

Computing scientists at the University of Alberta have developed a neural network that outperforms other state-of-the-art methods of identifying lung tumours from MRI scans—an advance that could help reduce damage to healthy ...

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