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    Many with cancer hospitalized, undergo imaging at end of life

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—About half of cancer patients are hospitalized and undergo at least one imaging scan at the end of life, according to a study published online July 24 in the Journal of Oncology Practice. [...]

    Many with cancer hospitalized, undergo imaging at end of life

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—About half of cancer patients are hospitalized and undergo at least one imaging scan at the end of life, according to a study published online July 24 in the Journal of Oncology Practice. [...]

    Results of NRG-RTOG 0436 highlight need for biomarkers in treatment of esophageal cancer

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories NRG-RTOG 0436 has determined that adding an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor to a chemo-radiation regimen does not improve overall survival for patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer treated in a non-operative manner. These r… [...]

    Results of NRG-RTOG 0436 highlight need for biomarkers in treatment of esophageal cancer

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories NRG-RTOG 0436 has determined that adding an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor to a chemo-radiation regimen does not improve overall survival for patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer treated in a non-operative manner. These r… [...]

    Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of… [...]

    Potential biomarker discovered to allow more precise classification of malignant brain tumours in children

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories After leukaemia, primary tumours of the brain and spinal cord are the second commonest cancers in childhood and adolescence. The presence of the enzyme telomerase characterises a particularly malignant subgroup of cerebellar ependymomas and, in additio… [...]

    68Ga-somatostatin analog PET-CT linked to reduced costs

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For imaging neuroendocrine tumors, 68Ga-somatostatin analog positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is associated with reduced costs compared with 111In-octreotide scintigraphy, according to a study published online July 17 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. [...]

    Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-brca mutations in ashkenazi Jewish women

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Genetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. A new article published by JAMA Oncology examines the likelihood of carrying another cancer-predisposing mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another … [...]

    Insurance approval rates for clinical trial participation rose under Affordable Care Act

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Approval rates for privately insured patients seeking to enroll in oncology clinical trials increased after the passage of the Affordable Care Act. [...]

    Single-dose PCV13 immunogenic, safe in pediatric oncology

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For pediatric and adolescent oncology patients, a single-dose 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is safe and immunogenic, according to a study published online July 11 in Cancer. [...]