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Indoor Tanning Linked to Melanoma Diagnosis in Younger Women

Women younger than 40 may be more likely to frequent indoor tanning, and those who do are between two and six times more likely to develop melanoma, according to a new study.

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Despite clinical trial evidence and recommendations that certain older breast cancer patients can forego radiation therapy after lumpectomy, most older patients continue to receive radiation therapy, according to a new study.

The FDA has approved the first single-dose intravenous NK1 receptor antagonist, fosaprepitant dimeglumine (Emend), for the treatment of nausea and vomiting that can accompany the use of moderately and highly emetogenic chemotherapy.

A 48-year-old man presents with pain in the left leg, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis?

A 59-year-old woman presents with a purplish lesion on her left buttock, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis?

A novel prediction model can help predict long-term overall survival among breast cancer patients with distant metastases, according to a new study. The model could be used as a decision-making tool for physicians and patients.

The FDA has granted orphan drug designation for the novel agent known as TRC105, in development by Tracon Pharmaceuticals, for the treatment of soft-tissue sarcoma.

The use of a standard yearly physical examination to screen for thyroid cancer among high-risk survivors of childhood and young adult cancers resulted in a negative predictive value of 100% for clinically relevant thyroid cancer and a significant cost savings compared with regular ultrasound screening.

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