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National Lung Screening Trial Limitations and Public Health Policy

NLST data clearly demonstrate that lung cancer screening is effective and safe and reduces lung cancer-specific mortality by at least 20%. There is no possible reason for CMS to further delay or restrict lung cancer screening for those at high risk.

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Extending the duration of androgen suppression in men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer prior to radiotherapy led to more adverse events and did not improve outcomes.

An analysis of a large number of women suggested that those who use bisphosphonates, a bone medication used to treat osteoporosis and other bone loss diseases, have a reduced risk of endometrial cancer.

According to a report, two courses of the newly approved agent blinatumomab, for relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor ALL, will cost a staggering $178,000.

Addition of PI3 Kinase Inhibitor in ER-Positive Breast Cancer Raises Questions

This slide show features some of the top highlights from the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, including ovarian suppression in ER-positive breast tumors, tamoxifen for disease prevention, and immunotherapies for triple-negative breast cancer.

Researchers have identified several factors, including breastfeeding and oral contraceptives, that may decrease the risk of BRCA-associated ovarian cancer.

Long-term survival rates of patients after laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are similar to rates achieved with standard open surgery.

The US Food and Drug Administration approved lanreotide for the treatment of patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

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