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Simple Tool Predicts Survival in Advanced Cancer
Using a simple tool to measure performance status can help physicians predict survival and facilitate end-of-life planning in outpatients with advanced cancer.
Technique Reduces Colorectal Surgery Infections
A systematic, best-practice approach to colorectal surgery can decrease the risk of surgical site infections, according to a new study.
Robot-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery on the Rise
The adoption of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy is on the rise in the United States, according to the results of a retrospective study.
I’m Tired! Is There a Pill for That?
When someone states they are “tired,” it prompts follow-up questions regarding activity, sleep, diet, and stress, among other things—just as a complaint of pain leads to where, what kind, and how long.
Characteristics Linked to High-Mitotic-Rate Melanoma Identified
Researchers identified characteristics that may be associated with high-mitotic-rate tumors--being male, elderly, and having a history of solar field damage.
MicroRNA Expression Predictive of Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer
Measuring expression of several microRNAs were significantly predictive of complete pathologic response to treatment in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Patient Presents With a Back Mass
A 45-year-old woman presents with a back mass. What is your diagnosis?
Mass Discovered in Kidney of 58-Year-Old Patient
A 58-year-old man presents with a left kidney mass. What is your diagnosis?
Radiation to Pancreas Ups Diabetes Risk in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma may be at increased risk of diabetes if they were exposed to radiation to the para-aortic lymph nodes and spleen during treatment.
CRP Levels Predict Survival in RCC Patients on Dialysis
Preoperative levels of C-reactive protein may be as predictive of outcomes as pathological TNM stage or tumor grade for prognosis in renal cell carcinoma.
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