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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.
Test Could Detect HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer Recurrence
Researchers have developed a preliminary test using blood and saliva samples to detect disease recurrence in patients with HPV-related head and neck cancer.
Aspirin May Benefit Obese Breast Cancer Patients
Overweight and obese women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer may benefit from daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin.
Exercise Cuts Invasive Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
A new study finds that a moderate amount of regular exercise, such as walking daily, results in a lower risk of invasive breast cancer among postmenopausal women.
Study: Side Effects Outweigh Prostate Cancer Screening Benefits
A large European study found that PSA screening reduces prostate cancer deaths, but that these benefits do not outweigh the harms of overtreatment.
New Gene Sharply Increases Breast Cancer Risk
A mutation in the PALB2 gene sharply increases the risk of breast cancer and confers a lifetime risk similar to that of BRCA2 mutation carriers, according to a new study.
Daily Aspirin Use May Prevent Cancer
A comprehensive analysis of studies and trials suggests the cancer prevention benefits of a daily aspirin for at least 5 years outweigh the potential harms.
Neoadjuvant Regimen Ups Response Rates in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Adding either carboplatin or bevacizumab to a neoadjuvant regimen increased rates of pathologic complete response in triple-negative breast cancer patients.
Some Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer
Women who have recently used high-estrogen birth control pills may be at a higher risk for developing breast cancer, according to a new study.
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