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New study shows on balance that prostate cancer prevention drug appears to provide benefit
A team of researchers has published their analysis of survival rates among study participants in the 2003 Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial showing that the prostate drug finasteride does not decrease survival after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Their 2003 publication found that while the drug finasteride significantly reduced the risk of prostate cancer, it was associated with an increased risk of high-grade disease and possibly decreased survival.
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Factors Influencing Delay in Breast Cancer Treatment Differ For African-American and White Women
Different factors influence delay between diagnosis and first course of treatment for breast cancer for African-American and White women.
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RNA Diagnostic Test from Paraffin Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis Over Routine Microscopic Evaluation Alone
Knowing what type of lung cancer a patient has is critical to determine which drug will work best and which therapies are safest in the era of personalized medicine. Key to making that judgment is an adequate tumor specimen for the pathologist to determine the tumor’s histology, a molecular description of a tumor based on the appearance of cells under a microscope. But not all specimens are perfect, and are sometimes so complex that a definitive diagnosis presents a challenge.
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Lymphedema therapy provides relief for cancer patients
“It’s a lifesaver.” That’s how Frances Patterson, a breast cancer patient, describes the therapy she receives for lymphedema through the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.
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