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Laparoscopic gastric bypass deemed safe and effective in older patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Laparoscopic gastric bypass is just as safe and effective in patients over 65 years of age as it is in younger patients, according to study findings presented Thursday at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research indicates that with effective chemotherapy, children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) do not need to receive prophylactic cranial irradiation. Prophylactic cranial irradiation had once been a standard...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer, the combination of gemcitabine and a novel cationic liposomal formulation of paclitaxel called EndoTAG-1 substantially prolongs survival compared to gemcitabine therapy alone,...

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