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Is laparoscopy feasible for early gallbladder cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In selected patients with suspected early-stage gallbladder carcinoma, laparoscopy is a safe approach, Korean physicians report in the February Archives of Surgery. “Although laparoscopic surgery is widely applied in a variety of malignant diseases, such as colon cancer,...

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Adding cetuximab may improve treatment of lung cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with untreated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), adding cetuximab (Erbitux) to platinum-based chemotherapy can improve overall survival and response rates, a new meta-analysis suggests. Still, for these patients, the “choice of cetuximab-chemo or...

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Shorter radiation course for breast cancer does not impair long-term outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three weeks of hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy is at least as good as 5 weeks of standard radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for invasive cancer, as long as the surgical margins are clear and there’s no axillary node involvement, a long-term study...