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Survival After Colorectal Cancer Surgery Better with Peridural Analgesia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Peridural analgesia administered during colorectal cancer resection and postoperatively is associated with improved long-term survival rates, researchers in Germany report. “The present results are consistent with the...

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Outcomes Reassuring for Laparoscopic Rectal Cancer Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A study comparing laparoscopic to open surgery for rectal cancer has confirmed the long-term oncologic safety of the laparoscopic approach. “This pooled analysis of 3 randomized controlled trials with a follow-up of more...
Angelina Jolie’s announcement of having a preventative double mastectomy has drawn attention to the test for BRCA1 and BRCA2, two genes that are associated with high breast cancer risk. An op-ed in The New York Times explains that some women...