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RF ablation alternative to surgery in early liver cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a viable alternative in patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma who are not candidates for surgery, Taiwanese researchers report in a July 11th on-line paper in the Journal of Hepatology. "For compensated patients in Barcelona Clinic Liver...

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Radiosurgery may be better option for single brain metastasis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When added to whole-brain irradiation, radiosurgery is preferable to neurosurgical resection for treating cancer patients with a single metastasis to the brain, according to the findings of a retrospective German study. “These results should be confirmed in a randomized...

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Epoetin cuts transfusion needs in acute leukemia, seems safe

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Epoetin alpha can reduce the number of erythrocyte transfusions needed in patients with acute leukemia undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy, without affecting length of remission, a randomized controlled trial suggests. However, because the trial was stopped early because of...