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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...

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No survival benefit to adjuvant chemo in older adults with stage II colon cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new study suggests that, in a real-world setting, adjuvant chemotherapy in adults over age 65 with stage II colon cancer and high-risk clinical features does not improve survival. Any possible survival benefit is likely less than 2% at 5 years, the study investigators say....