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Renal tumor surgery safe in selected elderly patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Surgery appears to be safe option in treatment of certain elderly patients with renal tumors, German researchers report in the September issue of BJU International However, lead investigator Dr. Frederik C. Roos told Reuters Health, "The treatment certainly depends on a...

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Breast cancer mortality falls soon after start of screening programs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Implementation of a breast cancer screening program has a "profound impact" on breast cancer mortality, according to a study in the Netherlands. "About 5 years after the introduction of a breast cancer screening program, the mortality rates for the age groups likely to be...

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Benefits of sorafenib for renal cancer not age dependent

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research suggests that older patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma glean as much benefit from sorafenib as do their younger counterparts. Moreover, the side effects seen with the drug were predictable and manageable, regardless of patient age. In a retrospective...