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Chemotherapy Has Not Improved Median Survival with Metastatic Gastric Cancer

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Median survival of patients with metastatic gastric cancer has not improved, despite increased use of chemotherapy, researchers from The Netherlands report. “Despite the increased prescription of palliative chemotherapy and the presumed stage migration,...
By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Improved survival among women with stage I or II endometrial cancer who undergo radiotherapy and lymphadenectomy may be attributable in large part to selective application of these therapies in healthier patients, according to a new analysis of SEER...

New Ideas in Oncology

Can We Smell Cancer?

A new article in The New York Times delves into the fascinating research of George Preti, an organic chemist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. An expert on human odor, Preti's latest theory involves the possibility of using an "electronic nose" to "sniff out" cancer from the blood samples of sick...