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Delay in Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer Longer in Women than Men

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A diagnosis of bladder cancer after an initial presentation with hematuria is often delayed in both men and women – but the delay is significantly longer in women, a US team reports. “This may be partly responsible for the sex-based discrepancy in outcomes associated with...

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Preop MRI of Rectal Tumor Resection Margin Predicts Outcome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A preoperative MRI showing whether or not a rectal tumor encroaches on the circumferential resection margin (CRM) is a better predictor of recurrence risk and survival than TNM-based criteria, according to a UK study. In fact, the researchers conclude, “High-resolution MRI...
An article in Time reports that "women with a high risk for breast cancer can cut their chances of developing the disease by 53% with the drug anastrozole after five years during a study." The study, published in The Lancet, followed 4,000 postmenopausal women with a family history of breast cancer or other...