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PSA Velocity Not Predictor of Cancer Post Biopsy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among men who’ve had a negative prostate biopsy, the velocity of increasing prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels is not helpful in deciding whether a repeat biopsy is warranted, an international study shows. As Dr. Andrew J. Vickers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer...

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IUD Markedly Diminishes Heavy Menstrual Flow

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with heavy menstrual bleeding may find that the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (Mirena; Bayer Schering) is more effective than oral medroxyprogesterone acetate in relieving the problem, based on results of a comparison trial. The levonorgestrel-releasing IUD...

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Less Harsh, as Effective Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The intensity of bortezomib-based regimens used to treat multiple myeloma in elderly patents can be reduced in order to lessen toxicity, without jeopardizing effectiveness. That’s according the results of a clinical trial reported in The Lancet Oncology published online...