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Value of PCA3 Testing Still Unclear in Prostate Cancer Decision-Making

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Measuring urinary levels of prostate cancer antigen 3 (PSA3) may be more accurate than PSA testing in detecting prostate cancer, but evidence is insufficient to decide if PCA3 testing improves health outcomes. Those conclusions come from a comparative effectiveness review...
An article in The New York Times reports the successful transplantation of a bioengineered trachea in a 2 1/2 year old girl who was born without a windpipe. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, a specialist in regenerative medicine, and his team “made a half-inch diameter tube out of plastic fibers, bathed it in a...

Reuters Health • The Doctor's Channel Daily Newscast

Resection of Pulmonary Metastases can Boost Breast Cancer Survival

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Surgical resection of isolated pulmonary metastases can prolong overall survival in breast cancer patients, German researchers say. “On the basis of our findings, we highly recommend that surgeons should consider patients with isolated pulmonary...