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Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer
Women who have early stage endometrial cancer and are inoperable tend to live longer if they have been treated with brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation, according to new research to be presented at the 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday. View News Article (2015-04-27)


Long-term therapy with ETV or TDF demonstrates positive 5-year survival in patients with chronic HBV
Data revealed today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 show that the long-term use of entecavir (ETV) or tenofovir (TDF) results in excellent 5-year survival for Caucasian patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), with more than 95% of patients surviving at 5 years and a significant proportion of deaths coming from liver-unrelated causes. View News Article (2015-04-23)


Demanding jobs may extend survival in some with young-onset dementia
A more intellectually demanding job may be the key to living longer after developing young-onset dementia, according to health researchers.  View News Article (2015-04-23)


Bold crickets have a shorter life
An individual's behaviour in risky situations is a distinct personality trait both in humans and animals that can have an immediate impact on longevity.  View News Article (2015-04-23)


The past, present and future of pancreatic cancer research and treatment
The oncologists Manuel Hidalgo, Director of the Clinical Research Programme of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), and Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute of the University of Utah (USA), have recently published a review of state-of-the-art clinical treatments for pancreatic cancer -- including the most current... View News Article (2015-04-23)


Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012
A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the survival of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure supporting improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections. View News Article (2015-04-22)


Adjuvant Ipilimumab effects survival after high risk lymph node and melanoma resection
Results of an EORTC trial appearing in The Lancet Oncology show that adjuvant Ipilimumab significantly improves recurrence-free survival in patients with completely resected stage III melanoma at high risk of disease recurrence, but that this treatment was also associated with a high rate of immune-related adverse events. View News Article (2015-04-20)


Early use of palliative care in cancer improves patients' lives, outcomes for caregivers
A new randomized clinical trial with Dartmouth investigators Kathleen Lyons, ScD, Tor Tosteson, ScD, Zhigang Li, PhD, and collaborators has noted significant improvement in several measures among those who began palliative care early.  View News Article (2015-04-16)


Protein finding can pave the way for improved treatment of malignant melanoma
Today it is not possible to predict spreading from malignant melanomas. Melanoma metastases are furthermore extremely difficult to eliminate as traditional treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy is mostly ineffective. View News Article (2015-04-15)


No long-term survival difference found between types of mitral valve replacements
In a comparison of mechanical prosthetic vs bioprosthetic mitral valves among patients 50 to 69 years of age undergoing mitral valve replacement, there was no significant difference in survival at 15 years, although there were differences in risk of reoperation, bleeding and stroke. View News Article (2015-04-14)

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