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Frailty increases kidney transplant recipients' risk of dying prematurely
Regardless of age, frailty is a strong risk factor for dying prematurely after a kidney transplant. View News Article (2014-10-30)

Patients treated with radiation therapy who have tumors in left breast have comparable overall survival to those with tumors in the right breast
Tumor laterality (left-side vs. right-side) does not impact overall survival in breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy, according to a study published in the October 1, 2014 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for... View News Article (2014-10-21)

Trastuzumab continues to show life for HER2-positve early stage breast cancer
After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free survival of women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer.  View News Article (2014-10-21)

Biomarkers uPA/PAI-1 in breast cancer: benefit and harm of the test unclear
To make a decision for or against adjuvant chemotherapy, a test to measure the concentrations of the biomarkers uPA and PAI-1 in the tumour tissue is available for breast cancer patients.  View News Article (2014-10-20)

Two-faced gene: SIRT6 prevents some cancers but promotes sun-induced skin cancer
A new study published in Cancer Research shows SIRT6-a protein known to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancers-can promote the development of skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases inflammation, proliferation and survival of sun-damaged skin cells. View News Article (2014-10-15)

Live and let-7: MicroRNA plays surprising role in cell survival
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a microRNA molecule as a surprisingly crucial player in managing cell survival and growth. View News Article (2014-10-08)

Fine-tuning of bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival
One key to animal survival is bitter taste----the better to avoid ingesting potentially harmful poisons or foods. The evolution of bitter taste has been a hot topic amongst evolutionary biologists, and with more and more DNA data available, a rich area of exploration.  View News Article (2014-10-08)

Non-Traditional Donor Lungs Appear Safe for Transplant
Patients receiving lungs from donors whose cause of death was asphyxiation or drowning have similar outcomes and long-term survival as patients receiving lungs from traditional donors, according to a study in the October2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. View News Article (2014-10-02)

Strict Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery May Not Be Necessary
Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery, according to a study in the October 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  View News Article (2014-10-02)

Australia's high survival rates shed doubt on global sepsis guidelines
New research suggests treatment in Australia and New Zealand for patients with sepsis is the best in the world. View News Article (2014-10-02)

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