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Early stage NSCLC patients with low tumor metabolic activity have longer survival
Low pre-surgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue, a marker of metabolic activity, in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with increased overall survival and a longer time before tumor recurrence. View News Article (2015-03-31)

Study reports excellent outcomes among HIV+ kidney transplant recipients
HIV+ kidney transplant recipients who are not infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have similar kidney and patient survival rates as HIV- recipients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).  View News Article (2015-03-20)

Sipuleucel-T in prostate cancer: Indication of added benefit
Sipuleucel-T (trade name Provenge) has been approved since September 2014 for men with metastatic prostate cancer who have few or no symptoms and do not yet require chemotherapy. View News Article (2015-03-20)

Study suggests precision medicine for adrenal cancer
A new international study gives a glimmer of hope for personalizing treatment for one of the most rare and aggressive forms of cancer. View News Article (2015-03-18)

Survival gardening goes global via cellphone animations
Subsistence farmers in Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean are learning how to construct raised planting beds and install drip irrigation systems to boost their agricultural productivity, conserve water and perhaps even halt the rapid advance of desertification in some drought-prone regions. View News Article (2015-03-17)

Concurrent chemoradiation treatment at high-volume facilities improves survival for NSCLC
Patients treated with definitive concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CCRT) for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have longer overall survival when treated by highly experienced facilities, whether or not they are academic or community cancer centers. View News Article (2015-03-12)

Clinical trial suggests combination therapy is best for low-grade brain tumors
New clinical-trial findings provide further evidence that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low-grade form of brain cancer. View News Article (2015-03-11)

Habitat degradation and climate shifts impact survival of the white-collared manakin
Habitat alteration due to forest clearing and climate change threaten wildlife populations throughout the globe. View News Article (2015-03-09)

Advanced thyroid cancer responds to targeted therapy with sunitinib
In patients with advanced thyroid cancer, sunitinib, a drug approved for treatment of several other cancers, showed significant cancer-fighting activity t, a new phase 2 clinical trial has found.  View News Article (2015-03-09)

Effect of follow-up of MGUS on survival in patients with multiple myeloma
Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) appear to have better survival if they are found to have monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) first, the state that precedes MM and which is typically diagnosed as part of a medical workup for another reason. View News Article (2015-03-06)

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