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Combination of bevacizumab and lomustine with first recurrence of glioblastoma prolongs PFS but not OS
Results of EORTC trial 26101 presented today at The 20th Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology showed that bevacizumab treatment in patients with progressive glioblastoma, despite prolonged progression-free survival, does not confer a survival advantage. View News Article (2015-11-24)

Young whites usually more optimistic than minority peers about likelihood of living to 35
A new study of young people finds that, with one exception, whites are more optimistic -- sometimes drastically so -- than their minority peers about their likelihood of living to 35. View News Article (2015-11-18)

Will immunotherapy add value to chemotherapy for HER-2 positive gastric cancer?
The prognosis for patients with gastric cancer is poor. In western countries even patients with localized gastric or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma are faced with 5-year survival rates of approximately 35% after standard perioperative chemotherapy and curative surgery. View News Article (2015-11-16)

Previous oral contraceptive use associated with better outcomes in patients with ovarian cancer
Patients who develop ovarian cancer appear to have better outcomes if they have a history of oral contraceptive use, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the current issue of the journal BMC Cancer. View News Article (2015-11-12)

Sudden cardiac arrest? Can't find an AED? There may be an app for that
The earlier bystanders can deliver shocks with an automated external defibrillator (AED) to people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital, the better their chances are for survival. View News Article (2015-11-09)

West Nile virus killing millions more birds than previously thought, UCLA researchers find
West Nile virus is killing millions more birds and affecting many more bird species than previously thought, according to new research from a multi-university team of researchers. View News Article (2015-11-03)

Being married linked to better outcomes following surgery
Among more than 1,500 adults who underwent cardiac surgery, those who were divorced, separated, or widowed were more likely to have died or develop a new functional disability after the surgery compared with the married participants, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. View News Article (2015-10-29)

High stress during pregnancy decreases offspring survival, according to mongoose study
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that pups born to females that experienced elevated stress hormones during the later stages of pregnancy are much less likely to survive their first month.  View News Article (2015-10-28)

New gene discovery linked to heightened risk of bowel cancer recurrence and shorter survival
Scientists have discovered a new gene linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer recurrence and shortened survival, reveals research in the journal Gut. View News Article (2015-10-16)

Surgery on melanoma that has spread into abdomen more than doubles patient survival time
Patients with metastatic melanoma who undergo surgery to remove lesions that have spread into the abdomen live more than twice as long as those treated with drug therapy alone, according to novel new research by a North Shore-LIJ Health System cancer surgeon. View News Article (2015-10-09)

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