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Activity after ICD implantation may predict survival
Patients who had higher activity levels following ICD implantation had better survival, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The research will be simultaneously presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2015 Scientific Sessions. View News Article (2015-05-18)


Chronic illness causes less harm when carnivores cooperate
Gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park have given researchers the first scientific evidence from wild mammals that living in a group can lessen the impacts of a chronic disease.  View News Article (2015-05-18)


Campaign increases mouth and throat cancer screenings among low-income rural Floridians
Raising awareness of the dangers of mouth and throat cancer increased the number of black men in some of Florida's poorest counties who sought screening for the first time, opening the door to improved survival rates through early detection and treatment, UF Health researchers report. View News Article (2015-05-15)


Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy achieves better overall survival than surgery for early lung cancer
Patients with operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could achieve better overall survival rates if treated with Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) rather than the current standard of care -- invasive surgery -- according to research from a phase III randomized international study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  View News Article (2015-05-14)


Study examines treatment factors associated with oral cavity cancer survival
The surgical procedure known as neck dissection to remove lymph nodes and receiving treatment at academic or research institutions was associated with improved survival in patients with stages I and II oral cavity squamous cell cancer (OCSCC), according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. View News Article (2015-05-14)


Vitamin D levels predict survival chances for sick cats, study finds
Cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin D, a study suggests. View News Article (2015-05-13)


Survival from rare bone cancer remains low
Among the deadliest cancers is a rare malignancy called mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, which begins in cartilage around bones and typically strikes young adults.  View News Article (2015-05-12)


Cancer drugs approved quickly but not to patient's benefit: York University researcher
Highly priced cancer drugs get rushed approvals despite poor trial methodology and little effect on the longevity of patients, cautions York University Professor Dr. Joel Lexchin in the School of Health Policy and Management. View News Article (2015-05-08)


A healthy lifestyle before bowel cancer diagnosis could help improve survival
Following lifestyle guidelines about diet, physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight is associated with an improved likelihood of survival when diagnosed with bowel cancer. View News Article (2015-05-07)


Impact of post-treatment surveillance in head and neck squamous cell cancer
Compliance with post-treatment surveillance, income level and the travel distance for follow-up care had effects on survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC), according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. View News Article (2015-05-07)

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