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Compared with men, women with AFib have more symptoms, worse quality of life, although higher survival
In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Jonathan P. Piccini, M.D., M.H.S., of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues examined whether symptoms, quality of life, treatment, and outcomes differ between women and men with atrial fibrillation. View News Article (2016-05-19)

Study links sleep duration and frequent snoring to poorer breast cancer survival
A new study reports that short sleep duration combined with frequent snoring reported prior to cancer diagnosis may influence subsequent breast cancer survival.  View News Article (2016-05-09)

Chemoradiotherapy vs. chemotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer
In a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA, Pascal Hammel, M.D., of Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France and colleagues assessed whether chemoradiotherapy improves overall survival of patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer controlled after 4 months of gemcitabine-based induction chemotherapy, and assessed the effect of erlotinib on survival.  View News Article (2016-05-04)

Combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy assists low-grade glial brain tumors
Although grade 2 glial brain tumors (gliomas) constitute only 5 to 10 percent of all brain tumors, progressive neurologic symptoms and premature death result for nearly all patients diagnosed with this type of brain tumor. View News Article (2016-04-07)

For prostate cancer, more radiation may not improve survival
New technology has enabled doctors to administer higher doses of radiation to prostate cancer patients with fewer side effects.  View News Article (2016-03-29)

Choosing to die at home does not hasten death for patients with terminal cancer
A large study from Japan found that cancer patients who died at home tended to live longer than those who died in hospitals. View News Article (2016-03-28)

Longevity of restorative treatments in pediatric patients: EBD in the era of EHR
Today at the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Natalia Chalmers, National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR), DentaQuest Institute, Bethesda, Md., USA, will present a study titled "Longevity of Restorative Treatments in Pediatric Patients: EBD in the Era of EHR." The AADR... View News Article (2016-03-21)

Combination therapy may be better than radiotherapy alone to treat aggressive brain cancer
Radiotherapy effectively damages brain tumors but the cancer cells can repair themselves in order to live on. Now, researchers at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a strategy that combines radiotherapy with a drug that shuts down the ability of tumor to mend themselves. View News Article (2016-02-29)

Half of elderly colorectal cancer patients receiving value-less treatment
A study published online ahead of print in the journal Medical Care shows that over a recent 10-year period, the rate of metastatic colorectal cancer patients older than age 75 receiving three or more treatments increased from 2 percent to 53 percent.  View News Article (2016-02-26)

Study shows likely overuse of PET scans to detect recurrence in lung & esophageal cancers
Use of positron emission tomography (PET) showed no association with two-year survival in lung and esophageal cancer patients and may possibly be overused in the hopes of detecting cancer recurrence, according to a study published February 22 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. View News Article (2016-02-23)

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