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Low sodium levels increases liver transplant survival benefit in the sickest patients
Researchers report that low levels of sodium in the blood, known as hyponatremia, increase the risk of dying for patients on the liver transplant waiting list. View News Article (2015-01-28)


MD Anderson study finds patients with metastatic colorectal cancer having less surgery
With the dawn of the modern era of new chemotherapeutic and biologic agents available for managing their disease, patients with metastatic colorectal cancer are undergoing less surgery for the removal of their primary tumors, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. View News Article (2015-01-15)


New target identified for potential brain cancer therapies
Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Institute for Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have identified a new protein-protein interaction that could serve as a target for future therapies for the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). View News Article (2015-01-14)


Patients with advanced colon cancer having less surgery, better survival
The annual rate of primary tumor removal for advanced stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) has decreased since 1988 and the trend toward nonsurgical management of the disease noted in 2001 coincides with the availability of newer chemotherapy and biologic treatments, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery. View News Article (2015-01-14)


Mayo researchers find cancer biopsies do not promote cancer spread
A study of more than 2,000 patients by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has dispelled the myth that cancer biopsies cause cancer to spread. View News Article (2015-01-09)


A human enzyme (CD 39) targets the Achilles heel of sepsis
There may never be a way to completely prevent infection, but sepsis may have an Achilles heel that would allow for more effective treatment of the condition. View News Article (2015-01-05)


Herceptin found to improve long-term survival of HER2-positive breast cancer patients
VCU Massey Cancer Center physician-researcher Charles E. Geyer, Jr., M.D., was the National Protocol Officer for one component of a large national study involving two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported clinical trials that demonstrated that trastuzumab significantly improves the long-term survival of HER-2 positive breast cancer patients.  View News Article (2014-12-16)


New breast cancer classification based on epigenetics
Breast cancer is the most common in women. One in nine will suffer breast cancer over their lifetime. Progress in prevention and early detection, and the use of chemotherapy after surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy), have achieved significantly increase survival in this disease in the last ten years, but much remains to be done. View News Article (2014-12-11)


Certain factors influence survival and prognosis for premature infants
Several factors influence how well a severely premature infant (23 weeks gestation) will do after birth and over the long term, according to researchers at Loyola University Medical Center.  View News Article (2014-12-10)


Malnutrition Is an Important Predictor of Long-Term Survival in Older Patients Undergoing the Whipple Procedure for Benign Pancreatic Diseases
Malnutrition is an important factor predicting long-term survival in older patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) (commonly called the Whipple procedure) to treat benign tumors and cysts of the pancreas as well as pancreatitis, according to new study results published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  View News Article (2014-12-08)

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