Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 01, 2016
Growing threat of noncommunicable diseases to survival in pregnancy and childbirth
Fewer women in low and middle-income countries die due to conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth than 10 years ago.

Radiotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for early stage II testicular cancer
A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes contain cancer cells but they are less than 2 cm in diameter).

Radiotherapy for lung cancer patients is linked to increased risk of non-cancer deaths
Researchers have found that treating patients who have early stage non-small cell lung cancer with a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy is associated with a small but increased risk of death from causes other than cancer.

New cancer drugs could treat lethal resistant prostate cancers
Men with aggressive prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment could potentially benefit from a new class of cancer drug designed to overcome drug resistance, a new study suggests.
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