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2012-10-23 21:04:57

The breast cancer treatment brachytherapy–heralded for its low complication rates–actually results in more complications than whole-breast radiation one year after treatment, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The standard treatment for older women with early stage breast cancer includes breast-conserving surgery, typically followed by radiation therapy to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Rather than...

Genetic Tumor Testing Aids Breast Cancer Treatment
2012-10-21 09:45:26

redOrbit staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Experts at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have started using a new DNA sequencing technique they say will help devise individualized, more effective methods of treating breast cancer. According to oncologists at the BCM Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, the methods used to treat a patient's cancer are dependent upon several factors, including the size of the tumor, its biological state, the stage the illness is...

2012-10-01 14:25:24

Two new studies presented at the ESMO 2012 Congress in Vienna, Austria show how improvements in breast cancer treatments are making it possible for more women to conserve their breasts following therapy, but raise concerns about whether enough women are being offered these approaches. Prof Michael Gnant, a surgical oncologist from Vienna's Medical University, who was not involved in the studies, commented: "Clearly, advances in interdisciplinary preoperative approaches have contributed to...

2012-09-20 11:34:26

Films that feature characters with cancer have become a familiar sight for movie-goers in recent years, but they rarely portray the patient's chances of survival accurately, Italian researchers will report at the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna, Austria. After carefully studying 82 movies that center on a person with cancer, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Gran Torino to Diary of a Country Priest and beyond, Dr Luciano De Fiore from Sapienza...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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