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Latest Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Stories

2011-12-12 21:53:32

New research led by the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (CTG) at Queen´s University has proven patients with limited stage Hodgkin´s lymphoma have a better chance of long-term survival if they undergo a standard chemotherapy regimen as opposed to radiation-based treatment. “These results will influence current treatment practices and lead to more patients being treated with chemotherapy alone,” says Dr. Ralph Meyer, professor of oncology at Queen´s and director of the...

2011-12-07 11:01:56

In a significant advance for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, researchers have developed and prospectively validated a multigene test to identify the risk for recurrence of breast cancer. The method combines measuring tumor gene expression with a gene expression algorithm to decipher the genetic underpinnings of a patient's cancer and determine whether the individual patient should be treated with surgery (usually lumpectomy) or a combination of surgery and radiation. This is the...

2011-10-05 15:13:13

"Too busy," and "too complicated." These are the typical excuses one might expect when medical professionals are asked why they fail to use online error-reporting systems designed to improve patient safety and the quality of care. But Johns Hopkins investigators found instead that the most common reason among radiation oncologists was fear of getting into trouble and embarrassment. Investigators e-mailed an anonymous survey to physicians, nurses, radiation physicists and other radiation...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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