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2010-03-05 12:59:22

Men who undergo prostate-cancer screening should discuss with a doctor the uncertainties, risks and benefits of the test before it is performed, says Edward Partridge, M.D., president-elect of the American Cancer Society (ACS) National Board of Directors and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center. "We reaffirm the importance of informed and shared decision-making between a man and his doctor regarding prostate screening," Partridge says. "We want...

2009-04-02 12:08:12

The new study looked at a screening regimen that combines ultrasound and a blood test for CA-125, a marker for women's cancer.Results showed the combo screening caught 70 percent of the ovarian cancers in their late stages, when effective treatment options are limited.Knowing this screening limitation means the search has intensified for a better way to detect ovarian cancer, often called the "silent killer," said Edward Partridge, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.