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2012-03-22 12:17:42

Radiotherapy treatment (RT) after surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) [1] still has a major protective effect against recurrence more than 15 years later, according to the results of an international trial. Researchers found that the use of RT in addition to surgery could reduce the chances of a local recurrence (the cancer coming back in the same breast) by 50%. Results from the trial, which has one of the longest follow-ups of a large group of patients in the world to date, will be...

2012-03-21 14:20:44

Leading breast cancer charity welcomes findings Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) need clear communication and tailored support to enable them to understand this complex breast condition, which has divided the medical profession when it comes to its perception and prognosis. That is the key finding of a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Research carried out at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, looked at how 45...

2012-03-19 23:02:23

Groundbreaking breast reconstruction procedure developed by New Orleans surgeons at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Doctors Frank DellaCroce, Scott Sullivan and Christopher Trahan of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) are the pioneers of a groundbreaking new breast reconstruction option. The BODY LIFT Flap (SM) Breast Reconstruction Procedure is one of the most significant technical steps forward in the history of breast...

2012-03-19 19:16:39

Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) announced today the publication of RESTORE-2 trial results in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Surgical Oncology. RESTORE-2 is a 71 patient multi-center, prospective clinical trial using autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC)-enriched fat grafting for reconstruction of the breast after cancer surgery. The majority of patients underwent radiation prior to the procedure, creating an unfavorable ischemic environment for which breast...

2012-02-24 06:20:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Discovering breast cancer can be devastating to women, but discovering it through mammography may give them a better chance of survival. Based on a study of almost 2,000 breast cancer patients, researchers at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle say that, in women between the ages of 40 and 49, breast cancers detected by mammography have a better prognosis. "In our study, women aged 40 to 49 whose breast cancer was detected by mammography were easier to treat and...

2012-02-22 12:28:10

Based on a study of nearly 2,000 breast cancer patients, researchers at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle say that, in women between the ages of 40 and 49, breast cancers detected by mammography have a better prognosis. The study appears in the March issue of Radiology. "In our study, women aged 40 to 49 whose breast cancer was detected by mammography were easier to treat and had less recurring disease and mortality, because their cancer was found at an earlier stage," said Judith A....

2012-02-01 09:19:54

Findings could affect both cancer recurrence and overall survival rates A new study reveals substantial differences — by both surgeon and institution — in the rates of follow-up surgeries for women who underwent a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer. Those differences, which cannot be explained by a patient´s medical or treatment history, could affect both cancer recurrence and overall survival rates, according to the study led by Laurence McCahill, M.D....


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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