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2012-03-09 02:39:34

Quality-of-life issues gaining prominence as long-term cancer survival rates increase More than 80 percent of radiation oncologists discuss the impact of cancer treatments on fertility with their patients of childbearing age, which can lead to improved quality of life for young cancer patients who are living much longer after their original diagnosis thanks to modern treatment options, according to a study in Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the official clinical practice journal of the...

2012-02-23 10:19:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), a leading provider of advanced surgical solutions for minimally-invasive and open procedures, announced today the results of a study suggesting that video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS) wedge resections are associated with significantly shorter operative times, shorter lengths of stay and lower hospital costs than open wedge resections for lung cancer indications. VATS wedge resections for lung cancer indications are...

2012-02-07 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) today launched the first comprehensive solution for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy designed to help minimize leaks, the company announced. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110513/NY01718LOGO ) The EES Sleeve Solution provides surgeons with cutting-edge EES surgical devices, professional education and resources aligned with the expert consensus on Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy recently...

2012-02-01 01:17:20

Nearly one in four women who undergo a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer have another surgery to remove additional tissue (reexcision), and there is substantial surgeon and institutional variation in the rate of reexcisions that cannot be explained by patients' clinical characteristics, according to a study in the February 1 issue of JAMA. The current environment of health care reform in the United States calls for increasing physician and hospital accountability and...

2012-01-31 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, an international panel of experts has reached consensus on the best practices for performing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, a rapidly growing bariatric surgical procedure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110513/NY01718LOGO ) The panel, made up of 25 leading bariatric surgeons, compiled the consensus statement to help the surgical community continue to improve patient outcomes, minimize complications and move toward...

2012-01-11 13:58:00

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica's widely acclaimed and trusted cancer care reference book Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 14th edition, is now available online. This guide is designed to present important clinical information concisely, uniformly, and logically, emphasizing the natural history of the malignancy, screening and diagnosis, staging and prognosis, and treatment of cancers. Key features of this updated edition of the reference work...

2011-12-21 15:00:00

CTCA at Midwestern embraces a new age of innovation, serving more patients and accommodating more breakthrough procedures ZION, Ill., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community and industry leaders celebrated the grand opening of a new surgical suite at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) with CTCA executives, stakeholders and patients today in Zion, IL. With the addition of a 25,000 square foot...

2011-12-08 23:42:09

Despite the benefits, only a small minority of women, regardless of age, are opting for immediate reconstructive breast surgery after undergoing mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer, according to data presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. Research has shown that immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy improves psychological well-being and quality of life and provides women with improved body image and self-esteem compared...

2011-12-07 11:33:58

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy, the localized form of radiation therapy growing increasingly popular as a treatment choice for women with early-stage breast cancer, is associated with higher rate of later mastectomy, increased radiation-related toxicities and post-operative complications, compared to traditional whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The retrospective study was presented...

2011-12-07 10:48:05

Compared with women treated with whole-breast irradiation, women treated with brachytherapy experienced a twofold increased risk for losing their breasts, according to findings presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. Benjamin D. Smith, M.D., assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and colleagues evaluated the Medicare claims of all U.S. female beneficiaries (n=130,535) aged older...