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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many elderly women receive breast cancer treatment that does not fully conform to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommendations, but this does not appear to worsen their outcomes, a retrospective study suggests. "I hope physicians are…
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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postoperative-complication rates after mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction are higher for women aged 65 years and older than for younger women, according to a database study. "While 78% of women younger than age 65 treated with mastectomy…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older HIV-infected adults with cancer had worse overall and cancer-specific outcomes than their HIV-uninfected peers in an observational study. "The strongest results (were) apparent for breast cancer and, to a lesser extent, colorectal and prostate…
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will be convening a joint workshop November 6, 2017, with the goal of improving the evidence base for treating the geriatric oncology population. While older adults experience the majority of cancer…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The incidence of metastatic prostate cancer in men over age 75 has been rising since 2011, suggesting a link between the increase and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in…
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By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A small study shows an association between aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy and endothelial dysfunction in postmenopausal women with breast cancer. The study was featured December 8 at a press briefing at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. "…
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