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Current trends in prostate cancer: The role of brachytherapy(0)

April 1, 2019

Both retrospective and prospective data are assessed to determine the quality of life outcomes for patients undergoing brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer.

Figure 1. Proportion of the U.S. Population Age 55 or Greater over Time

Thyroid cancer mortality in an aging population

To determine the impact of age on thyroid cancer mortality, researchers investigated trends in outcomes from these cases in the National Cancer Database.

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Active surveillance as a treatment modality in ductal carcinoma in situ

Because many cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may remain stable without excision, more clinical trials are exploring the role of active surveillance in DCIS management.

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Endometrial cancer: An increasingly common gynecologic malignancy

Management of endometrial cancer, including risk factors such as genetics and obesity, are summarized.

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Using data to plan cancer prevention and screening activities

Studying behavioral risk factors are key in planning effective cancer prevention and screening programs.


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