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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Do you need a second Opinion? Featured Article

When a patient receives news of what their biopsy showed, there may be several misconceptions. First, you as the the patient may assume that the surgeon who performed the biopsy was also the person who rendered the diagnosis. This misperception may be perpetuated when surgeons do not tell patients that diagnoses are made by someone other than themselves. In fact, when your tissue is biopsied, the samples taken are studied under the microscope by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. The pathology report tells your treating doctor the diagnosis in each of the samples to help manage your care.   [more]






 

Obesity significantly increases prostate cancer risk in African-American men, study finds
April 16, 2015 Obesity has a profoundly different effect on prostate cancer risk in African-American as compared to non-Hispanic white men.  [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Measuring treatment response proves to be a powerful tool for guiding leukemia treatment
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital investigators report that measuring leukemia cells that persist in patient bone marrow in the early weeks of treatment helps identify high-risk patients who need   [via St. Jude]

Scientists trace genomic evolution of high-risk leukemia
Highly sensitive genomic analysis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells reveals for the first time how the malignant cells evolve to cause relapse.  [via St. Jude]

Drug to treat advanced Melanoma approved for new early access scheme in UK
The treatment had been cleared to treat adults and children from 12 years of age with advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, after other drugs had failed.  [via Reuters]

Sun damage causes genetic changes that predispose children and adolescents to melanoma
St. Jude Childrens Research HospitalWashington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified the genetic basis of three pediatric melanoma subtypes; findings could lead to better   [via St. Jude]




  Breast cancer patients and memory loss: New research reveals early intervention can help
Breast cancer patients can experience problems with memory after chemotherapy treatment. This can be frustrating and lead to increased stress.  [more]

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: New research reveals results of "watchful waiting"
The decision on how to treat prostate cancer is dependent on many factors. Many men choose "watchful waiting" over definitive surgery or radiation therapy.  [more]

Breast Cancer Surgery - Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Invasive breast cancer can spread through the lymph ducts and blood vessels to other areas of the body. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) that the lymph ducts drain into.  [more]

 


 
 

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