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Certain Form of Baldness at Age 45 Linked to Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer | ASCO.org
In this News Digest: A new, large cohort analysis from the prospective Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, indicates that men who had moderate baldness affecting both the   [via ASCO]

Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital study has identified the cumulative dose of a widely used class of chemotherapy drugs that leaves young male cancer patients at risk for impaired sperm production   [via St. Jude]

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits St. Jude This Wednesday
Memphis, TN * 3:30 PM local On Wednesday afternoon, the First Lady will travel to Memphis, TN to visit children at St.Jude Childrens Research Hospital. St.  [via St. Jude]

FDA Approves Game-Changing Melanoma Drug that Turns on Immune System to Fight Deadly Cancers
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new immunotherapy drug to treat advanced melanoma, signaling a paradigm shift in the way the deadly skin cancer is treated.  [via UCLA]

U.S. FDA okays expanded use of Medivation prostate cancer drug
U.S. health regulators approved the use of Medivation Inc's advanced prostate cancer drug Xtandi in men who have not yet received chemotherapy, the company said on Wednesday, significantly expanding   [via Reuters]




  Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Do you need a second Opinion?
When a patient receives news of what their biopsy showed, there may be several misconceptions.  [more]

Lung Cancer: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Lung Tumors
RFA is a promising local therapy that has evolved rapidly in recent years for the treatment of primary and secondary cancers in the lung.  [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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