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Long-Term Statin Use Doesn't Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Long-Term Statin Use Doesn't Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Long-term use of statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), but a patient's cholesterol levels might affect risk, according to a study published online in PLOS Medicine.

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies May be as Safe as More Invasive Sx

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies May be as Safe as More Invasive Sx

Preventive mastectomy that preserves the nipple and surrounding skin may be as effective in preventing breast cancer in high-risk women as more invasive surgeries, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS).

Tomosynthesis Found to be Helpful in Dense and Nondense Breasts

Tomosynthesis Found to be Helpful in Dense and Nondense Breasts

The addition of tomosynthesis to mammography is beneficial for women with dense and nondense breasts, and the readability of dense breast notifications (DBNs) vary by state, according to two research letters published in the April 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Methotrexate vs. Capizzi Methotrexate Examined in Youth With B-ALL

Methotrexate vs. Capizzi Methotrexate Examined in Youth With B-ALL

For children and young adults with high-risk B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia, high-dose methotrexate is associated with superior five-year event-free survival (EFS) compared with Capizzi methotrexate.

Cabometyx Approved for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Cabometyx Approved for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cabometyx (cabozantinib; Exelixis) for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma in patients who have received prior anti-angiogenic therapy.

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