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New Patient Resource from NCCN Helps People with Bladder Cancer Make Informed Treatment Decisions

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Bladder Cancer explains the lengthy surveillance process that follows active treatment for the sixth most-common cancer in the United States. The treatment landscape for bladder cancer has changed dramatically over the past few years. Despite being the sixth most common cancer in the United States, and fourth most common for men—impacting an estimated 81,000 Americans …

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New surgical guideline leads to lower re-operation rates after lumpectomy surgery

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: breastadvocateapp.com Re-operation rates following breast conservation (lumpectomy and radiation) for early invasive breast cancer have been highly variable historically, mainly because of uncertainty and variability in what surgeons deemed safe. When a tumor is removed, the specimen is painted with a special ink before it is evaluated by a pathologist. This ink allows the pathologist to clearly see the …

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New guidelines for cancer doctors aim to make sense of gene tests

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: foxnews.com The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued guidelines on how cancer doctors should approach the use of new genetic tests that screen for multiple cancer genes at the same time, including counseling patients about genes whose contribution to cancer is still poorly understood. The guidelines aim to educate doctors about the risks and benefits of new …