Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Includes scientific highlights as well as patient friendly summaries of key presentations.
Changes in Left Ventricular Function after Radiation Therapy and Trastuzumab: Analysis of North Central Cancer Treatment Group Phase III Trial N9831
First Report of Real-time Tumor Tracking in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer using the Calypso System
Five-year Results of the Phase III Intergroup Trial (RTOG 97-04) of Adjuvant Pre- and Postchemoradiation (CRT) 5-FU vs. Gemcitabine (G) For Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Implications for Future International Trial Design
Second Tumors in Pediatric Patients Treated with Radiotherapy to the Central Nervous System
Survival Impact of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Limited-stage Small-cell Lung Cancer

Decrease in CRC Resections Tied to Medicare-Covered Screening

Oct 25, 2012 - The rates of resection for distal and proximal colorectal cancer decreased from 1993 to 2009, with rates of proximal resection decreasing significantly from 2002, after implementation of Medicare payment for screening colonoscopy, according to a study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology.

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