Category Archives: Treatment

The Numbers behind the ProtecT Trial

This week’s release of the first study comparing outcomes between surgery, radiation, and active surveillance got a lot of buzz. But even then, some pretty important details did not get as much coverage as they probably could, and maybe even … Continue reading

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Many HIV-Infected Cancer Patients Lacking Treatment

A new study finds HIV-infected patients with cancer in the United States appear to be less likely to receive cancer treatment, regardless of insurance and other existing health conditions. The study, by researchers at the University of Utah, National Cancer … Continue reading

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Study Finds Patients with Incurable Cancer May Think Chemotherapy Will Lead to a Cure

A study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine finds many patients receiving chemotherapy for incurable cancers may not understand that chemotherapy is unlikely to cure them, raising questions about whether they are receiving adequate information from their doctors when … Continue reading

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