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EPC Scale could be Used in General Medicine

In a new study, researchers have validated the 'Escala de Preocupación por el Cáncer – EPC' (an equivalent of the Cancer Worry Scale) to evaluate the fear of suffering from cancer. The study, published in Medicina Clínica, has revealed that the EPC is a valid and reliable scale for evaluating concern about cancer in healthy people.

Patients with High-Risk RCC do not Benefit from Lymphadenectomy

In an ASSURE (Adjuvant Sorafenib or Sunitinib for Unfavorable Renal Carcinoma) trial, researchers compared two different kinase inhibitors used in the setting with a placebo control arm. The trial sought to find whether removing any suspicious lymph nodes at the time of the nephrectomy might improve results. The team aimed at to wipe out any remaining micrometastatic disease and the results of the analysis are published in the Journal of Urology.