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Unraveling The Genetic Causes Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer in the U.S., has the highest mortality rate of all non-melanoma skin cancers. In roughly two to five percent of patients, the disease will metastasize and spread throughout the body, making it difficult to treat.

The Risks Of Radiotherapy In Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Combined modality therapy is standard of care for patients with inoperable locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), however, insufficient data exist regarding what chemoradiotherapy combination will be the gold standard. The study aimed to compare the survival impact and side effects of concurrent versus sequential radiochemotherapy treatment in inoperable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Smoking, Obesity, Older Age Predict VTE Risk

Older age, smoking, and obesity were consistently associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. The study, conducted by John Gregson, Ph.D., of the department of medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England, and colleagues, sought to estimate the associations of major CV risk factors with VTE, defined as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

Many Hepatitis Infections Go Undiagnosed In Cancer Patients

Results from the largest study of hepatitis B and C and HIV infection prevalence in cancer patients show an alarmingly high rate of undiagnosed acute and chronic hepatitis B and C.

Hepatitis B and C are serious but treatable viral infections that cancer patients should know they have—because these viruses can cause life-threatening complications when certain cancer treatments are used.

40 In Western India: Killed By Swine Flu

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of this year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, authorities said. Last year around 1,100 people died and 15,000 were infected across India by the highly contagious A H1N1 virus that spreads from human-to-human. Cases spike in the winter months of December and January in the west and north of the country including in Rajasthan and in New Delhi.