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Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Study helps compare risks of treatments for early esophageal cancer
A new study, published in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Northwestern Medicine researchers, sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer.
Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center's Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology

Contact: Bret Coons
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Practical Radiation Oncology
Two-step decision tree analysis helps inform updates of RT best practices, quality standards
A two-step decision tree analysis, incorporating Donabedian's model, is a feasible process to evaluate and distill the many available quality standards, guidelines, recommendations and indicators in order to update national and international quality standards for radiation therapy, according to a study published in the July-August 2014 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
New pill regimens published in The Lancet cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C patients
Today, July 28, 2014, is World Hepatitis Day. Dr. Eric Lawitz, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Texas Liver Institute, led a national study that identified a simple, pill-only treatment for hepatitis C that can cure 93 percent of patients in 12 weeks. This replaces a long and complicated treatment with many serious side effects. The study results are published today in The Lancet.

Contact: Rosanne Fohn
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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