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Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Patients Cancer-Free

Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Patients Cancer-Free

Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK) (Getty Images) A cancer treatment has shown astounding results in a small clinical trial. All of the treated patients, who had a specific form of mid-stage rectal cancer, have since experienced complete remission. Though the findings are based on a sample size of just 18 people, they could hold …

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Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs. One new study used a blood test to determine which …

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