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30 January 2015
Dopamine agonist treatment normalises prolactin levels in about three-quarters of children with macroprolactinomas, show findings from a large series.
30 January 2015
Most tumour types reported in adult patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia Type-1 can be found in children with the condition, although rarely before the age of 10 years, shows a large study.
27 January 2015
US researchers have identified a survival benefit of postoperative combination chemotherapy and radiation treatment in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have microscopically positive surgical margins, regardless of pathological stage.
27 January 2015
In patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, rare epidermal growth factor receptor mutations are associated with a poorer response to EGFR–tyrosine kinase inhibitors compared with frequently occurring ones, according to a study published in Lung Cancer.
23 January 2015
Phase III trial findings suggest that carrying out stereotactic radiosurgery before chemotherapy does not improve overall survival for non-small-cell lung cancer patients with asymptomatic brain metastases compared with chemotherapy alone.
23 January 2015
Monitoring plasma cell-free DNA levels of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations may indicate prognosis for patients with lung adenocarcinoma after EGFR–tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy, research suggests.
20 January 2015
LUME-Lung 1 trial patients’ reports of symptoms and health-related quality of life support the use of second-line nintedanib for the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.
19 January 2015
A third of non-small-cell lung cancers show low- to high-level amplification of the MET gene, according to a German study, with no significant difference in frequency across different types of cancer and genetic backgrounds.
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