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May 10, 2014
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Monitoring surgical quality

Distinguished statistician discusses probability and statistics in health care William H. Woodall, a distinguished professor and statistician at Virginia Tech, spoke to a large audience on “Monitoring and Improving Surgical Quality” at the fourth annual W.L. Gore Lecture Series in … Continue reading

July 12, 2013
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Prostate cancer: moving beyond ‘watchful waiting’

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men: the American Cancer Society expects the disease will claim nearly 30,000 lives in 2013. The disease mainly affects older men—the median age of diagnosis is 67—and it’s a … Continue reading

September 29, 2012
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UF Biologist Discovers Mammal with Salamander-like Regenerative Abilities

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could inspire new research in regenerative medicine, a University of Florida study finds. For years biologists have studied salamanders for their ability to regrow lost … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
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Cancer Genes Differ in Different Parts of a Tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its‘genetic landscape’, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could help explain why attempts at using … Continue reading

December 22, 2011
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Removal of Lymph Nodes During Surgery For Thyroid Cancer May Be Beneficial

*Procedure may reduce recurrence rates, lower tumor marker levels* Papillary thyroid cancer accounts for the majority of all thyroid malignancies, which primarily impact women. A new study indicates that routinely removing lymph nodes in the neck in these cancer patients … Continue reading

January 29, 2011
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‘Yearly Mammograms from Age 40 Save 71% More Lives’

*Analysis questions U.S. Task Force recommendations for every-other-year screening starting at age 50* ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A new study questions the controversial U.S. Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a … Continue reading