cancer research

Despite Advances, Breast Cancer Patients Eschew Potentially Life-Saving Radiation

University of Virginia School of Medicine Nengliang (Aaron) Yao

Accelerated partial breast irradiation was designed to be a faster, more convenient and potentially safer way for many women with breast cancer to reduce their mortality risk and help keep their cancer from returning after surgery.

Preventing Cancer: Study Finds Dramatic Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery

UVA Cancer Center researcher Dr. Susan C. Modesitt

A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer has found that the weight-loss surgery slashed participants’ weight by a third and eliminated precancerous uterine growths in those who had them.

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