In 1993, the National Cancer Institute launched one of the largest cancer screening trials ever planned in the United States, in an effort to answer the question of screening efficacy in four cancers: prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian. Ten centers across the country ultimately accrued more than 150,000 men and women for this study. Nineteen years after it began, PLCO has now released the trial’s final major outcome finding, for colorectal cancer.
Articles Tagged ‘prostate’
May 21, 2012, 11:39AM
April 23, 2010, 11:40AM
Cancer care cost the American public $104.1 billion in 2006 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – according to NCI’s newly released Cancer Trends Progress Report-2009/2010 Update. The financial burden of cancer looms even larger, however, when you consider other costs, such as losses in time and economic productivity.
March 19, 2009
Robotic surgery is done in the same fashion as open surgical removal. The difference is that what originally required a large incision (from the belly button down to the pubic bone), now only requires 4 to 6 small incisions, each about 5 mm-12 mm in length. These incisions allow instruments to pass through ports (a hollow cylinder through which instruments can pass), keeping the surgeon’s hands outside the patient.