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Treating Lower-Body Lymphedema

West, Diane

Oncology Times. 26(9):4,7, May 10th, 2004.

A look at an often forgotten type of problem, associated with prostate, stomach, ovarian, or colon cancer surgery. Lymphedema after cancer surgery to the lower body can cause swelling to the stomach and genitals as well as swelling in the legs and feet leading to loss of mobility and severe swelling.

The Rhoads Not Given: The Tainting of the Cornelius P. Rhoads Memorial Award

Rosenthal, Eric T.

Oncology Times. 25(17):19-20, September 10th, 2003.

What happens when an organization learns that one of its long-established, prestigious awards was named for an individual of less-than-sterling reputation? Here's how AACR faced that dilemma.

MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry: Getting a Feel for How It Works

Tuma, Rabiya S.

Oncology Times. 25(19):26, October 10th, 2003.

The ABCs of the powerful mass-spectrometry technique of “matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight.”

Oral Anabolic Steroid Effective for Cancer Cachexia

Laino, Charlene

Oncology Times. 25(12):15-16, June 25th, 2003.

Oxandrolone can help cancer patients with involuntary weight loss gain lean body mass, while improving quality of life and performance status, according to a preliminary prospective study, which suggests it also helps reverse the underlying pathology, improving metabolically active tissue compartments.

Anemia Hard Choices: Comparing Procrit vs Aranesp

Henkel, Gretchen

Oncology Times. 25(6):29-30,32-33, March 25th, 2003.

With no clear consensus about one drug being superior to the other, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, researchers, and drug companies are all weighing in on what may be an “apples vs oranges” debate.

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