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Prediction model for tube feeding dependency during chemoradiotherapy for at least four weeks in head and neck cancer patients: a tool for prophylactic gastrostomy decision making

5 days ago   |   By Clinical Nutrition

Chemoradiation and bioradiation for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma often comes with high toxicity rates, interfering with oral intake and leading to temporary tube feeding dependency. High-quality scientific evidence for indicators of prophylactic gastrostomy insertion is not available. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to develop a prediction model to identify patients who need prophylactic gastrostomy insertion, defined as the expected use of TF for at least four weeks.
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A quarter of cancer patients in England wait TWO MONTHS before being diagnosed

A quarter of cancer patients in England wait TWO MONTHS before being diagnosed

5 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

Researchers found 24 per cent of sufferers in England have to wait eight weeks on average longer than average to be told they have the killer disease. Long waiting times were partly to blame.
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Prostate cancer patients who eat high-fat diets and red meat are four times more likely to die

Prostate cancer patients who eat high-fat diets and red meat are four times more likely to die

5 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

Researchers at McGill University found that a gene involved in progressing prostate cancer is fueled by fatty foods and red meat, but a dietary intervention helped.
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