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Meditation Eases Pain, Anxiety and Fatigue During Breast Cancer Biopsy

Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser extent.
1-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Aims to Resolve How to Manage Pre-Cancers of the Breast


The first large U.S. study aimed at resolving an ongoing debate about the best way to treat an early sign of breast cancer will launch later this year under the direction of a Duke Cancer Institute investigator.
2-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Survival Period for Esophageal Cancer Is Tied to Race and Income

African-American patients with esophageal cancer survive fewer months after diagnosis than white patients, but only if they also have low incomes, according to a new study from Duke Health researchers.
26-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Under the Weather? A Blood Test Can Tell If Antibiotics Are Needed

Researchers at Duke Health are fine-tuning a test that can determine whether a respiratory illness is caused by infection from a virus or bacteria so that antibiotics can be more precisely prescribed.
17-Jan-2016 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immunity Genes Could Protect Some From E. coli While Others Fall Ill


When a child comes home from preschool with a stomach bug that threatens to sideline the whole family for days, why do some members of the family get sick while others are unscathed? According to a Duke Health study published January 19 in the...
19-Jan-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Aims to Lower Blood Pressure Among Adults in Rural Southeast Asia

Researchers from the Duke Global Health Institute and their international collaborators are launching a study to find cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure in adults living in rural in South Asia.
7-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early Trial Shows Injectable Agent Illuminates Cancer During Surgery


Doctors at the Duke University School of Medicine have tested a new injectable agent that causes cancer cells in a tumor to fluoresce, potentially increasing a surgeon’s ability to locate and remove all of a cancerous tumor on the first attempt....
3-Jan-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mathematical Model Suggests Select DCIS Patients Could Delay Treatment


Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to a mathematical model developed by researchers at Duke University.
10-Dec-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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