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BY Laura Sussman

In the first study evaluating patient-reported cosmetic outcomes in older women with breast cancer, MD Anderson researchers found that less radiation was associated with improved cosmetic satisfaction long-term. However, reduced radiation was also associated with a slightly increased risk of disease recurrence.

Like younger patients, older women with early-stage breast cancer have a number of treatment options, including:...

breast cancer research

BY Laura Sussman

Mastectomy plus reconstruction for patients with early-stage breast cancer is significantly riskier and costlier than other less-invasive...

BY Laura Sussman

The 140,000 U.S. women diagnosed each year with early-stage breast cancer, when the tumor is still small and hasn’t spread, have a variety...

BY Sarah Bronson

Patients who undergo surgery are recovering faster and getting discharged sooner thanks to MD Anderson’s enhanced surgical recovery programs (ESRPs).

The ESRP approach includes skipping routine preoperative bowel preparation, using minimally invasive surgical techniques when possible, using goal-directed fluid therapy, minimizing the use of opioids in pain management, limiting the routine use of tubes and drains, and encouraging...

BY Laura Sussman

The first national review of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) shows that over the last 13 years, rates of this treatment for early-stage breast...

BY Julie Penne

Doctors from MD Anderson and Houston Methodist Hospital have performed what is believed to be the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant...

BY Laura Sussman

Thanks to the modern era of new chemotherapeutic and biologic agents available for managing their disease, patients with metastatic colorectal...

BY Bryan Tutt

Although primary uveal melanoma can be effectively treated with radiation or surgery, patients with metastatic disease — or those at high...