The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new breast cancer treatment machine that uses gamma rays to target tumors without harming healthy tissue.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has issued updated guidelines for Hodgkin lymphoma, which focus on the management of HL using existing treatments and the need for long-term follow-up after treatment completion.
- Stroke rates decreased by 77% to 96% among patients undergoing primary cardiac surgery, and by 18% to 100% of patients undergoing redo surgery among those receiving a preoperative CT.
- Mortality decreased by as much as 66% in studies investigating primary surgery.
- CT was used to detect calcifications and to visualize of postoperative anatomy.
- Results of Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis suggest significantly positive effects of CT scan on cardiac surgery outcomes.