Surgical Oncology News

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Docs Generally Following Cancer Patient Guidelines

Author: Genevra Pittman, Reuters Health
Date:
Jun 21, 2012

By Genevra Pittman
NEW YORK | Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:30pm EDT
(Reuters Health) - Most older cancer patients are getting treatment that is in line with current expert guidelines, suggests a new study that looked at variations in surgical care for several cancers.
 
However, doctors didn't follow guidelines as closely for certain procedures -- especially when evidence for the "correct" treatment decision wasn't as convincing, according to the report published in Archives of Surgery.
 
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/21/us-cancer-patient-idUSTRE75K6GJ20110621

Most older cancer patients are getting treatment that is in line with current expert guidelines, suggests a new study that looked at variations in surgical care for several cancers.

However, doctors didn't follow guidelines as closely for certain procedures -- especially when evidence for the "correct" treatment decision wasn't as convincing, according to the report published in Archives of Surgery.

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