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"" Pediatric ER research work renewed ""
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"" Colon cancer screening less likely for minorities ""
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"" Commentary in JAMA on spirituality's role in medical care ""
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  Managing chronic disease drug costs  
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  Ketones may be culprits in some diabetics' heart problems  
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  Adult bladder stem cells identified  
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  New director of student diversity  
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  When to send sick children to specialty hospitals  
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  Study shows safety of adult stem-cell therapy  
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  New pharmacology department chair  
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  New wide-field light microscope  
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  Treating neonatal diabetes with oral medication  
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  High marks for conflict-of-interest policies  
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  Some follow-up breast cancer surgeries eliminated  
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Some follow-up breast cancer surgeries eliminated

Simple and quick diagnostic techniques used during breast cancer surgery can spare most women from a second surgery to remove affected lymph nodes, according to UC Davis Cancer Center researcher Richard Bold. Results from the sentinel lymph node biopsy – the current standard for identifying metastatic disease – can take up to two weeks and lead to a second surgery if results are positive. However, two well-established procedures known as touch prep and frozen section analyses can take place during the initial breast tumor surgery to detect in the majority of cases whether or not lymph nodes should be removed at the same time. Study results appeared in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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