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  • Preventing Postoperative Urinary Tract Infections in Cancer Patients: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) increase morbidity, mortality and health care costs and prolong hospitalizations for patients who require urinary catheters-especially those who undergo long, complex surgeries or procedures to treat urological or gynecological cancers. To reduce the incidence of UTIs, clinicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a quality improvement program for surgical patients at the institution.
  • Study Offers a Starting Point for Testing Immunotherapy in Rectal Cancer Patients with Deficient DNA Mismatch Repair: A recent study's findings provide a starting point for assessing the efficacy of immunotherapy in rectal cancer patients with deficient DNA mismatch repair (dMMR).
  • More than a Third of Colorectal Cancers in Patients Age 35 Years or Younger Are Hereditary, Study Finds: More than one-third of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Colorectal cancer have hereditary disease, according to a study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Infusion of natural Killer Cells into the Brain Shows Promise against Medulloblastoma, Other Posterior Fossa Tumors: Medulloblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors in children, are usually incurable if they recur. But a clinical trial of a novel therapy in which natural killer (NK) cells are infused directly into the brain is now enrolling young patients with recurrent medulloblastoma and other malignant tumors of the posterior fossa.
  • HOUSE CALL: Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention-Research is promising but still inconclusive.
  • Comprehensive Clinic Offers Expert Care for Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndrome Patients, At-Risk Family Members: One valuable resource for patients with hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndrome is The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Familial High-Risk Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinic.

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Houston, Texas


Aloia, Thomas; You, Y. Nancy; Vilar-Sanchez, Eduardo; Khatua, Soumen; Cooper, Laurence J. N.; Gopalakrishnan, Vidya; Zaky, Wafik; Lee, Dean; Sandberg, David; Weinberg, Jeffrey; Bevers, Therese; Lynch, Patick; Rodriguez-Bigas, Miguel A.; Urinary Tract Infections; Rectal Neoplasms; Colorectal Neoplasms; Immunotherapy; Medulloblastoma; Infratentorial Neoplasms; Brain Neoplasms; Killer Cells, Natural; Clinical Trials as Topic; Vitamin D; Gastrointestinal Neoplasms; Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis; Genetic Counseling; Watchful Waiting.


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OncoLog, Volume 61, Number 10, October 2016