Surgery may not help older patients with slow-growing skin cancer

04/29/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Older patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer and limited life expectancy due to underlying health conditions may not benefit from surgical treatment, according to new research. The group suffered more complications following surgery than patients without comorbidities, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine found, and 43% died within five years from causes unrelated to the skin cancer.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Litigation & Investigations EMEA
Gilead Sciences
Stockely Park
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA
Senior Analyst Compliance
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Director, Senior Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX