In treating some cancer patients, less is more, US studies show

May 31, 2014 5:41 AM

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In treating some cancer patients, less is more, US studies show

Several studies backing up this 'less-is-more' strategy, which can also lower the cost of care, were presented yesterday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago. — Reuters picCHICAGO, May 31 — Doctors can scale back treatment for certain cancer patients, based on evidence that some drugs can be used less frequently, according to new information that is clearing the way for physicians to limit the risks of care.

Several studies backing up this “less-is-more” strategy, which can also lower the cost of care, were presented yesterday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.

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