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In JAMA this week, researchers in Maryland and Minnesota present a study on the association between lymph node evaluation for colon cancer patients and node positivity over the past two decades. Among colon cancer patients, those with better survival are usually the ones with more lymph nodes evaluated, the team writes. Clinicians presume this is because a more extensive lymph node evaluation reduces the risk that something will be missed.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

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