LabBook July 18, 2014

The monument to the Swedish biologist Carl von Linné peeks out from behind the trees in front of the Harper Memorial Library , University of Chicago

The monument to the Swedish biologist Carl von Linné peeks out from behind the trees in front of the Harper Memorial Library , University of Chicago

This week’s rundown of recent research publications of note from University of Chicago scientists and physicians:

Increasing incidence of testicular cancer in the United States and Europe between 1992 and 2009: Manas Nigam, MS2, Briseis Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, Sergey Shikanov, MD, Scott Eggener, MD — World Journal of Urology

From the abstract: “Increasing in incidence, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men in the USA and in Europe. We sought to determine contemporary trends in testicular cancer incidence in the USA and Europe … Between 1992 and 2009, testicular cancer incidence in the USA and Europe continued to increase, most notably in US Hispanic, Northern European, Spanish, and younger and older populations.”

Treatment Trends, Risk of Lymph Node Metastasis, and Outcomes for Localized Esophageal Cancer: Including Mitchell Posner, MD — Journal of the National Cancer Institute

From the abstract: “Endoscopic resection is increasingly used to treat localized, early-stage esophageal cancer. We sought to assess its adoption, characterize the risks of nodal metastases, and define differences in procedural mortality and 5-year survival between endoscopic and surgical resection in the United States.”

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Matt Wood is a senior science writer for the University of Chicago Medicine and editor of the Science Life blog.
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