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Shafir M: Preferred Surgery for Breast Cancer-is there an optimal technique? in: "Local and Systemic Management of Primary Breast Cancers"
Mazakazu Toi and Eric P. Weiner eds Kyoto University Press and Transpacific Press, 2010

Phelps RG, Khaitov S, Zimmerman K, Shafir M: Use of Melan A in malignant melanoma for staging and prognosis: a study of 376 cases of primary melanoma and 154 sentinel nodes
Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol 13, #2, Feb 2006

Shafir M, Warner RPR , Gonzalves S, Zacks J, Ratner L, Kim M: Extensive " multitasking " surgery for advanced neuroendocrine tumors is safe and effective
Proceedings of 7th Annual European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, Berlin, Germany, March 2010

Weight Gain Increases Risk of Variety of Cancers
Being obese or even overweight may increase a person’s risk of developing up to a dozen different types of cancer, European researchers report in a new study.

Smokers Might Benefit from Earlier Colon Cancer Screening
New evidence suggests screening for colorectal cancer, which is now recommended to begin at age 50 for most people, should start five to 10 years earlier for individuals with a significant lifetime exposure to tobacco smoke, a University of Rochester Medical Center study said.