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EDAP Receives FDA Guidance on PMA for Ablatherm-HIFU

(CNNMoney) Nov 6, 2014 - EDAP TMS SA, the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, today received a letter from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its current PMA application for Ablatherm Integrated Imaging Device.
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Retesting Breast Cancer Axioms

(New York Times/Well blog) Nov 10, 2014 - The decisions American women make are often more strongly influenced by fear or a friend’s experience than by a thorough understanding of the benefits and risks of mammography.
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American Cancer Society Includes Exact Sciences’ Cologuard in Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Guidelines

(Yahoo! Finance) Nov 6, 2014 - Updated guidelines include recommended use of noninvasive stool-based DNA screening test every three years.
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What Early Looks From ASH Tell Us About Cancer Immunotherapy

(Xconomy) Nov 7, 2014 - More cancer immunotherapy news will certainly emerge from the massive volume of abstracts between now and December 6, the first day of ASH. For now, there are several interesting developments to note.
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Practice Makes Perfect in Cancer Surgery

(Queen's Gazette/Queen's University [Ontario, Canada]) Nov 7, 2014 - Queen's researchers determine higher hospital and surgeon volume lead to better outcomes when treating bladder cancer patients.
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Researchers Take New Approach to Stop 'Most Wanted' Cancer Protein

(Dana-Farber) Nov 7, 2014 - Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center have found a way to defeat one of the most tantalizing yet elusive target proteins in cancer cells – employing a strategy that turns the protein’s own molecular machinations against it.
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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify First Steps in Formation of Pancreatic Cancer

(Mayo Clinic) Nov 10, 2014 - Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville say they have identified first steps in the origin of pancreatic cancer and that their findings suggest preventive strategies to explore.
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Physicians Play a Critical Role in Ensuring Bladder Cancer Patients Understand the Link Between Smoking and Their Disease

(Wiley) Nov 10, 2014 - A new study published early online in CANCER reports that when bladder cancer patients are well-informed by their physicians, they acknowledge that tobacco use was likely the cause of their disease.
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Dental Trauma May Play a Role in Oral Cancers

(Medscape Medical News) Nov 7, 2014 - Chronic dental irritation might play a role in the development of oral cancers, especially in nonsmokers, according to a study published online November 6 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.
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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Technique for Pneumonectomy Shown to Be Safe

(RPCI) Nov 6, 2014 - In the largest series of its kind to date, researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have shown that performing thoracoscopic pneumonectomy, removal of the entire lung through a minimally invasive endoscopic approach, at a high-volume center appears to be safe and may provide pain and survival advantages in the long term.
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Cigars Just as Harmful to Health as Cigarettes, Study Says

(FoxNews.com) Nov 10, 2014 - Cigar smokers are thought to inhale less smoke than cigarette smokers, leading some people to believe they pose fewer health risks than cigarettes. But new research published in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that isn’t so.
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OXiGENE Announces Presentation of Phase 2 Data Confirming That Addition of Fosbretabulin to Bevacizumab Significantly Increases Progression-Free Survival in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

(CNBC) Nov 10, 2014 - OXiGENE, Inc. today announced the first presentation at a scientific conference of the positive results from the Phase 2 GOG 186I study of fosbretabulin combined with bevacizumab in recurrent ovarian, tubal and peritoneal carcinoma.
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ArQule Announces Positive Top-Line Results of NIH-Sponsored Phase 2 Trial of Tivantinib in Prostate Cancer

(Yahoo! Finance) Nov 10, 2014 - Study met primary endpoint, significantly improving progression-free survival in tivantinib single agent arm compared to placebo arm.
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The Next Chapter in Dendron's Troubled History: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

(TheStreet) Nov 11, 2014 - A new chapter has been written in the Dendreon story. Unfortunately, it's Chapter 11.
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Medicare Costs For Breast Cancer Screenings Soar, But Benefits Remain Unclear

(New Haven Register [CT]) Nov 9, 2014 - The cost of Medicare-funded breast cancer screenings jumped 44 percent from $666 million to $962 million from 2001 to 2009, yet those added millions did not improve early detection rates among the 65 and older Medicare population, according to a Yale study.
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Boehringer Reports Data from Afatinib Phase III LUX-Lung 3 Trial in Asian NSCLC Patients

(Pharmaceutical Business Review) Nov 10, 2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim has reported positive data from a pre-specified subgroup-analysis of the pivotal Phase III LUX-Lung 3 trial of afatinib in Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.
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New Subgroup Analysis Shows Asian Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with Most Common EGFR Mutation (del19) Lived Significantly Longer with First-line GIOTRIF® (afatinib*) Compared to Chemotherapy

(Boehringer Ingelheim) Nov 7, 2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim today announced data from a pre-specified subgroup-analysis of the pivotal Phase III LUX-Lung 3 trial which demonstrated that Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with the most common type of EGFR mutation, (exon 19 deletion; del19), lived significantly longer after receiving first-line treatment with afatinib compared to chemotherapy (33.3 vs 22.9 months, respectively).
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Dendreon Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

(ABC News/Associated Press) Nov 10, 2014 - The prostate cancer drug developer Dendreon is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has reached a financial restructuring agreement with investors holding more than $520 million in debt.
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Dr Reddy's Gets FDA Approval For Roche Drug Generic; Shares at Record High

(Reuters) Nov 7, 2014 - Indian drugmaker Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd said on Friday it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make a cheaper version of Roche Holding AG's antiviral Valcyte, sending its stock to a record high.
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Boehner Says Rolling Back Obamacare Is GOP Priority

(NPR/The Two-Way blog) Nov 6, 2014 - House Speaker John Boehner said approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline and the repeal of key parts of Obamacare are among Republicans' top priorities now that the GOP has won control of both houses of Congress.
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NIH Launches Online Database For International Clinical Research Regulations

(ASCO in Action) Nov 6, 2014 - The National Institute of Health (NIH) has launched ClinRegs, a new website that provides clinical research regulatory information for 12 of the top countries that conduct clinical research.
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Don't Reform the Malpractice System to Reduce Healthcare Costs -- Eliminate It

(Forbes) Nov 5, 2014 - There is nothing more time consuming and expensive for a patient than undergoing extra tests or procedures during a trip to the emergency room, doctor’s office or urgent care center.
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Voters Provide Mixed Messages on Health Ballot Measures

(Kaiser Health News) Nov 5, 2014 - The Affordable Care Act wasn’t directly on the ballot in any state, but voters did decide a host of health-related issues in Tuesday’s elections.
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Dr. Steven Finkelstein Named Chief Science Officer at 21st Century Oncology

(21st Century Oncology) Nov 4, 2014 - 21st Century Oncology, the nation’s leading provider of cancer care services, has recently appointed Scottsdale Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, Steven Finkelstein, M.D., as the company’s national Chief Science Officer.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives the LEAD Award From The US Oncology Network

(The US Oncology Network) Nov 7, 2014 - Today, The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care, presented Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) with the inaugural LEAD Award during The Network’s Joint Fall Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) and Annual Radiation & Imaging Meeting in Dallas.
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