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Second Drug Is Allowed For Treatment of Ebola

(New York Times) Aug 7, 2014 - The Food and Drug Administration helped clear the way on Thursday for a second experimental drug to be tried by people in Africa stricken with the Ebola virus.
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'Conflict of Interest' Doctor Database Unplugged

(The Hill) Aug 7, 2014 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has pulled the plug on a new database intended to disclose potential conflicts of interest among physicians.
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Obama Signs Bill Giving More Than $16 Billion to Scandal-Plagued VA

(Washington Post/Post Politics blog) Aug 7, 2014 - President Obama signed a bill that will inject more than $16 billion into the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, money that will help an agency beset by scandal improve access to medical care for veterans.
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Hermitage Doctor Killed in Wilson County Crash, Driver Charged

(WKRN-TV, Ch. 2/ABC [Nashville, TN]) Aug 6, 2014 - Dr. Eric Raefsky, a well-respected and long-time Hermitage doctor of oncology, was killed in a tragic two-car crash in Wilson County Tuesday night.
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ASH to Host Agenda-Setting Scientific Meeting on Lymphoma Biology

(ASH) Aug 6, 2014 - Participants to produce strategic roadmap for accelerating lymphoma treatment advances.
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Millions of Underserved Women in the US Have Benefited From CDC’s Breast and Cervical Screening Program

( Aug 6, 2014 - More than 4.3 million women with limited access to health care received breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services in the first 20 years of the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
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NextSource Biotechnology Gains FDA Approval for Use of Tradename Gleostine™ (Lomustine), an Anti-Cancer Chemotherapy Agent

(Miami Herald) Aug 7, 2014 - The approved Gleostine™ brand name has replaced the discontinued former drug name CeeNu®.
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The Association of Community Cancer Centers Launches Oncology Drug Database

(ACCC) Aug 7, 2014 - The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the ACCC Oncology Drug Database.
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Are Oncologists Recommending the Best Treatments For Patients?

(Forbes) Aug 7, 2014 - Today’s article highlights the lingering problem of physicians buying and selling prescription medications to patients – at a profit.
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Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology Join Forces with Astellas on Autophagy to Find New Cancer Treatments

(Cancer Research UK) Aug 8, 2014 - Cancer Research UK and its commercial arm, Cancer Research Technology, are to join forces with Astellas Pharma Inc. to find new drug targets in the fight against cancer, with an initial focus on pancreatic cancer.
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A*STAR Scientists Make Breakthroughs in Ovarian Cancer Research

(A*STAR [Singapore]) Aug 8, 2014 - Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) have found new clues to early detection and personalised treatment of ovarian cancer, currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose early due to the lack of symptoms that are unique to the illness.
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Salpingectomy as a Primary Sterilization Procedure?

(Medscape Medical News) Aug 8, 2014 - Salpingectomy should be the primary female sterilization procedure because it is permanent and may prevent some types of ovarian cancer that actually begin in the Fallopian tube, according to a commentary published online August 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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Revamped Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator Now Online

(Medscape Medical News) Aug 8, 2014 - The first version of the Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator, developed in 2006 to help men and their doctors assess their risk for prostate cancer, has been completely revamped.
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Hospital Risk-Adjusted Margin Positivity Rate Is Quality Metric

(Doctors Lounge/HealthDay News) Aug 7, 2014 - Hospital risk-adjusted margin positivity rate can identify performance-based outliers and represents a rectal cancer surgery quality metric, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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It’s Time for Us to Think About Cancer Differently

(Newsweek) Aug 7, 2014 - What if we thought about cancer not in terms of where it is located but rather by more precise molecular and cellular criteria? That’s what new research from the University of California, San Francisco, is proposing.
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Roche Rebuked by U.K. on $152,850 Breast Cancer Drug

(Bloomberg) Aug 7, 2014 - The U.K.’s medical-cost oversight group rebuked Roche Holding AG today for refusing a significant price cut to a breast-cancer drug that is used only for severe cases now, but may eventually be more broadly prescribed.
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Nice Criticises Roche Over High Price of Cancer Drug

(The Telegraph [UK]) Aug 8, 2014 - Sir Andrew Dillon, Nice chief executive says that the NHS cannot afford to pay Roche the high price it is demanding for its "miracle" breast cancer treatment. The drugs giant has responded by insisting that Nice is the only health body to conclude that Kadcyla is not good value for money.
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New Cancer Classification System Shows Promise as Lifesaver

(San Francisco Chronicle) Aug 7, 2014 - Classifying cancer tumors by their molecular structure rather than the tissue or organ where they were found, such as the breast or bladder, may lead to more accurate diagnoses and potentially better treatments and outcomes for patients, a new study finds.
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Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive

(U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News) Aug 6, 2014 - The value of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue.
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Study Shows Third Gene as Indicator for Breast Cancer

(New York Times) Aug 6, 2014 - Mutations in a gene called PALB2 raise the risk of breast cancer in women by almost as much as mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, the infamous genes implicated in most inherited cases of the disease, a team of researchers reported Wednesday.
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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

( Aug 7, 2014 - Researchers have found the largest and most robust link between dementia and vitamin D deficiency in older adults.
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Practice Fusion Buys Startup Ringadoc in Telemedicine Play

(Reuters) Aug 6, 2014 - Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine.
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Ebola Drug Panel Set by WHO to Weigh Unproven Drugs Use

(Bloomberg) Aug 6, 2014 - The World Health Organization will convene a panel of medical ethicists next week to explore the use of experimental treatments for Ebola amid the worst outbreak of the disease on record.
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Rising Rates of Hospice Discharge in U.S. Raise Questions About Quality of Care

(Washington Post) Aug 6, 2014 - At hundreds of U.S. hospices, more than one in three patients are dropping the service before dying, new research shows, a sign of trouble in an industry supposed to care for patients until death.
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URMC Researchers Awarded $2.1M to Study E-Cigarettes

(URMC) Aug 7, 2014 - Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have commenced a study that will be used to help shape the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations on e-cigarettes, hookahs, and miniature cigars in the coming years.
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