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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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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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WHO: Ebola Death Toll Reaches 932; 1,700 Cases

(ABC News/Associated Press) Aug 6, 2014 - The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932.
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Docs Urge CMS to Postpone Deadline for ‘Sunshine’ Data Disclosures

(Wall Street Journal/Pharmalot blog) Aug 6, 2014 - More than 100 medical societies are urging the federal government to delay the launch of a widely anticipated database that will show payments from drug and device makers to physicians.
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'Gluten-Free' Food Labels Now Mean What They Say

(LiveScience.com) Aug 6, 2014 - Any food with a "gluten-free" label in the United States now must meet a new set of standards outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Calif. Insurers Team On Huge Digital Medical Records Plan

(Kaiser Health News) Aug 6, 2014 - Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross are working together to keep and share digital records for about 9 million patients, which could cost $80 million over the first three years.
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Cytori Halts Stem Cell Study Due to Adverse Events

(MSN Money/Associated Press) Aug 5, 2014 - Cytori Therapeutics said Tuesday it has halted trials of its experimental stem cell therapy for heart failure after three patients developed blood flow problems.
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Yabao Pharmaceuticals and Changzhou Le Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Enter an Innovative Partnership to Develop Early-Stage Oncology Compound

(MarketWatch) Aug 6, 2014 - Yabao Pharmaceutical Co, Inc., a leading pharmaceutical company in China, today announced a strategic partnership with Changzhou Le Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. to co-develop Le Sun's leading PLK/PI3K dual inhibitor LS-008, which currently is under pre-clinical development.
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Sanofi Ties-up With Emcure Pharma To Market Its Oncology Portfolio In India

(RTT News) Aug 6, 2014 - Sanofi India Ltd. announced that it has entered into a marketing and distribution agreement with Emcure Pharmaceuticals for its oncology portfolio in India.
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CMS to Resume RAC Audits on Limited Basis

(ACCC) Aug 5, 2014 - On July 31, the Association of Community Cancers’ Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN) sent a comment letter to the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) on proposed new USP General Chapter <800> “Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings.”
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PCORI Awards $54.8 Million to Support 33 New CER Projects; Upcoming PCORI Opportunities

(ACCC) Aug 5, 2014 - On July 29, 2014, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors approved $54.8 million in funding to support 33 new patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects.
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Medicare Finalizes Payment Rates for Inpatient Hospital Services in Fiscal Year 2015

(ASH) Aug 5, 2014 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released the inpatient hospital final rule for fiscal year 2015, detailing payment rates and other related policy for the fiscal year that starts on October 1, 2014. ASH commented on a number of items in the proposed rule.
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CAP Publishes Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

(CAP) Aug 5, 2014 - Active surveillance provides low-risk patients less harmful treatment option.
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October 1, 2014: Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

(FDA.gov) Aug 1, 2014 - Agenda: On October 1, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the SONABLATE 450 device sponsored by SonaCare Medical, LLC.
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FDA to Regulate Lab Tests, Especially for Cancer

(Medscape Medical New) Aug 5, 2014 - High-stakes cancer tests are one of the drivers behind the FDA's decision to regulate a category of lab tests that have gotten a free pass from scrutiny for years.
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Genomic Health Announces Positive Topline Results of Additional, Large Independent Validation Study of Oncotype DX(R) Prostate Cancer Test with Multiple Clinical Endpoints

(Genomic Health) Aug 6, 2014 - Genomic Health, Inc. today announced positive preliminary results from an additional independent clinical validation study conducted by the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) demonstrating that the Oncotype DX® Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) predicts multiple clinical endpoints related to disease aggressiveness in men with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer.
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Triple Therapy Revs Up Immune System Against Common Brain Tumor

(Johns Hopkins) Aug 4, 2014 - A triple therapy for glioblastoma, including two types of immunotherapy and targeted radiation, has significantly prolonged the survival of mice with these brain cancers, according to a new report by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
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Protein ZEB1 Promotes Breast Tumor Resistance to Radiation Therapy

(MD Anderson) Aug 4, 2014 - One protein called ZEB1 (zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1) is now thought to keep breast cancer cells from being successfully treated with radiation therapy, according to a new study.
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New Hand-Held Device Uses Lasers, Sound Waves for Deeper Melanoma Imaging

(The Optical Society) Aug 6, 2014 - A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma, according to a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis.
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Exposure to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs Could Increase Leukemia Risk

(AGA) Aug 6, 2014 - Immunosuppressive drugs called thiopurines have been found to increase the risk of myeloid disorders, such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow disorder, seven-fold among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.
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Laparoscopic vs Open Hepatectomy: Similar Short-term Results

(Medscape Medical New) Aug 4, 2014 - The results of a new study comparing outcomes after laparoscopic or open hepatectomy have shown that these outcomes are similar in the short-term (ie, 30 days).
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Pittsburgh-based Study Offers Hope for Early Esophageal Cancer Test

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Aug 5, 2014 - Having found a way to address the disease’s genetic diversity, Pittsburgh-based researchers published a study Tuesday offering hope of a simple blood test for early detection of lethal esophageal cancer.
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Statins May Protect Against Colon Cancer

(CBS News/HealthDay News) Aug 5, 2014 - Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also boost colorectal cancer survival, according to a new U.K. study.
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Nearly 1 in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smokes

(TIME) Aug 6, 2014 - Nearly one in 10 cancer survivors reports smoking years after their diagnosis, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society.
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Aspirin Could Dramatically Cut Cancer Risk, According to Biggest Study Yet

(The Guardian [UK]) Aug 5, 2014 - An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.
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