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New Imaging Guidelines Recommend PET-CT Over CT Alone in Lymphoma

(Medscape Medical News/Reuters Health) Aug 21, 2014 - PET-CT is taking center stage in a new consensus statement from the International Conference on Malignant Lymphomas Imaging Working Group.
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U.S. Has Seen Widespread Adoption of Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery to Remove the Prostate

(Wiley) Aug 26, 2014 - A new study found widespread adoption of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in the U.S., with costs decreasing over time.
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Adolescents Who Use E-cigarettes Much More Likely to Try Tobacco, CDC Says

(Washington Post/To Your Health blog) Aug 25, 2014 - The morass of conflicting information about e-cigarettes and tobacco use grew deeper Monday, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that adolescents who vape say they are much more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes.
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Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

(MSN Healthy Living/HealthDay News) Aug 25, 2014 - Children with newly diagnosed leukemia who are admitted to the hospital on weekends have a longer hospital stay, wait longer to start chemotherapy and are more likely to suffer respiratory failure than those admitted on weekdays, a new study finds.
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Scientists Uncover Navigation System Used by Cancer, Nerve Cells

(Duke Today) Aug 25, 2014 - Duke University researchers have found a ”roving detection system” on the surface of cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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Cancer Leaves a Common Fingerprint on DNA

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Aug 26, 2014 - Chemical alterations to genes appear key to tumor development.
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New Biomarker Highly Promising for Predicting Breast Cancer Outcomes

(American Society for Microbiology) Aug 25, 2014 – A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology.
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UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

(University of Arizona) Aug 26, 2014 - A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer.
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No Link Found Between Diverticular Disease, Cancer

( News) Aug 25, 2014 - Colonic diverticular disease does not appear to be linked to an increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC), according to research published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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RNA Sequence Could Help Doctors to Tailor Unique Prostate Cancer Treatment Programs

(Science Codex) Aug 26, 2014 - Sequencing RNA, not just DNA, could help doctors predict how prostate cancer tumors will respond to treatment, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology.
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OncoBriefs: Low-Nicotine Cigs, Prostate Bx and UTI, Myeloma Drug

(MedPage Today) Aug 25, 2014 - Use of reduced-nicotine cigarettes did not increase smoking intensity or exposure to tobacco toxins among smokers who did not intend to quit, a prospective clinical study showed.
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Pfizer to Test Xalkori Lung Cancer Drug with Merck Immunotherapy

(Reuters) Aug 26, 2014 - Pfizer Inc said Tuesday it will test its Xalkori lung cancer drug with Merck & Co's experimental immunotherapy pembrolizumab, in the hopes the combination will improve the outcomes for patients taking the approved Pfizer therapy.
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Kite Pharma's Cancer Drug Shows Positive Results in Study

(Wall Street Journal) Aug 25, 2014 - Eight patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with Kite Pharma Inc's cancer drug lead candidate were in complete remission and four others in partial remission, the company said Monday.
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Why Kite Pharma Stock Is Soaring in After-Hours Trading Today

(TheStreet) Aug 25, 2014 - Kite Pharma soared in after-hours trading on Monday after the company published successful data from its Phase 1-2a clinical trial of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
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University of Colorado’s Online Screening for Rare Lung Cancer Subtypes Opens Door to New Kind of Clinical Trial

(UCCC/In the Clinic blog) Aug 1, 2014 - A clinical trial testing ponatinib against FGFR+ lung cancer is recruiting patients via the Internet.
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Heart Group: E-Cigarettes Might Help Smokers Quit

(New York Times/Associated Press) Aug 25, 2014 - The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May.
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WHO Seeks $430 Million to Stop Ebola Outbreak in 9 Months

(Washington Post/Bloomberg) Aug 25, 2014 - More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization’s strategy to fight the viral illness.
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Regado Halts Pivotal Lead Drug Trial, Pipeline in Jeopardy

(Reuters) Aug 25, 2014 - Regado Biosciences Inc lost more than half its market value on Monday after saying it terminated enrollment in a late-stage trial of its lead drug over safety concerns, creating uncertainty over the company's strategy and outlook.
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Roche to Acquire InterMune for $8.3 Billion

(Wall Street Journal) Aug 24, 2014 - Roche Holding agreed to buy biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion in cash, the biggest acquisition in years for the Swiss pharmaceutical giant after a string of smaller purchases.
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Roche And Pfizer's Different M&A Paths And Impacts

(Forbes) Aug 24, 2014 - Roche employees can feel pretty good about their company’s $8.3B acquisition of InterMune. Meanwhile, Pfizer workers are wondering if another major deal will threaten more job losses.
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Hospice Oversight May Come From Rare Bipartisan Health Bill

(Forbes) Aug 24, 2014 - Bipartisan Congressional legislation designed to bring more frequent surveys to hospice providers in hopes of increasing quality, transparency and accountability has emerged in the U.S. House of Representatives with the backing of the industry and both political parties.
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New York Council Speaker Says Biopsy Shows She Doesn’t Have Cancer

(New York Times) Aug 22, 2014 - Melissa Mark-Viverito, the speaker of the New York City Council, said on Friday that a biopsy had shown she was cancer-free.
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Healing Teenage Cancer’s Scars

(New York Times/Well blog)) Aug 25, 2014 - The teenage years can be tough enough under the best of circumstances. But when cancer invades an adolescent’s life, the challenges grow exponentially.
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New Hospital Embraces Next Frontier of Cancer Treatment

(UCSF News) Aug 24, 2014 - Embodying an evolution in cancer management is the new 70-bed UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital, opening Feb. 1, 2015, at Mission Bay.
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FDA Names Potential Insys Treatment an Orphan Drug

(Yahoo! News/Associated Press) Aug 25, 2014 - A potential treatment from Insys Therapeutics Inc. for an aggressive form of brain cancer will have some marketing exclusivity if regulators eventually approve it.
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