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With New Name and $86M, Tioma To Explore Anti-CD47 Cancer Therapy

(Xconomy San Francisco) Aug 16, 2016 - With $86 million, a name change, and a new corporate office in the Bay Area, Tioma Therapeutics is pushing forward in its effort to bring an immuno-oncology drug into human clinical trials.
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Female Oncologists Report More Grief Responses, Burnout

(Doctors Lounge/HealthDay News) Aug 15, 2016 - Female oncologists report more grief responses to patient death, more emotional distress, and more burnout than male oncologists, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in Cancer.
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Perineural Invasion Signals Poor Prognosis in Gastric Cancer

(Medscape Oncology/Reuters Health) Aug 16, 2016 - Perineural invasion (PNI) in locally advanced gastric cancer is associated with worse outcomes in patients who undergo gastrectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy, according to Italian researchers.
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Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer

(Duke Medicine) Aug 16, 2016 - Surgeons operating on patients with advanced thyroid cancer are often conflicted when deciding how many lymph nodes they should remove to reduce the patient’s risk of recurrence.
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Study: Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes Exposed to Same Levels of Nicotine, Lower Carcinogen Levels

(RPCI) Aug 17, 2016 - Those who switch completely to e-cigarettes may reduce their cancer risk, says Roswell Park/UCSF research team.
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How Much A Decade Of Obesity Raises Your Cancer Risk

(CNN) Aug 16, 2016 - The longer a woman is overweight or obese, the more her risk of cancer may increase along with the time.
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Cancer Survivors’ Sex Lives As Good As Others Their Age

(Cancer Research UK) Aug 17, 2016 - Cancer survivors have just as much sex and can function as well as others their age, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in the journal Cancer today.
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EMA Adopts New Biologic, Biosimilar Pharmacovigilance Guidance

(Regulatory Focus) Aug 15, 2016 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday announced new recommendations for monitoring the safety of biologics and biosimilars. The guidance will take effect on 16 August 2016.
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FDA User Fee Revenue Exceeds $7B, Analysis Shows

(Morning Consult) Aug 15, 2016 - User fees have brought in $7.67 billion since pharmaceutical companies began paying the fees in 1992, according to an analysis released Monday by Avalere Health.
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Biosimilar Names May Affect Pharmacist Dispensing Habits

(STAT/Pharmalot) Aug 15, 2016 - What’s in a name? An awful lot when it comes to biosimilars.
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Osteoporosis, a Disease With Few Treatment Options, May Soon Have One More

(New York Times) Aug 16, 2016 - A clinical trial found that a new drug stimulates bone growth and prevents fractures at least as well as the only other such drug on the market.
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Aetna Will Leave Most Obamacare Exchanges, Projecting Losses

(Washington Post/Wonkblog) Aug 16, 2016 - Aetna, the nation's third largest health insurer, announced Monday night that it will dramatically pull back from the marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, cutting its participation from 15 states to four next year.
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We Doctors See Death All Around Us, But We Don’t Like To Think About Our Own

(Washington Post) Aug 15, 2016 - I bought Paul Kalanithi’s memoir, “When Breath Becomes Air,” the day it came out and set it down on my kitchen table unopened.
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5,400 Diagnosed With Cancers Linked To September 11 Attacks

(CNN) Aug 15, 2016 - Next month will mark 15 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but thousands of people across the country continue to feel its effects on their health.
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Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Launches Specialty Team For Esophageal Cancer Care

(Baylor College of Medicine) Aug 16, 2016 - The NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has formed a new multi-specialty group to provide expert, state-of-the-art esophageal cancer care, from assessing risk, screening and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment supportive care.
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ASCO University® Essentials Subscription Now Provided to CancerLinQ™ Practices

(ASCO in Action) Aug 16, 2016 - CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®), has announced an exciting new benefit for practices participating in CancerLinQ™.
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5 Ways to Improve the Customer Experience for Oncologists

(Medical Marketing & Media) Aug 16, 2016 - Pharmaceutical companies that develop and market cancer drugs brought remarkably advanced products to market in recent years, but one critical aspect of their business remains firmly rooted in the past: customer experience.
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Cancer Research UK Launches New Trial To Test Drug Against Resistant Bladder Cancer

(Cancer Research UK) Aug 15, 2016 - A clinical trial to test a drug which may stop bladder cancers becoming resistant to chemotherapy is being launched by Cancer Research UK's Centre for Drug Development and the Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre (ECMC) network, today.
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Clinton Endorses Biden’s Cancer Program, Says She’ll ‘Take Up The Charge’

(STAT) Aug 15, 2016 - Hillary Clinton endorsed the Obama administration’s cancer moonshot initiative on Monday and pledged to continue its work if she is elected president.
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Nanobots Could Be Used For Precision Attacks On Cancer, Researchers Say

(UPI.com) Aug 15, 2016 - The drugs can be steered directly to parts of tumors often unaffected in treatment, showing the potential for a better way to kill cancer.
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Cancer Spreading: Caught In The Act

(UCLA News) Aug 15, 2016 - Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have taken a major step toward confirming an unusual theory of how some cancer cells metastasize. Their findings may lead to new strategies for keeping melanoma from spreading.
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How Bacteria in Your Mouth Make Colon Cancer Worse

(Newser) Aug 14, 2016 - Study looks at how common oral bacteria travel to colorectal tissue.
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Leptomeningeal Metastases Are More Common in NSCLC Patients Harboring EGFR Mutations and Respond Positively to TKI Therapy

(IASLC) Aug 15, 2016 - Leptomeningeal metastases (LM), a devastating complication and predictor of poor survival in lung cancer patients, was found to be more prevalent in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations.
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Vaginal Brachytherapy Cuts Mortality in Early Uterine Cancer

(Doctors Lounge/HealthDay News) Aug 15, 2016 - For women with surgically staged IA or IB endometrial adenocarcinoma, use of vaginal brachytherapy (VB) is associated with a reduction in mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in Cancer.
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Why Gene Tests for Cancer Don't Offer More Answers

(Scientific American) Sept 1, 2016 Issue - Despite progress, genetic profiling of tumors has a long way to go.
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