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NHLBI Seeks Proposals for The National Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Natural History Study

(ASH) Apr 15, 2013 - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released two requests for proposals for the National Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Natural History Study under the following solicitations posted on FedBizOpps.
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Dr. George Salti, Renowned Cancer Surgeon, Joins Edward Cancer Center

(Edward Cancer Center) Apr 15, 2013 - George Salti, MD, FACS, renowned surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has joined the Edward Cancer Center.
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3 Cancer Scientists Awarded $500K NY Medical Prize

(U.S. News & World Report/Associated Press) Apr 16, 2013 - Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and biomedical research.
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Group Tries to Fill Funding Gap on Cancer Research

(CNNMoney) Apr 16, 2013 - Deep budget cuts have sent some of the nation's most promising researchers scrambling for money. But one organization has stepped up to try to bridge the gap.
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Sequestration Nation: Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients

(Center for American Progress) Apr 15, 2013 - This week the series explores sequestration’s devastating impact on elderly cancer patients who depend on Medicare for treatment, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.
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University of Michigan Health System Creates State’s First Cardio-Oncology Program

(University of Michigan) Apr 15, 2013 - The University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, working with specialists at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, has launched Michigan’s first cardio-oncology clinic, a program designed to prevent or minimize heart damage caused by chemotherapy and radiation.
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Innovative Delaware Program Dramatically Reduces Colorectal Cancer Disparities, Mortality Rates Among African American Patients

(ASCO) Apr 15, 2013 - A study analyzing the impact of the Delaware Cancer Consortium, the state's cancer control program, reports a 41 percent reduction in colorectal mortality rates for African Americans.
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Colon Cancer Screening Tests: Important But Not Necessarily Fully Covered

(Washington Post/Kaiser Health News) Apr 15, 2013 - Different readings of the Affordable Care Act have created billing problems for patients and insurers.
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Fat Feeds Leukemia Cells According to Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

(Children’s Hospital) Apr 12, 2013 - In a study reported in the current issue of Cancer Research, Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD, and colleagues at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles report that obesity substantially impairs the ability of a first-line chemotherapy to kill leukemia cells.
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An Important Discovery in Breast Cancer by IRCM Researchers

(IRCM [Montreal, Quebec]) Apr 15, 2013 - Montréal scientists identified the DOCK1 protein as a potential target to reduce the progression of metastases in patients suffering from breast cancer, the most common type of cancer in women.
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Researchers Find Nanodiamonds Could Improve Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Treatment

(UCLA) Apr 15, 2013 - UCLA researchers have developed a potentially more effective treatment for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that uses nanoscale, diamond-like particles called nanodiamonds.
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Mammogram Tool Improves Some Breast Cancer Detection But Also Increases False Alarms

(UC Davis Health System) Apr 15, 2013 - A costly and widely used mammography add-on increases detection of noninvasive and early-stage invasive breast cancer but also makes more mistakes than mammography alone, researchers from UC Davis and the University of Washington have found.
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Study: Many Invasive Medical Procedures Are the Result of Uncertainty, Not Evidence

(Forbes) Apr 14, 2013 - A new study set to publish this week in the journal JAMA suggests that fear of uncertainty is fueling a psychological dynamic that’s leading to more and more invasive procedures–whether or not we need them.
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Study Questions Value of PSA Test for Older Men

(U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News) Apr 15, 2013 - Only one-third of men over age 65 who receive an abnormal result from their PSA test actually undergo prostate biopsy to look for disease, a new study finds.
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Takeda’s Actos Diabetes Drug Tied to Cancer, Jury Is Told

(BloombergBusinessweek) Apr 16, 2013 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s biggest drugmaker, hid the cancer risks of its Actos drug to protect billions in sales, a jury was told in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the diabetes medication to go to trial.
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Patent on Breast Cancer Gene

(USA Today) Apr 15, 2013 - A decision against the patent would be a victory for competing geneticists and researchers as well as breast cancer advocacy groups. But a compromise may be more likely.
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Breast Cancer Drugs Urged for Healthy High-Risk Women

(New York Times) Apr 15, 2013 - A panel of experts said tamoxifen and raloxifene may be worth taking to lower the risk of breast cancer despite the potential for serious side effects like blood clots and strokes.
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Key Bone Marrow Protein Identified as Potential New Leukemia Treatment Target

(ASH) Apr 15, 2013 - A new study on how the progression of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is influenced by the bone marrow environment has demonstrated for the first time that targeting a specialized protein known as osteopontin (OPN) may be an effective strategy to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy in patients with this type of blood cancer.
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FDA Reviewers Say Data for Glaxo's Breo Not Consistent

(Reuters) Apr 15, 2013 - Reviewers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that the efficacy data for GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Theravance Inc's experimental drug to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are not entirely consistent.
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Glaxo Appeal in Avandia Case

(Morningstar/Dow Jones Newswires) Apr 15, 2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for health insurer Humana Inc. to sue GlaxoSmithKline PLC for the recovery of health-care expenses on some patients who were allegedly harmed by diabetes drug Avandia.
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FDA to Reassess Safety Risks of Diabetes Drug

(Wall Street Journal) Apr 12, 2013 - The onetime blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia is getting an unusual safety reassessment by federal regulators three years after they curbed its sales over cardiovascular risks.
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Report: Compounding Pharmacies Go Untracked

(Washington Post) Apr 15, 2013 - State authorities who are supposed to oversee the type of specialized pharmacy at the heart of last fall’s deadly meningitis outbreak lack the most basic information about the companies they are supposed to regulate, according to a congressional report to be released Monday.
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Doctor-Owned Hospitals Prosper Under Health-Care Law

(Washington Post/Kaiser Health News) Apr 13, 2013 - Doctor-owned hospitals are earning many of the largest bonuses from the federal health law’s new quality programs, even as the law halts their growth.
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Health Care Providers Want Faster Changes in Payments

(USA Today) Apr 14, 2013 - Instead of fee-for-service medicine, providers want the government — or states or private payers — to pay for treatment as a whole.
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The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Presents The Living Room

(Sacramento Business Journal) Apr 15, 2013 - The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation invites you to join The Living Room, a lively and interactive online support group for those who are directly and indirectly affected by lung cancer.
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