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Genomic Health Announces Presentation of Five Studies in Breast and Colon Cancers at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress

(StreetInsider) Sept 13, 2011 - Findings reconfirm healthcare cost-effectiveness, underscore value of tumor biology to guide treatment decisions, expanding evidence that support worldwide use of Oncotype DX®.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: September 15, 2011)

quotesWe have definitely seen the cost benefit of the utilization of the OncotypeDx test as a tool. The frustration we have is that we believe the test is under utilized. The reasons for under utilization are numerous, and unfortunately, not always in the best interests of the patients. quotes

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Bachmann Questions Safety of HPV Vaccine For Girls

(Washington Post) Sept 13, 2011 - Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann on Tuesday questioned the safety of a vaccine used to protect girls from a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: September 15, 2011)

quotesSo as it turns out, she admitted that she is neither a scientist, a physician, nor anything related to a clinician. She was merely reporting what someone said to her. Is there really any basis for her opinion? quotes

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NCCN Guidelines Emphasize Patient Preference as Key to Selection of Maintenance Therapy in Follicular Lymphoma

(NCCN) Sept 14, 2011 - Despite a long natural history and high response to therapy, relapse is to be expected in patients with follicular lymphoma.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: September 15, 2011)

quotesIs this just a headline? Shouldn't the patient ultimately have the final decision as to the treatment provided after being presented with the treatment options? In many cases, I think the problem really is that the patient is not always presented with the all of the pros and cons of the various treatment options to make an informed decision.quotes

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Dean Gesme, MD

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Debu Tripathy, MD

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Howard S. Hochster, MD

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Howard Sandler, MD, MS, FASTRO

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Robert A. Figlin, MD., FACP

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Ted Okon

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Winston Wong, PharmD

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