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MRI Use May “Change The Equation” For Prostate Cancer Screening

(EAU17) Mar 25, 2017 - A new study, coming from the Dutch part of the European Randomised study for the Screening of Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) has found that MRI-based screening can reduce overdiagnosis by 50% and reduce unnecessary biopsies by 70%, potentially changing the equation for prostate cancer screening.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: March 27, 2017)

quotesSpeaking from experience as a patient, I would much prefer an MRI of the prostate to investigate an elevated PSA prior to proceeding with an prostate biopsy!quotes

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20% Cut to NIH Budget Would Leave Americans More Vulnerable To Cancer And Other Diseases, Experts Warn

(Los Angeles Times) Mar 16, 2017 - A future in which cancers are cured, heart disease prevented and devastating brain disorders reversed may just have gotten a bit more distant, leaders of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations said Thursday.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: March 17, 2017)

quotesSurely defending our country's medical health warrants expenditures as great as defending our country's borders from immigrants or foreign aggressors!quotes

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No Details Yet, But Genentech Drug Combo Wins in Big Breast Cancer Study

(Xconomy San Francisco) Mar 2, 2017 - There may be a new standard of care coming for a large portion of women with breast cancer who have had surgery to remove their tumors.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: March 02, 2017)

quotesAphinity is expected to be practice changing for Her2 positive early breast cancer patients not already treated with these agents in the neoadjuvant setting. I anticipate this to be a Plenary presentation at ASCO 2017.quotes

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Dean Gesme, MD

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Debu Tripathy, MD

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Robert A. Figlin, MD., FACP

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Florida Cancer Specialists President and Managing Part...

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