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Angelina Jolie’s preventive mastectomy doubled one center’s referrals for genetic testing

September 2, 2014

Read the Perspective from Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD

The number of genetic testing referrals nearly doubled at one center after Angelina Jolie publicly announced her decision to undergo preventive double mastectomy, according to results of a retrospective study presented at the Breast Cancer Symposium.

Although the proportions of referred women who subsequently qualified for genetic testing and were found to harbor BRCA1/2 mutations remained consistent, centers may face challenges as they try to meet the increasing demand for genetic services, researchers wrote.

Cipla launches salmeterol/fluticasone metered-dose inhaler in Germany, Sweden

September 2, 2014
Cipla has launched its salmeterol/fluticasone metered-dose inhaler in Germany and Sweden, according to a press release.The product will be branded as Serroflo in Germany…
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FDA: Future will bring more targeted therapies for psoriasis

September 2, 2014
Psoriasis treatments have evolved from a step-by-step approach to more targeted therapies catered to the specific needs of each patient, according to a consumer update…
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High leisure-time physical activity levels linked to reduced risk for HF

September 2, 2014
The more a person engages in leisure-time physical activity, the less risk they have for HF, according to new research.Researchers also found a similar but less…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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Effects of an Online Problem-Based Learning Program on Sexual Health Care Competencies Among Oncology Nurses: A Pilot Study

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Online Advanced Release, August 26, 2014
The purpose of ths study was to test the effectiveness of an online problem-based learning (e-PBL) program that offers…
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Biodegradable stents noninferior to durable polymer stents for percutaneous coronary revascularization

September 1, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain – Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, discusses results of the BIOSCIENCE trial, which compared a…
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