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NIH director: Emerging biomedical research ‘breathtaking’

September 19, 2014

NIH director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, spoke to the audience at TEDMED 2014 about the advances in biomedical research on the horizon.

“I have this amazing opportunity to look over this whole landscape of biomedical research and see what is emerging, and it is breathtaking — things that I never dreamed would happen in my lifespan,” Collins said.

In the Journals

E-cigarettes emitted fewer carcinogenic particulates, higher toxic metals

September 19, 2014
Secondhand smoke from electronic cigarettes contained significantly fewer organic carcinogen emissions than tobacco-containing cigarettes, according to recent…
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UPenn, Wistar Institute to collaborate on $12 million SPORE grant

September 19, 2014
The Wistar Institute has announced that Meenhard Herlyn, DVM, DSc, will be the principal investigator on a $12.1 million…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug status to Lymphoseek for head and neck cancers

September 19, 2014
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to the radioactive diagnostic imaging agent technetium 99m tilmanocept for sentinel lymph node detection in patients with cancer…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
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Margin status not predictive of survival, recurrence in DCIS

September 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Rachel Gentile, BS, of Medical College of Wisconsin, highlights retrospective study results that…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High 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 to…
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