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Panel of cancer experts highlight advancements in precision medicine

March 30, 2015

Advancements in the understanding of cancer genetics have led to important breakthroughs in precision medicine, according to a Columbia University media briefing on the future of cancer research.

“The genomic revolution has brought us to a new threshold not only of understanding, but also the promise of effective precision treatments for the many diseases we know as cancer,” Kenneth A. Forde, MD, José M. Ferrer professor emeritus of surgery at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, said during the press conference. “This conversation is going to focus on the future … in the care and cures of cancer.”

Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

March 30, 2015
In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will…

Tumor profiling model finds potential therapeutic agents for HCC

March 30, 2015
In a retrospective study, researchers used Caris Molecular Intelligence to identify molecular patterns and therapeutic options for hepatocellular carcinoma and presented…
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Aprepitant effective for CINV prevention in children

March 30, 2015
The addition of aprepitant to ondansetron effectively reduced or prevented chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in pediatric patients who underwent moderately or…
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Gynecologic oncologist becomes network's physician director

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Thomas J. Rutherford, MD, PhD, has been named network physician director of cancer services at Western Connecticut Health Network.Rutherford, a gynecologic oncologist…
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