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UC Davis appoints chair of department of public health sciences

November 23, 2014

Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH, has been named chair of the department of public health sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine.

Pollock, whose research focuses on the incidence and control of childhood and adolescent cancer, will direct a team of 35 investigators who conduct population-based studies aimed at preventing disease and shaping health policy.

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NYU Langone names cancer center director

November 22, 2014
Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, has been named director of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.The appointment will be effective Jan. 1.
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Trastuzumab plus adjuvant chemotherapy improved OS DFS in HER 2 positive breast cancer

November 21, 2014
The addition of trastuzumab to adjuvant chemotherapy conferred “substantial and durable improvement in survival” among women with early-stage…
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Endoscopists regularly overuse colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer

November 21, 2014
Endoscopists commonly recommended more frequent colonoscopy screenings and surveillance for colorectal cancer than current recommended guidelines, according to study…
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American Indians, Alaskan Natives experienced shorter cancer survival, even with equal access to care

November 21, 2014
Cancer survivors of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent demonstrated poorer rates of 5- and 10-year cancer survival than non-Hispanic whites even when they had…
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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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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for 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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