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FDA extends authority over e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco

FDA extends authority over e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco
May 5, 2016

Read the Perspective from Benard P. Dreyer, MD

The FDA today extended its regulatory authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco, prohibiting retailers from selling these products to persons aged younger than 18 years, according to a press release.

The regulations, which help implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, will go into effect in 90 days.

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FDA initiates anti-tobacco campaign aimed at LGBT young adults

May 2, 2016
The FDA today announced the launch of a public education campaign aimed at preventing and curbing tobacco use among young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual…

Seven important updates for Melanoma Monday

May 2, 2016
Melanoma Awareness Month is underway.The campaign unofficially kicks off today with Melanoma Monday, an annual observance held on the first Monday in May to emphasize…
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CT colonography comparable to flexible sigmoidoscopy for CRC screening

April 29, 2016
CT colonography performed with a comparable detection rate to flexible sigmoidoscopy as a screening test for colorectal cancer in two randomized clinical trials in…
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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FDA NewsPerspective

FDA extends authority over e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco

May 5, 2016
The FDA today extended its regulatory authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco, prohibiting retailers…

FDA News

FDA initiates anti-tobacco campaign aimed at LGBT young adults

May 2, 2016
The FDA today announced the launch of a public education campaign aimed at preventing and curbing tobacco use among young adults who identify as…

Seven important updates for Melanoma Monday

May 2, 2016
Melanoma Awareness Month is underway.The campaign unofficially kicks off today with Melanoma Monday, an annual observance held on the first Monday in…

In the Journals

CT colonography comparable to flexible sigmoidoscopy for CRC screening

April 29, 2016
CT colonography performed with a comparable detection rate to flexible sigmoidoscopy as a screening test for colorectal cancer in two randomized…

High glycemic index diet may increase lung cancer risk

April 27, 2016
A study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed an association between a high glycemic index diet and…

In the Journals

Aspirin use may prevent cholangiocarcinoma

April 27, 2016
Aspirin use was associated with a 2.7-fold to 3.6-fold decreased risk for developing intrahepatic, perihilar and distal cholangiocarcinoma, according…

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Nipple-sparing mastectomy reduces breast cancer risk for BRCA–positive women

April 27, 2016
Prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy did not compromise risk reduction among women who harbor a BRCA mutation, according to a retrospective…

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Eight important updates from the AACR Annual Meeting

April 22, 2016
The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, held April 16-20 in New Orleans, featured the theme “Delivering Cures Through…

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Biden: Realignment of research incentives key to cancer moonshot initiative

April 20, 2016
A redesign of the cancer research enterprise is necessary to accelerate advances and achieve 10 years’ worth of progress in 5 years, Vice…

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AACR presents several scientific awards

April 17, 2016
NEW ORLEANS The American Association for Cancer Research will recognize several clinicians and researchers during its annual meeting. Sir

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