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Experts: E-cigarettes may offer public health opportunity

February 24, 2015

The use of e-cigarettes is continuing to increase steadily, with sales of the battery-powered devices expected to exceed those of regular cigarettes by 2021.

Although the dangers of combustible cigarette smoking are well documented, the long-term impact of e-cigarette smoking is much less clear. Health authorities are particularly concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among adolescents, for whom these products may serve as a gateway to nicotine addiction. Similarly, there is significant debate regarding whether e-cigarettes should be viewed as smoking cessation tools or healthier alternatives to combustible cigarettes.

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9-valent HPV vaccine noninferior to quadrivalent HPV vaccine

February 18, 2015
A 9-valent HPV vaccine safely and effectively prevented infection and disease related to five types of HPV not targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine, according to study…
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Einstein, Montefiore appoint chair of gynecology

February 14, 2015
Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA, has been named professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein College of…
Charlotte Vrinten In the Journals

Cancer fear limits colorectal cancer screening uptake

February 13, 2015
Adults who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but those who are uncomfortable about the thought of the disease makes them less…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

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Experts: E-cigarettes may offer public health opportunity

February 24, 2015
The use of e-cigarettes is continuing to increase steadily, with sales of the battery-powered devices expected to exceed those of regular cigarettes…
In the Journals

9-valent HPV vaccine noninferior to quadrivalent HPV vaccine

February 18, 2015
A 9-valent HPV vaccine safely and effectively prevented infection and disease related to five types of HPV not targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine…
Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA Institution Notes

Einstein, Montefiore appoint chair of gynecology

February 14, 2015
Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA, has been named professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert…
Charlotte Vrinten In the Journals

Cancer fear limits colorectal cancer screening uptake

February 13, 2015
Adults who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but those who are uncomfortable about the thought of the…

Ludwig, Hilton Foundation launch research for colon cancer prevention

February 13, 2015
Expanding their current partnership, Ludwig Cancer Research and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation have launched a new $10 million, 5-year research…
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Prolonged sedentary time associated with chronic disease risks

January 19, 2015
Extended sedentary time was linked to harmful health outcomes, irrespective of physical activity, according to a recent study in Annals of Internal
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AACR, ASCO recommend regulation of e-cigarettes, other electronic nicotine delivery systems

January 8, 2015
A joint statement issued today by the American Association for Cancer Research and ASCO calls for the regulation of electronic cigarettes and other…
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ACS: More than 1.5 million cancer deaths averted since 1991

December 31, 2014
A 22% decline in the US cancer death rate during the past 2 decades can be equated to the avoidance of more than 1.5 million deaths that would have…
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Aspirin for primary prevention of CVD, cancer did not benefit most women

December 12, 2014
Use of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of CVD and cancer was ineffective or harmful in a majority of women, according to new data from the…
Melanoma: Updates on risks and treatment options

Melanoma: Updates on risks and treatment options

November 18, 2014 Expires: 11/16/2015
Melanoma is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer, causing 75% of deaths associated with skin cancer. There are approximately 48,000 deaths…
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