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Cancer treatment during pregnancy ‘a constant balancing act’

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2014

Cancer during pregnancy traditionally has been a rare phenomenon.

Through the last third of the 20th century, about 1 in 1,000 pregnant women developed a malignancy, according to French researchers.

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Prediabetes increases risks for cancers overall by up to 15%

September 8, 2014
Presence of prediabetes at baseline is associated with a 15% increased risk of cancer overall and when adjusting for BMI, 
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Higher Medicaid reimbursement linked to increased cancer screening rates

September 4, 2014
State-specific increased Medicaid reimbursement for office visits was significantly associated with a greater likelihood for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer…
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FDA grants fast track designation to motolimod for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

September 3, 2014
The FDA granted fast track designation to VTX-2337 in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has progressed on or…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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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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Cancer treatment during pregnancy ‘a constant balancing act’

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2014
Cancer during pregnancy traditionally has been a rare phenomenon.Through the last third of the 20th century, about 1 in 1,000 pregnant women…
figure In the Journals

Prediabetes increases risks for cancers overall by up to 15%

September 8, 2014
Presence of prediabetes at baseline is associated with a 15% increased risk of cancer overall and when adjusting for BMI, 
figure In the Journals

Higher Medicaid reimbursement linked to increased cancer screening rates

September 4, 2014
State-specific increased Medicaid reimbursement for office visits was significantly associated with a greater likelihood for breast, cervical and…
FDA News

FDA grants fast track designation to motolimod for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

September 3, 2014
The FDA granted fast track designation to VTX-2337 in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has…
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BRCA research center to present second annual prize

August 28, 2014
Mary-Claire King, PhD, will receive the second annual Basser Global Prize from the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for…
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Pemetrexed plus cisplatin active in advanced, recurrent cervical carcinoma

August 21, 2014
The combination of pemetrexed and cisplatin appeared safe and effective in women with advanced, persistent or recurrent carcinoma of the cervix…
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Cancer screenings common among those with shortest life expectancies

August 18, 2014
A substantial proportion of older Americans with limited life expectancies undergo routine cancer screening despite the unlikely benefit of the tests…
FDA News

Prescription drug wholesaler pleads guilty to smuggling counterfeit cancer drugs

August 17, 2014
The FDA recently reported that the owner of a Turkish drug wholesaler has pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer…
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FDA approves Avastin for treatment of advanced cervical cancer

August 14, 2014
The FDA today approved bevacizumab for use in combination with chemotherapy for treatment of women with metastatic, recurrent or persistent cervical…
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Higher BMI increased risk for 10 common cancers

August 13, 2014
Higher BMI increased individuals’ risks for 10 common cancers, according to results of a population-based cohort study conducted in the United…
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