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UCLA researcher receives NIH award

October 21, 2014

Lili Yang, PhD, a researcher at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million.

The award — designed to support unusually creative new investigators with highly innovative research ideas at an early stage of their career — recognizes Yang’s research into methods to genetically program human blood stem cells to attack cancer tumors.

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Aprepitant regimen reduced CINV in post-transplant myeloma

October 21, 2014
The addition of the NK-1 antagonist aprepitant to granisetron and dexamethasone reduced nausea and vomiting among patients with myeloma who underwent high-dose…
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Follow a checklist to help decide what to do with estate life insurance

October 20, 2014
Before recent changes in estate laws, it was common for attorneys, financial planners and insurance agents to recommend purchasing life insurance — commonly called…
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Open Payments search tool released

October 20, 2014
CMS announced it has added a simple search tool to its Open Payments website, which now includes more detailed information.Users can search the database in three ways…
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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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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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UCLA researcher receives NIH award

October 21, 2014
Lili Yang, PhD, a researcher at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million.The…
In the Journals

Aprepitant regimen reduced CINV in post-transplant myeloma

October 21, 2014
The addition of the NK-1 antagonist aprepitant to granisetron and dexamethasone reduced nausea and vomiting among patients with myeloma who underwent…
Worth Building

Follow a checklist to help decide what to do with estate life insurance

October 20, 2014
Before recent changes in estate laws, it was common for attorneys, financial planners and insurance agents to recommend purchasing life insurance…
figure Health Care Updates

Open Payments search tool released

October 20, 2014
CMS announced it has added a simple search tool to its Open Payments website, which now includes more detailed information.Users can search the…
Institution Notes

Northwestern University cancer center appoints director

October 19, 2014
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.Platanias…
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Inappropriate use of cardiac stress tests with imaging linked to excess costs, harm

October 17, 2014
Inappropriate cardiac stress tests with imaging may cost approximately $500 million and lead to 491 future cases of cancer per year, according to a…
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NIH programs explore genomics application in ‘real world’ setting

October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — Two large-scale research projects supported by the NIH have been aimed at expanding the use of genomics from the laboratory…
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Medicare reimbursement policy failed to significantly reduce chemotherapy cost

October 16, 2014
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, intended to slow the skyrocketing costs of drugs the federal government…
Meeting News Coverage Perspective

Parental status influenced cancer care decisions

October 15, 2014
Patients with advanced cancer who were parents often based their decisions about aggressive cancer treatment and hospice care on the fact they had…
Meeting News Coverage Perspective

Social, demographic factors linked to mortality shortly after cancer surgery

October 15, 2014
Sociodemographic disparities were associated with an increased risk for mortality 1 month after cancer-directed surgery, according to results of a…
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