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Serial biomarker levels may better detect epithelial ovarian cancer

May 28, 2015

Monitoring changes in annual serum cancer antigen 125 levels could detect twice the number of women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer compared with standard screening strategies, according to study results.

Prior screening trials for ovarian cancer used a fixed threshold of greater than 35 U/mL serum cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) levels to detect potential abnormalities, according to a press release. However, researchers noted that single biomarker thresholds do not account for other possible risk factors that could lead to disease detection and treatment.

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Paternal age at birth, sibling status linked to blood cancer risk

May 28, 2015
Children without siblings and who were born to older fathers demonstrated an increased risk for developing hematologic malignancies in adulthood, according to the…
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Next-generation sequencing costeffective for evaluation of inherited colorectal cancer, polyposis syndromes

May 28, 2015
The use of next-generation sequencing panels that included highly penetrant genes associated with colorectal cancer and polyposis syndromes in addition to Lynch syndrome…

CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015
CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.The…
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Childhood cancer survivors likely to need federal income assistance as adults

May 27, 2015
Long-term survivors of childhood cancers are more likely to claim supplemental social security income or social security disability insurance as adults than those…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia

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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VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

May 5, 2015
Robert S. DiPaola, MD, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses various forms of prostate cancer…
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Low Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 1 Low 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 MDS…
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