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Economic crisis, unemployment rates drive excess cancer deaths

Economic crisis, unemployment rates drive excess cancer deaths
May 27, 2016

The 2008 to 2010 global economic crisis appeared associated with 260,000 excess cancer deaths in member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the results of a longitudinal study.

Universal health care and increases to public-sector expenditures on health care reduced cancer mortality, results showed.

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OS comparable between Dovitinib, Nexavar for advanced HCC

May 27, 2016
The overall survival and safety rates were similar between patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma treated with Dovitinib vs. Nexavar, according to published…
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Refined dosing strategies may improve perioperative treatment of patients with hemophilia A

May 27, 2016
Efforts to refine perioperative Factor VIII dosing for patients with hemophilia A based on blood group, age and other individual characteristics may improve quality of…
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FDA approves Axumin to detect recurrent prostate cancer

May 27, 2016
The FDA today approved Axumin, an injectable radioactive diagnostic agent used to detect recurrent prostate cancer.The agent is indicated for PET imaging in men who have…
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Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity

May 27, 2016
An assessment tool comprised of clinically relevant questions and specific treatment information accurately predicted risk for chemotherapy toxicity in a majority of…
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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VIDEO: Understanding of genetics in AML, MDS help predict prognosis, response to treatment

May 6, 2016
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World Lung Updates: Immunotherapy in NSCLC

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for…
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