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Bladder cancer institute at Johns Hopkins named director

February 13, 2016

David J. McConkey, PhD, has been appointed director of the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute.

The institute’s membership includes experts from Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, and the school of medicine’s departments of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences, surgery and pathology.

CMS extends 2015 EHR meaningful use attestation deadline

February 12, 2016
CMS has extended the deadline to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for 2015, according to an email from the agency.Providers in the Medicare &…
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Black women with breast cancer less likely to respond to neoadjuvant chemotherapy

February 12, 2016
Black women appeared less likely than those from other racial backgrounds to benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to results of a database study.In addition…

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

February 12, 2016
The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national…

Lung cancer expert named to NCI board

February 12, 2016
Roman Perez-Soler, MD, chairman and chief of the department of oncology at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, has been named to NCI’s board of scientific…
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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VIDEO: Short-course chemoradiation trial results could change standard of care in advanced rectal cancer

January 25, 2016
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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