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Targeted preoperative radiation reduces late toxicities in extremity sarcoma

March 4, 2015

The use of preoperative image-guided radiation therapy was associated with a reduction in late toxicities among patients with extremity soft tissue sarcoma, according to study results.

“This study proves that we are able to use this modern technology — image-guided radiotherapy — to irradiate smaller target volumes … and reduce long-term side effects in extremity sarcoma compared with conventional radiotherapy,” Dian Wang, MD, professor of radiation oncology at Rush University Medical Center, said in a press release. “This is one of few successful multi-institutional studies on localized sarcoma in almost a decade.”

Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nursing school appoints dean

March 4, 2015
Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing.Frazier, who received her doctorate at…
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Modern humans share disease-associated genetic variants with Neanderthals

March 4, 2015
Modern humans share certain genomic structural variants in common with Neanderthal and Denisovan hominids, according to recent findings. Modern and ancient humans have…
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Self-collected HPV testing viable option for cervical cancer screening

March 4, 2015
Self-collected HPV specimens may help detect cervical cancer sooner than cytology, according to study results.The self-collected method also may help reduce patient…

CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015
CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care…
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High Risk AAMDS

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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MET targeting, PD-L1/PD-1 inhibition highlight recent developments in genitourinary oncology

February 11, 2015
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, president of Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas HealthCare System and…
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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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