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Nonenhanced neck CT may detect diffuse thyroid disease

December 19, 2014

Nonenhanced CT images are effective for differentiating diffuse thyroid disease from normal thyroid, according to recent findings published in the International Journal of Endocrinology.

Myung Ho Rho, MD, of the Inje University College of Medicine in Korea, and Dong Wook Kim, MD, of the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Korea, evaluated 209 patients (170 women; aged 22-75 years) who received preoperative neck CT and subsequent thyroid surgery to determine the diagnostic accuracy of individual CT features, as well as cutoff criteria for detecting diffuse thyroid disease (DTD).

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FDA approves Lynparza, companion diagnostic for advanced ovarian cancer

December 19, 2014
The FDA today approved olaparib for heavily pretreated women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with BRCA mutations.The approval also included a companion…
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Study results show no clear link between calcium channel blockers, breast cancer

December 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Analysis of a potential link between use of calcium channel blockers and risk for breast cancer yielded conflicting results in two separate cohorts…

CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014
CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.Included in…
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BLAST: Blinatumomab may effectively combat minimal residual disease in ALL

December 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — About 80% of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia experienced a minimal residual disease response after treatment with blinatumomab…
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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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IBIS-I: Tamoxifen provides long-term protection for women at high risk for breast cancer

IBIS-I: Tamoxifen provides long-term protection for women at high risk for breast cancer

December 12, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — Erin W. Hofstatter, MD, director of the Breast Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Yale…
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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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