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Smoking increases mortality risk in patients with colorectal cancer

February 27, 2015

Cigarette smoking is associated with a higher mortality rate among patients with invasive, nonmetastatic colorectal cancer, according to results of a study led by investigators from the American Cancer Society.

The International Association for Research on Cancer added colorectal cancer to the list of smoking-attributable cancers in 2009. Five years later, the U.S. Surgeon General followed suit.

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Gram-negative infections exhibited higher multidrug resistance among pediatric cancer patients

February 26, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gram-negative bacteremia had a higher proportion and prevalence of multidrug-resistance compared with gram-positive bacteremia among pediatric…
Hazel B. Nichols, PhD In the Journals

Benefits of tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention vary among at-risk women

February 26, 2015
Although most women who use tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention will derive benefit, more attention must be paid to the risk–benefit profiles of certain…
Marily Tavenner

CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015
The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post. “Testing allows us to identify areas…
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FDA issues update on Sunscreen Innovation Act

February 26, 2015
The FDA has issued additional information on the agency’s review of sunscreen ingredients and the Sunscreen Innovation Act.Congress enacted the Sunscreen…
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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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Routine PSA screening for most men not ready for ‘prime time’

February 10, 2015
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, FASCO, president of Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas HealthCare System and…
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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for 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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