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Senate approves $1.1b in Zika funding as part of stopgap spending bill

September 28, 2016

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the federal government running through Dec. 9, including $1.1 billion in long-awaited emergency funding for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus, according to reports.

The 72-26 vote came just 2 days before federal agencies were set to run out of money, and represents a break in the months-long stalemate over the issue of funding a response to the Zika virus, which has been confirmed to cause microcephaly and other birth defects. The bill also provides $37 million to fight opioid addiction, and includes funding to provide assistance to Flint, Michigan, to address the lead in its water supply.

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IMRT reduces toxicity, improves quality of life in women with cervical, endometrial cancers

September 28, 2016
Women with cervical or endometrial cancers who underwent pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy reported fewer acute genitourinary and gastrointestinal toxicities…
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Tyrosine kinase inhibitors lead to ‘dramatic’ improvements in CML

September 28, 2016
The development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for chronic myeloid leukemia, including imatinib, was spurred by an increased understanding of the disease’s…
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Late toxicity comparable between extremely hypofractionated, conventional radiotherapy for prostate cancer

September 28, 2016
Treatment with extremely hypofractionated radiotherapy resulted in similar adverse events after 2 years as conventionally fractionated radiotherapy for men with…
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Hypofractionated radiation therapy offers shorter treatment for poor-performance NSCLC

September 28, 2016
The use of accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy produced equivalent OS and PFS outcomes as conventional radiation therapy in patients with non–small cell…
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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: ASCO education session focuses on novel therapies for young adults with leukemia

August 27, 2016
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances

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Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty five percent of lung cancers are non-small…
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