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Carboplatin noninferior to cisplatin for metastatic, recurrent cervical cancer

March 26, 2015

Carboplatin-based chemotherapy should be a standard treatment option for metastatic or recurrent cervical cancer, according to findings from a randomized phase 3 trial.

Palliative chemotherapy is an option for women with metastatic or recurrent cervical cancer. Cisplatin has been the active agent most often used in that setting.

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FDA grants orphan drug designation to sevuparin for sickle cell disease

March 26, 2015
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to sevuparin for the treatment of patients with sickle cell disease, according to a press release from the drug’s…

Botswana-UPenn partnership, Microsoft to launch telemedicine service in Botswana

March 26, 2015
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership, along with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and others are planning to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa…
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House passes bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 26, 2015
By a vote of 392 to 37, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill today that repeals the sustainable growth rate, a key factor in annual Medicare…
Susan G. Lakoski, MD, MS In the Journals

Cardiorespiratory fitness levels predict risk for cancer diagnosis, mortality

March 26, 2015
Middle-aged men with a high cardiorespiratory fitness level displayed decreased risks for lung and colon cancers, as well as a decreased risk for cancer-related death if…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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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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