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Researchers successfully transport blood samples via drones

July 31, 2015

Laboratory tests performed on blood samples flown for up to 40 minutes on hobby-sized drones yielded results comparable to those performed on samples that never left the ground, according to a proof-of-concept study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

The findings suggest drones — officially classified by the FDA as unmanned aircraft systems — could potentially be a safe method to transport blood samples and other fluids, Timothy K. Amukele, MD, PhD, pathologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

Meeting Highlights

Radiation exposure from mammography screening may have been overestimated

July 31, 2015
Women receive approximately 30% less radiation during a screening mammography than previously thought, according to study results presented at the Annual Meeting of the…
Top Takeaways from ASCO: HPV-associated head and neck cancer Meeting News Coverage

Top Takeaways from ASCO: HPV-associated head and neck cancer

July 30, 2015
CHICAGO — De-intensified chemoradiation was efficacious in patients with low-risk, HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, according to findings…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to dactinomycin formulation for Ewing's sarcoma

July 30, 2015
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to a formulation of dactinomycin for the treatment of children with Ewing’s sarcoma, according to a press release from the…
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Change in radiation dose distribution may reduce late rectal bleeding

July 30, 2015
Men with shorter rectums who receive intermediate to high doses of radiation are more likely to experience rectal bleeding following radiation treatment for prostate…
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Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of myeloid clonal hemopathies with heterogeneous clinical…
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VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic, discusses an abstract on…
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CME
Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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