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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015

Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with illnesses or disabilities, according to recently published data in The Lancet.

“The world has made great progress in health, but now the challenge is to invest in finding more effective ways of preventing or treating the major causes of illness and disability,” Theo Vos, MD, MSc, PhD, professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington, said in a press release.

In the Journals

Daratumumab demonstrates single-agent activity in relapsed, refractory multiple myeloma

August 27, 2015
Daratumumab monotherapy appeared safe and effective for patients with heavily pretreated relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to study results published in…

CMS votes unanimously to maintain Medicare's reimbursement rate for Cologuard CRC screening test

August 27, 2015
The CMS Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests voted unanimously (11-0) to maintain Medicare’s current reimbursement rate of $492.72 for the…
Mitch Zeller FDA News

FDA issues warning letter against tobacco manufacturers for ‘additive-free’ and ‘natural’ claims

August 27, 2015
The FDA has issued warning letters to three tobacco manufacturers that list cigarettes as “additive-free” and “natural” on the products’…
Jennifer Permuth-Wey, PhD In the Journals

MicroRNA panel may help identify malignant pancreatic lesions

August 27, 2015
A microRNA panel that assesses blood plasma levels may distinguish individuals with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms in the pancreas from healthy individuals…
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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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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: PALOMA-3 trial represents 'enormous gain' for patients with hormone-positive breast cancer

VIDEO: PALOMA-3 trial represents 'enormous gain' for patients with hormone-positive breast cancer

August 20, 2015
CHICAGO — The PALOMA-3 trial, which evaluated the addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant, demonstrated…
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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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