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Up to 40% of US cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking

October 24, 2016

Cigarette smoking led to a significant amount of cancer deaths throughout the United States, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Joannie Lortet-Tieulent, MSc, from the American Cancer Society, and colleagues reported that the proportion was highest in southern states, where as many as 40% of cancer deaths were related to cigarette smoking.

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FDA clears Ortho Vision Max blood analyzer

October 24, 2016
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics received FDA clearance for Ortho Vision Max, a fully automated blood analyzer intended for use in high-volume transfusion medicine…
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High out-of-pocket costs may lead to low TKI adherence in older patients with CML

October 24, 2016
Approximately 40% of older patients with chronic myeloid leukemia did not initiate tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy within the first 6 months of diagnosis due to high…

Cedars-Sinai names deputy director of integrated oncology

October 23, 2016
Robert A. Figlin, MD, has been named deputy director of the integrated oncology service line at Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Figlin…

Radiation Oncology Institute awards two grants

October 22, 2016
The Radiation Oncology Institute selected two researchers to receive Innovative Projects in Radiation Oncology grant awards. The awards, which total nearly $100,000…
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

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Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Historically, treatment options have been limited for patients with…
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VIDEO: Atezolizumab, cobimetinib in combination demonstrate activity in colon cancer

September 7, 2016
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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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