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Integrated health care may eliminate racial disparities in colon cancer survival

January 26, 2015

Providing fair, high-quality, evidence-based care can eliminate racial disparities in survival outcomes among patients with colon cancer, according to results of a retrospective study.

Survival rates between black patients and white patients with colon cancer have been observed for the past 2 decades. However, data suggest those disparities may be the result of treatment quality and not patient factors such as race, according to study background.

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FDA approves Triferic for iron replacement in patients with chronic kidney disease

January 26, 2015
The FDA today approved Triferic to treat iron loss in patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis, according to the drug’s manufacturer.Triferic…
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Azacitidine, lenalidomide treatment appears safe for myelodysplastic syndrome, AML

January 26, 2015
A sequential treatment combination of lenalidomide and azacitidine appeared active in and safe for patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid…
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FDA grants orphan drug status to ovarian cancer treatment

January 26, 2015
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to liposomal encapsulated paclitaxel, or LEP-ETU, an ovarian cancer treatment in development by Insys Therapeutics Inc., the…
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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…
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Genome editing demonstrated wide application for blood disorders

January 4, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Ralph Green, MD, PhD, FRCPath, medical director of the UC Davis Health System Medical…
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