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Fatigue tied to low physical activity in survivors of thyroid cancer

July 24, 2017

Low physical activity level may increase fatigue in survivors of thyroid cancer, especially among those who are unemployed or disabled, according to findings published in Thyroid.

Anna M. Sawka, MD, PhD, FRCPC, an associate professor in the department of medicine, division of endocrinology at Toronto General Hospital and University Health Network, and colleagues evaluated 205 adult (mean age, 52.5 years; 152 women) thyroid cancer survivors who completed a survey to determine the severity and prevalence of moderate and severe fatigue as well as potential predictive factors, including physical activity. The Brief Fatigue Inventory was used to measure global fatigue score, and the 7-day International Physical Activity Questionnaire was used to evaluate physical activity.

Bavencio receives European positive opinion for treating metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

July 24, 2017
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of Bavencio (avelumab) as a monotherapy for treating
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Financial incentive increases colonoscopy screening

July 24, 2017
Adding a financial incentive of $100 to an offer of colonoscopy screening by email increased the screening rate by more than twofold in a randomized control trial. …
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Overweight, obese adolescents at greater risk for colorectal cancer

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Bridging the Gap from Knowledge to Practice in CRPC

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by AbbVie Inc.; Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc. and Medivation; and Sanofi US.

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