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Anal cancer survival rates lowest in black men

August 17, 2017

New research has identified significant racial and sex-based disparities in survival among patients with locoregional squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, especially in black men, who showed the lowest survival rates.

Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA), the most common histologic subtype of anal cancer, is one of the few cancers whose incidence is rising in the U.S., with an especially rapid increase seen in black men. This new study reveals that known disparities in the incidence of this cancer appear to also extend to survival.

SillaJen, NCI enter agreement to evaluate Pexa-Vec for advanced colorectal cancer

August 17, 2017
SillaJen and NCI entered a cooperative research and development agreement to evaluate Pexa-Vec for the treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. SillaJen…
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C. difficile action plan at Denver Health Medical Center

Infectious Disease News, August 2017
Amelia Nelson, PharmD; Katherine Shihadeh, PharmD
Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI, is frequently a preventable health care-acquired infection that is associated with high morbidity, mortality and cost. It is…
In the Journals

Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not repeal the Affordable…

Jacobson named NYU Langone Health director of hepatology

August 16, 2017
NYU Langone Health announced the appointment of Ira M. Jacobson, MD, as its new director of hepatology within its division of gastroenterology, according to a press…
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The JAK-STAT Pathway in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Expert Insights and Discussion of the Latest Research

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

Russell D. Cohen, MD, and Thomas A. Ullman, MD, summarize clinical data on JAK inhibitors in inflammatory bowel disease…
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Chapter 50: Gastrointestinal Complications Of Bariatric Surgery

From Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease
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Biosimilars in the US

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VIDEO: Top take-aways in IBD therapies presented at DDW

May 11, 2017
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