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New research, recent controversies question vitamin D benefits in CVD

Cardiology Today, September 2019
The idea of “sunshine in a bottle” — vitamin D supplementation — has been promoted as a possible fix for everything from bone…
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USPSTF recommends preventive drugs for women at high breast cancer risk

September 3, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today recommended that clinicians offer breast cancer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene…
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Exercise linked to longer PFS, fewer treatment-related toxicities in metastatic colorectal cancer

August 21, 2019
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who exercised regularly achieved longer PFS than those who did not, according to results of a companion…
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Aggressive surgery appears to achieve negative margins, intensify radiation volume in CSCC

August 21, 2019
The use of salvage limited-field irradiation in aggressive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with microscopic residual disease resulted in a…
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OSA traits help identify patients responsive to oral appliance therapy

August 15, 2019
Certain traits can be used to identify patients with a type of obstructive sleep apnea that is highly responsive to oral appliance therapy, a recent…

American Society for Radiation Oncology members receive fellow designation

August 8, 2019
American Society for Radiation Oncology designated 26 members to receive ASTRO fellow designation. The honorees will be recognized during the…

Monitor all patients with psoriasis for nonmelanoma skin cancer

August 2, 2019
There is a small but statistically significant increased risk for cancer in patients with psoriasis, which is mainly driven by lymphoma and…
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Aggressive end-of-life care: A disservice to patients

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2019
The availability of more effective and less toxic anticancer agents has made it increasingly difficult for clinicians to discern when to discontinue…
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Neurotoxicity Affects Nearly Half of Patients Receiving CAR T-cell Therapy

Cell Therapy Next, July 2019
New data revealed that 48% of patients who received chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for cancer treatment experienced neurological toxicity…
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VIDEO: Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, highlights REDUCE-IT, treating beyond LDL lowering

July 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this video exclusive, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at Brigham and…
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Addition of ezetimibe to statin yields greatest CV benefit in patients with diabetes and high-risk diabetics

July 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In a subgroup analysis of the IMPROVE-IT trial, which included patients with recent ACS on statin therapy, those with diabetes…
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New type 2 diabetes agents offer options to prevent heart failure

July 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with type 2 diabetes who experience heart failure have a high risk for mortality and hospitalization, but several new…
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Cardiologists grapple with potential CV risks posed by e-cigarettes

Cardiology Today, July 2019
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become increasingly popular since they entered the market in 2006. Use of these alternative devices…
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High cardiac radiation dose may increase mortality odds in patients with lung cancer

July 2, 2019
Among patients with non-small cell lung cancer, a higher cardiac radiation dose may lead to elevated risk for major adverse cardiac events and…
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Elderly adults with low CAC may not be at risk for CVD

July 1, 2019
Older adults with low coronary artery calcium scores were found to have significantly low CV risk, according to findings published in the Journal of
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Myocardial perfusion PET scan predicts cardiac death, especially in diabetes

June 27, 2019
Among patients who underwent a stress myocardial perfusion PET scan, increasing magnitude of stress myocardial perfusion abnormality was associated…
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Commentary: TAVR, surgical AVR should be regulated similarly

June 26, 2019
The CMS recently eliminated the requirement that patients with aortic stenosis be evaluated by two cardiac surgeons before undergoing transcatheter…
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Vitamin D supplementation fails to reduce major adverse CV events

June 19, 2019
Vitamin D supplementation did not reduce individual CVD endpoints, all-cause mortality or major adverse CV events, according to a meta-analysis…
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VIDEO: Achieving very low LDL levels may benefit patients

June 9, 2019
MIAMI — In this video, Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM, discusses some major points from his keynote at the National Lipid Association Scientific…
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Cardiologists’ role in diabetes care changing

Cardiology Today, June 2019
In the past few years, there has been a flurry of new data that demonstrate CV benefits of newer diabetes drugs, particularly SGLT2 inhibitors and…