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New use for an old drug: The potential of colchicine in CVD

Cardiology Today, January 2020
Secondary prevention of CVD with colchicine is a major focus for the cardiology community, especially after recent presentations of the COLCOT and…

Key opinion leaders discuss top news from 2019

Cardiology Today, January 2020
Approximately 50% of high school students are vaping. The major product in these devices is nicotine, one of the most addicting substances known. As…

ASH presents Scholar Awards to fellows, junior faculty

December 22, 2019
ASH announced the recipients of its 2019 Scholar Awards. The awards — presented to hematologists in the United States and Canada who conduct…
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Expert: Dermatologists should take lead on cutaneous SCC

October 25, 2019
CHICAGO — In an educational session here at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting, Chrysalyne Schmults, MD, of…

Researchers share Nobel Prize for discoveries that may improve treatment of cancer, anemia

October 7, 2019
Three scientists — two from the United States and one from England — the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their discoveries of…

ASH presents bridge grants to 19 investigators

October 7, 2019
ASH awarded $150,000 each to 19 investigators through the society’s bridge grant program, designed to sustain promising hematologic research…
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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…