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Advanced software tool uncovers new cancer-driving genes

13 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

An advanced software tool for analyzing DNA sequences from tumor samples has uncovered likely new cancer-driving genes, in a study led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.
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Have We Been Overcautious With TNF Inhibitors in Pregnancy?

Have We Been Overcautious With TNF Inhibitors in Pregnancy?

18 hours ago   |   MedPageToday

What may seem like a prudent approach to treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in pregnant women actually represents an overabundance of caution, suggested researchers who...
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Stryker receives FDA 510 clearance for bone tumor ablation system

Stryker receives FDA 510 clearance for bone tumor ablation system

2 days ago   |   Healio

Stryker has announced FDA 510 clearance for its OptaBlate bone tumor ablation system for patients with metastatic cancer, according to a press release. The OptaBlate system is...
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A Potential New Treatment For Brain Tumors

3 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

A research question posed in Pankaj Desai's lab has led to a decade of research, a clinical trial and major national funding to further investigate a potential new treatment...
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Shape-shifting fat cells offer a fertile soil for breast tumor invasion and growth

4 days ago   |   News Medical

Fat cells, or adipocytes, that grow in close proximity to breast cancers can shift into other cell types that promote tumor growth, a new study by UT Southwestern researchers...
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FDA Grants First Tumor-Agnostic Approval for RET Fusion-Positive Cancers

FDA Grants First Tumor-Agnostic Approval for RET Fusion-Positive Cancers

4 days ago   |   MedPageToday   |   3 articles

The FDA granted accelerated approval to selpercatinib for adults with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors associated with RET gene fusions, the agency announced on...
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Safe to Expand Limits of Active Surveillance in Thyroid Cancer?

4 days ago   |   Medscape

New research shows extending active surveillance limits for tumor sizes up to 2 cm showed no increases in adverse outcomes or mortality, but 'the expanded parameters are quite...
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FDA OKs Selpercatinib for Adults With RET Fusion+ Solid Tumors

4 days ago   |   Medscape   |   3 articles

The approval expands the drug label to include a variety of RET-positive tumor types, including pancreatic and colorectal cancers. FDA Approvals
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Medulloblastomas originate much earlier in pregnancy than previously thought and may be preventable

5 days ago   |   News Medical

An aggressive type of pediatric brain tumor, medulloblastoma, exists in a pre-malignant form at birth after initially developing during the first or second trimester of...
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FDA approves Pedmark to prevent cisplatin-related ototoxicity among children with cancer

FDA approves Pedmark to prevent cisplatin-related ototoxicity among children with cancer

5 days ago   |   Healio   |   4 articles

The FDA approved sodium thiosulfate to reduce risk for cisplatin-associated ototoxicity among certain children with cancer. The indication allows use of the agent by patients...
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Changing the clocks makes people DRIVE more dangerously because it disrupts...

Changing the clocks makes people DRIVE more dangerously because it disrupts our sleep, study finds 

Researchers at the University of Surrey have found that transitioning to Daylight Saving Time negatively affects driving performance as a result of disrupted circadian rhythms... Read more ...

Jet Lag Treatment Cheat Sheet

Jet Lag Treatment Cheat Sheet

Use cheat sheets to figure out exactly when and how to treat jet lag using light exposure and light avoidance at specific times of the day, based on which direction you're... Read more ...

Leducq Foundation awards $15 million to advance the understanding of...

The Leducq Foundation has awarded $15 million to researchers at UVA Health and their collaborators to advance our understanding of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the... Read more ...

Patient's education level and cognitive function may affect the completion...

While many patients find at-home colorectal cancer screening tests (known as fecal immunochemical tests or FIT) more comfortable than those performed in the clinic, FIT... Read more ...

Canadian Safer Opioid Supply Program Improves Outcomes

A harm-reduction initiative reduced emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and healthcare costs among participants with opioid use disorder. Medscape Medical News Read more ...

Post-Transplant Diabetes Can Be Predicted in Kidney Recipients

Combined family history and early postoperative plasma glucose, but not glycated albumin, predicted post-transplant diabetes mellitus in kidney recipients in a new study. First... Read more ...

USPSTF reaffirms syphilis screening recommendation

USPSTF reaffirms syphilis screening recommendation

Citing an increase in the incidence of syphilis infections over the past 2 decades, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its recommendation to screen those at... Read more ...

Majority of small business owners prioritize mental health since onset of...

Majority of small business owners prioritize mental health since onset of pandemic

Results of a recently released poll revealed that 77% of small business owners said they have prioritized mental health since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was... Read more ...

Biden unveils plan for mandatory traffic light nutrition labels on all food...

Biden unveils plan for mandatory traffic light nutrition labels on all food and drink

All food and drink sold in stores or supermarkets would need to carry a warning over fat, salt and sugar content under the system. Red would highlight the worst products. Read more ...

Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

A federally funded study has found a possible link between aluminum in some childhood vaccines and persistent asthma, but experts say the study has several shortcomings Read more ...