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Novel Scanner Technique Can Potentially Replace Mammograms for Breast Cancer Detection

A new laser-sonic scanner technique may help women avoid the discomfort of traditional mammography procedures by offering an alternative, more efficient way to screen for breast cancer, according to a recent study. Although mammograms are effective in detecting breast cancer and reducing deaths from the disease, many women avoid having their mammograms taken as often... Read More »

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A new laser-sonic scanner technique may help women avoid the discomfort of traditional mammography procedures by offering an alternative, more efficient way to screen for breast cancer, according to a recent study. Although mammograms are effective in detecting breast cancer and reducing deaths from the disease, many women avoid having their mammograms taken as often… Read More »

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For Women Over 30, There May Be A Better Choice Than The Pap Smear

BSIP/UIG via Getty Images For most women under 65, a visit to the gynecologist often includes an unpleasant necessity: a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer risk. The test involves letting a doctor or nurse scrape cells from the back of the cervix, which are visually inspected for signs of abnormality. There’s a simpler... Read More »

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BSIP/UIG via Getty Images For most women under 65, a visit to the gynecologist often includes an unpleasant necessity: a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer risk. The test involves letting a doctor or nurse scrape cells from the back of the cervix, which are visually inspected for signs of abnormality. There’s a simpler… Read More »

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Cellectis publishes description of new ‘all-in-one’ CAR-T architecture

One of the companies developing CAR-T therapies that don’t require patients to have their own T cells harvested has developed an architecture that it said could streamline manufacturing and improve safety. French biotech firm Cellectis said Tuesday that it had published a study describing the development of CubiCAR, an “all-in-one” architecture that embeds a multi-function... Read More »

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One of the companies developing CAR-T therapies that don’t require patients to have their own T cells harvested has developed an architecture that it said could streamline manufacturing and improve safety. French biotech firm Cellectis said Tuesday that it had published a study describing the development of CubiCAR, an “all-in-one” architecture that embeds a multi-function… Read More »

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Nearly Half of Patients in Trial Respond to Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment for Common Skin Cancer

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer, with an estimated 1 million new cases diagnosed annually. However, there are currently no systemic therapies approved for the treatment of advanced cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma in patients who show no progress with surgery or radiation. According to recent clinical trials, an immune checkpoint inhibitor... Read More »

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Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer, with an estimated 1 million new cases diagnosed annually. However, there are currently no systemic therapies approved for the treatment of advanced cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma in patients who show no progress with surgery or radiation. According to recent clinical trials, an immune checkpoint inhibitor… Read More »

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Sunitinib (Sutent) May Spare Some Kidney Cancer Patients From Organ Removal

Many people with advanced kidney cancer might not need to have their kidneys removed during treatment, something that until now has been standard practice. Patients who only received a targeted drug for their kidney cancer survived just as well as those who had their cancerous organ removed before drug therapy, according to a new clinical... Read More »

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Many people with advanced kidney cancer might not need to have their kidneys removed during treatment, something that until now has been standard practice. Patients who only received a targeted drug for their kidney cancer survived just as well as those who had their cancerous organ removed before drug therapy, according to a new clinical… Read More »

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First 3D-printed human corneas

The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University, UK. It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. As the outermost layer of the human eye, the cornea has an important role in focusing vision. Yet there is a significant shortage of... Read More »

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The first human corneas have been 3D printed by scientists at Newcastle University, UK. It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. As the outermost layer of the human eye, the cornea has an important role in focusing vision. Yet there is a significant shortage of… Read More »

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Penn Docs Have Performed the World’s First Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery

Surgeons at Penn have officially made history after successfully completing the world’s first robotically assisted spinal surgery, the institution has announced. Doctors completed the procedure last August over two days and more than 20 hours. Now nine months later, the patient is back to his normal life. Noah Pernikoff, a 27-year-old commercial contractor living in... Read More »

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Surgeons at Penn have officially made history after successfully completing the world’s first robotically assisted spinal surgery, the institution has announced. Doctors completed the procedure last August over two days and more than 20 hours. Now nine months later, the patient is back to his normal life. Noah Pernikoff, a 27-year-old commercial contractor living in… Read More »

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‘There’s other s— in the vial’: Bombshel lawsuit claims no one knows exactly what’s in a drug that costs the government over $1 billion

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals’ blockbuster drug Acthar has been one of the biggest drug-related expenses for the government’s Medicare program. In 2015 alone Medicare spent $500 million on it. The drug is primarily indicated to treat infantile spasms. Medicare is a program for the elderly. One whistleblower claims that Mallinckrodt has engaged in an elaborate scheme to... Read More »

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals’ blockbuster drug Acthar has been one of the biggest drug-related expenses for the government’s Medicare program. In 2015 alone Medicare spent $500 million on it. The drug is primarily indicated to treat infantile spasms. Medicare is a program for the elderly. One whistleblower claims that Mallinckrodt has engaged in an elaborate scheme to… Read More »

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Treatment combo nearly doubles survival time in lung cancer patients, study finds

Combining an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy nearly doubled the survival time of some lung cancer patients compared to patients treated with chemotherapy alone, new research published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed. The study results apply only to patients whose lung cancer does not begin in the squamous cells (or surface lung... Read More »

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Combining an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy nearly doubled the survival time of some lung cancer patients compared to patients treated with chemotherapy alone, new research published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed. The study results apply only to patients whose lung cancer does not begin in the squamous cells (or surface lung… Read More »

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Hundreds of deaths possibly linked to Parkinson’s disease drug made by San Diego’s Acadia

Hundreds of patients have died while taking a Parkinson’s disease drug from San Diego’s Acadia Pharmaceuticals, according to a story by CNN. In addition, the story said many other patients weren’t benefiting from the drug, meant to control Parkinson’s disease psychosis. A total of more than 700 patients taking the drug, Nuplazid, have died in... Read More »

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Hundreds of patients have died while taking a Parkinson’s disease drug from San Diego’s Acadia Pharmaceuticals, according to a story by CNN. In addition, the story said many other patients weren’t benefiting from the drug, meant to control Parkinson’s disease psychosis. A total of more than 700 patients taking the drug, Nuplazid, have died in… Read More »

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