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Costly hepatitis C cure is dilemma for doctors
Early this year, liver specialist Ken Flora and his colleagues sent letters to 1,300 patients announcing exciting news: Powerful new drugs to cure the lethal hepatitis C virus were finally available.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Robot bladder surgery fails to deliver fewer complications
Using robotic techniques to remove a cancerous bladder doesn't reduce the risk of complications compared with conventional "open" surgery, according to a new comparison of 118 patients conducted by surgeons at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Nepal PM back from cancer treatment, promises statute in time
Upon his return Tuesday night, Koirala assured his countrymen that he would spare no effort to deliver a new constitution by Jan 22 next year, a deadline set by Nepal's parties after the election of the second Constituent Assembly in November last year.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The American Thyroid Association Recognizes Research Grant...
The American Thyroid Association is proud to announce a newly awarded research grant in collaboration with Bite Me Cancer and the valuable continuing partnership with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. .
Alternative sunitinib treatment schedules for mRCC may be worth the switch
Some patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who are switched from a traditional sunitinib treatment schedule to an alternative schedule fare better on survival measures and suffer fewer adverse events, a Japanese study has found.
ASH honors Scott Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D., with 2014 William Dameshek Prize
The American Society of Hematology will present the 2014 William Dameshek Prize to Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for his exceptional work in leukemia research and cancer stem cell biology.
Medical News Today
Hidden information behind imaging tests for cancer may unlock new approaches to radiation therapy
Information hidden in imaging tests could help doctors more accurately choose the radiation therapy dose needed to kill tumors, suggests a study of more than 300 cancer patients being presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
PM Koirala arriving home today
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is arriving home today , following his month long medical treatment of his lung cancer in New York, USA.
Ignyta Announces Initiation of STARTRK-1 Global Phase I/II Clinical Trial of RXDX-101
This clinical trial is called STARTRK-1, which stands for A/B/C, and is a Phase I/IIa, multicenter, single-arm, open-label clinical trial of continuous daily dosing of oral RXDX-101 in adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic cancer confirmed to be positive for relevant molecular alterations.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
PRADA: pipeline for RNA sequencing data analysis
For that purpose, we have developed PRADA , a flexible, modular and highly scalable software platform that provides many different types of information available by multifaceted analysis starting from raw paired-end RNA-seq data: gene expression levels, quality metrics, detection of unsupervised and supervised fusion transcripts, detection of ... (more)
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Find out the best hospitals ranked for 2014
Is the hospital in your area any good? You can find out by looking at the U.S. News & World Reports annual rankings for 2014 released this week.
Guanabana: the cancer killer big pharma doesn't want you to know about
Guanabana is known by a variety of names -- including soursop, cherimoya, custard apple, Brazilian paw paw and graviola.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Launch Of Additional...
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers initiated development of an additional antibody construct labeled with actinium-225.
PM Koirala to get back home in a week
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will return in a week after the treatment of his lung cancer in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, the USA, one of his aides said on Tuesday.
RPCI, Buff General named among top hospitals
Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Buffalo General Medical Center were named by U.S. News & World Report in its 25th annual Best Hospitals rankings.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Best Hospitals: Houston institution slips (just barely) in latest U.S. News rankings
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center slipped to No. 2 on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of cancer hospitals.
Wall Street Journal
Firms Get Ready to Weather a Rail Strike
During superstorm Sandy, staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Manhattan's Upper East Side hunkered down in conference rooms and offices, sleeping on blowup beds with packs of toiletries until the storm subsided.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranks First in the Nation for Cancer Care
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is proud and honored to announce it has been named the number one hospital for cancer care in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual listing of Best Hospitals.
Asbury Park Press
JPMorgan's second-quarter net income fallsJPMorgan's second-quarter...
JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank by assets, said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings fell 9 percent as revenue at its investment banking and mortgage businesses dropped.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Faded Promises: The Challenge of Deadopting Low-Value Care
From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Head and Neck Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New ... (more)