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2011-10-30 07:11:10

Advances in DNA testing could open the door for more expensive cancer treatments to be approved.

2011-08-26 07:00:00

NICE guidance for laparoscopic cryotherapy of renal cancer outlines an improved patient pathway for those seeking renal cryotherapy as a first line treatment.

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2011-08-24 14:20:15

Diagnoses and treatment of blood pressure is on the verge of being revolutionized following new guidelines for the medical profession by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and British Hypertension Society (BHS).

2011-01-18 14:30:12

A review of research evidence produced by researchers from the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, has played a pivotal role in the decision by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to extend the availability of donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for Alzheimer's disease announced today (18th January 2011).

2010-07-08 18:00:00

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, July 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - In a draft appraisal the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has refused to recommend the first treatment shown to improve survival in childhood bone cancer (osteosarcoma) in more than 20 years(1,2) - Data shows Mepact(R) (mifamurtide) reduces the risk of death by almost one third when added to standard chemotherapy treatment, compared with chemotherapy alone(3) - Using...


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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.