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2014-04-03 11:51:14

A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas — a type of colon polyp — can also be detected and removed, thereby preventing cancers from developing. "We found that higher levels of detection were associated...

2014-04-02 16:31:57

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas -- a type of colon polyp -- can also be detected and...

2014-03-20 23:31:55

Hospital leaders everywhere, who have spent millions of dollars and countless hours implementing safe surgery checklists, are now wondering if this investment was a waste after a study from The New England Journal of Medicine recently declared that surgical checklists had no effect on patient mortality. LifeWings, a leading patient safety consulting firm, answers that question with a "No" and explains how to avoid the mistakes that caused these results. Collierville, TN (PRWEB)...

2013-10-30 23:24:28

A unique medical practice that takes a comprehensive and personalized approach to weight loss surgery. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The Khalili Center for Bariatric Care (http://www.khalilicenter.com/), announces its agreement with the latest study from [The New England Journal of Medicine, that when it comes to performing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, the difference between having the most highly skilled surgeon and having one whose skill level lies in the bottom...

2013-10-22 11:00:30

A new report by researchers from Harvard University and others in a working group convened by the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center (MRCT) at Harvard proposes recommendations for addressing a problem that has vexed drug regulators: how to expand public access to data from clinical trials while protecting patients' privacy and weighing pharmaceutical companies' business interests. Recently, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced it will provide public access to participant-level...

2013-10-17 16:30:52

NEJM today publishes findings of international trial resulting in recent FDA approval of Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel) for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer By all measures, the addition of nab-paclitaxel for the treatment of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer was superior to the survival for patients who received only gemcitabine, according to the results of a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare, published today by The New...

2013-10-17 11:45:51

Discovery could help target clinical studies involving Alzheimer's therapeutics People who carry a genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer's disease may develop the disease three years earlier than expected, according to a new study from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have mapped the effects of that genetic mutation, showing for the first time how the Alzheimer's risk factor affects the living human...

2013-06-03 12:37:18

The combination of the immunotherapy drug ipilimumab and the investigational antibody drug nivolumab led to long-lasting tumor shrinkage in more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma, according to results from a Phase I trial simultaneously published online on Sunday, June 2, in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center researchers at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Several patients...

2013-04-25 16:14:47

Clinical study in over 4,000 subjects finds blood TMAO levels linked to increased risk of heart disease, even in the absence of known cardiovascular risks A microbial byproduct of intestinal bacteria contributes to heart disease and serves as an accurate screening tool for predicting future risks of heart attack, stroke and death in persons not otherwise identified by traditional risk factors and blood tests, according to Cleveland Clinic research published today in The New England Journal...

2013-04-11 13:03:56

Study details SCCA's plan to honor both patients' wishes and voters' mandate By the end of 2011, most of the 255 Washington residents who received a prescription for lethal medication to end their lives under the state's Death with Dignity Act had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Of those, 40 were patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, part of the Pacific Northwest's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Because several states are considering...


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