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Lab + Companion Tests Perform Similarly for Oncology Analytes

December 15, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. Findings based on comparison of tests to diagnose oncology-related genetic variants Read article


Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility

December 14, 2017 Potential to improve access if federal, state governments require insurers to participate

ASH: Daratumumab Aids Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

December 12, 2017 Lower risk of disease progression, death for multiple myeloma patients ineligible for transplantation

Artificial Intelligence Promising for CA, Retinopathy Diagnoses

December 12, 2017 Two studies evaluate use; one for breast cancer, the other for diabetic retinopathy

Pediatric Oncologists Willing to Consider Medical Marijuana

December 12, 2017 Those eligible to certify report less favorable attitudes to medical marijuana overall

Deceleration in Health Care Spending Growth in 2016

December 11, 2017 Enrollment trends drove slowdown in Medicaid and private health insurance spending growth in 2016

Telomere Fusions Predict Dysplasia, Invasive Pancreatic CA

December 08, 2017 Telomere fusions are detected in later stages of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm progression

SABCS: 3D Mammography Could Help Rein in Screening Costs

December 08, 2017 Researchers say more effective method may give patients better screening at lower costs in long run

No Increase in Seizure Incidence With Enzalutamide in mCRPC

December 08, 2017 Incidence of confirmed seizure was 2.6 per 100 patient-years for patients with risk factor for seizure

Ovarian CA Screening Potentially Cost-Effective in the U.S.

December 08, 2017 Multimodal screening is more expensive, but reduces ovarian cancer mortality

ORBIT Bleeding Risk Score Performs Best in A-Fib

December 08, 2017 Findings based on comparison of four risk scores among atrial fibrillation patients

Letermovir Prophylaxis Cuts Risk of CMV Infection

December 07, 2017 Significantly lower risk of clinically significant CMV infection after hematopoietic-cell transplant

Gene Therapy Shows Beneficial Effect in Men With Hemophilia B

December 07, 2017 Reduction in annualized bleeding rate and in factor use with infusion of viral vector with transgene

Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis No Benefit in DVT

December 07, 2017 Addition of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis resulted in higher risk of bleeding

Breast CA Risk Up With Recent Hormonal Contraceptive Use

December 07, 2017 Findings from nationwide study in Denmark show small absolute increase in breast cancer risk

VDT PACE Effective in Relapsed, Refractory Multiple Myeloma

December 07, 2017 Minimal response or more in 68.4 percent of patients, partial response or more in 54.4 percent