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Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells

9:00 AM EST. DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health Read article

JOURNAL UPDATE

Reduced Cancer-Independent Life Expectancy in Head, Neck Cancer

12:00 PM EST. Cancer-independent life expectancy 6.5 years shorter for patients with head and neck cancer

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

May 2017 Briefing - Hematology & Oncology

June 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD's avatarCharacterization of patients with ovarian carcinoma who respond to the PARP inhibitor rucaparib

Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD. Dr. Elizabeth M. Swisher comments on the implications of new data from the ARIEL2 trial, an ongoing Phase 2 trial of the novel PARP inhibitor rucaparib in relapsed, high-grade serous or endometrioid ovarian cancer. The new results offer an important insight into the genetic mechanisms behind tumor sensitivity…

Bert Vogelstein, MD's avatarBert Vogelstein explains cancer and the unavoidable replicative mutations

Bert Vogelstein, MD. Investigators at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore used complex mathematical modeling to track mutations driving abnormal cell growth for 32 types of cancer. From their calculations, the researchers believe that the bulk of cancers are caused by random DNA copying errors (replicative mutations).…

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra's avatarBevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra. The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence for and against this decision.


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

BRCA mutation testing

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

The BRCA gene test is used to identify mutations in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have inherited…

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RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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