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HIPAA turns 20: A look back at its impact

In August 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — more commonly known as HIPAA — was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. Twenty years later, with Clinton's wife possibly on the verge of a presidency of her own, HIPAA still...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Researchers have made new discoveries about the in-between spaces in the human body, and some say it’s time to rewrite the anatomy books. A study published in Scientific Reports this week described a fluid-filled, 3-D latticework...

source: The New York Times

ASCT is pleased to announce the winner of the new “Rookie of the Year” Scholarship! The scholarship aims to support an individual in attending the ASCT Annual Conference. The winner will receive $900 to use towards expenses for the upcoming 2018 meeting in...

source: ASCT

Researchers from Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian have created patient-specific bladder cancer organoids that imitate many of the features of real tumors.


New research has revealed the chameleonic abilities of lung cancer cells: By adopting the traits of cells from other major organs, lung cancer cells may escape chemotherapy. The findings open up paths for more targeted therapies.

source: Medical News Today

Non-small-cell lung cancer, the most common type of lung cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. A new study suggests that about 1 in 4 cases, those driven by the KRAS oncogene, could be successfully treated with a combination of drugs that are already available...

source: Science Daily

The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, new research shows. Among 9 to 26-year-old males, 27 percent had received at least one dose of the vaccine in...

source: Reuters


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