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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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ASCT is pleased to announce the Rookie of the Year Scholarship! This is the first year that the scholarship is being awarded, and it aims to support an individual in attending the ASCT annual scientific meeting. The winner will receive $900 to use towards expenses for...

source: ASCT

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a mathematical model for computing radiation therapy treatments that could substantially reduce patient side effects while delivering the same results as conventional radiation therapy.

source: North Carolina State University via ScienceDaily

Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment, activated with a substance found in stinging nettles and ants — thanks to new research by the University of Warwick. Led by Professor Peter J. Sadler from Warwick's...


Researchers have identified biomarkers in the blood that make it possible to predict whether cancer patients will respond positively to immunotherapy. Patients for whom therapy does not work can thus be treated using different methods at an earlier stage.

source: University of Zurich via ScienceDaily

Night shift work has long been linked to poor health. Now, a new study suggests that for women, such working patterns could increase the risk of cancer. Researchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were almost a fifth more likely to develop cancer when...

source: Medical News Today

King's College London researchers say they may have discovered a method to identify lymph node–positive breast cancer patients most likely to develop incurable metastases and those who are less at risk. They published their...

source: GEN


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