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Physician exchange of electronic data rises, but still a ways to go

The National Center for Health Statistics (a division of the CDC) recently published a data brief on variations in physician office health data exchange by state in 2015. The brief is filled with interesting data, much of which is instructive...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Submuscular placement of breast tissue expanders may be preferable to subcutaneous placement in patients undergoing proton beam radiotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer. The researchers assessed the structural and dosimetric...

source: Healio

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery or after surgery. Their study, published in the June 30 issue of Breast...

source: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute via ScienceDaily

Beaumont Health in Michigan recently celebrated the opening of a new and rare cancer treatment center that uses proton radiation to destroy cancerous cells and prevent them from regrowing. Bill Baker, 86, was the first patient to...

source: MLive

On July 12, a Food and Drug Administration panel unanimously recommended approval for the first-ever gene therapy treatment for cancer. The treatment, known as CTL019, is a T-cell therapy developed by the pharmaceutical company Novartis. It is tailored for each individual...

source: Northeastern University via Medical Xpress

Genes provide instructions to cells in the body telling them what to do and not do in order to function optimally. Small changes in genes, called mutations, can have major consequences. Similar to a glitch in a computer's coding,...

source: Lehigh University via ScienceDaily

Laboratory tests have shown that statins, which are drugs used to control cholesterol, can kill ovarian cancer cells. But tests on human patients have yielded mixed results. Could choosing the right statin at the right dose, and excluding dietary sources of a compound that...

source: Medical News Today

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