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High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Across the Board in Neuromuscular Disease

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) adds more credence to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease.

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Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes Obtained in the Home Infusion Setting in the Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) provides some new information about how to monitor medications given at home.

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Generic Medications Boost Adherence to Breast Cancer Therapy

Although oral hormonal therapy is known to substantially reduce breast cancer recurrence in women with hormone receptor–positive tumors, about one-half of patients fail to take their medications as directed. A new study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers has found that the introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors (the most common type of hormone therapy), which are considerably less expensive than their brand name counterparts, increased treatment adherence by 50 percent.

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New Nanodevice to Improve Cancer Treatment Monitoring

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In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive than equipment currently used in hospitals, this nanoscale device has an optical system that can rapidly gauge the optimal dose of methotrexate a patient needs, while minimizing the drug's adverse effects.

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In Orbit or on Earth, Implantable Device Will Be Commanded to Release Therapeutic Drugs Remotely

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Scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested aboard the International Space Station and on Earth's surface.

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Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Holds Promise in Combination Therapy for Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, reported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists.

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ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Hepatitis C

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to hepatitis C

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ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Drug Induced Liver Injury and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to drug induced liver injury.

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Data Sharing in Pharmaceutical Industry Shows Progress

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A paper being published today outlines developments in a system launched last year to allow pharmaceutical firms to share their clinical trials data for new drugs with outside investigators. Brian Strom, a co-author and the chair of the system's advisory committee, discusses data sharing's potential impact.

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