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ASCP, CAP, AMP, and ASCO Issue Draft Colorectal Cancer Molecular Marker Testing Guideline and Announce Opening of Public Comment Period

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a draft of a clinical practice guideline on the use of molecular marker testing for patients with primary or metastatic colorectal carcinoma. This evidence-based guideline will help establish standard molecular marker testing, guide targeted therapies, and advance personalized care for these patients.

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New Book Explores Trolls in Our Culture

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We’ve all observed them: online trolls who post insensitive and inflammatory comments on the Internet to provoke and upset as many people as possible. If we could just eliminate trolls from the Internet the world would be a friendlier place, right? Not exactly, says HSU Communication Lecturer Whitney Phillips.

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Study Debunks Common Misconception That Urine Is Sterile

Bacteria have been discovered in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. This finding and its implications were addressed in an editorial published by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) in the latest issue of European Urology.

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Four Ways to Improve U.S. Tax System -- Vanderbilt Tax Expert Suggests Looking to Our Roots

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Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL Launches Online Guide to Cancer Resources

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The Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville has launched a new version of its cancer resource guide, "Pathfinder," and moved it online.

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Upstate Medical University Study Discovers New Information on Climate Drivers of Dengue Fever

Researchers at Upstate Medical University, in collaboration with a team of international investigators studying dengue fever, have discovered new information on climate drivers of the disease and social risk factors that may be contributing to its spread.

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Odds of Reversing ICU Patients’ Prior Preferences to Forgo Life-Sustaining Therapies Vary Widely Across the U.S.

Intensive care units across the United States vary widely in how they manage the care of patients who have set preexisting limits on life-sustaining therapies, such as authorizing do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and prohibiting interventions such as feeding tubes or dialysis, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their work is published in the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Kansas State University Animal Health Leader Selected to Lead NBAF Engagement

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Marty Vanier, the director of operations at Kansas State University's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, will become the senior program manager for strategic partnership development at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Princess Margaret Scientists Convert Microbubbles to Nanoparticles

Biomedical researchers led by Dr. Gang Zheng at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumours to potentially deliver targeted, therapeutic payloads.