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Rewriting the Book on Chemo-Resistant Cancers with a DNA Library

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KU Cancer Center researcher is finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo to eventually identify a different drug target.

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Does Radiation From X-Rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

Studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer have been widely reported. But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a recent article in the journal Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment.

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Protein’s Impact on Colorectal Cancer is Dappled

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a cell signaling pathway that appears to exert some control over initiation and progression of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. A key protein in the pathway also appears to be predictive of cancer survival rates.

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FDA Agrees to ASHP's Request for Delay in Enforcement of Track and Trace Requirements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it will delay enforcement of Track and Trace requirements that were scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015, until November 1, 2015. This policy change follows a formal written request by ASHP urging FDA to give hospitals and health systems more time to comply with the regulations.

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Dr. Ericka Brown Named New Leader at Ben Taub Hospital

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Dr. Ericka Brown has been named executive vice president and administrator of Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, a 586-licensed-bed facility and one of the nation’s premiere Level 1 trauma centers. The hospital also has earned the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification by DNV Healthcare, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award and the 2015 Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award from the American Heart Association for its treatment of severe heart attack patients—STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction).

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Michael Pulsipher Joins Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Michael Allen Pulsipher, MD, will join the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as head of the Section of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) and as BMT clinical research chair, effective July 1, 2015. In addition, Pulsipher will be a professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and a Member of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Keep Kids Safe From Nation’s Leading Killer This Summer

Unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death in children in the United States. Two thousand children die each day from preventable injuries. With the summer months come an increased number of injuries.

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International Oncology Partnership Brings Access to Specialized Cancer Care to Nigeria

Roswell Park Cancer Institute will provide clinical consultations and training for staff at Lakeshore Cancer Center, Lagos, Nigeria, through an affiliation announced today.

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UGA Researcher Leads Comprehensive International Study on Folate

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The University of Georgia's Lynn Bailey led a comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development. The paper, published in the Journal of Nutrition, includes 18 authors and represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally.