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Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

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The laboratory at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has again received accreditation from the American College of Pathologists (CAP), marking 42 years of accreditation for this vital hospital service.

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Phase III Trial Confirms Pelvic Radiation as Standard of Care for High-Risk, Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer

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In a new phase III trial report from the National Clinical Trial Network group, NRG Oncology, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer were not superior following vaginal cuff brachytherapy plus chemotherapy when compared with pelvic radiation therapy.

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Aggressively Reduced Radiation Therapy for HPV-Related Throat Cancer Achieves Similar Control Rates with Fewer Side Effects

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For certain patients with oropharyngeal cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), an aggressive reduction of radiation therapy after surgery may provide excellent cancer control while simultaneously reducing post-treatment side effects, improving quality of life and lowering treatment costs, according to research presented today at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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Mount Sinai Researchers Find Gene Therapy Improved Left Ventricular and Atrial Function in Congestive Heart Failure by up to 25 percent

Heart function improved by up to 25 percent in a trial using gene therapy to reverse cardiac damage from congestive heart failure in a large animal model, Mount Sinai researchers report. This is the first study using a novel vector for gene therapy to improve heart function in non-ischemic heart failure.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Launches Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

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Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center recently launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) designed to help combat drug addiction in the Bayshore region. Made possible through a state grant and provided by the RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention, the program is designed to provide peer-to-peer bedside counseling with the goal of getting individuals who have been reversed by Narcan into an appropriate treatment program following an opioid overdose.

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Autism's Gender Patterns

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Largest study to date identifies gender-specific patterns of autism and related disorders occurrence among sibling pairs.

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Antibody Protects Against Zika and Dengue, Mouse Study Shows

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The same countries hard hit by Zika virus – which can cause brain damage in babies infected before birth – are also home to dengue virus. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers report that they have found an antibody that protects against both viruses. These findings, in mice, could be a step towards an antibody-based preventative drug to protect fetuses from brain damage, while also protecting their mothers from both Zika and dengue disease.

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