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Article ID: 702485

Updated Global Immuno-Oncology Landscape Report Highlights Robust International Pipeline Marked by Rapid Growth

Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute has updated its analysis of the global immuno-oncology landscape, published today in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.

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19-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702409

Medicating Distress: Risky Sedative Prescriptions for Older Adults Vary Widely

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study shows wide variation in prescriptions of sedative drugs, called benzodiazepines, to people with Medicare coverage. Some counties, especially in southern and rural western states, had three times the level of sedative prescribing as others. The study also highlights gaps at the level of individual prescribers: Some primary care providers prescribed sedatives more than six times more often than their peers.

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18-Oct-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702398

Compound Derived From Chinese Tree Bark Shows Promise as Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new derivative of a compound found in the bark of a rare Chinese tree has powerful anticancer properties and a low toxicity profile, according to new research from a Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research.

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18-Oct-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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    17-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701653

American Society of Anesthesiologists names Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA, new president

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

SAN FRANCISCO – Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA, director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center and professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at Loma Linda University, California, was today named president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation’s largest organization of physician anesthesiologists. Dr. Mason assumed office at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco and will serve for one year.

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8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702369

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago are coming together with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27.

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17-Oct-2018 1:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702175

Vast Leukemia Dataset Could Help Researchers Match Therapies to Patients

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Data on the molecular makeup and drug sensitivity of hundreds of patient samples could accelerate progress against the aggressive blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia.

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15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702126

During a Flu Epidemic, Dispensing Flu Vaccines at Pharmacies Could Save Lives and Costs

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that in the event of a flu epidemic caused by a novel virus, using pharmacies to administer flu vaccines could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars.

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12-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702255

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

Georgia Institute of Technology

Using a combination of computational modeling and experimental techniques, a research team has developed new information about how intercellular communication affects the differentiation of an embryonic stem cell colony over time.

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15-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701609

Patient-controlled epidural anesthesia after C-section may reduce oral opioid use

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Women who deliver their babies via cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to need opioids to manage post-delivery pain if they receive ongoing epidural analgesia (pain relief) that they can control, suggests first-of-its kind research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

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8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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