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Cancer 'vaccine' for advanced disease shows early progress

Cancer 'vaccine' for advanced disease shows early progress

Early progress has been made in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer, but research is still in preliminary stages.

Clinician-patient relationship tied to health care outcomes

Clinician-patient relationship tied to health care outcomes

Meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows small but significant effect from the patient-clinician relationship.

Patients see sharp increase in price of specialty drugs

Patients see sharp increase in price of specialty drugs

Many Americans paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds.

Interval tumors found in six percent of colorectal cancer cases

Interval tumors found in six percent of colorectal cancer cases

Interval cancers more likely to be earlier stage, proximal, have lower risk of death

Reliance on Windows XP may threaten data security

Reliance on Windows XP may threaten data security

Continued security of patient data is needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support.

Perioperative chemotherapy increases bladder cancer survival

Perioperative chemotherapy increases bladder cancer survival

Study shows low utilization of bladder cancer perioperative chemotherapy is associated with a survival benefit in the general population.

Video-based education increases men's skin awareness

Video-based education increases men's skin awareness

Those receiving intervention increased clinical skin exams in the seven months following their education.

Colorectal cancer resection mortality still high for elderly

Colorectal cancer resection mortality still high for elderly

Despite an overall improved mortality seen during the past 10 years, advancing age is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in colorectal cancer resection.

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles

The new nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid the mid-term election fray.

High-fat diet tied to breast cancer subtypes

High-fat diet tied to breast cancer subtypes

High intake of saturated fat increases risk of HER2-negative, ER/PR-positive disease.

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