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7 hrs ago | 12NewsNow.Com

Trial on for doc accused of poisoning lover's coffee

It's a storyline fit for a Lifetime movie: Two oncologists at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center were involved in an intimate relationship that soured in January 2013 when police say Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo poisoned her lover's coffee. Trial began Monday morning for Gonzalez-Angulo, who is accused of lacing Dr. George Blumenschein's black coffee with ethylene glycol, a chemical found in antifreeze.

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11 hrs ago | Newswise

Noted Radiation Oncology Expert to Join MD Anderson

Stephen Hahn, M.D., an international leader in the field of radiation oncology has been named as the division head of radiation oncology and chair of the department of radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center . He joins MD Anderson on Jan. 1. Hahn comes to MD Anderson from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, where he has served as the Henry K. Pancoast Professor and Chair, department of radiation oncology, since 2005.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Health, Lung Cancer

Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies

File- This July 2, 2006, file photo shows jazz pianist Joe Sample performing during the special event "Hommage to Nesuhi Ertegun" of the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival at the Stravinski hall in Montreux, Switzerland. Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died at age 75. His manager, Patrick Rains, said Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Crusaders, Montreux, The Jazz Crusaders, Soul, Randy Crawford

Seeking Alpha

AVEO Oncology: A New Platform To Create Oncology Drugs

AVEO Oncology is a Cambridge Mass. based company, founded 10 years ago and traded on NASDAQ.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer

The Mississippi Press

U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee looks more than capable of continuing his service

One bright spot during the visitation and funeral of Mississippi State University radio broadcaster Jack Cristil was the opportunity to see and talk with my old college classmate and friend, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo. Nunnelee, the Republican former state legislator who is seeking his third term in Congress, has traveled a hard road since our last visit back in March, when my wife and I met Alan and his wife, Torie, for a hamburger after work on a Friday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Nunnelee, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US Senate, US Military, US Navy, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Click2Houston

Houston jazz musician Joe Sample passes away

Houston jazz musician Joe Sample died Friday night at the MD Anderson Cancer Center after a bout with lung cancer. He was 75 Sample studied piano at Texas Southern University before starting his group The Jazz Crusaders in the early '70s.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Jazz Crusaders, Texas Southern University, The Crusaders

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Health Data Management

Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities Still Exist

Here are the 10 states with the highest uninsured rates in the aftermath of health care reform implementation, according to WalletHub. 10 States With The Highest Uninsured Rates Post-ACA : While the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of 13.4% nationwide, according to Gallup figures, rates differ dramatically across states.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Texas, Surgery

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Reuters

Jury selected for Texas doctor charged with poisoning lover's coffee

A jury was selected on Thursday in the trial of a breast cancer physician accused of spiking two cups coffee for her lover, a cancer researcher, with a compound commonly found in antifreeze. The trial of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a 43-year-old oncologist with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is expected to begin on Monday.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Freshnews

MD Anderson Department Chair Richard E. Champlin, M.D. Joins...

Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced the addition of Richard E. Champlin, M.D. of MD Anderson Cancer Center to its Scientific Advisory Board for Iomab-B, the Company's lead radioimmunotherapy asset which is preparing to enter a Phase III pivotal trial. MD Anderson is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to patient care, research, education and prevention.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, UC Los Angeles

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Medical News Today

Study finds that disparities persist in early-stage breast cancer treatment

Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy , with some still opting for a mastectomy, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, presented at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, finds that those barriers that still exist are socio-economic, rather than medically-influenced.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Texas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Surgery

Medical News Today

Survival benefit of breast conserving therapy compared to mastectomy...

When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast conserving therapy may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early stage, hormone-receptor positive disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study findings defy the conventional belief that the two treatment interventions offer equal survival, and show the need to revisit some standards of breast cancer practice in the modern era.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama, Oncology, Surgery

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Family Badge

Doctor Accused of Poisoning Colleague Claims She's Killed Before [WATCH]

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is accused of poisoning Dr. George Blumenschein, a cancer specialist also at M.D. Anderson. She allegedly used ethylene glycol, a substance used in antifreeze-to lace his coffee last year.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Chron

On the Move: Newcomers enjoy quality of life in The Woodlands

A little more than three years ago, ExxonMobil announced that it would be consolidating its Houston offices to a new campus just north of The Woodlands. Since that time, The Woodlands has experienced substantial growth and continues to linger in the spotlight as a top destination for newcomers moving to the Houston area.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX

CNN

My cancer worse than your cancer?

Editor's note: Geraldine Moriba is a CNN executive producer of program development and vice president of diversity and inclusion. She is also a filmmaker and co-directing the documentary "Until 20," which is raising funds for the film's final production stages on Kickstarter .

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Related Topix: Sarcoma, Medicine, Health, Opinion

P&T Community

Breast-Conserving Therapy Shows Survival Benefit Compared With Mastectomy in Early-Stage Patients

When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast-conserving therapy may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early-stage, hormone receptor -positive disease, according to researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study findings defy the conventional belief that the two treatment interventions offer equal survival, and show the need to revisit some standards of breast cancer practice in the modern era.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Surgery

Thu Sep 04, 2014

EurekAlert!

Disparities persist in early-stage breast cancer treatment, MD Anderson study finds

Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy , with some still opting for a mastectomy, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, to be presented at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, finds that those barriers that still exist are socio-economic, rather than medically-influenced.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Texas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Surgery

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Fort Bend Star

Sugar Land breast cancer support group "Breast Friends" to meet Sept. 9

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar Land sponsors the Breast Friends Focus and Support Group for Fort Bend and surrounding communities.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Texas

PhysOrg Weblog

Genetic 'hotspot' linked to endometrial cancer aggressiveness

Parents of twins often tell them apart through subtle differences such as facial expression, moles, voice tone and gait.

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Related Topix: Endometrial Cancer, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Texas, Oncology, Biology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Seizures and sudden death: When SUMO 'wrestles' potassium channels

A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy , the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Tue Sep 02, 2014

ABC News

Teen Diagnosed With Cancer Looks for Cure

Lauren Bendesky was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 14, and now the aspiring pediatric oncologist is researching treatment options for the same type of cancer during her internship at Texas Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Oncology, Brain Cancer

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