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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Big biotech signals strategic move into Seattle; Is a buyout next?

Bob Hugin, chief executive officer of Celgene Corp., reported second-quarter results of $748 million in net income.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Celgene, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Summit, NJ

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Surgeon General: Tanning Is Behind Sharp Spike in Skin Cancer Rates

As rates of other cancers have declined, rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, have increased more than 200 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to a new "Call to Action" report from the Surgeon General's Office.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health

11 hrs ago | Cambridge Evening News

Fighting talk from AstraZeneca boss as results announced

AstraZeneca turned over $6.45 billion in the second quarter, up 4%, making half year sales 3% higher than the previous year.

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Related Topix: Medicine

15 hrs ago | Medical News

Acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression in breast...

Use of electroacupuncture - a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles - produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors to treat breast ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acupuncture, Breast Cancer, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

18 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Bobby's legacy lives on as cancer foundation continues to tackle disease head on

Former England and Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby Robson launches The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in Newcastle with Dr Ruth Plummer and Bob Wilson on March 25, 2008 FACING CANCER for the fifth - and what he knew would be the final time - Sir Bobby Robson focused on a new goal far removed from the football field.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Genetics

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Montreal Gazette

Breast cancer diagnosis turned young mother's world upside-down

Julie Szasz with her daughter Eva at their home in St-Lazare. Szasz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 that spread to her bones, but is in remission now.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer, Health, Canada

Freshnews

Cold Genesys Raises $13.57 Million in a Series A Round of Financing to Accelerate Its Ongoing Phase II/III Clinical Trial for Bladder Cancer

Cold Genesys, Inc. , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for cancer, announced today that it has secured Series A financing of $13.57 million from Ally Bridge Group.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, bladder cancer, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Food and Drug Administration

Kevin, M.D.

Raw Medicare data singles out radiation oncology. That's misleading.

This past April, just after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the highly-anticipated 2012 Medicare provider charge data, the New York Times published an article," Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payout ."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health, Medicaid

Pharmaceutical Processing

AstraZeneca and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Partner on Immuno-Oncology Clinical Study

AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into a clinical study collaboration with Kyowa Hakko Kirin for a Phase I/Ib immuno-oncology study that will evaluate the safety and efficacy of two separate combinations of three investigational compounds in multiple solid tumours.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health

Medical News

Researchers establish new strategy to help surgeons see entire tumor in patient

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Health Data Management

Mayo Researcher to Manage Oncology Alliance Data Center

Top 7 Myths About HIPAA Security Risk Analysis : The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights' pilot program to conduct HIPAA privacy and security audits showed that the top deficiency among audited organizations was the lack of a sufficient risk analysis plan.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Rochester, MN

Health Data Management

Mayo Researcher to Manage Oncology Alliance Data Center

Top 7 Myths About HIPAA Security Risk Analysis : The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights' pilot program to conduct HIPAA privacy and security audits showed that the top deficiency among audited organizations was the lack of a sufficient risk analysis plan.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News Today

New test for thyroid cancer increases odds of correct surgery

The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer , report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute , partner with UPMC CancerCenter.

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Related Topix: Thyroid Cancer, Health, University of Pittsburgh, Medicine

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz beachgoers react to U.S. surgeon general warning about tanning

Maia Matteson and Kelly Geerdes, vacationing from Colorado, slap on the Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion Tuesday overlooking Cowell Beach.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic), Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer

Medical News

EMD Serono begins MSB0010718C Phase II study in mMCC patients

EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the initiation of an international Phase II study designed to assess the efficacy and safety of MSB0010718C, an investigational fully human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that binds to programmed death-ligand 1 .

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Medicine

Business Journal

RTP's CivaTech Oncology raises $1.5M

Research Triangle Park's CivaTech Oncology raised $1.5 million in a new round and doubled the target for this latest round to $2 million.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Prostate Cancer

Forbes.com

It's Not Just About Survival: Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Opt For Surgery on Both Sides

Years ago, journalists who had breast cancer fought with words to inform other women with breast cancer that, in many cases, they didn't need a mastectomy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Journalism, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Genetics, Healthcare Industry

Newswise

Loyola Named to Becker's List of '100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs'

Becker's Hospital Review has named Loyola University Medical Center to its 2014 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs," a compilation of organizations that are leading the way in quality patient care, cancer outcomes and research.

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Related Topix: Nursing

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Pfizer beats forecasts as oncology drugs grow

Pfizer Inc , which in May officially abandoned its bid to buy British rival AstraZeneca Plc, reported higher-than-expected second-quarter revenue, helped by growing demand for its cancer medicines.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Reuters

Pfizer beats forecasts as oncology drugs grow

Pfizer Inc, which in May officially abandoned its bid to buy British rival AstraZeneca Plc, reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings, helped by growing sales of its cancer medicines.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

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