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July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015

Establishing Definitions to Increase Survival After Blood/marrow Transplant

June 9, 2015 — Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) is a potentially curative treatment for patients with leukemia or other life-threating blood diseases. With a goal of increasing survival rates, a research team ... read more

Theranostic PET Takes on Both Ovarian and Prostate Cancer

June 8, 2015 — A first-in-human study shows how a powerful new drug finds and attaches itself to the ovarian and prostate cancer cells for both imaging and personalized cancer ... read more

Researchers Develop Models for Targeted Cancer Therapy

June 8, 2015 — The results of a recent study on targeted therapy of a specific type of brain cancer show specific progress in cancer treatment. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma may be one of the lesser-known forms ... read more

Available Genetic Data Could Help Doctors Make Better Use of Cardiovascular Drugs

June 1, 2015 — Few heart specialists make use of published information about interactions between drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease and the genetic variations that affect how patients respond to them, ... read more

Possible New Combination Chemotherapy for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

May 31, 2015 — A role for combination therapy using two or more chemotherapy agents at the same time has not been well studied. This week, however, results of a clinical trial may change the perspective on a role ... read more

Rewriting the Book on Chemo-Resistant Cancers With a DNA Library

May 29, 2015 — Researcher are finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo and hope to eventually identify a different drug ... read more

Race Influences Warfarin Dose

May 29, 2015 — A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race. The study proposes race-specific equations to help clinicians better calculate ... read more

Ombitasvir/paritaprevir/r in Hepatitis C: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients

May 28, 2015 — The new drug combination showed an advantage in three of a total of 16 patient groups, particularly regarding virologic response. The extent of added benefit remains unclear, ... read more

Importance of Clinically Actionable Results in Genetic Panel Testing for Cancer

May 27, 2015 — While advances in technology have made multigene testing, or 'panel testing,' for genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast or other cancers an option, authors of a review say ... read more

Congressional Action Needed to Optimize Regulation of Genomic Tests

May 27, 2015 — Latest generation genomic testing offers a chance for improvements in patient care, disease prevention and healthcare cost-effectiveness. A new report recommends that Congress incentivize development ... read more

ClinGen: A New Era for Genetic Interpretation

May 27, 2015 — A consortium if investigators has presented ClinGen, a program to evaluate the clinical relevance of genetic variants for use in precision medicine and research. Using this program, clinicians and ... read more

Researchers Unveil New Gene Subgroup in Prostate Cancer

May 25, 2015 — Prostate cancer researchers have drawn a molecular portrait that provides the first complete picture of localized, multi-focal disease within the prostate and also unveils a new gene subgroup driving ... read more

International Study of Advanced Prostate Cancer Genome Finds Potential Targets for Drug Therapy

May 21, 2015 — First study of the genomic composition of prostate cancer shows many patients have gene mutations that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs. The finding is based on an analysis of tumor ... read more

Scientists Unveil Prostate Cancer's 'Rosetta Stone'

May 21, 2015 — Almost 90 percent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumors that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs, a landmark new study reveals. Scientists ... read more

Personalized Care During Eye Visits Didn't Lower HbA1c Levels for Diabetics

May 21, 2015 — Providing personalized education and risk assessment for patients with diabetes when they visit the ophthalmologist did not improve glycemic control as measured by hemoglobin A1c levels compared with ... read more

New Music Strategy Shows 70 Per Cent Increase in Exercise Adherence

May 20, 2015 — The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent, according to a ... read more

Dasabuvir in Hepatitis C: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients

May 20, 2015 — A new drug combination showed an advantage in three of a total of 10 patient groups with hepatitis C, particularly regarding virologic response, reviewers have found. The extent of added benefit ... read more

Adding Genetic Information Changes Risk Profile of Smokers and Results in Greater Adherence to CT Lung Screening

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have found that adding genetic information to a former or current smoker’s clinical risk profile results in a reclassification of their risk for lung cancer in about one in four ... read more

New Gene Implicated in Multiple Sclerosis Disease Activity

May 14, 2015 — A new study reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient's likelihood of responding to interferon-beta. The study also presents evidence that the affected gene, ... read more

Tumor Sequencing Study Highlights Benefits of Profiling Healthy Tissue as Well

May 13, 2015 — As the practice of genetically profiling patient tumors for clinical treatment decision making becomes more commonplace, a recent study suggests that profiling normal DNA also provides an important ... read more

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