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Fast track: Medical devices for cervical cancer, kidney failure in children

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January 16, 2014
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Summary:
Dozens of medical devices are getting around the long FDA approval process by using a special exemption and it could be responsible for saving thousands of lives.


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New Therapy, New Hope for Aggressive Breast Cancer

New Therapy, New Hope for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Ivanhoe (Jan. 16, 2014) — Triple negative breast cancer accounts for about 15 percent of all new breast cancer cases in the U.S., but it leads to 25 percent of all breast cancer deaths. A diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth are not present in the cancer tumor.
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Pap Smear for the Breast?

Pap Smear for the Breast?

Ivanhoe (Sep. 10, 2013) — What if you could detect the beginnings of breast cancer years before it showed up on a mammogram? That’s what a new screening is doing. The noninvasive test has the potential to cut breast cancer rates, just like pap smears have cut rates of cervical cancer.
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Fast Track: Drugs for Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma

Fast Track: Drugs for Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma

Ivanhoe (Oct. 17, 2013) — Researchers are on the fast track to develop a drug that could reverse fibrosis and cirrhosis in the kidneys, lungs and liver of patients who have NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), or fatty liver disease. Another potential breakthrough receiving fast-track status: a treatment to improve overall survival in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma.
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