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  • March 18, 2019 8:32 AM | Anonymous

    March 18, 2019, MedPage Today  

    Use of brachytherapy within 8 weeks improved survival for women with locally advanced cervical cancer, but this happened in just over a third of cases, and certain patient groups were less likely to receive the standard therapy at all, a pair of National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) studies found. 

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  • March 15, 2019 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    March 15, 2019, MedPage  Today 

    Second trimester abortions became more common following the implementation of Texas House Bill 2, which dramatically restricted abortions in the state, researchers found. 

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  • March 14, 2019 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    March 14, 2019, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center  

    Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health.  

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  • March 13, 2019 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    March 13, 2019, CNN via WebMD 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to the first immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer. The combination of immunotherapy (Tecentriq) and chemotherapy (Abraxane) was given accelerated approval for triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or has spread, cannot be surgically removed, and has cells that have a protein called PD-L1, CNN reported.

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  • March 13, 2019 10:51 AM | Anonymous

    March 13, 2019, UDaily  

    Two University of Delaware researchers have developed a new approach to attack cancer, using two light-activated treatments that appear to be more effective together than when applied independently. More research is needed, but the findings point to promising new approaches against an especially challenging kind of cancer — triple negative breast cancer — which was the focus of their recent studies.  

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  • March 13, 2019 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    March 13, 2019, Duke Cancer Institute  

    A vaccine developed by Duke Cancer Institute researchers has shown early promise in targeting the HER2 protein that fuels a deadly form of breast cancer. In a phase 1 clinical trial that enrolled 22 women with recurrent cancers that over express the HER2 protein, the vaccine demonstrated an ability to halt tumor growth, and improve survival for a subset of patients. A phase 2 trial is being planned at Duke. 

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  • March 11, 2019 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    March 11, 2019, MedPage Today  

    Low-income women enrolled in high-deductible health plans delayed chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer by nearly 9 months versus low-income women enrolled in low-deductible plans, researchers reported. 

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  • March 08, 2019 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    March 8, 2019, MedPage Today  

    SEATTLE – Women presenting late in pregnancy with HIV infection were successfully treated with integrase inhibitors in randomized trials, reducing circulating virus faster than efavirenz-based therapy, researchers reported here. 

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  • March 08, 2019 8:49 AM | Anonymous

    March 8, 2019, Endocrine Today 

    Adults with hepatitis C who are treated with direct-acting antiviral therapy are less likely to develop diabetes than those who are treated with pegylated interferon/ribavirin or untreated, according to findings presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2019 in Seattle. 

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  • March 07, 2019 9:26 AM | Anonymous

    March 7, 2019, MedPage Today  

    SEATTLE -- Prior intravenous drug use and hepatitis C infection were tied to increased syphilis rates in women with HIV, factors that could help guide screening decisions in this high-risk group, a new study found. 

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