Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Name: Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
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New guidelines for treatment of hypothyroidism endorse current therapy

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 30-Sep-2014WASHINGTON (Sept. 30, 2014) — Levothyroxine is considered the gold standard therapy for an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), and a new review of therapies for the condition — including combining levothyroxine ... [Published EurekAlert! - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Landmark Medicare law had little impact on reducing chemotherapy cost

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 29-Sep-2014WASHINGTON — Legislation passed in 2003 to slow the spiraling costs of drugs paid for by the federal government to treat Medicare patients has had no meaningful impact on cancer chemotherapy drug costs, say a team of researchers ... [Published EurekAlert! - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Health wise

The secret of longevity:By Carol AloysiusHeart diseases have soared in recent years claiming the lives of younger and younger patients in the prime of their lives. Once considered a disease of the elderly, heart disease, like every other non communicable ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Combining Positive and Negative Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

A new study suggests combining positive messages about quitting smoking with negative messages about the health effects of tobacco use may be more effective than using either strategy alone.Smokers who believe quitting will be difficult respond better ... [Published Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Lombardi Renewed as Top DC Cancer Center

NATASHA THOMSON/THE HOYAGeorgetown’s Lombardi Cancer Center was renewed as the District’s only comprehensive cancer center, also winning a $11.25 million grant for clinical trials, equipment and personnel over five years.The National Cancer Institute ... [Published Georgetown University Hoya - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 5 reports

Here’s the Best Way to Get Someone to Quit Smoking

Anti-smoking messaging works differently depending on who's watching, a new study showsFor years, the U.S. government has gone back and forth about whether or not it’s legal to force tobacco companies to use images of cancerous lungs and other graphic ... [Published Time - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 2 reports

Georgetown receives renewal as D.C.'s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center

Georgetown receives renewal as D.C.'s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center11/09/14/06/08   Eureka Alerts   1   Global( Georgetown University Medical Center ) The National Cancer Institute today awarded a five-year, $11.25 million P30 ... [Published Infrosoft - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug

3-D structure of a melanoma cell WIKIMEDIA, With the US Food and Drug Administration’s last week (September 4), Merck’s pembrolizumab, which the pharmaceutical giant plans to market as Keytruda, is the first US-approved drug that blocks the immune brake ... [Published The Scientist - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

US approves use of novel cancer drug

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first of an eagerly awaited new class of cancer drugs that unleashes the immune system to fight tumours.The drug, which Merck will sell under the name Keytruda, was approved for patients with ... [Published Times of India - Sep 06 2014]
Entities: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Yervoy
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

MedStar Georgetown to Install MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System to Treat Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients

., announced today that MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has received final approval to begin construction of the first proton therapy center in Washington, D.C. at its Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Georgetown Lombardi is the only cancer ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

New Merck cancer drug wins FDA approval

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has a new adversary in Keytruda -- chemically called pembrolizumab -- a new drug from pharmaceutical stalwart Merck & Co. Keytruda will make its way to market with the blessings ... [Published UPI - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists call for investigation of mysterious cloud-like collections in cells

WASHINGTON About 50 years ago, electron microscopy revealed the presence of tiny blob-like structures that form inside cells, move around and disappear. But scientists still don't know what they do even though these shifting cloud-like collections of ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Sep 01 2014]

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"All in all, our guidelines offer reassurance to physicians and their patients," she says. "No changes are needed in the current standard of care for hypothyroidism in the majority of patients." Co-authors include Anthony Bianco, MD, PhD, and Brian Kim, MD, from Rush University Medical Center; Andrew Bauer, MD, from Children's Hospital of Ph...
"Economists expected a sharp decline in use of the most expensive drugs targeted by the law, because reimbursement to oncologists for these drugs was reduced, but that did not happen" says Mark C Hornbrook, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Northwest, the study's lead author
...Each was effective. "Leveraging policies such as graphic warnings for cigarette packs to help smokers quit is critical to improve public health outcomes. Our study shows that that framing messages to address smokers' pre-existing attitudes and beliefs may help achieve this goal" says Mays

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New guidelines for treatment of hypothyroidism ... [Published EurekAlert! - 3 hours ago]
Landmark Medicare law had little impact on redu... [Published EurekAlert! - 23 hours ago]
Landmark Medicare law had little impact on redu... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 29 2014]
Health wise [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 27 2014]
Combining Positive and Negative Messages Can He... [Published Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - Sep 18 2014]
Lombardi Renewed as Top DC Cancer Center [Published Georgetown University Hoya - Sep 16 2014]
Here’s the Best Way to Get Someone to Quit Smoking [Published Time - Sep 15 2014]
Here’s the Best Way to Get Someone to Quit Smoking [Published TIME.com - Sep 15 2014]
Identifying a better message strategy for dissu... [Published Bio-Medicine - Sep 15 2014]
Positive and negative messages both prompt smok... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 15 2014]
Identifying a better message strategy for dissu... [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 15 2014]
Georgetown receives renewal as D.C.'s only fede... [Published Infrosoft - Sep 11 2014]
Hackensack University Health Network Welcomes P... [Published Paramus Post - Sep 10 2014]
Georgetown receives renewal as D.C.'s only fede... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 10 2014]
FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug [Published The Scientist - Sep 08 2014]
US approves use of novel cancer drug [Published Times of India - Sep 06 2014]
New Merck cancer drug wins FDA approval [Published UPI - Sep 04 2014]
MedStar Georgetown to Install MEVION S250 Proto... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 04 2014]
Scientists call for investigation of mysterious... [Published Bio-Medicine - Sep 01 2014]
Many Elderly BC Patients Are Taking Hormone The... [Published ThirdAge - Jun 19 2014]
Resistance to lung cancer targeted therapy can ... [Published BioPortfolio - Jun 09 2014]
Cancer Centers Combine Expertise to Optimize Ad... [Published Financial Services - Jun 03 2014]
New tool to grow cancer cells streamlines labor... [Published BioPortfolio - May 15 2014]
'Achilles heel' of pancreatic cancer identified [Published BioPortfolio - May 01 2014]
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Fiftyfive genes linked to a powerful tumor supp... [Published BioPortfolio - Feb 11 2014]
Genetic Counseling Via Phone Is Effective [Published ThirdAge - Jan 22 2014]
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