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Vigorous Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk in African-American Women

October 1, 2010 2:33 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Vigorous exercise of more than two hours per week reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in postmenopausal African-American women by 64 percent, compared to women of the same race who do not exercise, according to researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Memory Impairment Common in People with a History of Cancer

October 1, 2010 2:33 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — People with a history of cancer have a 40 percent greater likelihood of experiencing memory problems that interfere with daily functioning, compared with those who have not had cancer, according to results of a new, large study.

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Low Socioeconomic Status Linked With More Severe Colorectal Cancer

October 1, 2010 2:33 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — People living in economically deprived neighborhoods were more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage, non-localized colorectal cancer, even after researchers controlled for known colorectal cancer risk factors, according to data presented at the Third American Association for...

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Breast Cancer Linked to Environmental Smoke Exposure Among Mexican Women

October 1, 2010 2:33 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Mexican women who do not smoke but are exposed to smoking, known as environmental smoke exposure, are at three times higher risk for breast cancer than non-smoking women not exposed to passive smoking, according to findings presented at the Third AACR Conference on The Science of...

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Multipronged Intervention Treated Persistent Fatigue Effectively in Breast Cancer Survivors

October 1, 2010 2:32 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — A group-based, holistic, mind-body intervention was equally effective in treating persistent fatigue and improving quality of life for breast cancer survivors, regardless of their race.

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Adults in Puerto Rico Aware of Genetic Testing, But Use Remains Low

October 1, 2010 2:32 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Awareness of genetic testing was higher among adults in Puerto Rico compared to previous U.S. population-based studies, while use of genetic testing was lower, according to data presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held Sept. 30 to Oct 3, 2010.

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Grassley: More Government Oversight Needed to Prove the Value of GPOs

October 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressuring Congress to increase government oversight of group purchasing organizations (GPOs), which, through their purchasing contracts, control devicemaker access to their member hospitals.

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OIG Is Taking a Second Look at Claims of Management Interference at CDRH

October 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Old claims of coercion at CDRH are being tackled once again — at CDRH itself and in two reviews at HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG).

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Community Health buys 4 hospitals in Ohio, W. Va.

October 1, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Community Health Systems Inc. said Friday it acquired a hospital system based in Youngstown, Ohio, and a hospital in West Virginia.The hospital operator said it paid $120 million for Forum Health hospital system in a bankruptcy auction and also assumed an undisclosed amount of liabilities....

Stocks nudge higher as manufacturing improves

October 1, 2010 12:45 pm | by STEPHEN BERNARD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. stocks started off October on a positive note following mostly good news on the economy.Shares of big manufacturing companies like Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and 3M Co. rose Friday after the Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index showed that factory activity was...

Adjunctive rufinamide reduces refractory partial-onset seizures

October 1, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Researchers from the Arkansas Epilepsy Program found treatment with rufinamide results in a significant reduction in seizure frequency compared with placebo, for patients with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures. Details of this study are now available online in...

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Disparities 2010: Interview with Charles M. Perou, Ph.D.

October 1, 2010 12:32 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Disparities 2010: Interview with Charles M. Perou, Ph.D., professor of genetics, pathology and laboratory medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Disparities 2010: Interview with William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

October 1, 2010 12:31 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Dr. Nelson discusses the most common cancer disparity among men, his activity on AACR’s new survivorship research task force, and his experience reviewing the exciting research proposals for Stand Up To Cancer in this wide-ranging interview.

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Laning takes director role at Human Stem Cell Bank and Registry

October 1, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Joseph Laning, a former senior director of cell and analytical biology at ViaCell Inc., has been appointed senior director of the Human Stem Cell Bank and Registry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Mass. drug companies drawing Japanese interest

October 1, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Massachusetts life sciences companies are increasingly attracting the attention of Japanese firms. The sale of Marlborough-based Sepracor Inc. to Japanese drug maker Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma will be completed this quarter, marking the second Japanese purchase of a large local...

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