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Regence to stop selling child-only health plans

September 28, 2010 2:45 pm | by RACHEL LA CORTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Regence BlueShield announced Tuesday that it will stop selling new child-only individual insurance policies by the end of this week.The move comes less than a week after several provisions of the federal health care overhaul went into effect, including one that prevents insurance companies from...

Women and Infants provides fertility preservation for childhood cancer survivors

September 28, 2010 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Women & Infants Hospital) Unfortunately, the aggressive treatments for cancer may often render a child infertile. The likelihood that this will occur depends on the child's age, type of cancer and treatment plan. The Program for Fertility Preservation at Women & Infants Hospital...

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African-Americans Equally Likely to Benefit from Erlotinib and Other Targeted Lung Cancer Therapy

September 28, 2010 1:34 pm | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — African-American patients with non-small cell lung cancer are just as likely to display an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation in tumors as Caucasians, which suggests they are as likely to benefit from targeted therapies such as erlotinib.

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Novel Test Following Prostate Surgery Could Detect Cancer Recurrence Earlier

September 28, 2010 1:33 pm | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — A new test could reliably detect early increases in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels — a biomarker commonly used to measure the recurrence of prostate cancer — in men who have undergone prostate cancer-treating surgery. Earlier detection of these rising levels would allow...

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Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff - Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 Serological Assays

September 28, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

This special controls guidance document was developed to support the reclassification of the herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV 1 and 2) serological assays into class II. HSV serological assays are devices that consist of antigens and antisera...

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Federal Register: Microbiology Devices; Reclassification of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 Serological Assays; Confirmation of Effective Date.

September 28, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA is is confirming the effective date of December 7, 2009, for the direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of August 25, 2009 (74 FR 42773). The direct final rule corrects the regulation classifying herpes simplex virus (HSV)...

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Federal Register: Immunology and Microbiology Devices; Reclassification of Herpes Simplex Virus Serological Assay Device.

September 28, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA is proposing to amend the special controls for the herpes simplex virus (HSV) serologicalassay device type, which is classified as class II (special controls). These device types are devices that consist of antigens and antisera used in various...

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Method to Detect Bladder Cancer Earlier is Under Development

September 28, 2010 12:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — Scientists may have discovered a way to diagnose bladder cancer at its earliest and, therefore, most treatable stages by measuring the presence or absence of microRNA using already available laboratory tests.

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AACR Congratulates Member Napoleone Ferrara, M.D., on Receiving the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

September 28, 2010 12:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research congratulates its member Napoleone Ferrara, M.D., on receiving the 2010 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Ferrara, a member of the AACR since 2000, received this prestigious award for the discovery of vascular...

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Biomarker Panel Identifies Prostate Cancer with 90 Percent Accuracy

September 28, 2010 12:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — Researchers in England say they have discovered a set of biomarkers that can distinguish prostate cancer from benign prostate disease and healthy tissue with 90 percent accuracy. This preliminary data, if validated in larger ongoing studies, could be developed into a serum...

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New Biomarkers Discovered for Pancreatic Cancer and Mesothelioma

September 28, 2010 12:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — Using a novel aptamer-based proteomics array technology, researchers and collaborators have identified biomarkers and protein signatures that are hallmarks of cancer at an early stage for two of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer — pancreatic and mesothelioma.

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HealthSouth offering $500M in senior notes

September 28, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Inpatient rehabilitation services provider HealthSouth Corp. said Tuesday it is publicly offering $500 million in senior notes.The company said it plans to use proceeds from the offering of to repay debt. It will sell $250 million in notes due in 2018 and $250 million due in 2022, the company...

Certain psychiatric disorders linked with risky sexual behavior in teens

September 28, 2010 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Lifespan) Although research has shown that teens with mental health disorders are more likely to engage in high risk sexual behaviors, like unprotected sex, a new study from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center suggests there is an additional risk associated with certain...

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Circulating Tumor Cells Can Provide ‘Real-time’ Information on Patient’s Current Disease State

September 28, 2010 11:31 am | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may be a promising alternative, noninvasive source of tumor materials for biomarker assessment, according to data presented at the Fourth AACR International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development.

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Five catalysts driving profound change in the global supply chain

September 28, 2010 10:34 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Globalization, risk mitigation, volatile oil prices, the expansion of the Panama Canal, and sustainability pressures will change the landscape of logistics in the coming years. This according to a recent Jones Lang LaSalle perspective on supply chain

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