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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The trial, conducted across various tumor types, monitored PD-L1 expression in biopsy samples before and during treatment with the PD-L1 inhibitor MPDL3280A being developed by Genentech.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Eric C. Schneider, MD, senior principal researcher and distinguished chair in health care quality at RAND, and director of its Boston office, will join The Commonwealth Fund as senior vice president for policy and research on February 2, 2015.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Medical technology hazards remain a top safety issue for hospitals and can come in many forms. However, for the fourth year in a row, alarm hazards topped the annual Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list from the ECRI Institute.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Following on the heels of the FDA's advice on the risk of using morcellators for treating fibroids, researchers in France have released results of a study that delineates a method that can avoid the risk of morcellating a pre-existing uterine sarcoma.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Physicians who receive higher reimbursements for routine office visits are more likely to perform cancer screening tests on Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new study in Cancer.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A study by the University of Colorado Cancer Center published in the journal PLoS ONE and concurrent phase I clinical trial is examining a new strategy: targeting both important cancer-causing pathways simultaneously.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A small business owner describes his experience with buying health benefit for his employees through the Affordable Care Act plans.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Hospitals in the St. Louis area braced for another violent night Tuesday after at least 25 people were injured in riots triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Laura Joszt
Few employers are planning to eliminate their health benefits in 2015, but they are still looking to make noticeable changes, according to a report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The study, published in PNAS, identified a gene whose expression could be used as a prognostic indicator and could direct treatment in breast cancer patients.
Physician's Money Digest
With the advent of ongoing audits for medical necessity and accurate coding, whose documentation is being scrutinized to ensure that the medical services being provided are reasonable and necessary? The answer: physicians.
With the holiday shopping season now upon us, the potential for damaging one’s credit –- either via over-spending or being the victim of identity theft –- is high.