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Vitamin D - Achieving and Maintaining 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Sufficiency

There has been growing evidence over recent years of the health benefits of vitamin D and the detrimental effects of vitamin D deficiency. A clinical practice guideline (CPG) published in 2011 by The Endocrine Society1, provides recommendations for the evaluation,... Read more 

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Prostate Cancer: Current Considerations for Screening and Treatment

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States, accounting for nearly 30,000 deaths per year.1 Incidence of prostate cancer peaked in the early 1990s, corresponding to the increased use of PSA testing for... Read more 

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The Use of Genetic Markers to Improve Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Despite advances in surgical technique and drug therapy, lung cancer remains as one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths.1 While reductions in tobacco use provide the largest single opportunity for preventing deaths due to lung cancer­,2 recent developments in... Read more 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis — Intervening Early to Improve Outcomes

An estimated 1.5 million adults suffer from rheumatoid arthritis in the United States, with the incidence two to three times higher in women than men.1 It is a condition that significantly compromises quality of life, and can increase the risk... Read more 

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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: Testing to Detect and Treat Imatinib Resistance

The introduction of imatinib (Gleevec®) in 2001 dramatically improved the prognosis of patients with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). An important aspect of therapy is the regular monitoring of patient response to identify those patients who are resistant, or become resistant,... Read more 

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Meeting an Increased Demand for Laboratory Services as Healthcare Evolves

Increasing volumes, declining reimbursement and added cost pressures are just some of the challenges facing the hospital laboratory today. What strategies can laboratories pursue to meet these challenges and enhance the value they contribute to patient care and to their... Read more