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Targeting Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among both men and women ' by far. In fact, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancer combined1. In considering the challenge of treating lung... Read more 

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New Trends in Prescription Drug Monitoring

Physicians treating patients with chronic pain face numerous challenges. Pain assessment, therapy selection, patient compliance and drug abuse are all significant issues. Dr Bill McCarberg, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego and Founder of the... Read more 

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Vitamin D New Recommendations For The Prevention And Treatment Of Vitamin D Deficiency

There has been growing evidence over recent years of the health benefits of Vitamin D. Yet there remains uncertainty, even confusion, about the appropriate level of dietary intake of Vitamin D. A clinical practice guideline (CPG) recently published by The... Read more 

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Addressing the Dilemma of Prostate Cancer: When to Treat? How to Treat?

Widespread screening for prostate cancer over the last thirty years using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has led to a sharp increase in men being diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer. Yet recent studies have found that for many... Read more 

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Hepatitis C — Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Therapy

Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment are providing physicians with new options for managing patients with chronic HCV. Dr. Rick Pesano, Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics, discusses how these developments can help physicians predict response to therapy and direct... Read more 

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Pharmacogenomics & Cardiovascular Outcomes

The study of how an individual's genetic inheritance affects his or her body's response to drugs is an important advance in cardiology related to pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomic tools can be very useful, but knowing how these tools are best utilized, how... Read more