Expert Insights Newsletter by Medical Specialty - Oncology

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Managing Chronic Pain - A Structured Approach for More Effective Patient Care

Chronic pain affects a significant proportion of adults in the United States ' over 100 million Americans according to recent estimates.1 This is more people than are affected by heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined, yet chronic pain management and... Read more 

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A Two-pronged Strategy for Combating Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer a disease that is preventable, treatable and beatable, and for which early detection is of paramount importance. Last year, colorectal cancer (CRC) caused an estimated 51,370 deaths in the U.S1. Most of those deaths could have been prevented.... Read more 

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Hepatitis — Diagnostic Advances Help Guide New Therapies

An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis - the majority unaware they are infected. Approximately 30% have chronic Hepatitis B (HBV) infection, and 70% have chronic Hepatitis C (HCV). It is estimated that about 80,000 new infections... Read more 

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Hepatitis — Meeting the Challenge of an Epidemic

An estimated 5 million people in the United States - approximately 2 percent of the population - are infected with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV). Yet, most are unaware of their infection until symptoms of liver cancer... Read more 

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HIV Tropism - Genotypic Testing Methods As A Screen For Co-Receptor Antagonist Therapy

The identification of HIV tropism has led to the introduction of a new class of HIV drugs ' co-receptor antagonists. Dr. Richard Harrigan, Director of the Research Laboratories at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, discusses the nature... Read more 

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Pediatric Diagnostics

Strategies for a Challenging Field Among the specific challenges of caring for pediatric patients are those related to diagnostic testing, in particular establishing accurate reference ranges (reference intervals) and the need to work with small sample volumes.1, 2 Dr Jon... Read more 

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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