Expert Insights Newsletter

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Advances in Testing Technology

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a significant public health concern in the United States - chlamydia and gonorrhea are the two most commonly reported notifiable diseases in the country.1 Edward (Ned) Hook, M.D., Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of... Read more 

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Lung Cancer Testing: Why FISH for ALK Testing in NSCLC?

Last year the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)1 and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)2 issued recommendations for performing gene mutation testing to direct therapy for patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Dr. Aurelia Meloni-Ehrig, Chief Director, Cytogenetics,... Read more 

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Colorectal Cancer — Developments in Screening and Detection

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer among men and women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Screening is highly effective at reducing the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer, yet a significant proportion of the... 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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Thyroid Cancer — The Role Of Molecular Testing

Thyroid cancer occurs in 5% to 15% of thyroid nodules detected.1 Accurate diagnosis is therefore essential to avoid unnecessary thyroid surgery for benign disease and to select the most appropriate treatment option for cancerous nodules. Drs. Richard Reitz and Frederic... Read more 

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Accountable Care Organizations — Transforming Healthcare Delivery

The emergence of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) represents a significant shift in the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. John Pritchard, Publisher, ACO Insights, discusses the emergence of ACOs and the promise they hold for reducing cost, increasing... Read more