Paving the Way for Diversity in Clinical Trials

“I’m the first person in my circle of family and friends to participate in a clinical trial.” Five years ago, Rhonda Long was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer that’s seen in only about 8,000 Americans each year. At the time, Long, who is Black, said her doctor in Dayton, OH, told her she was not a candidate […]

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AMA Opposes Bills Pushing Coprescription of Opioids and Naloxone

North and South Carolina lawmakers are considering bills that would require clinicians to coprescribe naloxone for patients who are prescribed opioids. However, the American Medical Association (AMA) and both states’ medical associations oppose the legislation. Prescribers who fail to coprescribe these medications could be subject to discipline “by the appropriate licensing board,” notes the proposed South Carolina Senate Bill 571. […]

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Researchers reveal mechanism of hepatitis B-induced venous metastasis and immune escape of hepatocellular carcinoma

In China, about 70 million people are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), and more than 80% of liver cancer is caused by HBV. HBV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is often accompanied by severe vascular invasion and portal vein tumor thrombus leading to a poor prognosis. However, the underlying mechanism of this disease remains obscure. In a study published in Cancer […]

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Confirmed: Diet Influences Colorectal Cancer Risk

It’s now confirmed: What you eat does affect your risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). An umbrella review of studies and meta-analyses found “convincing evidence of an association between a lower CRC risk and higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, and yogurt and lower intakes of alcohol and red meat.” However, more research is needed to address the link […]

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Keratoacanthoma Treatments and Management

Keratoacanthoma is an abnormal growth on the surface of the skin. It is a small lesion which has a hard centre, filled with the protein Keratin. The little bump on the skin is flesh coloured and dome shaped. It usually originates in the hair follicle and is considered a subtype of well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The skin condition of […]

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Keratoacanthoma Symptoms

Keratoacanthoma is a slow-growing skin tumor with a characteristic type of lesion. Its appearance closely resembles that of another, more aggressive type of skin tumour called squamous cell carcinoma or SCC, and hence it should be diagnosed accurately. A squamous cell carcinoma needs to be treated immediately to contain its malignant spread. The epidermal growth called keratoacanthoma usually tends to […]

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Erivedge

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ERIVEDGE 200225 pronounced “EH-rih-vedge” vismodegib Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Erivedge capsules. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your pharmacist or doctor. All medicines have risks […]

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Aldiq

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ALDIQ imiquimod Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about ALDIQ. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor […]

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