Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'cancer'

New York Insurers Will Continue to Cover Prostate Cancer Screenings - - Because They Have To

Earlier this month, the US Preventive Service Task Force released an "Evidence Update" on a certain kind of prostate cancer screening with the following conclusion: "Prostate-specific antigen-based screening results in small or no reduction in prostate cancer-specific mortality and is...

US Ct of Appeals decision on BRCA patents case

Genome Web.com news (7/29) reports on the US Court of Appeals decision reversing the earlier decision in the case challenging Myriad's BRCA patents, saying that isolated DNA is patent eligible under US law. (1)The ruling follows a lawsuit brought by...

American Cancer Society Questions Value of Prostate Cancer Screening

The March 4 Albany Times Union covers recent guidance from the Amercian Cancer Society concerning prostate cancer screening: Months after experts discounted the importance of routine mammograms and Pap smears for many women, the American Cancer Society is warning more...

2 Medications used to reduce risk of primary breast cancer

From AHRQ news Jan 14, 2010- New consumer and clinician summary guides on medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women are available from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program.The clinician guide summarizes the effectiveness and safety of two...

"Probing the genomic basis for cancer" MSK

Research planning perspectives: eg. probing the genomic basis for cancer.(1) One of the strengths that has put Memorial Sloan-Kettering at the forefront of the search for genomic changes in cancer is its extensive tumor bank. These specimens are stored anonymously...

Another context-the Pharmaceutical Business Review newsletter

For stargazers who visit Supra, here is a weekly publication I have found useful over time--it is grounded in business. The 'Business Digest' newsletter from the Pharmaceutical Business Review (1) published weekly, originates in the UK. With due respect to...

Do we want more cancer patients on clinical trials?

June 3, 2008 Andrew J.Vickers of MSKCC (1) shares his personal perspective from his experience working in a major cancer center in the USA (although other authors have drawn similar conclusions) [It] is for the reader to judge the degree...

Gov. Paterson signs into law: Health Research Science Board; corporate blood drives legislation

March 17, 2008, Governor David A. Paterson has signed five bills into law as part of his first day of activities as New York State's 55th Governor. (1) These bills aim to enhance subway track safety, boost the Green Thumb...

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