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General Medical News 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

Eight million Americans signed up for private health insurance during the just-concluded first enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

Sarcoma FDA Warns Against Morcellation for Uterine Fibroids

FDA Warns Against Morcellation for Uterine Fibroids

Laparoscopic power morcellation may increase women's cancer risk, FDA says.

Hematologic Cancers Arzerra Plus Chlorambucil Gets FDA Nod

Arzerra Plus Chlorambucil Gets FDA Nod

The FDA has approved a new indication for Arzerra to use in combination with chlorambucil, for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Hematologic Cancers Volasertib Designated Orphan Drug for AML

Volasertib Designated Orphan Drug for AML

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to volasertib (Boehringer Ingelheim) for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Lung Cancer AbbVie Initiates Veliparib Trial for NSCLC

AbbVie Initiates Veliparib Trial for NSCLC

AbbVie announced the initiation of a Phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of veliparib in patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

Gastrointestinal Cancers Six Percent of CRCs Are Interval Tumors

Six Percent of CRCs Are Interval Tumors

Six percent of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have interval cancers, which develop within six to 60 months of colonoscopy.

Urologic Cancers Chemo Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer

Chemo Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer

The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a survival benefit in the general population, and may be underutilized.

Gastrointestinal Cancers CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Higher for Elderly

CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Higher for Elderly

Higher hospital charge and increased length of stay for patients aged 80 years and older post-resection

Breast Cancer High-Fat Diet Ups Risk for Certain Breast Cancers

High-Fat Diet Ups Risk for Certain Breast Cancers

High intake of saturated fats is associated with increased risk of certain subtypes of breast cancer.

General Medical News New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

New Health Secretary to Face Health Care Reform Hurdles

With the resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face.

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