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Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79% but tops forecasts
By Associated Press | July 29, 2014
Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79% from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff.
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Researchers use game theory in battle against cancer
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Game theory is popular among poker players, economists and politicians. Now, oncology researchers are employing game theory to look for new ways to combat tumors.
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Researchers affirm cancer risk of common uterine procedure
By Jaimy Lee | July 22, 2014
About 1 of every 370 women who underwent a minimally invasive hysterectomy using morcellation was found to have uterine cancer, a finding that is consistent with data that the Food and Drug Administration put out this month.
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Anti-cancer forces cheer $23B verdict against tobacco giant
By Sabriya Rice | July 21, 2014
Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. suffered another legal setback last week when a Florida court awarded $23 billion in damages to the family of a man who died of lung cancer following years of smoking cigarettes.
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Study to find if cancer cluster exists
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
Health officials in Missouri's St. Louis County plan to examine a potential cancer cluster in the area around Coldwater Creek, a waterway contaminated decades ago with nuclear waste.
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New leader says Komen has eye on future
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
The new leader of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization says it has moved on from the controversy that erupted 2 years ago over its decision, quickly reversed in an onslaught of criticism, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings.
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Dr. Harold Paz will become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Harold Paz, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, will step down and become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, effective July 28. He will replace Dr. Lonny Reisman, who left Aetna in April.
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Early prostate cancer care questioned
By Sabriya Rice | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two new studies are raising concerns about management of early stage prostate cancer and treatment.
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Hospital patients no safer today than 15 years ago, Senate panel hears
By Sabriya Rice | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The problem of patients dying or being harmed because of preventable medical errors in U.S. hospitals remains one of grave consequence that is not getting enough attention, according to the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, which met Thursday with a panel of patient...
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Digital mammography costlier, shows no detection-rate advantages: study
By Sabriya Rice | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite a nearly $300 million increase in Medicare spending linked to a sharp rise in the use of newer, more-sensitive breast-cancer screening technologies, no changes were seen in early detection rates, a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found. Healthcare dollars may be...
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