Use of the novel radiopharmaceutical radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo, Bayer) in prostate cancer should be restricted, according to the European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC).
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Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to patients insured by Medicaid increased screening rates for this population, report researchers at the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a voluntary recall of several drug products containing the heart drug valsartan because of impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products.
In a new study, a team led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) surveyed family members and patients with recent ICU experiences about their willingness to speak up about care concerns to medical providers.
A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history, capturing risk for people who have ever smoked, not only for heavy smokers, according to reports in JAMA Oncology.
The findings, published online in Nature, helps illuminate questions about clonal hematopoiesis: how it arises, why it occurs in more than 10% of people over 65 and how the genome we inherit influences the mutations we acquire later in life.
A new multi-institutional clinical trial compared outcomes of women with multiple ipsilateral breast cancer, or more than one site of disease in the same breast, who underwent breast-conserving surgery, with outcomes of those who converted to mastectomy.
Medicare unveiled a series of broad proposals today intended to pay physicians for more remote care and ease their recordkeeping burden, while also suggesting a cut in pay for certain newly introduced drugs that are administered in medical offices.
Researchers developed a new, painless, non-invasive procedure that harnesses ultrasound technology to reposition kidney stones, in an effort to offer the sufferer quick relief, will undergo testing in emergency patients. The development and assessment of the new technology are led by the University of Washington and UW Medicine, in collaboration with other universities and agencies.
Kidney stones are an increasingly common condition that affects 1 in 11 Americans during their lifetime. The condition is even more frequently encountered in astronauts during space missions. The hope is that the new technology could benefit astronauts as well as Earth-side patients.