• APRIL 17, 2014
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    Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health

    By tstorla A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life, according to the results of a study published in PLOS One. The relationship between

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    • APRIL 16, 2014
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    Jakafi Prolongs Survival in Primary Myelofibrosis

    By tstorla Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) prolongs survival in patients with intermediate- or high-risk primary myelofibrosis compared with patients who receive conventional therapy, according to the results of a study published in the journal Blood. Primary myelofibrosis is a type of blood cancer known as a myeloproliferative neoplasm. It involves the abnormal development and function of bone

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    • APRIL 9, 2014
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    Avastin Plus Chemotherapy Improves Progression-Free Survival in Platinum-Resistant Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

    By tstorla The addition of Avastin® (bevacizumab) to standard chemotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival and objective response rate among women with platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer

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    • APRIL 8, 2014
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    Post-Mastectomy Radiation Beneficial for Cancer That Has Spread to Only a Few Lymph Nodes

    By tstorla Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes are less likely to experience recurrence or die from their disease if they undergo radiation therapy after mastectomy, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet. Post-mastectomy radiation has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrence and

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