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Simple blood test to reveal cancer at low levels
Harvard University medical researchers are developing a new test to make monitoring cancer in patients easier and...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
Web Exclusive: High-Risk PCI Patients Need Standby IABP Strategy
Use of an increasingly common percutaneous coronary intervention of inserting an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) to...
CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
Cancer strategy: Easing the burden
By the time doctors diagnosed Jim Windhorst with lung cancer, the disease was already on the march, gnawing through...
Cancer is the world’s costliest disease
Cancer is the world's top "economic killer" as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Vanderbilt launches personalized cancer care program
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched the Personalized Cancer Medicine Program, a new initiative that is...