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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Most Americans pleased with their provider

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FDA approves olaparib maintenance therapy for ovarian cancer

Approval comes with a new formulation to replace the capsules.

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Breast cancer: diuretics, β-blockers tied to poorer outcomes

Results of the SEER-Medicare analysis suggest switching to ARBs, CCBs, or ACE inhibitors.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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Bigger kids have higher colon cancer risk as adults

Children with above average height and BMI are at increased risk for colon cancer as adults.

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Besponsa wins FDA approval for relapsed/refractory ALL

Phase 3 INO-VATE data show superior CR rate and duration vs standard chemotherapy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Multiple primary melanoma: outcomes linked to genetic factors

Understanding risk factors can help guide treatment of MPM.

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Stage IV NSCLC: new ASCO guidelines for systemic therapy

Recommendations include data from 20 new clinical trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Clin Nutr
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Nuts, peanut butter lower gastric noncardia cancer risk

Eating nuts and peanut butter reduces risk by nearly 20%.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: HPV testing vs cervical cytology in cancer screen

HPV tests are less likely to miss cases of CIN 2+ and CIN 3+.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Chest
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Lung cancer: surgery within 37 d of diagnosis offers best survival

Study offers perspective on surgical timing in early-stage lung SCC.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther
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HCV cirrhosis: DAAs do not raise risk for HCC recurrence

Data from RESIST-HCV.

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Primary Care Oncology Vitals for August 2017
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Primary Care Oncology Vitals for August 2017

Draft recommendations for ovarian cancer screening | Watchful waiting in prostate cancer | Height, obesity, and prostate cancer risk | A spray for oropharyngeal mucositis.

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Cancer survivors may be overprescribed opioids

Study notes higher rates of prescriptions, but implications are unclear.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lung Cancer
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Malignant mesothelioma: up to 30% of US patients remain untreated

SEER analysis shows that only about 60% of patients receive life-extending systemic treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Prostate cancer: bisphosphonates, denosumab prevent bone loss from ADT

Meta-analysis by Genitourinary Cancer Disease Site Group of CCO

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