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Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis: EMAS Clinical Guide

(Elsevier) Osteoporosis is common and affects 1 in 3 women. Calcium is vital for strong healthy bones and worldwide scientific societies have issued guidance about the daily requirements from childhood to old age. The European Menopause...Show More Summary

Committee aims to facilitate more expeditious design and conduct of nephrology clinical trials

(Children's National Health System) The American Society of Pediatric Nephrology established a Therapeutics Development Committee to forge more effective public-private partnerships and to outline strategies to design and carry out pediatric nephrology clinical trials more expeditiously and effectively.

International trial confirms safety, effectiveness of HDR brachytherapy for cervical cancer

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Findings from a new multicenter, international clinical trial confirm the effectiveness of high-dose brachytherapy, or internal radiation therapy, for managing locally advanced cervical cancer. Show More Summary

Trial confirms pelvic radiation as standard of care for high-risk endometrial cancer

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) In a new phase III trial report from the National Clinical Trial Network group, NRG Oncology, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer were not superior following vaginal cuff brachytherapy plus chemotherapy when compared with pelvic radiation therapy.

Experts Issue Recommendations to Provide Gender-Affirmation Treatment for Transgender Individuals

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline on the treatment for gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent people, commonly referred to as transgender, to develop the physical characteristics of the affirmed gender.

Clinical Trials and Cutting-Edge Radiation Oncology Research to Be Featured at ASTRO's Annual Meeting in San Diego

The press program for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will feature advances in cancer research, including reports from phase II and III clinical trials. Studies that examine innovative treatments,...Show More Summary

Cancer patients struggle with key aspects of clinical trial methodology

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Clinical trials are fundamental to the development of new treatments for cancer, yet the annual accrual to cancer clinical trials worldwide is low, estimated at three to five percent. A nationwide...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Researchers Review the Clinical Potential of Senolytic Drugs on Aging

]Researchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society,Show More Summary

For Decades This Clinic Killed 1,300 Babies a Year in Abortions, Now It Provides Care for the Uninsured

This fall, a former Virginia abortion facility will be transformed into a community health center that helps some of the most vulnerable people in society. The Amethyst Women’s Health Center in Manassas, Virginia spent almost three decades making money aborting about 1,300 unborn babies each year, the Catholic News Agency reports. But since it closed […]

Updated ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale set to evaluate single-arm studies

(European Society for Medical Oncology) An updated version of the European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) will enable users to evaluate single-arm studies for the first time. The ESMO-MCBS version 1.1 is set to be published online in the Annals of Oncology on Sept. 5, 2017.

HPV vaccination rates especially low among childhood cancer survivors

(American Society of Clinical Oncology) The rate of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in the United States is increasing, but remains lower than ideal. A new study suggests that survivors of childhood cancer receive the HPV vaccine at an even lower rate than their peers without cancer -- 24 percent versus 40 percent. Show More Summary

Study reveals clinical benefit of LDL cholesterol lowering depends on how it is lowered

(European Society of Cardiology) The benefit of lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol depends on how it is lowered, according to late-breaking results from a naturally randomised genetic trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in JAMA.

$729K American Cancer Society Grant Awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute Researcher

Jennifer Tsui, PhD, a researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been awarded a $729,000 Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research (MRSG-17-099-01-CPHSPS) from the American Cancer Society to further explore health care delivery and care transitions for underserved cancer patients.

4th ESCMID Conference on Vaccines: New and old diseases in children and adults; unmet needs

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Registration is open for the 4th ESCMID Conference on Vaccines. New and old diseases in children and adults: unmet needs in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sept. 8-10, 2017. The...Show More Summary

University of Utah researchers present at European Cardiology Conference

(University of Utah Health) Four University of Utah Health researchers will present their research and clinical trial findings, as well as engage in critical discussions around cardiovascular medicine at the 2017 European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't

(Society for the Study of Addiction) A new US study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report having quit when in fact they have not. The findings mean that in these kinds of study it is vital to check claims of having quit using an objective measure.

Chicago Pro-Life Advocates Ask Court to Overturn Ordinance Limiting Free Speech Outside Abortion Clinics

The challenge to the Chicago law creating a “bubble zone” around abortion clinics moves on to federal appellate court with last week’s Thomas More Society filing in the United State Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court. Lawyers for the plaintiffs in Veronica Price et al. v. The City of Chicago et al., the […]

New Recommendations for Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

A large proportion of the world's estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency. A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism focuses on current and future approaches to management of menopausal symptoms after breast cancer.

Mike Huckabee: If They Tear Down Memorials They Find Offensive Can We Tear Down Abortion Clinics?

Reacting to growing racial tension culminating in the tearing down of United States monuments, pro-life former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee asked people to think about society’s reaction if he began tearing down things that offend him – like abortion clinics. The former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate appeared Wednesday on Fox News to discuss the […]

A personalized approach to Alzheimer's disease prevention

(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Professor of Integrated Medical Science and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, examined potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies.

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