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Assessing Pain with a New Tool

Although estimates of the prevalence of chronic pain vary, the number of persons experiencing chronic pain in the U.S. is substantial. According to a new study prepared by the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 11.2 percent of adults experience chronic pain. To...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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A new screening system developed by scientists leverages redundancy in an important component of a cell — nucleotide metabolism — to help identify new drugs that specifically and potently block processes that are essential for cancer cell growth.

source: Science Daily

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer. Dr. Darrin Bann, an otolaryngology resident at the College of Medicine and lead author of the study, said...

source: News Medical

Only 62% of patients with lung cancer in the U.S. receive the minimal treatment recommended by National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, according to results of a study published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society....

source: Healio

When pediatric oncologist Mae Dolendo returned to her home country of the Philippines 15 years ago after training abroad, the landscape for children with cancer was bleak. Nationwide, the Philippines has a cure rate of around 20% for childhood cancer — much lower than...

source: U.S. News & World Report

Half of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in women after 49 years old. However, regular screening for the disease begins to drop off at age 45, according to recent study findings. Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer...

source: Cure Today

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source: AOSW

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