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HIPAA turns 20: A look back at its impact

In August 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — more commonly known as HIPAA — was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. Twenty years later, with Clinton's wife possibly on the verge of a presidency of her own, HIPAA still...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Registration for this year’s annual conference is now open. This year’s conference will be held at the Sheraton Old San Juan in San Juan, Puerto Rico May 3-5. Be sure to register before April 1st to receive the early bird discount! Student members who register...

source: ASCT

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are unaware of their increased lung cancer risk compared with the general population — attributing their chest symptoms to factors other than potential cancer signs, according to a study.

source: COPD News Today

Biopsies are a necessary burden for people with cancer. Taking a small sample of tissue and sending it through genetic and molecular analysis can help doctors not just diagnose cancer, but also learn more about its inner workings...

source: TIME

Many younger patients with colon cancer are initially misdiagnosed, which often leads to their disease being discovered at an advanced stage. Researchers also found that for many younger patients, it took visits to multiple doctors...

source: NBC News

Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That's the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tested positive...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

While previous research has shown a potential relationship between human papillomavirus and bladder cancer, a recently reported study has more clearly defined this association. At the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, the authors of a study using a large,...

source: Urology Times


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