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Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study published online Dec. 4 in European Urology. Jacob A. Burns, from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues compared the incidence of PCa between men with and without […]

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Adjuvant chemo might not add benefit in breast cancer patients who have excellent response to neoadjuvant chemo

Pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant (presurgery) chemotherapy was associated with significantly lower recurrence risk and higher overall survival in breast cancer patients, and pCR after neoadjuvant chemotherapy had similar association with improved outcomes among those who received additional chemotherapy following surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy) versus those who did not, according to meta-analyses of data from […]

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Blood pressure medication recall: What you need to know

The Food and Drug Administration just announced a recall of Valsartan, a potentially life-saving blood pressure medication, after the discovery of a cancer-causing contaminant found in some batches. This is the third recall for this type of medication in 2018. Interested in Recalls? Teva Pharmaceuticals has recalled amlodipine/Valsartan and amlodipine/Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, medications that are […]