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ASCO: Case of acquired resistance to crizotinib ID'd

(HealthDay)—A case of acquired resistance to crizotinib has been described in a patient with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma harboring a CD74-ROS1 rearrangement, according to a brief report published online ...

Jun 03, 2013
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Targeted therapy boosts lung cancer outcomes

–Thousands of patients with an advanced form of lung cancer that carries a specific dysfunctional gene are likely to fare better if treated with a targeted therapy than with traditional chemotherapy, report Dana-Farber ...

Jun 01, 2013
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Most docs OK with medical marijuana, survey says

(HealthDay)—Three-quarters of doctors who responded to a survey about medical marijuana said they would approve the use of the drug to help ease pain in an older woman with advanced breast cancer.

May 29, 2013
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Can you put a price on health?

As health services strive to improve quality and reduce costs, researchers study the benefits – and the pitfalls – of 'pay for performance' in hospitals.

May 23, 2013
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