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Smoking-related COPD takes life of Marlboro Man

Posted: February 1, 2014 Product Liability

Another Marlboro Man has died from a smoking-related disease.

Surgeon general report: More serious, deadly diseases linked to tobacco use

Posted: January 24, 2014 Product Liability

Fifty years since the surgeon general warned that cigarette smoking could have deadly health consequences, resulting in a decades-long effort to place tighter restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products, more health problems have been linked to tobacco

Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Posted: July 22, 2013 Pharmaceutical

A new study suggests that women who are long-term users of cholesterol-lowering statins are at 83 to 143 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer. The report, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, comes just weeks after

Colorectal cancer drug gets FDA priority review

Posted: June 29, 2012 Pharmaceutical

An experimental cancer drug will get priority review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the agency’s effort to speed up the approval process for drugs considered potentially significant therapeutic advancements of existing therapies for life threatening

Statins may protect against breast cancer

Posted: January 29, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help prevent breast cancer in some women, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell.

Too many colonoscopies performed on those at low risk for colon cancer

Posted: January 20, 2010 Pharmaceutical

People considered “low risk” for colorectal cancer are having too many colonoscopies, and not enough patients considered “high risk” for the disease are having timely follow-up procedures, according to researchers with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

People should be more proactive with their health

Posted: January 14, 2010 Pharmaceutical

“In the emergency room, I end up diagnosing a lot of cancer,” says Dr. Mylissa Graber, medical director of the emergency department at West Palm Beach’s Good Samaritan Medical Center. “People don’t go to the doctor, don’t follow up on

Study shows need for thorough polyp removal, continued surveillance

Posted: January 7, 2010 Pharmaceutical

A new study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Epidemiology confirms the need for continued colonoscopy surveillance in patients at risk for colorectal cancer, especially those with a history of precancerous polyps. It also highlights

Blood test to detect colon cancer seeks FDA approval

Posted: December 18, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Yet another biotech company is diligently working to find a safer, less invasive test besides a colonoscopy to detect cancers of the colon and rectum. EDP Biotech Corporation of West Knoxville, Tenn., has announced that it is seeking FDA approval

NCI report: new cases of colon, rectal cancer deaths declining

Posted: December 17, 2009 Pharmaceutical

The rate of new colorectal cancer cases and deaths from colorectal cancers has declined, according to a report from leading health and cancer organizations. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women, and the second leading