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Best Practices in the Treatment and Management of Metastatic Melanoma

Melanoma is an aggressive Cancer that affects approximately 76,000 people yearly in the United States. Over 9,000 people die annually from the disease. The incidence has been increasing rapidly at 4 to 8 percent annually for decades. The average age at diagnosis is 59 years old.

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Managed Care eNews

‘Dishing’ out a new test to improve breast cancer treatment
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Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, accounting for 29 percent of newly diagnosed cancers. Breast cancer incidence and death rates generally increase with age, and 79 percent of new cases and 88 percent of breast cancer deaths occur in women 50 years of age and older.

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Genomics Biotech and Emerging Medical Technologies

Massive study reveals schizophrenia’s genetic roots
Scientific American
Schizophrenia is a distressing disorder involving hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and agitation. It affects around one in 100 people in the U.S., with symptoms usually first appearing between the ages of 16 and 30. Its causes have long been debated, particularly regarding whether genetics plays a role. It is known to be highly heritable, but small sample sizes and other methodology hurdles stymied early attempts to discern a genetic link.

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Prevention, Lifestyle & Wellness

The sneaky cause of your sugar cravings
Yahoo Health
Sugar can’t catch a break these days. With everyone from from HBO comedian John Oliver to Yahoo’s Global New Anchor Katie Couric bashing sugar’s vice-like grip on the modern diet, more and more people are deciding to ditch it. The problem? It’s really, really difficult.

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