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Crizotinib treatment led to significant tumor shrinkage in 72 percent of ROS1-positive lung cancer patients

Treatment with the targeted therapy drug crizotinib effectively halts the growth of lung tumors driven by rearrangements of the ROS1 gene. In an article receiving Online First publication in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with a presentation at the European Society for Medical Oncology meeting, an international research team reports that crizotinib [...]

HIX Reloaded, November 14-15 in Baltimore, MD

Help Us Help You – Vote Now to Tell the Speakers What You Want to Hear Get ready, get set – it’s crunch time! With enrollment beginning in October and coverage starting on January 1, there’s not much time for you to create a marketing campaign, build out your network as necessary, ensure your IT [...]

Reduce Your Stress – Your Health Depends On It

Charles O’Dowd, MD, Highland Medical PC, Clarkstown Medical Associates and on staff at Nyack Hospital shares some tips on reducing stress Life is full of challenges, deadlines, frustrations and demands. Stress has become a part of life for children and adults alike. In some instances, limited amounts of stress can help you achieve your goals [...]

New Method To Help Simplify The Study Of Brain Pathologies

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD have developed a new way to identify heterogeneous brain cells by looking at epigenetic variation (the heritable alterations in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in DNA sequence). With this publicly available new method (named “CETS”), it will be possible to [...]

Effective Treatment For Women Suffering From Extremely Heavy Periods

New research from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) found a progestogen-only treatment halted bleeding in women suffering from extremely heavy periods, according to the study published online by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Excessive uterine bleeding is a common problem we see in gynecological practices and emergency rooms. It can [...]