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November 10, 2010
By LISA RICHWINE Lawmakers should think carefully before cutting taxpayer funding for the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to reduce government spending, the agency's chief said on Tuesday... Read more
November 9, 2010
By MELINDA BECK The grim statistics have become a rallying point for activist groups: Some 72,000 Americans aged 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer every year,  and more than 10,000 die.   They make... Read more
November 8, 2010
By David Gorski We advocate science-based medicine (SBM) on this blog. However, from time to time, I feel it necessary to point out that science-based medicine is not the same thing as turning... Read more
November 4, 2010
By GARDINER HARRIS Annual CT scans of current and former heavy smokers reduce the risk that they will die from lung cancer by 20 percent,  a huge government-financed study has found. Suspicious... Read more
November 1, 2010
By Gregory Twachtman Comparative effectiveness research presents a barrier to innovation based on the uncertainty it creates within the payer community, Steven Burrill, CEO of venture capital firm... Read more
October 29, 2010
By: Nicholas Wade Two new DNA-based tests, one of them described at a meeting in Philadelphia on Thursday, hold the promise  of detecting early — and sharply reducing — colon cancer,  a disease that... Read more
October 28, 2010
By KENT BOTTLES, MD Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is suddenly a hot topic at all the health care conferences. How come? Everybody agrees that we have to decrease per-capita cost and... Read more
October 26, 2010
By Katherine Hobson The United States Preventive Services Task Force has canceled a meeting set for early next month at which the thorny issue of prostate-cancer screening was due for a vote. We... Read more
October 25, 2010
Tom Daschle, the former Senate Majority Leader and a senior, informal, advisor to President Obama during the health debate has been writing and talking about how the law got passed. In his new book... Read more
October 25, 2010
Due in large part to the investments made in biomedical research, advancements in treating, detecting, and preventing cancer are evolving at a rapid rate.  The wealth of information generated... Read more