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Greg Foltz, MD, Director, Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA, discusses tumor initiating cells. References and Resources Rappa G, Mercapide J, Anzanello F, et al. Growth of cancer cell lines under stem cell-like conditions has the potential to unveil...
Joint guidelines were released by the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology regarding the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents to treat chemotherapy-related anemia. References and Resources ASH-ASCO 2007 Clinical Practice Guideline Update on the Use of...

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Preoperative briefings reduce operating room delays

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A brief discussion among members of the operating room team just before surgery begins to outline the procedure and review important components can significantly reduce delays in this setting, new research shows. The briefing intervention, developed by Dr. Martin A. Makary and...