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About 15,680 Americans will be diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and about 4,580 will die from it this year, but now Roche's Gazyva shows promise as a potential new treatment, Bloomberg News reports. Compared to patients taking Rituxan, the current leading CLL drug, patients taking Gaztva...
NPR's Shots blog reports on a new study in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine that has found that despite new protocol on HPV tests and pap smears, many doctors fail to properly use these tests for early detection of cervical cancer. The new protocol states that women only require a pap smear...
About 90% of people will live 5 years or more when their colorectal cancer is caught early through screening. While the rates of colorectal screening increased between 2002 and 2010, many still do not undergo the screening process. USA Today reports that 23 million people between the ages of 50 and 75 have...