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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...

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Few Cancer Screening Trials Quantify Harm from Screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A review of the literature has shown that the most important harms from cancer screening are often not quantified in screening trials. “Healthcare decision makers, healthcare practitioners, and, ultimately, patients therefore cannot make informed choices about cancer...
Sales of Ariad Pharmaceutical's Iclusig for treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia have come to a halt after the FDA issued a statement reporting on adverse vascular events associated with the drug, The New York Times reports. The drug was approved less than a year ago with a warning of the risk of blood...