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Lilly and Wellpoint Top Execs to Participate in Conference on 'Personalized Medicine' on May 14

Written by Indiana University on Sunday, 25 April 2010 23:04.

Lilly and Wellpoint Top Execs to Participate in Conference on 'Personalized Medicine' on May 14Anyone who has gone to a doctor is familiar with the process of providing a medical history. However, until recently it has been difficult for physicians to share with each other their personal observations and intuitions that allow others to provide the same individualized care.

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Babson College Healthcare Forum Will Illustrate Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Written by Babson College on Monday, 12 April 2010 01:11.

Babson College Healthcare Forum Will Illustrate Entrepreneurial OpportunitiesThe Babson College MBA Healthcare & Life Sciences Club will hold its 7th annual industry forum on April 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at Babson College.

The recently passed healthcare legislation is a watershed moment for the industry and delivery of care to patients. As a result, old institutions and inefficiencies are being done away with in favor of technological advances that encourage high-touch care and patient empowerment. As occurs during industry turning points, opportunities for entrepreneurs are abundant. This year’s conference seeks to identify these opportunities by examining various areas of growth, including healthcare IT, venture capital funding and the use of new social media technologies in marketing healthcare products.

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Roll-Out of Proven HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention with Teens by Community Groups Successful

Written by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 02:08.

Stop the Chain of AIDS/STD'sAn approach designed to reduce HIV/STDs previously used exclusively by academic researchers has successfully been implemented by community-based organizations (CBOs), an important component in national strategies to curtail the spread of HIV, meaning far more “at risk” youths can be reached.
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The Global Summit on International Breast Health, Following ASCO

Written by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:49.

The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) will convene the fourth biennial BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health June 9-11, 2010 in Chicago, bringing together collaborating national and international organizations to address the optimization of breast health care delivery in limited-resource countries. The theme for the 2010 Summit is “Optimizing Health Care Delivery.”
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Preventing AIDS Deaths in Blacks

Written by Rebecca Nuttall on Friday, 12 March 2010 12:30.

(NNPA) – Although the number of HIV infections is growing at an alarming rate throughout the Black community, African-American women are the group most disproportionately affected. While representing only 12 percent of the U.S. female population, they account for 61 percent of all new HIV infections among women.

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Accelerated Radiation Therapy Reduces Toxicity in Patients with Advanced Head and Neck Cancers

Written by ASTRO on Friday, 26 February 2010 01:23.

Using an accelerated, shorter course of radiation therapy for patients with advanced head and neck cancer allows doctors to reduce the amount of chemotherapy, thus reducing toxicity, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM.

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