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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups.… Read More »

Data demonstrate efficacy of more flexible dose of regorafenib to relieve side-effects in mCRC patients

Medical oncologists administer anticancer drug regorafenib to try to improve overall survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have ceased to respond to standard therapy (known as refractory mCRC). However, some of the adverse events related to the use of this drug often limits its use in clinical practice. A study reported at the… Read More »

NHS cancer crisis as patients can face waiting over two months for treatment

Patients who doctors fear have cancer face the longest waits for treatment on record. NHS England data shows nearly a quarter of those urgently referred by their GP are now waiting more than two months for treatment. In February just 76.1% of patients started treatment within the target time – the worst performance since records… Read More »