Patient Advocacy Groups Line Up Against Trumpcare

“There is no substitute for fundamental, unequivocal protections for people with pre-existing conditions.” So reads a statement by eight leading patient groups in response to the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA or “Trumpcare”). The strongly worded letter was posted to legislators by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, March of Dimes, National Organization for Rare Disorders, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Those organizations combined represent in excess of 79,000,000 Americans living with pre-existing conditions. It must be said that it can’t be easy for organizations such as these to make a bold statement like this. Raising funds from corporations and high-dollar donors leads development staff into relatively “conservative” territory. Taking a stand against the entire Republican Congressional caucus would have been controversial with many trustees and funders of these groups. To these organizations I say, “Fair play for standing up for your people!” I must say that I am proud of the National MS Society for not only signing on to this letter, but for their attendance to the important topic of prescription drug costs. The ACHA bill has now moved to the U.S. Senate, where many on both sides...
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Farideh Mohtasham, Jamal Rahmani, Yousef Khani, Siamak Sabour
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Knight O, Carter CR, Loranger B, Rea PM Abstract Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer related deaths in the UK. However, public knowledge and understanding of the pancreas is generally poor, therefore pancreatic cancer patients often have to contend with understanding large quantities of new information at a pivotal time in their lives.Despite utilisation of digital visualisation techniques in medical education, very rarely are they being used to help clinicians communicate information to their patients. Specifically, there is no literature describing use of an interactive digital application for...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Recent advances in molecular studies, especially genome-wide analyses, have revealed the landscape of genomic alterations present in endometrial carcinomas, and have provided valuable insight into the pathogenesis of this disease. The current challenges are in developing a molecular-morphologic classification system to enhance traditional pathologic diagnosis and in determining the optimal approach to using this new information to guide clinical management. Molecular assays may be particularly beneficial in allowing the earlier detection of endometrial cancer or precursor lesions and in guiding personalized treatment appro...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Cowden syndrome (CS) is a multiple hamartoma syndrome associated with the development of various tumors, including endometrial cancer. However, the histology of CS-associated endometrial cancer remains to be fully described. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with CS having endometrial endometrioid carcinoma with ovarian metastasis demonstrating morula-like features. A 31-yr-old, nulliparous, Japanese woman presented with abnormal genital bleeding. Endometrial biopsy revealed endometrioid carcinoma with an extensive morular formation, partially resembling atypical polypoid adenomyoma (APAM). Moreover, ...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Brain metastasis is a rare and generally late manifestation of an advanced-stage, high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Nowadays, the improved control of intra-abdominal disease by surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy results in a longer survival, allowing distant metastasis to implant and grow in the brain parenchyma. Herein, we describe a unique case of a cerebellar metastasis from clear cell ovarian carcinoma that initially presented as a FIGO Stage IC cancer. Surprisingly, 6 mo after surgery, the patient was in good condition with complete disappearance of symptoms and no evidence of recurrence. This relativel...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: ONLINE ARTICLES: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Women - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
FDA officially has a new boss. The U.S. Senate voted 72-18 on Thursday to confirm Stephen Hahn, MD, as the new FDA Commissioner. The news was largely well received by industry advocacy groups like AdvaMed and professional societies like the American Heart Association. “Dr. Hahn is an excellent choice to lead FDA, and we congratulate him on his swift and overwhelming bipartisan confirmation," said AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker. "During the confirmation process, Dr. Hahn demonstrated his deep understanding of the agency’s mission to pr...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
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Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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