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Cancer-Related Genetic Testing and Counseling: Workshop Proceedings

These proceedings of a workshop presented to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) National Cancer Policy Forum on March 30, 2007, are the result of forum discussions about genetic testing and counseling at its meetings on June 16 and October 30, ...

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Cancer Biomarkers: The Promises and Challenges of Improving Detection and Treatment

Many cancer patients are diagnosed at a stage in which the cancer is too far advanced to be cured, and most cancer treatments are effective in only a minority of patients undergoing therapy. Thus, there is tremendous opportunity to ...

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Cancer in Elderly People: Workshop Proceedings

A high proportion of cancer occurs primarily in older persons, and incidence of the major cancers is greater.  This, combined with the expansion of an aging America, is bound to have far reaching effects on the nation's healthcare industry.

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Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Cancer is low or absent on the health agendas of low- and middle-income countries (LMCs) despite the fact that more people die from cancer in these countries than from AIDS and malaria combined. International health organizations, bilateral aid agencies, ...

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Implementing Cancer Survivorship Care Planning

One of the key recommendations of the joint IOM and NRC book, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, is that patients completing their primary treatment for cancer be given a summary of their treatment and a comprehensive ...

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Developing Biomarker-Based Tools for Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment: The State of the Science, Evaluation, Implementation, and Economics - Workshop Summary

Research has long sought to identify biomarkers that could detect cancer at an early stage, or predict the optimal cancer therapy for specific patients. Fueling interest in this research are recent technological advances in genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics that can ...

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Asbestos: Selected Cancers

In conjunction with drafting comprehensive legislation concerning compensation for health effects related to asbestos exposure (the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Act), the Senate Committee on the Judiciary directed the Institute of Medicine to assemble the Committee on Asbestos: Selected Health ...

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From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor - Lost in Transition: An American Society of Clinical Oncology and Institute of Medicine Symposium

This report of the proceedings of a symposium held in conjunction with the release of the IOM report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, represents an effort on the part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...

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From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition

With the risk of more than one in three getting cancer during a lifetime, each of us is likely to experience cancer, or know someone who has survived cancer. Although some cancer survivors recover with a renewed sense of life ...

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Gulf War and Health: Volume 3. Fuels, Combustion Products, and Propellants

The third in a series of congressionally mandated reports on Gulf War veterans’ health, this volume evaluates the long-term, human health effects associated with exposure to selected environmental agents, pollutants, and synthetic chemical compounds believed to have been present during ...

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