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NCI-designated Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Cancer

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Source: www.medicine.wustl.edu Author: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Staff   Approximately 79 million people in the United States are currently infected with a human papillomavirus (HPV) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 14 million new infections occur each year. Several types of high-risk HPV are responsible for […]

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FDA Clears First Tobacco Product for Marketing

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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For the first time since it was given the power to regulate tobacco, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of a new product. The agency said that eight new smokeless snus products, to be sold in the United States under the “General” brand name by Stockholm-based Swedish Match AB, are now […]

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SA Developed Melanoma Drug Now Seen Effective in Fighting Lung Cancer

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Source: www.woai.com Author: News Radio 1200 WOAI Staff   Keytruda, a cancer drug developed largely at San Antonio’s START Center, has already proven to be effective in treating advanced melanoma to the point that it is the major part of former President Jimmy Carter’s treatment.  Now, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports Keytruda has been given […]

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The Cost of Cancer Drugs

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Source: www.cbsnew.com Author: Lesley Stahl   The following is a script of “The Cost of Cancer Drugs” which aired on October 5, 2014, and was rebroadcast on June 21, 2015. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Richard Bonin, producer. Cancer is so pervasive that it touches virtually every family in this country. More than one out […]

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FDA Advisory Committee hesitates to endorse message of safe smokeless tobacco

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Source: www.medpagetoday.com Author: Shannon Firth An FDA advisory panel were reluctant to recommend a gentler warning label for one brand of smokeless tobacco products at a committee hearing on Friday. Swedish Match North America (SMNA), the first company to be considered for a modified risk tobacco designation by the FDA, is asking to replace a […]

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FDA Approves Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Source: webmd.com Author: E J Mundell, HealthDay Reporter   WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last Wednesday approved a new vaccine with expanded protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), by far the leading cause of cervical and certain other cancers. The agency said that Gardasil 9 can shield […]

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E-cigarette laws may be harder to regulate than originally thought

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Source: apnews.com or ap.org Author: Summer Ballentine & Michael Felberbaum   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children’s hands while the federal government creeps forward with a proposed national ban for minors, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the […]

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Top cancer organizations push for FDA to regulate all tobacco products

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Source: medicalexpress.com Author: Staff The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in a joint letter responding to a proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend its regulatory authority over tobacco products, today urged the agency to regulate electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, and all […]

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Colgate Total ingredient linked to hormones, cancer spotlights FDA Process

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Source: www.bloomberg.com Author: Tiffany Kary The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out. Minnesota voted in May to ban it in many products. At the same time, millions of […]

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FDA’s tobacco regulation draft proposal weakened by the White House

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Author: Toni Clarke and Sharon Begley Source: huffingtonpost.com     WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – White House changes to proposed rules for tobacco products significantly weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, published documents show. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which […]

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