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This blog is designed to educate and inform you about recent news and how it may impact your legal case in New York. I have provided commentary and opinion and welcome your comments to keep the conversation going.

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12/7/2015
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Defective Genes Simply Being Spliced Out

Experts say a guide RNA scans the DNA to find the target gene and then a Cas9 enzyme cuts through both strands of DNA. Finally a faulty gene is then inactivated

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

12/6/2015
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Cervical Cancer- New Research Reveals How Cancer Progresses

The research team found that HPV E6 oncogene interacts with EDD1 to destabilize the TIP60 protein, which results in an increased tumorigenesis. Supporting

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12/6/2015
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A few things you need to know about kidney cancer

Genetic conditions like hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma can lead to kidney cancer. Kidney failure and having had a kidney transplant may additionally

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

12/6/2015
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Cancer Drugs Price Difference Depending on Which Country

New survey revealed huge variation in the price of cancer drugs in high-income counties. Some countries are charged more than double the price others pay

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

12/3/2015
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False Positives in Breast Cancer and their Importance

Researchers found that around 180,000 of the mammograms were false positives, the test detected a tissue abnormality but an additional imaging or biopsy

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12/3/2015
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The End of Pediatric Cancer Research

American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016, there will be 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. Approximately 10,000 of these cancer diagnoses

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12/3/2015
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Waking a Sleeping Cancer Cell

Researchers have shown that cancer cells that are dormant in the skeleton can be awakened by changes in the bone that surrounds them.

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12/3/2015
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False-Positive Mammograms Associated With Risk of Cancer

New study found women with a false-positive result who were referred for further imaging had a 39% greater chance of developing breast cancer within 10 years.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

11/29/2015
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Reducing Stomach Cancer Risk: Eating Potatoes-New Study Says

Study found that for every 100g of fruit consumed daily, the risk of developing stomach cancer is reduced by five percent. The risk was additionally reduced by

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11/29/2015
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Brain Cancer Experimental Treatment

It incorporates a chemotherapy drug delivered directly into patients’ tumors; the plan gives hope to people with a highly aggressive type of brain cancer.

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11/27/2015
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Affordable Care Act Positively Impacts Cancer Outcomes

Catching cervical cancer in its earliest stages substantially increases the changes of successful treatment and survival rates. Early diagnosis also improves

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

11/27/2015
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Childhood Cancer Survivors May Face Other Health Issues

Two new studies suggest that childhood cancer survivors face a higher than average risk of hospitalization and cognitive challenges later in life.

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11/27/2015
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New Lung Cancer Drug Approved

Lung cancer tumors can be different, therefore treatment options need to be tailored towards the specific type of lung cancer in a particular patient. Portrazza

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11/27/2015
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The FDA is Now Giving Cancer Drug Approval for Other Uses

The Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo to treat a type of kidney cancer. The next day, the same drug was approved to treat an advanced skin cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

11/22/2015
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Are Supplements Safe?

Young adults taking products to lose weight or increase energy should keep in mind that some products could affect their heart. Also the items should

Category: Medical Malpractice

11/20/2015
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Surprising Mutation in Kids With Cancer

According to researchers, more than 8% of children with cancer have unsuspected genetic mutations that could run in their families. In addition to putting the

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

11/18/2015
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Is Prostate Cancer Screening for You?

Prostate cancer has become a growing problem in he United States. Numerous experts are saying this is because many men are not getting the proper screening

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11/16/2015
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New Drug Approved By FDA for Lung Cancer Patients

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a new drug from AstraZeneca for patients with lung cancer that has continued to spread despite treatment.

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11/15/2015
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New research may identify when mutations become cancerous

Almost every cell in the human body contains what researchers have dubbed as “death clocks.” Death clocks can be used to count down how fast humans are

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11/15/2015
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Super Natural Killer Cells Eliminate Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Biomedical engineers have developed a way to enhance natural killer cells in the immune system so they can more effectively seek out and destroy cancer cells

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11/15/2015
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Drug Could Help Cancer Patients Avoid Heart Damage

New research suggests that damage to the heart can be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventative measure during

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

11/12/2015
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How Important is it to lower your Blood Pressure?

Experts conducting the new study found that people should drive their blood pressure levels far below what current guidelines recommend, less than 120 instead

Category: Medical Malpractice

11/12/2015
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Possibility For Better Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers have created a molecular structure that attaches to a molecule on highly aggressive brain cancer and causes tumors to light up in a scanning machine

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

11/9/2015
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Is it Safe to get Chemo during Pregnancy?

A new study this week looked at the after effects of chemotherapy on babies whose mothers were given treatment for cancer during pregnancy.

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11/6/2015
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Testing Cancer in Blood

Two new studies were recently published of patients with breast and prostate cancers that add to the growing evidence that detecting bits of cancer DNA

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