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U-M study finds peripherally inserted central catheters - an often preferred route for delivery of IV medications - increase risk of blood clots in sickest patients.
Touted for safety, ease and patient convenience, peripherally inserted central catheters have become many clinicians' go-to for IV delivery of antibiotics, nutrition, chemotherapy, and other medications.
But compared to other central venous catheters (CVCs), these commonly-used catheters (known as PICCs) more than double the risk of dangerous blood clots - especially among patients who are critically ill or who have cancer.
Cancer cells are wily, well-traveled adversaries, constantly side-stepping treatments to stop their spread.
But for the first time, scientists at the University of Michigan have decoded the molecular chatter that ramps certain cancer cells into overdrive and can cause tumors to metastasize throughout the body.
Study finds gaps in "decision aids" designed to help determine right cancer screening option for patients
When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, timing can be everything – the sooner it's found, the more treatable it is. But when and how often should someone get screened?
A growing number of educational, interactive tools known as "decision aids" – such as videodiscs, audiotapes, workbooks and pamphlets – are intended to supplement patient-doctor discussions on the pros and cons of timing, methods and frequency for different types of cancer screening.
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- 12.05.12 Ponatinib acts against the most resistant types of chronic myeloid leukemia
- 12.04.12 Drug shows promise in prostate cancer spread to bone
- 12.04.12 U-M study finds overuse of diagnostic imaging prevalent in patients with early stage breast cancer
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- 11.12.12 Spread of human melanoma cells in mice correlates with clinical outcomes in patients, study finds
- 10.29.12 U-M Cancer Center gets $28.4 million grant from NCI
- 10.17.12 SARC receives $11.5 million award for collaborative translational sarcoma research
- 10.08.12 U-M startup Compendia Bioscience acquired by Life Technologies
- 10.08.12 The University of Michigan's Breast Oncology Program to Benefit from QVC Presents 'FFANY Shoes on Sale'
- 10.01.12 Smoking, heavy drinking linked to earlier onset of pancreatic cancer