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February 2012 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Cancer Screening Utilization Falls Short
February 22, 2012 11:23 AM by David Plaut
According to the CDC in the Jan. 27 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , each year approximately 350,000 persons are diagnosed with breast, cervical or colorectal cancer in the United States, and nearly 100,000 die from these diseases. The Read More...
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Elevated Tumor Markers Don't Always Equal Malignancy
February 10, 2012 2:17 PM by David Plaut
Patrick van der Veek and a group of physicians in the Netherlands reported two cases in Gastroenterol Research & Practice in June of 2011. I discuss them here to remind us that sometimes biomarkers can be misleading and not to respond without first Read More...
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