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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...
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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