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The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

PRIORITY PRESS - 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Better Survival with Endocrine Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer

San Antonio, Texas / December 4-8, 2012

San Antonio - Metastatic progression or recurrence of advanced breast cancer (BC) remains essentially an incurable disease. In the absence of curative therapy, interventions that extend survival and/or maintain quality of life have...

PRIORITY PRESS - 10th Canadian Immunization Conference

Nasopharyngeal colonization and disease transmission: Eradication of Vaccine-Specific Organisms Dramatically Reduces Disease Incidence in Recipients/Non-Recipients Alike

Vancouver, BC / December 3-5, 2012

Vancouver - Asymptomatic nasopharyngeal (NP) colonization by typical colonizing bacteria, most notably Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae is a prerequisite for the development of local and invasive...

PRIORITY PRESS -10th Canadian Immunization Conference

Improving Influenza Protection in Seniors with Adjuvanted Vaccines

Vancouver, BC / December 3-5, 2012

Vancouver - Immunosenescence significantly increases the likelihood of the elderly acquiring serious infections including influenza. If hospitalized, they are at risk for increasing frailty and disabilities. Trivalent inactivated vaccines...

PRIORITY PRESS - 10th Canadian Immunization Conference

Invasive Meningococcal Disease: Focus on the New Serogroup B Disease Vaccine

Vancouver, BC / December 3-5, 2012

Vancouver - Each year in Canada, approximately 200 individuals are affected by invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), and about half of them are children. Mortality from IMD has remained essentially unchanged since the 1950s with a...

PRIORITY PRESS - 63rd McGill Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians

Update on Family Medicine: Oral Anticoagulants, Stroke Management, Ovarian Cancer

Montréal, Quebec / November 26-28, 2012

Montreal - At this year’s McGill Refresher Course, delegates heard about potentially practice-altering patient management strategies for common conditions. In a plenary session, they were informed about using dabigatran, rivaroxaban...

PRIORITY PRESS - 4th European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers (EMUC 2012)

Targeting the Androgen Receptor in Castrate-resistant Prostate Cancer: A Step Forward

Barcelona, Spain / November 16-18, 2012

Barcelona - In prostate cancer, medical or surgical androgen ablation therapy leads to tumour regression and a rapid decline in prostate-specific antigen (PSA). However, progression of the cancer despite castrate levels of testosterone is a...

PRIORITY PRESS - 76th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Protection Against Radiologic Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis with JAK Inhibition Appears Similar to IV Biologics

Washington, DC / November 10-14, 2012

Washington, DC - Oral agents that target intracellular pathways of inflammation are showing remarkable similarities to injectable monoclonal antibodies in the control of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Along with phase III data supporting the...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Direct-acting Antiviral Agents in Chronic HCV Therapy: Exploring Less Complex Regimens

Boston, Massachusetts / November 9-13, 2012

Boston - Therapy for chronic hepatitis C viral infections has changed significantly, thanks to the development of direct-acting antiviral agents that target specific vulnerabilities of the virus in all or most of its variant forms....

PRIORITY PRESS - 64th Annual Meeting of the National Hemophilia Foundation

Hemophilia Management: Evaluating RICE and Factor Replacement Therapy with Longer Half-life

Orlando, Florida / November 8-10, 2012

Orlando - Conservative therapy in the management of joint and muscle bleeding in patients with hemophilia has consisted primarily of interventions known collectively as RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. A critical assessment of...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 4th World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy)

Novel Insulin-Independent Mechanism of Action Hits Triple Targets in Type 2 Diabetes

Barcelona, Spain / November 8-11, 2012

Barcelona - Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) implies more than achieving good glycemic control as most patients have comorbid conditions including high blood pressure (BP) and dyslipidemia. Most are overweight or obese as well....

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