Foundation Medicine’s cancer-profiling blood test approved by FDA

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The FDA has approved Foundation Medicine’s liquid biopsy blood test, allowing oncologists to profile the genomic mutations found within any solid tumor without needing to remove and analyze small slices of tissue, and to help assign an individual cancer patient their most correct treatment.

The comprehensive FoundationOne Liquid CDx test returns reports on more than 300 alterations in cancer-related genes, as well as biomarkers such as tumor mutational burden and microsatellite instability to predict a person’s response to certain therapies.

“Many cancer patients are unable to have a tissue biopsy,” said Foundation Medicine co-founder Levi Garraway, who currently serves as chief medical officer and head of global product development at Roche, its corporate parent.

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USC Keck School of Medicine dean to step down after 3 years

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a man and a woman posing for a picture: Dr. Laura Mosqueda, at left in 2014 with gerontologist Dr. Kerry Burnight, will step down as dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine. (Kevin Chang / Coastline Pilot)

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Dr. Laura Mosqueda, at left in 2014 with gerontologist Dr. Kerry Burnight, will step down as dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine. (Kevin Chang / Coastline Pilot)

The dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine will step down after not quite three years in her post, the university announced on Monday, marking a change of leadership during a pandemic that has altered healthcare and brought upheaval to American higher education.

Dr. Laura Mosqueda’s last day as dean will be Sept. 15. The physician will take on a new role focusing on geriatric healthcare and elder justice, “part of USC’s long-term growth plan for our entire healthcare system,” according to a memo issued by Provost Charles Zukoski.

No further reason was provided for Mosqueda’s departure as dean. Zukoski said in his memo that Dr. Narsing Rao, the chair of USC’s ophthalmology program, would take

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Editas Medicine Review Plus Now – Better Choice Of PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDIT)

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Investment thesis

Volume transactions by “institutions” managing multi-billion-dollar portfolios force equity markets into two behaviors: (1) Small regularly-repeatable transactions between individual investors which are system-automated at near-zero cost of handling and (2) giant-volume irregular transactions typically initiated by one institution but (partly) satisfied by groups of other institutions, negotiated by market-making [MM] firms.

The unsatisfied remainder of each giant trade order is only completed when a satisfactory hedge deal in derivative securities can be reached to protect MM capital put at risk of price change to “fill” the supply and demand imbalance created by the initiating institution’s trade order.

The cost and structure of that protection tells what well-informed, experienced investing professionals (on both sides of that trade) think is likely enough to happen to prices (in both directions) to the underlying trade subject’s price to require (and be worth) protection.

Those expectations are highly comparable between any equity securities

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March on Washington 2020 Featured in Married to Medicine Season 8

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The Married to Medicine cast has come together for the health of America.

Dr. Jackie Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Toya Bush-Harris, and their significant others traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to participate in the March on Washington on Friday, August 28. The event commemorated the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

The Married to Medicine cast kicked off the weekend of powerful events in the fight for racial justice with a dinner with Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights attorney Ben Crump.

In addition to participating in the March on Washington, the Married to Medicine cast served as medical advisors at the event, offering testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) at a mobile testing site in the city presented by America Know Your Status. “According to the CDC, there is increasing

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Medicine seen as one of worst disability offenders

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Medicine seen as one of worst disability offenders
Dinesh Palipana sits on the council of the Sri Lanka Spinal Cord Network and is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia, an advocacy group for physicians with disabilities. Credit: Dinesh Palipana

Doctors treat and heal patients, but they are seldom seen as people who may themselves require care or accommodation. Medics with disabilities are now calling for a paradigm shift in this mindset to make medical education and the profession more inclusive.

“Being a doctor is a privilege. We have the opportunity to play a part in a person’s most significant of journeys. We have the sacred trust of the public. We have also been thought leaders on many historical issues. For these reasons the medical profession needs to lead the way in inclusivity,” says Dinesh Palipana, a Sri Lanka-born Australian doctor who was left severely disabled after a road accident.

The understanding and evaluation of disability, in

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UCCS sports medicine center to host virtual grand opening Monday | Colorado Springs News

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Another box in Colorado Springs’ City for Champions initiative will be ticked when the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs opens to the public Monday.

The 104,000-square-foot facility, a partnership between UCCS and Centura Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, is the second venue completed of five being built as part of City for Champions to attract new visitors to Colorado Springs, expanding on the city’s history as a fitness hub and health destination. Its virtual grand opening comes just four weeks after the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, another City for Champions project, opened to visitors downtown.

The sports center is the first in the nation to integrate undergraduate and graduate education with clinical practice and research in a sports medicine and performance environment, staff said.

“It’s the opportunity for our facility to be a leader in sports medicine and performance,”

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Stormont Vail Health welcomes new family medicine provider

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Stormont Vail Health is welcoming new Family Medicine Provider Andrew Kwan, M.D.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Stormont Vail Health is welcoming a new family medicine provider.

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Stormont Vail Health is welcoming a new family medicine provider.

Stormont Vail Health says it is proud to announce that Andrew Kwan, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the team and will practice as a family medicine physician at the Cotton O’Neil Family Medicine building.

Dr. Kwan says he knew he wanted to be a physician since he was a child and after working in engineering in a hospital was inspired to go back to school and earn his medical degree. He says he specifically chose family medicine as his specialty due to the diverse range of patients he is able to provide care for and build relationships with.

“My passion comes from making an impact in my patient’s lives,” said Dr. Kwan. “Even small changes like quitting smoking can have

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Signature Hardware recalls medicine cabinets

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Signature Hardware of Erlanger, Ky., is recalling about 1,300

Bastian Teak medicine cabinets.

The mirror can detach and fall from the medicine cabinet door, posing an injury hazard.

The company has received seven reports of the mirrors detaching and falling, including one report that an installer was injured when two mirrors fell and struck his back and three reports of minor property damage.

Signature Hardware also has received seven reports that a mirror was loose or detached when the consumer received the medicine cabinet.

This recall involves Bastian teak medicine cabinets with one, two or three doors and one mirror on each door. The medicine cabinets are 24, 36, or 48 inches wide, corresponding to one, two, or three doors.

The medicine cabinets were sold in natural teak, whitewash, and rustic brown finishes. A name plate with “Signature Hardware” is attached inside of the medicine cabinet door.

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4 Questions with Marietta director of sports medicine Jeff Hopp

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2. The committee has met for a number of weeks now, often with significant news announced later that day or the next by Robin Hines, the GHSA’s executive director. What are those meetings like? Have there been times when the group was far apart on how to proceed, or how fast or how cautiously to open? “The SMAC has met virtually on a weekly basis for the last few months. We are looking at data from the CDC, Georgia Department of Public Health and other sources as well as the latest research. We are hearing from members of the committee on what is happening at their facilities or schools. GHSA also updates us on what is being reported from all the member schools. With that many people (about 15) from all over the state on the committee, there are always differing opinions. However, we all have the same goal of

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SPORTS MEDICINE: As heat wave approaches, learn lessons from recent heat-related deaths | Sports

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Kawann Short

The Panthers’ Kawann Short, an E.C. Central grad, has played a key role on the defensive line.

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The big, bold and colorful mural on the outside wall of Columbus Drive Gyros hits you like a storm surge while entering the building.

It’s a life-size painting of hometown hero Kawann Short, defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers, in his No. 99 uniform and holding the Super Bowl 50 trophy triumphantly in his right hand, an event that was not to be.

Throughout Northwest Indiana, there were banners, posters and pep rallies throughout the city in support of the E.C. Central grad. Social media kept him in touch daily with the Region, as if he were standing at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Indianapolis Boulevard, taking it all in.

One particular banner stretched across Columbus Drive at Alder Street, proclaimed: “East Chicago is proud of our hometown Kawann Short.

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