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The National Kidney Foundation’s KEEP Healthy Screening Emphasizes Early Diagnosis

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In the United States, 1 in 9 Americans has kidney disease, and most don’t know it. The problem is particularly acute in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, where more than 700,000 people are affected, nearly 7,000 patients are on dialysis and more than 1,700 people are waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. The National Kidney Foundation’s community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, KEEP Healthy, aims to reduce those numbers by teaching participants to identify Read More >

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NIH Office of Science Policy Unveils New Resources

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The NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) works on a wide range of issues including biosafety, biosecurity, genetic testing, genomic data sharing, human subjects protections, the organization and management of the NIH, and the outputs and value of NIH-funded research. This is accomplished through a wide range of analyses and reports, commentary on emerging policy proposals, and the development of policy proposals for consideration by NIH, the Federal government, and the public. To better align Read More >

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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In 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it’s grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community, as thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates join together to spread awareness and raise funds for the cause. The nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to the disease, the Colon Cancer Alliance, is encouraging everyone to support National Colon Cancer Awareness Month so the disease can be Read More >

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Webinar

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On Monday, March 14, the  (NPC) will host a webinar on the relationship between comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the environment for health care decision-making.  This is a noteworthy event that will feature Dr. Joe Selby, the executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and other experts. Why is this webinar so significant? As every biopharmaceutical company knows, we’re on the verge of a new, golden era in medical innovation.  The pipeline is filled Read More >

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A Patient’s Rare Cancer Mission

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Like most people, Paul Poth had never heard the word cholangiocarcinoma. As a healthy 38 year-old new father with no predisposing factors and no family history, it was a complete shock to be diagnosed with this rare cancer. Paul was confident, however, that by being in Boston at a top cancer center, working with leading doctors who were at the forefront of both treatment and research, something could be done to help him. But the Read More >

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