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Proceed To Article NCI Announces Clinical Trials Gateway Web Feature
A fundamental change is under way in how the National Cancer Institute (NCI) develops, reviews, conducts, and supports clinical trials. The revitalized system is more flexible and more inclusive, inviting input from basic and clinical researchers, community and research oncologists, patients and families, and every group with a commitment to improving cancer care. More...

Proceed To Article New England Journal Of Medicine Early Release
E coli causes sporadic and epidemic gastrointestinal infections worldwide. In 15% of the children who are infected with E. coli, the hemolytic-uremic syndrome develops. Treatment with antibiotics does not ameliorate E. coli O157:H7 infections, and has been associated with worse clinical outcomes. New results confirm that sulfa-containing antibiotics increase the risk of the hemolytic-uremic syndrome and indicate that (beta)-lactam antibiotics are associated with a similar degree of risk. More....

Proceed To Article SU 5416, Anti-VEGF And IMC-C225: Drugs To Watch
Drugs that stangle, cut-off, choke, inhibit or stop the blood supply to neoplastic growths have been attracting attention at the American Society of Clinical Oncologists meetings this week. Read Drugs To Watch.
Proceed To Article Clamping Down On Medical Research
The news has been filled with talk of improper, even fraudulent behavior during clinical trials. From improper report filing during Rezulin clinical trials to fraud during breast cancer chemotherapy trials, the clinical trial system appears to be in disarray. In response, the Clinton administration announced steps to improve patient safety during clinical trials. More...

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