Experts herald new prostate cancer drug

23 Jul 2008
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Article date: 22 Jul 2008 An experimental prostate cancer drug which looks to add years of life to men with advanced disease has been heralded as “sensational” by Australian experts. The “once a day” pill, called abiraterone, has been found to shrink tumours and relieve pain in eight out of 10 men with aggressive and incurable prostate cancer. Some men involved in the preliminary studies have survived for more than twice as long as expected when all other treatments failed, a study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports. Australian oncologists say the drug, still about three years from public release, is one of the most exciting developments.

Senators Join Thousands Of Patients, Doctors, Pharmacists In Supporting Women’s Access To Critical Hormone Treatments

23 Jul 2008
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Article Date: 15 Jul 2008 The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) today joined hundreds of thousands of women and doctors in applauding the introduction of S. Con. Res. 88, a resolution stating that “the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new policy restricting women’s access to medications containing estriol does not serve the public interest” and calling on the FDA to “reverse its policy.” The resolution, introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) follows the introduction of a similar measure in the U.S. House of Representatives in early May, which has gained 24 new cosponsors in the past two weeks. Thirty-two members of.

Methodology – Saliva Hormone Testing

13 Jul 2008

Saliva Hormone Testing Saliva Collection Instructions Saliva Testing Methodology BloodSpot Testing Iodine Testing Order Test Panels Direct Assay vs. Extraction Process At Labrix it is our goal to set the standard for the most accurate and reliable salivary hormone testing. We employ the most stringent methodology available to ensure that when you test through our laboratory your results are accurate. Unfortunately, this level of testing does not always occur at other salivary hormone testing laboratories. Some laboratories have been touting an extraction method as a superior type of testing. Not only is this untrue but, in fact, the extraction method has many flaws that may render inaccurate results. An extraction.

Saliva Collection Instructions

13 Jul 2008

Saliva Hormone Testing Saliva Collection Instructions Saliva Testing Methodology BloodSpot Testing Iodine Testing Order Test Panels Like any laboratory test, the proper collection of a saliva specimen is vital to an accurate result. It is important for you as a provider to clearly understand the instructions enclosed in each kit so you can educate your patients or clients to ensure the best sample is submitted. Steps to Successful Saliva Collection and Accurate Test Results: Select the best day for collection, and allow a little extra time on that day. Wash hands and rinse mouth with cool water before collecting saliva. Wash your face before bedtime the night before collecting saliva,.

BloodSpot Hormone Testing

11 Jul 2008

Saliva Hormone Testing Saliva Collection Instructions Saliva Testing Methodology BloodSpot Testing Iodine Testing Order Test Panels What is BloodSpot testing? The name refers to the collection process in which the patient collects drops of blood from a fingerstick into a small collection tube (microtainer). The tube is treated in exactly the same manner as a traditional blood collection tube once it arrives at the laboratory for testing. How does BloodSpot testing work? The patient is given a kit containing materials for the collection and shipping of their specimen. They perform a fingerstick on themselves with a lancet (similar to the procedure for glucose testing) and collect the blood into a.

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