Do We Need A New Definition of Cancer

“We need a 21st-century definition of cancer instead of a 19th-century definition of cancer, which is what we’ve been using,” said Dr. Otis W. Brawley, the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, who was not directly involved in the report.

A group of experts advising the nation’s premier cancer research institution has recommended changing the definition of cancer and eliminating the word from some common diagnoses as part of sweeping changes in the nation’s approach to cancer detection and treatment.

The recommendations, from a working group of the National Cancer Institute, were published on Monday in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Big Data In Healthcare

In healthcare, data means different things to different people. To find out more about big data in healthcare, Intel asked a few industry experts from Dell, EMC and Siemens to provide definitions, and some key tips for healthcare CIOs to be on the lookout for now, and in the future. Here’s what they had to say. Big Data In Healthcare
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THE CURIOSITY by Stephen Kiernan

Announcing the release of Stephen Kiernan’s first novel, THE CURIOSITY.  It’s a thriller, a love story and a commentary on our times.  Stephen just released the following information and we want to share it with our readers:

THE STORY:
Dr. Kate Philo and her exploration team make a breakthrough discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. As a scientist in a groundbreaking project run by the egocentric and paranoid Erastus Carthage, Kate has brought small creatures — plankton, krill, shrimp — “back to life.” Never have the team’s methods been tested on a large life form.
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