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A Record-breaking 21,300 Attendees Came to the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting for Its Pioneering Research on CRISPR, Mobile Diagnostics, and Public Health Issues

“A Record-Breaking 21,300 Attendees Came to the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting for Its Pioneering Research on CRISPR, Mobile Diagnostics, and Public Health Issues.” AACC, 3 Aug. 2017, www.aacc.org/media/press-release-archive/2017/august/a-recordbreaking-21300-attendees-69th-aacc-annual-scientific-meeting. Accessed 14 Aug. 2017.


"Attendance at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo reached a record high at this year’s conference in San Diego. Held from July 30-August 3, the meeting featured groundbreaking advances in diagnostic research and technology that will solve a broad range of challenging patient health problems..."


Midlife cardiovascular risk factors may increase chances of dementia

“Midlife cardiovascular risk factors may increase chances of dementia.” National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 7 Aug. 2017, www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/midlife-cardiovascular-risk-factors-may-increase-chances-dementia. Accessed 14 Aug. 2017.

"A large, long-term study suggests that middle aged Americans who have vascular health risk factors, including diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking, have a greater chance of suffering from dementia later in life. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)..."



NCI study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

“NCI study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy.” National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 7 Aug. 2017, www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nci-study-identifies-essential-genes-cancer-immunotherapy. Accessed 14 Aug. 2017.


"A new study identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don’t respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop as tumor cells develop resistance to immunotherapy...."

​The Emerging Story of Monoclonal Antibody Therapies

Wheeler, Sarah . “The Emerging Story of Monoclonal Antibody Therapies.” AACC, 3 Aug. 2017, www.aacc.org/publications/cln/cln-daily/2017/the-emerging-story-of-monoclonal-antibody-therapies. Accessed 14 Aug. 2017.


"The rise of mAb therapies has enabled precision medicine to expand quickly, providing improved quality of life to patients worldwide. Simultaneously, new complications have arisen that require clinical laboratories’ diligence in providing necessary testing and knowing about new assay interferences to provide enhanced care to patients...."

Colorectal Cancer Death Rates Rising In Younger People – 3 Key Takeaways

​McDowell, Sandy. “Colorectal Cancer Death Rates Rising In Younger People – 3 Key Takeaways.” American Cancer Society, 9 Aug. 2017, www.cancer.org/latest-news/colorectal-cancer-rates-rising-in-younger-people-3-key-takeaways.html. Accessed 14 Aug. 2017.


"A new study from American Cancer Society researchers reveals that the death rate for colorectal cancer among adults ages 20 to 54 has been increasing since the mid-2000s. This is a new trend. In the 1980s and 1990s, colorectal cancer death rates in this age group had been going down...."

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Expert Witness in the Courtroom - Do You Have What It Takes?

Johnson-Davis, Kamisha, and Octavia Peck-Palmer. “Expert Witness in the Courtroom - Do You Have What It Takes?” AACC, www.aacc.org/publications/cln/cln-daily/2017/expert-witness-in-the-courtroom-do-you-have-what-it takes. Accessed 14 Aug. 2017.

"Fans of legal dramas had an eye-opening introduction to the real world of courtroom proceedings during Monday’s afternoon symposium, “Presenting Expert Testimony in The Courtroom.” This unique session featured two veterans of legal preparation and proceedings, Judge Eric Haner and Saeed Jortani, PhD, DABCC, FACB, who facilitated a discussion of what it takes to prepare as an expert witness for criminal and civil cases.."

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