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Patients face more restrictions to consent to breast implants [Video]

The warning on breast implant packaging is a part of a series of new guidelines after women developed a type of lymphoma.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Food and Drug Administration is putting a new black box warning on the packaging for breast implants. This new guidance is part of a series of recommendations from an advisory panel that met back in 2019

Here are the changes the FDA is putting in place:

  • Restricting the sale and distribution of breast implants and only allowing health care providers who use their Patient Decision Checklist to be able to purchase them. Patients are required to sign it, acknowledging the risks of getting implants.
  • Updating guidelines for screening women who have silicone implants to make sure their implants don't rupture.
  • Manufacturers must update their websites with new information on the labeling in the next 30 days.

More than 730 patients have reported a problem to the FDA. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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Second-line CAR-T therapy in B-cell lymphoma [Video]

Peter M. Riedell, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, shares updates from the Phase III ZUMA-7 trial (NCT03391466) of the anti CD19 axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel), a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL). A superior event-free survival and overall survival were reported in the axi-cel arm and the findings corroborate with data from the Phase III TRANSFORM trial (NCT03575351), demonstrating the potential of CAR T-cell therapy as a second-line option for LBCL. This interview took place at the 63rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition congress in Atlanta, GA.

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Boy Fighting Leukemia Enjoys Hamburger Dinner With Santa In North Pole CBS Philly [Video]

A 7-year-old Woodland boy diagnosed with leukemia wished to meet Santa Claus and have a hamburger dinner at the North Poleand that wish was granted.

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Seneca Valley Football Teams Draws Inspiration From Athletic Director Diagnosed With Breast Cancer CBS Pittsburgh [Video]

Seneca Valley High School's football team is learning the greatest lessons in life this year.