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    Towards malaria eradication

    Marcel Tanner, Brian Greenwood, Christopher Whitty, Evelyn Ansah, Ric Price, Arjen Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein, J. Baird, James Beeson, Freya Fowkes, Janet Hemingway, Kevin Marsh, Faith Osier

    In this forum article, specialists working in malaria research, control and treatment discuss ways in which the disease could be eradicated, explaining how multi-disciplinary and collaborative processes are needed to make eradication a reality.

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    Video Q&A: prostate cancer

    Iain Frame, Sarah Cant

    Iain Frame and Sarah Cant from Prostate Cancer UK answer our questions about the current challenges in prostate cancer research and policy, and how these are being addressed.

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    Amyloid imaging for dementia

    John O’Brien, Karl Herholz

    Imaging brain amyloid with positron emission tomography is being used in the clinic for dementia classification; John O’Brien discusses the diagnostic value of amyloid imaging, highlighting that it could lead to new ways of defining dementias.

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    Quantifying benefits and harms

    Milo Puhan, Tsung Yu, Cynthia Boyd, Gerben ter Riet

    Randomized trials are not always the best way to ascertain the benefit of medical interventions; Milo Puhan and colleagues argue that quantitative benefit-herm assessments should be used to guide further research, discussing rofilumast as an example. 

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    Aspirin and multiple sclerosis

    Sheila Tsau, Mitchell Emerson, Sharon Lynch, Steven LeVine

    Steven LeVine and colleagues review the possible risks and benefits of using aspirin to reduce cardiovascular risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, concluding that population-based studies are needed to establish guidance for aspirin use in MS.

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    Down syndrome and cancer 

    Shaista Hafeez, Mausam Singhera, Robert Huddart

    Treating cancer in patients with learning disabilities can be challenging; Robert Huddart and colleagues discuss the management of testicular cancer in those with Down syndrome, concluding that a high cure rate can be achieved with appropriate therapy. 


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