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Including Emphysema in Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening based solely on the National Lung Screening Trial criteria appears to miss a significant number of lung cancer cases, according to findings of an international study. Investigators found that applying these criteria to patients who were known to have lung cancer missed as many as 39% of cases.…

CME: Guidelines for Managing Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

CME: Guidelines for Managing Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released adapted guidelines on managing fatigue in adult cancer survivors. The guidelines call for regular screening, assessment, education, and appropriate treatment.

Guidelines for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Guidelines for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer | Feature

According to current estimates, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among North American men, with more than 33,000 dying from the disease in 2013. For men with androgen-sensitive metastatic disease, continuous androgen-deprivation therapy is considered the current standard of care, but many of these individuals will go on to develop castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).…

CME – CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management

CME – CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a guideline for preventing and managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) among adult cancer survivors. Although there is no panacea for managing CIPN, it is critical that clinicians address these issues when they emerge.

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery | Medical Blog

"There may be a movement afoot to start a Fundamentals of Open Surgery course. What is going on here? Do we really need to have a separate course to teach residents open surgery? Isn't that what a 'residency' is supposed to do?"

AACR 2015

AACR 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AACR 2015, the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

AATS 2015

AATS 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AATS 2015, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 25 to 29 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.…

Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors | Feature

Clinicians can play a vital role in mitigating the negative emotional and behavioral sequelae that come after patients survive cancer. Recognizing and treating anxiety and depressive symptoms effectively may help reduce the burden of cancer.

CME: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

CME: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer | Feature

Updated recommendations have been issued for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. The update will enable some women with early-stage disease to avoid more invasive procedures and their associated higher risk of complications.

Guidelines for Managing Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Guidelines for Managing Fatigue in Cancer Survivors | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released adapted guidelines on managing fatigue in adult cancer survivors. The guidelines call for regular screening, assessment, education, and appropriate treatment.

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