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Month: August 2010

Overcoming the Oncology Workforce Shortage

In March 2007, results of a study commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors on supply and demand for oncology services through 2020 were released. The study indicated that that the...

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New Initiatives to Improve Patient Care

Nurses have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to the growing community of cancer patients who are actively in treatment and those who have survived it. It’s estimated that soon cancer will be the leading cause of...

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Identifying High-Risk Patients for EVAR

Advanced cross-sectional imaging and enhanced screening efforts have enabled physicians to identify abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with greater frequency. Several studies have compared the outcomes of open repair with...

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A Smoking Cessation Strategy for Thoracic Surgeons

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States, and almost 90% of all lung cancers are caused by smoking tobacco. The dangers of smoking are well documented; the harms extend beyond...

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New Guidelines for Advanced NSCLC

In the most recent update, investigators conducted a literature search for all relevant randomized trials published since 2002, looking specifically for treatment strategies that improved overall survival. Drugs that were found...

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