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Oncology / Hematology General

Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors

Oct 02, 2017

According to national estimates, breast cancer ranks as the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among women, representing four in 10 female cancer survivors in the United States. The 5-year survival ...

#PWChat - Pseudoscience in Medicine PART 2: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References

Sep 28, 2017

Join us Wednesday, October 25 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it comes to pseudoscience-related topics. To...

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References

Sep 27, 2017

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician's Weekly to co-host another installment in our #PWChat series, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it comes to p...

Researchers Find Cancerous Toxins Linked to Cannabis Extract

Sep 27, 2017

Researchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis extract. Their study raises health con...

Who is to Blame for Resident's Legal Battle with Her Program?

Sep 26, 2017

Our blogger, Skeptical Scalpel, recently wrote about a surgical resident’s legal battle with her program, which highlights a surgical resident who is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residen...

#PWChat - Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise

Sep 26, 2017

Join us Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make sense of all the exercise-related information found online and elsewhere....

New Genetic Syndrome Predisposes the Body to Cancer

Sep 25, 2017

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumours and cause...

CME/CE: Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers

Sep 25, 2017

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients

Sep 20, 2017

The incidence of cancer increases with age, creating new challenges as the global population grows older. Challenges of treating cancer in elderly patients include co-morbid disease and the patient’...

Drug May Curb Female Infertility from Cancer Treatments

Sep 15, 2017

An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. Women who are treated for cancer with ...

Processed Meats Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer While Whole Grains Decrease Risk

Sep 13, 2017

Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Re...

#PWChat - Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References

Sep 12, 2017

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it comes to pseudoscience-related topics. To...

A Tiny Device Offers Insights to How Cancer Spreads

Sep 08, 2017

As cancer grows, it evolves. Individual cells become more aggressive and break away to flow through the body and spread to distant areas. What if there were a way to find those early aggressors...

Study in Early Stage Breast Cancer Shows That Even Small Tumors Can Be Aggressive

Sep 05, 2017

Even small tumours can be aggressive, according to a study in patients with early stage breast cancer that will be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.  Researchers found that nearly one in...

Mysterious Protein-Folding Molecule Could Trigger Metabolic Disorders

Sep 05, 2017

The cell's response to unfolded or misfolded proteins could be a cause, rather than a consequence, of metabolic disorders, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in an a...

Blood Test Can Predict Early Lung Cancer Prognosis

Aug 31, 2017

Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has shown. This information could be used t...

HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy

Aug 30, 2017

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that...

#PWChat: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice

Aug 29, 2017

Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Shereese Maynard, on incorporating nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) into practic...

#PWChat - The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making

Aug 29, 2017

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision making in the ED. Topics to be discussed are ...

New Mobile App Can Easily Screen for Pancreatic Cancer By Taking a Selfie

Aug 29, 2017

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses -- with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent -- in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor befor...