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Oncology / Hematology General

Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer

Mar 15, 2017

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this figure appears to account for a small portion of...

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims

Mar 14, 2017

Medical malpractice continues to be a significant issue for physicians from all walks throughout the United States, and there are long-standing concerns about those who are claim-prone and complaint-p...

How Aspirin Can Be Used to Help Fight Cancer

Mar 09, 2017

Studies abound that point to a role for plain old aspirin in keeping deadly cancers at bay. While aspirin is not yet part of mainstream treatment for any cancer, it is recommended by the U.S. Preventi...

Video - Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight

Mar 08, 2017

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com. At last, it’s Against Medical Advice… …the show for the rest of us on the front lines of healthcare. We’re coming straight outta Studio Z ...

What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables.

Feb 28, 2017

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  "What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was th...

Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions

Feb 16, 2017

Research suggests that physicians who manage patients with advanced cancer often struggle with whether and how best to convey sensitive information about prognoses to these individuals for many reason...

Taking a High-Priced Cancer Drug with a Low-Fat Meal Can Cut Cost by 75%

Feb 15, 2017

Taking one-fourth the standard dose of a widely used drug for prostate cancer with a low-fat breakfast can be as effective – and four times less expensive – as taking the standard dose as recommen...

Emerging Tumor-Derived DNA Tests to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Post-Treatment Monitoring for Recurrence

Feb 09, 2017

The detection of fragments of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the bloodstream for diagnosing the presence or recurrence of cancer is growing in interest in healthcare research. The ctDNA shed from a ...

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends

Jan 26, 2017

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,...

Starting Palliative Care in the ED

Jan 24, 2017

Initiating palliative care in the ED for patients with advanced cancer appears to improve quality of life and does not shorten survival, according to a study. The ED should be considered an important ...

#PWChat Recap: Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust, Part I

Jan 24, 2017

Physician's Weekly co-hosted another informative discussion as part of the #PWChat series, with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing the public’s trust. Topics cov...

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

Jan 06, 2017

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6 and older decreasing from 28.3% in 2...

Treating cancer with drugs for diabetes and hypertension

Dec 28, 2016

A combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug can effectively combat cancer cells. The team of researchers led by Prof. Michael Hall at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel ...

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer

Dec 16, 2016

Newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus -- a common virus in the herpes family -- may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to new research. The study suggests th...

Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE

Dec 14, 2016

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare ...

Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare

Dec 08, 2016

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians often prioritize and provide h...

Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Study Finds

Nov 29, 2016

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to patients...

President-Elect Trump & What Lies Ahead for the U.S. Healthcare System

Nov 15, 2016

Following the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president, Physician’s Weekly Managing Editor Christopher Cole received the opportunity to ask select physicians and healthcare experts what a...

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act

Nov 10, 2016

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.   After a grueling 18-month election that shattered conventional wisdom and longstanding norms of civility and fai...

5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation

Nov 04, 2016

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.   Patients are increasingly using online review websites before visiting the doctor’...