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Oncology / Hematology General

Conference Highlights: ASCO 2016

Jun 10, 2016

An App to Improve Lung Cancer Survival Comparisons of standard follow-up to web-mediated follow-up among lung cancer survivors are lacking. To address this research gap, investigators studied patient...

Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP

Jun 09, 2016

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly for June 2016. Dr. O...

First completed anti-PD1 study to include HIV-positive patients as well as patients with Hepatitis B or C

Jun 08, 2016

In the first-ever clinical trial for metastatic patients previously treated for the disease, research led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that the immune checkpoint blockade...

Managing High-Risk Lung Cancer

Jun 07, 2016

Studies have shown that surgery provides the best outcome for patients with early-stage lung cancer. However, up to 20% of these patients are classified as high risk or inoperable, and thus undergo no...

Conference Highlights: DDW 2016

May 27, 2016

Treating Diabetes With Self-Assembling Magnets For a study, researchers evaluated the endoscopic creation of a dual-path enteral diversion using the incisionless anastomosis system—a procedure that...

Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies?

May 27, 2016

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very confident they are making the be...

Condolence letters when patients die: Docs say it’s a personal choice

May 25, 2016

No standard practice when it comes to sending a sympathy letter to family - should it stay that way? For doctors, it's a personal choice whether they want to send a sympathy letter to the bereaved ...

Conference Highlights: AUA 2016 for Surgeons

May 11, 2016

Surgery Vs Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Few studies have compared the efficacy of radiotherapy and radical prostatectomy in patients with localized prostate cancer. Researchers conducted a meta...

Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD

May 05, 2016

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes in Medicine” award from Phys...

Improving Quality in Colorectal Surgery

May 02, 2016

Throughout the United States, hospitals are striving for quality improvement (QI) by partnering with patients and their caregivers to continuously improve outcomes and experiences. One such effort to ...

Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening

Apr 26, 2016

The American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians recently developed a policy statement on the successful implementation of comprehensive low-radiation-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer ...

Smoking Cessation After a Cancer Diagnosis

Apr 26, 2016

Published research has established that smoking is a significant risk factor for many cancers and can impede treatment, but some survivors continue to smoke even after they are diagnosed. According to...

Conference Highlights: AACR 2016

Apr 22, 2016

  Delayed Radiation Increases Breast Cancer Risk Recent study findings indicate that some patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may be able to forego radiotherapy. However, an anal...

Frailty Screening & Palliative Care

Mar 15, 2016

Frail surgery patients are at greater risk of death and poor outcomes after their procedure than other patients. Recognition of frailty and its associated risks is important because it can inform shar...

Medical School: Sex Differences & Academic Rank

Mar 15, 2016

According to current estimates, women now make up half of all graduates of medical schools in the United States. Despite this progress, studies suggest that sex disparities persist with regard to wome...

Diversity in the Physician Workforce

Mar 04, 2016

In the past several years, the goal for better diversification of the physician workforce in the United States has become increasingly important. Despite this need, few assessments overall have examin...

Analyzing Access to Cancer Trials

Mar 02, 2016

Data that are derived from clinical trials help in the development of critical evidence that is necessary to guide patient care for people with cancer. Experts typically endorse this concept, and some...

Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials

Jan 15, 2016

Studies have shown that older adults account for most of the cancer diagnoses and deaths that occur in the United States and make up the majority of cancer survivors. More than 50% of cancers in the U...

Conference Highlights: SABCS 2015

Dec 11, 2015

New research was presented at SABCS 2015, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, from December 8 to 12 in San Antonio. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conferen...

Liver Cancer: Decreasing Morbidity & Mortality

Dec 07, 2015

Research has shown that the 5-year survival rate among patients with cancers of the liver undergoing resection is high. Many candidates, however, will not undergo these procedures because of the high ...