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Oncology / Hematology General

Bladder Cancer & Tobacco Use

Nov 20, 2015

According to research, about half of all bladder cancer cases diagnosed in the United States are the result of cigarette smoking. The disease is the second most common tobacco-related malignancy, a fa...

One Man’s Journey into the World of Breast Cancer – The Steve Del Gardo Story

Nov 10, 2015

It all started in April 2012, when, after taking a shower, I felt a small lump in my left pectoral area. I was worried and concerned, so I immediately scheduled an appointment with my primary care doc...

Repeat Operations After Breast Conservation Surgery

Nov 10, 2015

Previous long-term research has found that there appears to be no difference in disease-free or overall survival between partial and total mastectomy for the treatment of invasive breast cancer. Despi...

Conference Highlights: ACS 2015

Nov 02, 2015

New research was presented at ACS 2015, the American College of Surgeons’ annual clinical congress, from October 4 to 8 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the...

Men Get Breast Cancer Too

Oct 14, 2015

The pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer appears everywhere. And that is because October is breast cancer awareness month. I applaud this campaign, and I truly believe that it has saved and is saving...

Curing Diseases with a Cell - Video

Oct 08, 2015

Current medical treatment boils down to six words: Have disease. Take pill. Kill something. Siddhartha Mukherjee points to a future of medicine that will transform the way we heal. Source: TED...

Trends in Breast Cancer

Oct 07, 2015

A study of 16 million women aged 40 and older who were followed for 10 years suggests that more breast cancer screenings led to a greater incidence of cancer diagnoses. However, increased screening di...

Lymph Node Removal & Survival After Gastrectomy

Sep 09, 2015

Study results suggest that the number of lymph nodes removed during gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma appears to have prognostic implications for long-term survival. Among patients with stage IA to IIA d...

Can NSAIDs Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

Aug 12, 2015

Users of NSAIDs appear have significantly reduced risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) when compared with nonusers, according to a systematic review. Aspirin users were also found to have a reduced r...

Assessing Medical Use of Cannabinoids

Aug 12, 2015

There appears to be moderate-quality evidence supporting cannabinoid use for treating chronic pain and spasticity, according to a review of 79 trials. Investigators also observed low-quality evidence ...

Screening Colon Cancer With sDNA

Aug 10, 2015

According to published data, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, but is also among the most preventable. Studies have found that in more than 60...

The High Healthcare Costs of Smoking

Jul 27, 2015

Researchers in the United States estimate that nearly 9% of annual healthcare spending in 2010 could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170 billion. The study team found that...

Surgical Resection & NSCLC

Jul 27, 2015

Among highly selected patients with stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), surgical resection appears to improve overall survival when used as a part of multimodality therapy. NSCLC patients w...

AUA 2015 for Surgeons

Jul 13, 2015

New research was presented at AUA 2015, the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, from May 15 to 19 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the ...

Diagnosing Lung Consolidations With Ultrasound

Jul 13, 2015

Lung ultrasounds appear to be a reliable alternative to chest x-rays for the bedside diagnosis of lung consolidations in patients with respiratory complaints, according to a study. Lung ultrasound was...

ASCO 2015

Jul 13, 2015

New research was presented at ASCO 2015, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, from May 29 to June 2 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged f...

Defining Rx Opioid Overdose Risk

Jul 13, 2015

Patients who use multiple pharmacies concurrently and have overlapping opioid prescriptions appear to be at greater risk for opioid overdoses than others, according to a study. Patients who used four ...

Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report

Jul 07, 2015

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey. Check out our infographic! The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376...

Including Emphysema in Lung Cancer Screening

Jul 01, 2015

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. Investigato...

Guidelines for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

May 28, 2015

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-sensi...