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Oncology / Hematology General

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...

Surgeons Who Can't Perform Open Surgery

May 26, 2015

Now I'm really worried about surgical education. Here's why: A friend told me that a new attending on his staff was having some problems. Although the young surgeon was a graduate of 5 years of gen...

AACR 2015

May 25, 2015

New research was presented at AACR 2015, the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia. The features below highlight some of the studies that eme...

AATS 2015

May 25, 2015

New research was presented at AATS 2015, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 25 to 29 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging ...

Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

May 25, 2015

Studies have shown that distress is common among people with cancer, but the types and causes vary. “Research shows that 20% to 25% of newly diagnosed cancer patients and/or survivors are at risk fo...

Guidelines for Managing Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Apr 22, 2015

With recent advances in cancer screening and treatment, the number of cancer survivors in the United States has increased substantially in recent years. The American Cancer Society estimates that ther...

Previous Respiratory Disease & Lung Cancer

Apr 01, 2015

Studies have suggested a relationship between previous respiratory diseases and a lung cancer diagnosis. Most of this research has been conducted in Asian populations and does not account for the high...

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Mar 26, 2015

My friend Nick, the ER doctor, called me the other day to tell me that one of my patients had died under his care. He didn’t have to do that, but he knew I had followed this woman for several years ...

Keeping Cancer Survivors Healthy

Mar 23, 2015

For more than 15 years, the “Eight Ways to Stay Healthy and Prevent Cancer” message campaign has provided an evidence-based, user-friendly approach to cancer prevention. Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrP...