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Oncology / Hematology

Colorectal Cancer Resections in the Aging Population

Nov 07, 2014

According to recent estimates, about half of all cancers and 70% of all cancer deaths occur in people aged 65 and older. Gastrointestinal cancers, especially colorectal cancer (CRC), are among the mos...

The Diabetes–Cancer Link: Coming to a Consensus

Nov 03, 2014

In 2009, allegations that insulin causes cancer grabbed headlines. Experts from the American Diabetes Association and American Cancer Society evaluated this relationship but could neither confirm nor ...

ACS 2014: Assessing Online Sources on Prostate Cancer Screening

Oct 30, 2014

The Particulars: Data indicate that patients are increasingly using the internet to obtain health-related information. In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released recom...

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Oct 24, 2014

In 2005, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) first published evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for using sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in patients with early-stage breast cancer. I...

Surrogate Decision Making for Older Hospitalized Adults

Oct 19, 2014

The aging population has led to a greater number of older adults being hospitalized with various conditions, but many of these individuals have impaired cognition. “These patients often face major d...

A Conservative Approach to Lymph Node Removal

Oct 13, 2014

Until recently, guidelines recommended complete axillary node dissection in women with breast cancer for whom their sentinel node biopsy was positive. However, patients who undergo this procedure rout...

Guiding Follow-Up Care in Breast Cancer

Sep 22, 2014

In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued practice guidelines on the follow-up and management of patients with breast cancer who have completed primary therapy with curative int...

Promoting Thyroid Cancer Awareness

Sep 19, 2014

According to recent estimates, approximately 62,980 people in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2014, a nearly 5% increase from 2013. The incidence is rapidly increasing among...

Medicine 2064

Sep 17, 2014

Medicine 2064 With Dr. Daniel Kraft Curing half of the world's known cancers, granting movement to the paralyzed, preventing Alzheimer's. Visionary medical expert Dr. Daniel Kraft believes all ...

Trends in Averted Cancer Deaths

Sep 15, 2014

The chart below depicts the total number of cancer deaths averted from 1991 to 2010. ...

Optimizing Patient Health Before Surgery

Sep 10, 2014

Throughout the United States, there has been a call to action to improve the quality and safety of surgical care while decreasing costs. In the state of Washington, clinicians have taken a unique appr...

Optimizing Approaches to Treating Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Sep 05, 2014

According to the Joint Committee on Cancer, the 10-year survival rates for stages I, II, III, and IV medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) are 100%, 93%, 71%, and 21%, respectively. Guidelines from the Ameri...

Relieving Pain in Colorectal Surgery

Aug 22, 2014

Researchers have developed enhanced recovery pathways (ERP) to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions in colorectal surgery patients. “ERP protocols use a set of standardized pre- and postoperativ...

Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Assessing Long-Term Results

Aug 22, 2014

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 233,000 new cases and more than 29,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2014. Although the disease can be serious, most men will not die from it....

ICAAC 2014

Aug 21, 2014

New research is being presented at ICAAC 2014, the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from September 5 to 9 in Washington, DC.   Meeting Highlights ...

Diagnosing & Staging Esophageal Cancer

Aug 08, 2014

The overall 5-year survival rates for esophageal cancer are less than 15%. Although esophagectomy has been the traditional gold standard for early stage disease, optimal treatment for localized diseas...

Reducing Poor Surgical Oncology Practices

Jul 25, 2014

As part of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s “Choosing Wisely” campaign, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC) have developed lists of five...

Palliative Care for Metastatic Cancer

Jul 23, 2014

Nearly half of all patients with metastatic cancer have incurable disease, but these individuals can live for years after their initial diagnosis. This is a period in which palliative care can be used...

People Smoke Where Cigarettes Are Cheap

Jul 16, 2014

Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration illustrate an association between state cigarette taxes and smoking rates.  ...

Breast-Conserving Surgery for Invasive Breast Cancer

Jul 10, 2014

Despite recent improvements in imaging technology, pathology assessments, and the use of systemic therapy, there is still controversy regarding the optimal margin width in breast-conserving surgery. A...