ATS 2014 | Conference Coverage

New research is being presented at ATS 2014, the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting, from May 16 to 21 in San Diego.

Media Flub: Squeezing Breasts Prevents Cancer? | Medical Blog

Breast cancer is not funny. The media squeezing sensationalism out of research is misleading and trivializes a serious problem.

GI Cancer: Avoiding Potential Hospitalizations | Feature

For patients with advanced gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, potentially avoidable hospitalizations appear to be common. Most of these hospitalizations occur in patients with advanced treatment-refractory GI cancers who are near the end of life.

The Evolution of Medicine | Medical Blog

Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com Modern medicine has helped lead to a surge in average life expectancy, which was only about 36 in the late 1800s. With humans routinely living

Smartphones & Cancer Care | Opinion Article

While the benefits of smartphone use in cancer care can be profound, the devices also have the potential to alter patient–physician relationships in surprising ways.

CROI 2014: The Cancer Burden in HIV | Opinion Article

The Particulars: Patients diagnosed with HIV have an increased cancer risk when compared with the general population, according to prior research. However, the total cancer burden among

Controversy Over BMJ Paper Hints at Print Medical Journal Demise | Medical Blog

A system that allowed responses to a controversial BMJ paper on mammography to be published immediately has shown why online peer review may become standard.

Stop Leaving Women’s Health to Chance | Medical Blog

Every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level. Yet too often, research

Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy | Opinion Article

Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the most common primary treatment for localized prostate cancer. For most men, the surgery will cure the disease, but up to one-third of

Genetically Engineered Bacteria Target Cancer Cells | Medical Blog

South Korean scientists say they have developed the world’s first nanorobot that can selectively target and help treat cancer. The robot is guided through the body by

Guidelines for Managing Fever & Neutropenia in Cancer Patients | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released guidelines to help clinicians identify cancer patients at high risk of medical complications related to neutropenia with fever.

A Warning System for Colorectal Surgery Patients | Opinion Article

About 16% of all colorectal surgical patients on Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. These readmissions last more than 1 week, on average, and

Early Detection & Treatment of Breast Cancer | Opinion Article

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and two-thirds of women diagnosed with breast cancer are aged 50 and older. Known

Oncologist Compensation Report 2013 | Medical Blog

Nearly 22,000 physicians across 25 specialty areas participated in Medscape’s third physician compensation report.  Data collected among oncologists surveyed found that oncology was the 10th highest ranked specialty,

Managing Metastatic CRC: Coming to a Consensus | Feature

An international panel of experts has developed a consensus statement on the management of patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC). Recommendations address the key issues faced by the CRC hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team.

Using Social Media in Oncology | Feature

In cancer care, social media can be used as a platform for improving patient education and doctor-patient interactions. To maximize potential benefits, clinicians must understand the role of legal and privacy concerns.

CHEST 2013: Cigarette Size & Lung Cancer Risk | Feature

The Particulars: The significant risks of smoking have been well established for decades. Little is known, however, regarding the health risks associated with different sizes of cigarettes.

Advances in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis | Opinion Article

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a lateral and rotational deformity of the spine that afflicts roughly 2.5% of the population across most cultures. Only 10% of those

Developing a Cardiology-Oncology Partnership | Opinion Article

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer are the most prevalent diseases in the current era, and the rates of these diseases continue to rise. More than 2 million

Smart Knife Detects Cancer Cells During Tumor Surgery | News Brief

An “intelligent knife” that can immediately determine whether tissue is healthy or cancerous was 100% accurate in the first study to test the device in the operating

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