Oncology

Financial Strain, Stress High Among Colorectal CA Survivors | News Brief

Colorectal cancer survivors with this strain, stress more likely to have low health-related quality of life

Findings Support Comprehensive Approach for Seniors With Cancer | News Brief

Persistent symptoms, comorbidities, leisure-time physical activity, financial challenges deemed key factors

Cancer Probability Documentation Lacking for Some at High Risk | News Brief

Documentation found to be rarely provided for high-risk indeterminate pulmonary nodes

CDC: 2015 to 2016 Saw Drop in Life Expectancy in United States | News Brief

Increase in rate of age-adjusted drug overdose deaths observed during same time period

Levonorgestrel IUD Feasible for Low-Risk, Early Uterine Cancer | News Brief

Majority of women responded well and returned to normal histology in six months

CME/CE: Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers | News Brief

A meta-analysis suggests that targeted behavioral smoking cessation interventions appear to help HIV-infected smokers kick their habit. Patients who attend more sessions are more likely to succeed in quitting smoking.

Pre-Op Liraglutide Cuts Post-Op Plasma Glucose in T2DM | News Brief

Preoperative administration of liraglutide linked to lower post-op glucose, increase in pre-op nausea

Cancer Therapies May Trigger Aging Phenotypes in Survivors | News Brief

Chemotherapies, radiation have direct effects on telomere length, epigenetic modifications, microRNA

Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | Feature

"The public is losing their trust in us. They see us as driven for profit. They feel we don’t listen to their concerns anymore and don’t care what they want or need."

Year One Results Out for Value-Based Payment Modifier Program | News Brief

Overall, 29.3 percent of eligible practices failed to register and report data and received a penalty

Filing a Claim | Feature

View Cartoon “Press 1 to file a new claim. Press 2 to check on a claim. Press 3 to re-file a claim. Press 4 to scream in

Lab + Companion Tests Perform Similarly for Oncology Analytes | News Brief

Findings based on comparison of tests to diagnose oncology-related genetic variants

#PWChat – Exercise as Medicine: PART III | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, January 10 at 3:00pm ET for Part III of our live, interactive tweetchat series with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make

Changing Behaviors in HIV-Infected Smokers | Feature

A meta-analysis suggests that targeted behavioral smoking cessation interventions appear to help HIV-infected smokers kick their habit. Patients who attend more sessions are more likely to succeed in quitting smoking.

#PWChat Recap: Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust, Part I | Feature

Physician’s Weekly co-hosted another informative discussion as part of the #PWChat series, with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing the public’s trust.

3D Printing an Osteoporotic Mandible to Aid in Surgery | Medical Blog

Together with maxillofacial surgeon, Erik Nout, MD, DDS, PhD, I prepared a stereolithography file of the above 3D-printed mandible. Speaking about the 3D print, Dr. Nout says: “The 3D-printed

Using Nanoparticles for Faster, More Accurate Cancer Detection | News Brief

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection

Drug Suppresses Spread of Breast Cancer Caused by Stem-Like Cells | News Brief

Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to

Pediatric Oncologists Willing to Consider Medical Marijuana | News Brief

Those eligible to certify report less favorable attitudes to medical marijuana overall

Patient satisfaction surveys are worthless | Feature

For several years, Medicare has tied hospital reimbursement to its definition of quality of care. Poorly performing hospitals can be penalized as much as 2% of their

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