Oncology

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | eMedia

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

#PWChat: Physician’s Weekly Live Chats on Twitter | eMedia

  Physician’s Weekly strives to keep our readers informed with the latest news and information in the healthcare industry. There are many moving parts to healthcare, and

TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | eMedia

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 10, at 9:00pm ET on the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | eMedia

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treat persistent pain in this unique patient population.

Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors | Feature

Research indicates that about 40% to 50% of those who undergo chemotherapy for cancer develop “chemo brain,” a condition in which patients exhibit signs of cognitive dysfunction.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

Examining Gender Disparities in Urology | Feature

A common perception in urology is that female urologists encounter gender-based role assignments and tend to care for more women and female-specific urological issues more often than male urologists.

Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

Cancer Burden for Aging US HIV Population Expected to Shift | News Brief

As the population of people living with HIV in the United States ages, the burden of cancer for these patients is expected to shift away from cancers

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations | Feature

Experts have released recommendations on the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. The document emphasizes ensuring that candidates understand the data about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, including a lack of survival benefit, as well as possible benefits, complications, and alternatives to this procedure.

Annual Report Says Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline | News Brief

Special section on survival finds significant improvement for all but two cancer sites.

Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Among Doctors | Feature

New research suggests that about 30% of female doctors have faced sexual harassment from superiors and colleagues during their careers, and many more perceive gender bias at work. The findings highlight the need for greater efforts to achieve gender equity in medicine.

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Among Older Women Does Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Cancer | News Brief

Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according

Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer? | News Brief

Increasing vitamin D levels may lower risk for developing cancer, according to a study.

Treating Hard-to-Reach Patients with Health Information Exchanges & Mobile Devices | Feature

A survey indicates that several factors appear to be associated with a willingness to engage in mobile health information exchanges. This information should be considered when developing and tailoring mobile technologies for patient-clinician communication.

How Physical Activity Can Impact Your Risk of Cancer | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

Thyroidectomy: The Surgeon Volume Effect | Feature

Recent research indicates that a surgeon’s expertise and case volume has a substantial effect on the outcomes of various surgeries, including thyroid operations. With advances in surgery,

Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer | Feature

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this

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