FDA strengthens allergy warning for IV anemia therapy ferumoxytol
The warning about potentially life-threatening allergic reactions with the intravenous anemia drug ferumoxytol is being... More
Supreme Court won’t hear IPAB challenge
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory... More
Jessica Chubak, Ph.D.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.– The time to colonoscopy after a positive fecal occult blood test varied widely between health systems... More
Commonwealth Fund: ACA’s medical loss ratio rule saves $5 billion
The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health insurers pay out a minimum percentage of premiums in medical claims... More
Senate recesses without addressing SGR repeal bill
The Senate adjourned for a 2-week recess early on March 27, leaving without taking action on House-passed legislation... More
Rep. Michael C. Burgess
Physicians are lauding passage of legislation by the House of Representatives to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth... More
Dr. Susan Rose
SAN DIEGO – Remain vigilant for endocrine side effects after reduced-intensity conditioning for hematopoietic stem cell... More
CMS: All docs, hospitals must be on Stage 3 meaningful use in 2018
All physicians and hospitals would need to be meet stage 3 meaningful use beginning in 2018, according to a recent... More
Medicare advisers: Cancer prognostic tests not ready for prime time
BALTIMORE – While prognostic tests tied to specific chemotherapy agents may offer a clear benefit in guiding treatment... More
VIDEO: Sun protection urged for Asian, Hispanic women
SAN FRANCISCO – Among Asian and Hispanic patients, women are more likely than men are to get nonmelanoma skin cancer,... More
HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
The federal government has launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network as a way to help physicians and... More
Rep. Fred Upton
Bipartisan lawmakers have introduced a bill that would repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, this... More
Dr. David F. McDermott
After a median follow-up of 45 months, the anti–PD-1 antibody nivolumab showed benefit in a majority of patients who... More
PATRICE WENDLING
SAN FRANCISCO – Reducing factor XI levels with the experimental antisense oligonucleotide FXI-ASO lowered venous thromboembolism rates after total knee arthroplasty without increasing bleeding in a phase II study. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) rate... More »
 
PATRICE WENDLING
SAN FRANCISCO – Combining anti-CD38 monoclonal antibodies with standard antimyeloma therapies proved highly active without excessive toxicity in newly diagnosed as well as relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in a pair of phase Ib studies. “T... More »
 

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THEODORE BOSWORTH
ORLANDO – Women diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy have a strong likelihood of presenting with a coexisting pelvic floor disorder, according to data collected prospectively from a cancer survivorship cohort. Bladder symptoms on validated que... More »
 

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SHARON WORCESTER
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – The perception that one’s physician had recommended contralateral prophylactic mastectomy was a particularly important factor in the decision to undergo the procedure among BRCA1/2 mutation noncarriers with newly diagnosed brea... More »
 

Policy & Practice Podcast

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The end of the Sustainable Growth Rate–era might be within reach as the House overwhelming passed a bill that would repeal the flawed formula, as well as extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers, and... More »
 

Reimbursement and Management

DENISE FULTON
The Senate adjourned for a 2-week recess early on March 27, leaving without taking action on House-passed legislation to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The Senate will n... More »
 

Commentaries

Yes: Both patients and science can benefit from genomic analysis of tumors. Use of molecular profiling of gastrointestinal tumors is ready for prime time. My contention is that both patients and science can benefit from genomic analysis of tumors. ... More »
 

Commentaries

JEFFREY BENABIO, M.D.
Doctors have been conjecturing about how the new Apple Watch, with its spectacular fitness and wellness tracking features, will transform health care. The real rock star at Apple’s March 9 “Spring Forward” event, however, was the opening band, ... More »
 
Jeffrey K Belkora et al
Background Qualitative studies have identified barriers to communication and informed decision making among breast cancer survivors making treatment decisions. The prevalence of these barriers is unknown. Objective To quantify the need for decision ... More »
 
Nancy A Nickman et al
Background Evaluations of the costs of palliative external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for treatment of bone metastases are limited.Objective To summarize EBRT lifetime care patterns in deceased men with metastatic prostate cancer treated in a canc... More »