Dr. Robert L. Coleman
CHICAGO – Adding the anti-angiogenic agent bevacizumab to chemotherapy improves outcomes in women with... More
VIDEO: TKIs merit broader use as NSCLC adjuvant
GENEVA – It’s time for oncologists to radically expand their use of adjuvant treatment with a tyrosine-kinase inhibitor... More
Dr. Anna Fagotti
CHICAGO – Delaying debulking until patients have had some chemotherapy is a safer strategy for women with advanced... More
Dr. Neil T. Phippen
CHICAGO– Quality of life at baseline and during treatment is an important prognostic factor in women with ovarian... More
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A coalition of physician, consumer, and other advocacy groups is asking politicians to stop trying to regulate the... More
Ms. Jennifer Horowitz
CHICAGO – A majority of health providers use some form of mobile technology to engage patients, but only half have... More
Health data breaches compromised 29 million patient records in 2010-2013
Some 29 million private patient health records were compromised between 2010 and the end of 2013 – mostly as a result... More
Erica Galvez
CHICAGO – The federal government’s Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap lays out a grand vision for a single... More
Dr. Elizabeth Swisher
CHICAGO – Women whose ovarian cancers harbor a BRCA mutation or have a similar genomic signature are most likely to... More
Dr. Christian S. Hinrichs
Treatment of nine women with metastatic cervical cancer with single infusions of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes grown... More
Dr. Sokbom Kang
CHICAGO – A preoperative risk model accurately identifies women with endometrial cancer who are unlikely to have lymph... More
Dr. Gala Markia Barden
HOUSTON – Surgical-site infections occurring in patients who underwent curative resection for localized colon cancer... More
CMS formally proposes changes to EHR reporting period for 2015
Physicians and other health care professionals would need to attest to meeting criteria for the meaningful use of... More
Analysts predict swift passage of SGR repeal
Despite some lingering objections, observers in Washington expect the Senate will move quickly to pass legislation that... 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 »
 

News

SUSAN LONDON
CHICAGO – Adding the anti-angiogenic agent bevacizumab to chemotherapy improves outcomes in women with platinum-sensitive recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, the randomized Gynecologic Oncology Group 213 trial has shown. Results reported at the ... More »
 

News

Medicare is proposing to begin covering human papillomavirus testing once every 5 years in conjunction with the Pap smear test for its asymptomatic female beneficiaries aged 30-65 years old in an effort to better detect cervical cancer. The Centers... More »
 

Reimbursement and Management

ALICIA GALLEGOS
CHICAGO – Between now and the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, physicians should examine their past claims, reduce backlogs, and develop contingency plans to address unforeseen challenges, Betty Gomez said at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Informati... More »
 

Reimbursement and Management

MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER
A coalition of physician, consumer, and other advocacy groups is asking politicians to stop trying to regulate the physician-patient relationship. The Coalition to Protect the Patient-Provider Relationship – which includes the American College of... 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 »