Coding mistakes lead to $35 million in drug overpayments
Coding mistakes made on behalf of physicians and other health providers led to more than $35 million in Medicare... More
Electron micrograph of human papillomavirus (HPV).
Patients with human papillomavirus–related oropharyngeal carcinoma (HPV-OPC) who had human papillomavirus type 16... More
Study questions whether MOC is worth the time
The cost of completing the American Board of Internal Medicine’s maintenance of certification program may be higher... More
Targeting H. pylori may help prevent stomach cancer
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacteria with a short course of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors helped reduce... More
Drug manufacturers delayed reporting serious unexpected adverse events
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug... More
First-time youth tobacco users turning to e-cigarettes
First-time youth tobacco users are turning to e-cigarettes, a survey showed. Researchers examining the results of the... More
FDA approves carfilzomib for relapsed multiple myeloma
The Food and Drug Administration has approved carfilzomib (Kyprolis) to be used in combination with lenalidomide... More
Dr. Richard Pazdur
Sonidegib, a hedgehog pathway inhibitor, has been approved for treating patients with locally advanced basal cell... More
Aromatase inhibitors, bisphosphonates cut postmenopausal breast cancer recurrence
Aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates can improve survival in postmenopausal early-stage breast cancer, and... More
Similar outcomes for salvage vs. planned surgery after chemoradiotherapy in esophageal cancer
For patients with esophageal cancer, salvage surgery after definitive chemoradiotherapy had similar mortality and... More
Less toxic chemo for HIV-positive Burkitt lymphoma
For HIV-positive patients with Burkitt lymphoma, a modified intensive chemotherapy regimen produced overall and... More
This bone core, from a 34-year-old male, is an example of the characteristic paratrabecular infiltrate of follicular lymphoma when it involves the bone marrow. More often, the involvement is subtle and easy to overlook.
For patients with follicular lymphoma treated with a rituximab-based combination chemotherapy regimen, early disease... More
Ring sideroblast smear
Among patients with refractory anemia with ring sideroblasts, the presence of a common mutation in SF3B1 appears to be... More
Sylvia M. Burwell
As Medicare approaches its 50th anniversary next week, the federal program got some welcome financial news Wednesday:... More
ALICIA GALLEGOS
Coding mistakes made on behalf of physicians and other health providers led to more than $35 million in Medicare overpayments for outpatient drugs, a government watchdog has found. An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Offi... More »
 
MARY ANN MOON
Clinicians and researchers must get better at identifying Lynch syndrome because the diagnosis is so often missed, according to new American Gastroenterological Association clinical guidelines for diagnosing and managing the disorder, published in th... More »
 
ROXANNE NELSON
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued updated guidelines on using breast tumor biomarker assays to help guide or influence decisions on systemic therapy in women with metastatic breast cancer, which were published online July 20 in the... More »
 
JENNIFER KELLY SHEPPHIRD
Patients with human papillomavirus–related oropharyngeal carcinoma (HPV-OPC) who had human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) detected in oral rinses both at diagnosis and at any time after treatment were more likely to have OPC recurrence, according t... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Which of the following statements regarding the doctrine of informed consent is best? A. All jurisdictions now require disclosure geared toward the reasonable patient rather than the reasonable doctor. B. Disclosures are less important an... More »
 
TANYA THOMAS, M.D.
I remember waking up with my left hand swollen, red, in excruciating pain, and difficult to move. For several months prior, I had been exhausted, achy, and stiff. As a relatively new mother attempting to manage the age-old balance of family life with... More »
 
BATYA SWIFT YASGUR
Reducing the dose of cytarabine from 800 mg/m2 to 500 mg/m2 allowed a regimen of rituximab, bendamustine, and cytarabine to be safely administered as first-line therapy to elderly patients who had mantle cell lymphoma and were not candidates for auto... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Patient choice, contraceptive effectiveness, and medical eligibility all need to be incorporated into the contraceptive counseling for reproductive-age women who have cancer or are in remission. Based on these principles, women can minimize the risk ... More »
 
Louise C Occomore et al
Background Our hospital did not provide a weekly speech and language therapy (SLT) service for head and neck cancer patients during radiotherapy treatment. SLT is recommended in the international guidelines, but many centers do not offer this service... More »
 
Xiaoyun Pan et al
Background The rates of depression in adults with cancer have been reported as high as 38%-58%. How depression affects overall health care expenditures in individuals with cancer is an under-researched area. Objective To estimate excess average tota... More »