Dr. Richard L. Schilsky
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology has initiated an ambitious campaign designed to wring order... More
Dr. Owen O'Connor
VIENNA – The investigational P13K-delta inhibitor TGR-1202 was clinically active in relapsed or refractory chronic... More
Robert Medairos
SEATTLE – Metformin use before surgery for stage I and II non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was associated with... More
Dr. Thierry Facon
VIENNA – Elderly patients over age 75 with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma derive the same survival benefits from... More
Dr. Nichole T. Tanner
One in four intermediate-sized (8-20 mm) pulmonary nodules were found to be malignant, based on results from a... More
Supreme Court upholds use of federal subsidies under ACA
In a decision that keeps the Affordable Care Act intact, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of federal subsidies... More
House passes IPAB repeal bill
WASHINGTON – House Republicans have made good on their promise to kill the Independent Payment Advisory Board with the... More
Dr. James X. Wu
In patients with indeterminate thyroid nodules, routine gene expression classifier testing may not meet standard... More
Feds charge 243 in huge Medicare fraud bust
A nationwide investigation by the federal Medicare Fraud Strike Force has led to health fraud charges against 243... More
Dr. Hjalmar Wadstrom
ROME – Women with rheumatoid arthritis who have never been treated with a biologic drug had a modest but statistically... More
VIDEO: How to avoid questionable physician compensation arrangements
CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Health & Human Service’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is warning doctors to... More
Dr. Lisa A. Newman
The rates of breast-conserving surgery have increased over the last 2 decades among women with early-stage breast... More
FDA database provides information on drug risks
The Food and Drug Administration has launched an online resource with a centralized, easily-navigable layout for... More
MARY ANN MOON
Thirty-minute infusions of ipilimumab appear to be as safe as standard 90-minute infusions for patients with metastatic melanoma and other solid tumors, with “an acceptably low incidence of infusion-related reactions,” investigators reported onli... More »
 
JENNIFER KELLY SHEPPHIRD
Urea cream is more effective at preventing hand-foot syndrome (HFS) than is a medical ointment high in antioxidants for patients receiving capecitabine, according to a randomized phase III study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. ... More »
 
NEIL OSTERWEIL
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology has initiated an ambitious campaign designed to wring order out of the current chaos surrounding the efficacy, toxicities, and costs of emerging therapies for cancer. ASCO is inviting cli... More »
 
KATIE WAGNER LENNON
The St. Jude Lifetime Cohort study found obesity in a higher percentage of adult survivors of childhood cancer than previous studies. Thirty-six percent of the research project’s 1,996 participants were obese, which the study defined as having a b... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Driving home after a demanding 24 hours on call, the sleepy and fatigued first-year medical resident momentarily dozed off at the wheel, ran a stop sign, and struck an oncoming car, injuring its driver. In a lawsuit by the injured victim, w... More »
 
MATTHEW L. ZERDEN, M.D., M.P.H.
Approximately 740,000 women are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States, and because of improved screening, diagnosis, and treatment, women of reproductive age have an 80%-90% 5-year survival rate. The most common cancers in reproductiv... More »
 
KEMI M. DOLL, M.D., AND PAOLA A. GEHRIG, M.D.
Negative pressure wound therapy is a wound management system for chronic open subcutaneous or intra-abdominal wounds. Some popular commercial systems include V.A.C. therapy (KCI, San Antonio) and the Chariker-Jeter wound-sealing kit (Smith and Nephew... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Grandma finally checked into a skilled nursing facility (SNF), a member of a national chain of for-profit SNFs, after her progressive dementia prevented her from performing the basic activities of daily living. Unfortunately, the staffing w... More »
 
Barry R Meisenberg et al
Background There is increased interest among oncology and palliative professionals in providing appropriately timed hospice services for cancer patients. End of life (EoL) metrics have been included in oncology quality programs, but accurate EoL data... More »
 
Charles A Kunos et al
Background The Summa Cancer Institute in Akron, Ohio, sought to improve access to and the timeliness of lung cancer care by hiring an oncology-certified nurse navigator. The nurse navigator was charged with coordinating diagnostic procedures and spec... More »