CMS pledges flexibility during first year of ICD-10
Physicians will have a year to learn how to properly code under ICD-10 before facing potential penalties or withheld... More
Survey: Most health care organizations had a recent security breach
More than two-thirds of health care organizations responding to a survey have experienced a significant and recent... More
Dr. Douglas Swords
WASHINGTON – Initial misdiagnoses were common and were associated with a later disease stage at diagnosis, in a study... More
Study suggests mammography results in ‘widespread overdiagnosis’
In regions where more women undergo screening mammography, the detection of small cancers increases but mortality... More
Hospital clinicians commonly work while sick
The vast majority of doctors and other trained medical professionals at a hospital went to work while sick within the... More
Histopathological image of multiple myoloma. Smear preparation of bone marrow aspirate stained with May-Grünwald-Giemsa procedure.
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma or smoldering multiple myeloma experienced good responses and few severe... More
Citrus consumption linked to risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
Health professionals from two cohort studies who consumed citrus products more than 1.6 times a day had a 36% higher... More
Dr. Richard L. Schilsky
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology has initiated an ambitious campaign designed to wring order... More

Reviews

Ruben Guzman-Marin et al
Sleep disturbances are common among patients with cancer for many reasons. Sleep problems can be present at any stage during treatment for cancer and in some patients, sleep disturbance may be the presenting symptoms that lead to the diagnosis of som... More »
 

Reviews

Fayez Estephan et al
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous group of hematologic neoplasms with an annual incidence of 4.1 cases per 100,000 Americans. Patients with MDS suffer from chronic cytopenias that may lead to recurrent transfusions, infections, and ... 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 »
 

Features

Bernard A Mason, MD
In the first quarter of 2015, a number of papers that addressed cardiovascular issues in oncology were published. These included studies of the cardiovascular toxicity of cancer therapy, treatment guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Onco... More »
 

Features

Jane de Lartigue
Improvements in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cancer combined with advances in genome sequencing have provided revolutionary new therapeutic options for several hard-to-treat tumors in recent decades. For other challenging tumor ty... More »
 

From the Editor

David H Henry, MD, FACP
Well, what just happened in Chicago? Nearly 30,000 of our closest friends and colleagues descended on the windy city to meet in the McCormick Center to catch up on the latest data and updates in oncology at the American Society of Clinical Oncology... More »
 

From the Editor

David H Henry, MD, FACP
So, let me ask you a question: How do you stay up-to-date in oncology and hematology? In particular, are you at an academic institution or in community practice? Do you do only oncology, or is your focus oncology and hematology? If you are in an acad... More »