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Slow Progress Toward Meaningful Use Stage 2
As of July 1, 2014, 972 of 2,823 eligible providers and 10 of 128 hospitals have attested to MU2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Viewpoint: Why Boys Should Be Vaccinated Against HPV
Girls-only vaccination program leaves men at risk, especially those who have sex with men
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Head and Neck Cancer
Retrospective cohort study in Taiwan shows significantly increased risk of cancer
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HPV-Related Noncervical Cancers on the Rise in Canada
Registry data show increase in incidence rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal and anal cancers
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Low Trust in Physician Tied to Distress in Cancer Patients
Findings only seen in more anxiously attached patients in year following diagnosis
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Preterm Birth Tied to Lasting Venous Thromboembolism Risk
Increased risk seen in infancy, early childhood, young adulthood; risks persist after adjustment
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Access for Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Continuing to Decline
Decrease in overall access to physicians, even in previously rep-friendly specialties
Monday, July 28, 2014

Young Cancer Patients at High Risk for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Oncologist and gynecologist should collaborate to provide appropriate treatment
Monday, July 28, 2014

Low Yield for Repeat Colonoscopy in Some Patients
Little benefit for repeat colonoscopy within 10 years in patients with no polyps on initial exam
Monday, July 28, 2014

HPV Testing Every Three Years As Safe As Other Strategies
Three-year risks following HPV-negative result lower than those following Pap test, cotesting
Monday, July 28, 2014

Type of Lymphoma Treatment Impacts Degree of Harm to Sperm
Treatment type and pretreatment spermatogenesis status linked to recovery
Monday, July 28, 2014

Post-Op Recovery Program Aids Community Hospital Outcomes
Improvements in colorectal outcomes independent of laparoscopy, cancer diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

Serum Free Light Chain Level Increase Precedes Amyloidosis
Monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains detected more than 11 years before diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

Tool Assesses Psychosocial Problems in Genetic Counseling
Questionnaire helps counselors address psychosocial issues in genetic counseling for cancer
Friday, July 25, 2014

CDC: Too Few Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Friday, July 25, 2014

FDA Approves Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone
Targiniq ER includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken
Thursday, July 24, 2014

For VTE Prevention, Best Anticoagulant Varies by Surgery
Aspirin may be better for lower extremity arthroplasty, other anticoagulants for hip fracture
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Race Affects Opioid Selection for Cancer Pain
African-American patients are less likely to receive oxycodone, even among patients with CKD
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ob-Gyn Guidance Issued for Young Cancer Patient Concerns
Cancer and its treatment may have an immediate or delayed impact on reproductive health
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment
Decrease in number of uninsured; gain in coverage leads to improvements in access
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Uterine Cancer in 27/10,000 Women Undergoing Morcellation
Prevalence ratio for uterine malignancy increases with increasing age
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Benefit Questioned
For women with stage I, II cancer without a BRCA mutation, 20-year survival benefit <1 percent
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Physician Offices Investing in Patient Portals for EHRs
More resources being spent on patient portals than other EHR applications
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

Transdermal 4-Hydroxytamoxifen Gel Beneficial in DCIS
Decrease in Ki67 similar to that with oral tamoxifen; reduced endocrine, coagulation effects
Monday, July 21, 2014

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal
Monday, July 21, 2014

Patients, Caregivers Struggle With Advanced Multimorbidity
Interviews with patients and carers offer insights into the needs of those with advanced multimorbidity
Friday, July 18, 2014

Poor Parent-Provider Agreement in Advanced Pediatric Cancer
Poor concordance regarding prognosis and goals of care; variation seen by cancer type
Friday, July 18, 2014

Seriously Ill Patients Have Limited Facial Expression
In the emergency room setting, facial expressions may help in assessment of cardiopulmonary disease
Friday, July 18, 2014

Testicular Cancer Rising in Young Hispanics in the U.S.
Increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Added Corticosteroid Deemed Ineffective for Cancer Pain
In advanced cancer patients receiving opioids, methylprednisolone does not add to analgesic effect
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Class III Obesity Substantially Increases Mortality Rate
Most of the excess deaths attributed to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes
Friday, July 11, 2014

ACOs Require Overhaul to Health Care Delivery System
Successful ACOs involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities; address nonclinical factors
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Recommendations Made for Partnering Patients in Health Care
Changes needed in content and conduct of health professions education, education organizations
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Central Venous Catheters Up Infection Risk in Cancer Patients
Careful assessment of need for long-term CVCs, targeted strategies for reducing infections urged
Thursday, July 03, 2014

ESHRE: Reassuring Findings on Fertility Drug-Cancer Link
But researchers still urge long-term monitoring
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Financial Management
Tips include establishment of clear financial policies for practice; education of patients
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Health Care Expenditure Has Slowed in United States
Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S., other high-spending countries
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

ACA Offers Opportunities for Prevention, Public Health
In addition to increasing health insurance coverage, law promotes use of clinical preventive services
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

CDC: Opioid Prescriptions Vary Widely Among States
Death toll can be reduced with better oversight, agency says, citing success in Florida
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Complications Only Account for Some Variation in Hospital LOS
Much of variation in LOS after colorectal resection is not due to patient illness or complications
Monday, June 30, 2014

Support for Childhood Sunscreen Use to Prevent Adult Melanoma
Experimental study in opossum model shows 10-fold reduction in melanocytic nevi
Monday, June 30, 2014

UnitedHealth Cutting More Docs From Medicare Advantage
New cuts seen in at least five states and affecting up to 10 percent of physicians
Friday, June 27, 2014

Court: Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
Colorado Supreme Court says doctors not liable for outcomes tied to patient's risky behavior
Friday, June 27, 2014

Cancer Screening Discussions Lack Shared Decision-Making
Physicians more likely to discuss pros versus cons of screening with patients
Friday, June 27, 2014

Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Drop in Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Risk decreases for each year of use and for increasing years in the past that aspirin use started
Friday, June 27, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Productivity
Steps include workflow map, effective delegation, establishing patient portal, motivating staff
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Soy, Isoflavone Intake Has No Effect on Endometrial Cancer Risk
Findings in large study of Japanese women food consumption examining endometrial cancer risk
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date
Digital media provides opportunities to ensure public has accurate drug safety information
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Survival Up After Progression in HPV-Positive Oropharynx CA
HPV status is independent predictor of overall survival after progression
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Postdiagnosis Calcium Intake Inversely Linked to Death in CRC
Reduced risk of all-cause mortality with increased total calcium intake; inverse link also seen for milk
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Active Surveillance Underused for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Most physicians report that their patients are not interested in active surveillance
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tomosynthesis Added to Digital Mammography Cuts Recalls
Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis reduces recall rate, improves cancer detection
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Strategies Presented to Avoid Overzealous Lung CA Screening
Benefits, harms of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening should be carefully considered
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

'Financial Toxicity' Tool Developed for Cancer Patients
Four-step process involving 155 patients with cancer used to develop patient-reported measure
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

USPSTF Says Evidence Doesn't Support Vitamin D Screening
Decision based on review for health outcomes from screening asymptomatic adults
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CMS Launches Initiative to Assist Newly Insured
National initiative will help people answer questions about health coverage; take advantage of services
Monday, June 23, 2014

Pre-Op Genetic Testing Impacts Surgical Choice in Breast Cancer
Majority of BRCA mutation carriers opted for different surgery than initially planned by surgeon
Monday, June 23, 2014

Effect of Screening Program on Breast Cancer Mortality Analyzed
About 28 percent cut in breast cancer–related mortality associated with invitation to screening
Monday, June 23, 2014

Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Monitoring needed to detect, prevent mix of human, technological errors
Monday, June 23, 2014

Teen Tanning Bed Exposure Ups Early-Onset Skin Cancer Risk
Indoor tanning tied to elevated risk of basal cell carcinomas before the age of 50
Monday, June 23, 2014

Racial Disparity Seen in Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
White women significantly more likely than black women to receive biopsy with breast cancer
Friday, June 20, 2014

Phone Assist Helps Women With Breast Cancer Lose Weight
Goal is to encourage lifestyle changes in women with breast cancer to improve outcomes
Friday, June 20, 2014

NCHS: Insurance Coverage Expands, Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-ACA health status and health-care coverage
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Diet May Affect Risk Recurrence of Some Breast Cancers
Cutting carbohydrate intake might reduce risk of recurrence of tumors positive for IGFI receptor
Thursday, June 19, 2014

TNF-α Antagonists Exposure Doesn't Up Cancer Risk in IBD
No increased risk of cancer or excess of site-specific cancers in fully adjusted models
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hospitalization Rates Vary With Breast Cancer Chemo Regimen
Lowest hospitalization rates for docetaxel and cyclophosphamide for patients older than 65
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Text Message Program Seems Effective for Smoking Cessation
Higher biochemically-confirmed, self-reported repeated point prevalence abstinence with Text2Quit
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ACA May Mean Healthier Young Adults, Study Suggests
Coverage through parent's plan might also protect against medical costs, researchers say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hospitalization Rate Up for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Higher hospital admission rate for survivors, with highest rates for neuroblastoma, bone tumors
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Prolonged Sitting Ups Risk of Developing Certain Cancers
Sedentary behaviors may be a risk factor for cancers of the colon, endometrium, and lung
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Annual MRI, Mammo Effective for Screening High-Risk Women
Thirty-five breast cancers detected; most cancers detected among known mutation gene carriers
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates ACOs
Results from the first national survey of accountable care organizations
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
Training needed to ensure capacity to express empathy, without admitting fault
Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Health Care System Ranked Last Again: Report
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures
Monday, June 16, 2014

Pre-Op Serum Cholesterol Tied to Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Decreasing serum cholesterol linked to more advanced stage, higher grade, tumor necrosis
Monday, June 16, 2014

HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of claims for evaluation and management are coded incorrectly
Friday, June 13, 2014

Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Use of the medium remains low in part because of lack of knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2014

Breast Cancer Risk Up With Higher Red Meat Intake
Risk could be reduced by substitution of other legumes or poultry for red meat
Friday, June 13, 2014

Data From EHRs Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Ways to utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Care
Annual expenses almost twice that of people who never had cancer, researchers report
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Communication Training Helps Oncologists Break Bad News
Docs' performance scores improve in terms of emotional support, ability to deliver information
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Carcinogenic Substances May Persist in Hair Dyes
Hairdressers who work with permanent dyes and perming treatments may be exposed to toluidines
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Few Meet Exercise Guidelines Post-Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Most women report decrease in activity after diagnosis, with average decrease of 15 MET hrs/wk
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Decrease in Late-Stage Breast Cancer in Mammography Era
After adjustment for prescreening temporal trends, decrease varied from 21 to 48 percent
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Follow-Up Care Guidelines Issued for Prostate Cancer Survivors
Issues addressed include health promotion; surveillance for recurrence, new primaries
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Adherence Varies With Race in Pediatric Leukemia Treatment
About one-third of relapses for acute lymphoblastic leukemia attributed to non-adherence
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cancer Risk From Imaging Low in Children With Heart Disease
Radiation exposure should be reduced for children with heart disease who require repeated imaging
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk
In two studies, higher risk of breast cancer seen for women with more moles
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New HPV Test Sensitive, Specific for Cervical Cancer
HPV test can detect 95 percent of precancerous lesions; cotesting with Pap detects more disease
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cardiac Consequences of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Few
Cardiac end points mostly reversible after trastuzumab discontinuation
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Millions Will Not Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalties: Report
More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Colorectal Cancer Incidence Down With Higher Screening Rates
An estimated 550,000 cases of colorectal cancer have been prevented in U.S. over the past three decades
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Employees may be more motivated with frequent financial incentives
Monday, June 09, 2014

Few U.S. Adults Knowledgeable About Head and Neck Cancer
Two-thirds of surveyed adults reported being not very or not at all knowledgeable about HNC
Monday, June 09, 2014

Veterans Affected by Scandal May Seek Private Care
Physician shortage seen as contributing factor to VA waiting list scandal
Friday, June 06, 2014

CDC: No Drop in Smokeless Tobacco Use Among U.S. Workers
Mining, construction fields hotbeds for products like snuff, survey finds
Friday, June 06, 2014

Insurance Coverage Tied to Better Cancer-Specific Outcomes
For young adults, insurance linked to reduced odds of metastatic disease, any-cause death
Friday, June 06, 2014

Many 'Inconsistencies' in ACA Sign-Ups: Report
Discrepancies for more than a quarter of eight million people who have signed up for coverage
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Naloxegol Found Effective for Opioid-Induced Constipation
Response rate up for intention-to-treat population, those with inadequate response to laxatives
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Training needed to avoid common mistakes leading to claim denials
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Number of Cancer Survivors Projected to Grow in the U.S.
By 2024, an estimated 19 million Americans will have a history of cancer
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Even Without Burning, Indoor Tanning Ups Risk of Melanoma
Melanoma patients reporting zero lifetime sunburns nearly four times more likely to be indoor tanners
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Physicians recommend aggressive treatments for patients but would opt out themselves
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

ASCO: Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return
Healthy habits can also improve cancer prognosis, researcher says
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

EHRs Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Return on investment can be realized by participating in alternative delivery models
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Circumcision May Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer
Greatest protective effect observed in men circumcised at age 36 years or older
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Colonoscopy Is Indicated in Unscreened Elderly Patients
Colorectal cancer screening should be considered in unscreened patients older than 75 years
Monday, June 02, 2014

ASCO: Goserelin Helps Preserve Ovarian Function in Breast CA Tx
Fewer women treated with goserelin plus chemotherapy stop menstruating, have elevated FSH
Monday, June 02, 2014

Occupational Exposure to Solvents May Up Breast CA Risk
Increased risk seen for women who work with solvents before first full-term birth
Monday, June 02, 2014

Lung Cancer Screening May Spur Smoking Cessation
Smokers with screen-detected abnormalities may be more likely to quit smoking
Friday, May 30, 2014

FDA Orders New Warning Labels for Tanning Beds
All sunlamp devices must warn against use by people under 18, agency says
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Global Prevalence of Obesity Increased From 1980 to 2013
Increase in prevalence in adults, and in children and teens in developed and developing countries
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Incidence of Some Cancers Associated With Income
Socioeconomic status should be considered in cancer surveillance
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Docs Must Consider Legal Issues Relating to Text Messaging
Information sent by text message should be included in medical records, accorded privacy
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Many Consider Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Receipt of CPM linked to genetic testing, family history, MRI receipt, worry about recurrence
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most Wikipedia Health Articles Contain Errors
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment Concerns States
Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

International Variation in Lung Cancer Trends Seen in Women
Lung cancer mortality stable or declining for young women; increasing for older women
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Workflow Changes Can Remove Practice Hassles
By delegating and defining workflow, physicians can focus on patients
Friday, May 23, 2014

Cognition Affected in Subgroups of Breast Cancer Patients
Greater tumor, comorbidity burden tied to more pretreatment impairment
Friday, May 23, 2014

Review IDs Modifiers of Cancer Risk in BRCA1/2 Carriers
Later age at first live birth linked to reduced risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 mutation carriers
Friday, May 23, 2014

Thyroid, Liver, Pancreatic Cancer Burden to Increase
Findings based on projections of leading cancer diagnoses, deaths through 2030
Thursday, May 22, 2014

AUA: Physical Activity Linked to Reduction in Bladder CA Mortality
Second study shows females are less likely than males to undergo hematuria evaluation
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Doctors' Use of Electronic Health Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, per report
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?
One study says yes, but not all experts agree
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'Handshake-Free Zones' May Be Coming to Health Care Settings
While perceived as an ingrained interpersonal gesture, it spreads germs
Friday, May 16, 2014

Tailored Intervention Does Not Up CRC Screening Rates
Interactive multimedia computer program does increase behaviors associated with screening
Friday, May 16, 2014

ASCO: Low-Dose CT Lung CA Screening Recs Will Up Diagnoses
Study suggests more cases will be diagnosed at earlier stage; increase in Medicare expenditure
Thursday, May 15, 2014

ASCO: Obesity, Mortality Link in ER+ Breast CA Pre-Menopause
Obesity positively associated with breast cancer mortality only for pre-/peri-menopausal women
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Resveratrol Level Not Linked to Longevity in Older Adults
No association between urinary metabolite concentration and all-cause mortality
Thursday, May 15, 2014

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
Report indicates most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ALA: Women Have Misperceptions About Lung Cancer
Report shows many women are unaware of incidence, poor survival rates, risk for nonsmokers
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in One Year
Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Age-Specific Cervical CA Rates Up With Hysterectomy Correction
Higher age-specific incidence rates and shift in peak incidence to older women after correction
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Direct Pay Reduces Practices' Administration Hassles, Costs
Patients' payment of retainer fee guarantees increased access, higher level of service
Monday, May 12, 2014

Specialty Care Shortage Leads to Lower Perceived Need for It
Those with high, low access to specialty care have no differences in disease burden
Friday, May 09, 2014

ARRS: Higher Chemo Odds for Non-Screened Breast CA Patients
Patients screened with mammography found less likely to undergo chemotherapy
Friday, May 09, 2014

Physicians Have Multiple EHR Documentation Strategies
Pros and cons seen with typing, scribe, voice recognition software, and later transcribing notes
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Insurers: Sizeable Majority Has Paid ACA Premiums
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Cutting Six Risk Factors Could Prevent 37 Million Deaths
These modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Massachusetts Health Care Reform Cut Mortality
Biggest changes seen in counties with lower incomes, higher pre-reform uninsured rate
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

ASCO Issues Guidelines for Advanced HER2+ Breast Cancer
Recommendations provided for management of advanced disease without, with brain mets
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double by 2050
Aging baby boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Considerable Savings From WHI Estrogen + Progestin Trial
Net economic return of $37.1 billion equivalent to $140 per dollar invested in the trial
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Central-Line Blood Infections Remain Costly for Children
Decline in rate of infections from 2008 to 2011, but CLABSI still linked to high costs, length of stay
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Increased Cancer Risk in IBD
Increased risk of cancer for patients with vitamin D deficiency versus sufficiency
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Review: High 25(OH)D Levels Tied to Improved CA Outcomes
Increment of 10 nmol/L in circulating 25(OH)D confers hazard ratio of 0.96 for overall survival
Monday, May 05, 2014

Repeat Data Breaches Among Health Care Orgs Down
Survey respondents believe accountable care organization participation may pose risk
Friday, May 02, 2014

Risk of Cancer From UV Nail Drying Lamp Exposure Small
Notable differences in UV-A irradiance values seen among 17 drying devices tested
Friday, May 02, 2014

Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths in Southeastern States
Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says
Friday, May 02, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency May Up Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Severe vitamin D deficiency linked with higher grade and stage of prostate tumors
Friday, May 02, 2014

White House Report Confirms Eight Million ACA Enrollees
GOP analysis says only two-thirds of those signed up through HealthCare.gov have paid premiums
Friday, May 02, 2014

AATS: Low Annual Hospital Volume Ups Mortality Past 30 Days
Findings in patients undergoing major pulmonary resection for lung cancer
Thursday, May 01, 2014

WHO: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Now Found Worldwide
Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight bacteria
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Review: New Tanning Beds Just As Dangerous As Former Models
Strongest association seen for exposure from more than 10 tanning sessions
Thursday, May 01, 2014

ALA: More Americans Breathing Unhealthy Air
Year-round levels of particle pollution in the 25 worst cities violate health standards
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Modafinil Doesn't Improve NSCLC-Related Fatigue
Placebo effect seen; no difference from placebo for depression, daytime sleepiness, quality of life
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Alcohol + Tobacco Combo Markedly Ups Esophageal CA Risk
Synergistic effect of alcohol and tobacco almost doubles the risk
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waist Circumference Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Increased risk with larger waist circumference no longer significant after adjustment for BMI
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Aspirin Use Cuts CRC Risk With High 15-PGDH Expression
Lower risk seen with high, but not low 15-PGDH expression in normal colon mucosa
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Linked to Job Loss
Breast cancer survivors found more likely to be unemployed if they received adjuvant chemotherapy
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Consistent Follow-Up Care for Cancer Survivors Found Lacking
Few oncologists or primary care physicians consistently provide survivorship care plans
Monday, April 28, 2014

Docs, Patients Have Different Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Care
For patients and caregivers, but not doctors, preferences affected by baseline health attitudes
Friday, April 25, 2014

FDA Approves HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening
Test specifically identifies HPV 16 and 18, as well as detecting 12 other types of high-risk HPVs
Friday, April 25, 2014

Dermatologist Care Tied to Better Self-Detection of Melanoma
Having established dermatologist may facilitate earlier evaluation of concerning lesions
Friday, April 25, 2014

Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release
Biggest complaint is a lack of context with which to interpret the data
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Specific steps include incorporation of patients into ward rounds; consideration of patient perspective
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Short-Term Anxiety Up With False-Positive Mammogram
False-positive mammograms up short-term, but not long-term, anxiety
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Statins May Reduce Risk of Progression of Renal Cancer
Reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma observed in patients on statins
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cancer Patients Need Anxiety, Depression Screening
American Society of Clinical Oncology has adapted pan-Canadian guidelines
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pre-HPV Vaccine, Most Oropharyngeal Cancers HPV+
Lower prevalence of HPV 16/18 for females versus males and for non-Hispanic blacks
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

Low Adherence Rates for Prostate Cancer Quality of Care Measures
Regional variation seen in pretreatment counseling, overuse of bone scans, oncologist follow-up
Monday, April 21, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

One in 20 U.S. Adults a Victim of Diagnostic Errors
Errors include missed opportunities for a timely, correct diagnosis based on available evidence
Thursday, April 17, 2014

CDC: Regional Trends Seen for Complementary Health Services
U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NSAIDs With Anticoagulant Tx Ups Major Bleeding in VTE
Increases in clinically relevant, major bleeding seen in venous thromboembolism patients
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

High-Fat Diet Tied to Certain Subtypes of Breast Cancer
High intake of saturated fat increases risk of HER2-negative, ER/PR-positive disease
Monday, April 14, 2014

Video-Based Info Increases Men's Skin Health Awareness
Those receiving intervention increased clinical skin exams in the seven months following education
Monday, April 14, 2014

CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Still Higher for Elderly
Higher hospital charge and increased length of stay for patients aged 80 years and older post-resection
Monday, April 14, 2014

Chronic Pancreatitis Ups Risk of Cancer Death
People with chronic pancreatitis also have higher incidence of other comorbidities
Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

Cognitive Decline Inversely Tied to Cancer Mortality Risk
Elderly with faster cognitive decline found to have lower risk of cancer mortality
Thursday, April 10, 2014

AACR: Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Liver Cancer Risk
Findings in a large study consistent across ethnic groups
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

AACR: Irregular Menstrual Cycles Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk
With validation, women with irregular cycles could be targeted for screening
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

AACR: High BMI Prediagnosis May Lead to Poor CRC Outcomes
High BMI overrides survival advantage associated with microsatellite instability-high tumor
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Decrease in Tobacco Use on TV Dramas Since 1955
Downward trend parallels historical cigarette consumption trends
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier
Findings based on comparisons between newly eligible under ACA and pre-ACA enrollees
Monday, April 07, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

Adenoma Detection Rate Linked to Interval Cancer Risk
Adenoma detection rate is inversely associated with risk of interval colorectal cancer
Friday, April 04, 2014

Study Examines Fertility Drug Effect on Breast Cancer Risk
No increased risk with ever use of clomiphene; inconsistent association for gonadotropin use
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Worse Cutaneous Melanoma Outcomes for Men Living Alone
More advanced stage at diagnosis; reduced cutaneous malignant melanoma-specific survival
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Financial Burden of Breast Cancer Hits Minorities Harder
Increased likelihood of financial decline and privations in minorities compared with whites
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Full-Field Digital Mammography Reduces Recall Rate
Biopsy rate also reduced after transition from screen-film to full-field digital mammography
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Excellent Long-Term Outcomes Seen Following Esophagectomy
Good nutritional status, quality of life, satisfaction with eating at 10+ years post-esophagectomy
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Seven+ Daily Portions of Fruit, Vegetables Cut Mortality
Reductions in all-cause, cancer, cardiovascular mortality for consumption of seven+ portions/day
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In addition to savings on prescription drugs, preventive service use up for Medicare beneficiaries
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Individualized Risk Should Guide Mammography Screening
Risk models, decision aids need further optimization to avoid overdiagnosis
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Next-Gen Sequencing May Soon Affect Breast Cancer Care
Speed of testing will provide information that can alter treatment decisions
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

CDC: Invasive Cancer Diagnoses Down Slightly in 2010
Majority of states still have not reached 2020 targets for reduced cancer incidence
Friday, March 28, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Interactive Phone Messages May Promote Cancer Screening
Underserved Latina patients in need of such screenings were receptive to promotion tool
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1 in 25 Inpatients Has Health Care-Associated Infection Daily
Common device-associated infections seem to be decreasing, accounting for 25 percent of infections
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

E-Cigarette Use Does Not Up Quitting, Reduce Smoking
Baseline e-cigarette use does not significantly predict quitting smoking one year later
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Financial incentives exist, including reimbursement and avoiding hospital readmissions
Friday, March 21, 2014

Personality Measures in Young Patients Predict Later Health
Personality ratings useful regardless of differences in level of acquaintance of informant
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

APS: Mindfulness Meditation Beneficial for Teens With Cancer
Trend toward significance for reduction in depressive symptoms, improved sleep quality for girls
Friday, March 14, 2014

High Serum 25(OH)D Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Mortality
Meta-analysis shows lower risk of death from breast cancer with higher serum concentrations of 25(OH)D
Friday, March 14, 2014

CDC: Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults
States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds
Friday, March 14, 2014

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap
Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Probable Link for Excess Body Fat, Ovarian Cancer Risk
Convincing evidence for adult attained height link to increased risk; lactation may decrease risk
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Health Education Not Routinely Provided to Patients
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners more often provide education than physicians
Thursday, March 13, 2014

FDA Experts Debate Timing of Pap Test
Panel could recommend HPV test as a woman's new first option for cervical cancer screening
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on ClinicalTrials.gov, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposal met heavy resistance from patient groups
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AAPM: Oxytocin, HCG Show Promise for Intractable Pain
Seven of nine patients reported 30 to 40 percent decrease in opioid use and baseline pain
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

High-Fiber Diet Cuts Risk of Colorectal Adenoma
Subgroup analysis links high intake of fruit and cereal, but not vegetable, fiber with reduced risk
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Average-Risk Women Overestimate Ovarian Cancer Risk
More than one-third of postmenopausal women estimate their risk to be 50 percent or more
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Patients Prefer Specific Info From Docs for Prostate Cancer
Patients cite treatment description by the treating physician as the most helpful source
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ASCO: Demand for Quality Cancer Care Increasing
Millions lack access to quality care; one-quarter of uninsured forgo care because of costs
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Ups Subsequent Primary Cancer Risk
Record-linkage study shows increased risks for 26 cancer types, especially for younger people
Monday, March 10, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Consultant Offers Tips for Evaluating Staff Pay
Geographic factors, professional determinations, and state labor laws all factor into discussions
Monday, March 10, 2014

AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health
Friday, March 07, 2014

Palliative Chemo for Terminal Cancer Linked to Death in ICU
Use of chemotherapy at end of life also ups risk of undergoing CPR or mechanical ventilation
Friday, March 07, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Fewer Positive Margins With Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy also tied to less use of additional cancer therapy
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Rx Adherence
Along with lower cost sharing, plans target high-risk patients, use mail-order drugs
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Contamination level of stethoscope similar to parts of physician's dominant hand
Friday, February 28, 2014

Review Examines Incretin-Based Drug, Pancreatic Safety Link
Extensive review of trials, studies by FDA, EMA find data do not support causal association
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fertility Concerns Common for Young Women With Breast CA
For some, concerns substantially affect treatment decisions, but few use fertility preservation
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Variation Seen in Blood Transfusion Practices After PCI
Transfusion receipt linked to adverse cardiovascular events, regardless of bleeding complications
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal Linked to Diabetes Development
After adjustment, risk of diabetes up for women with both hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Research Agenda Developed for Teen Antipsychotic Rx Use
Second prioritized research agenda focuses on management of ductal carcinoma in situ
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Earlier Ovary Removal Provides Greatest BRCA-Associated Benefit
In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Prognosis Worse for Secondary Versus Primary Thyroid Cancers
Adolescents and young adults who develop secondary thyroid cancer have decreased survival
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Vitamin Prevention of CVD, CA
Final recommendation shows insufficient evidence to assess benefits and harms of multivitamins
Monday, February 24, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

'Epidemic of Diagnosis' Driving Thyroid Cancer Rates Up
Almost three-fold increase in incidence of thyroid cancer, but death rates stable from 1975 to 2009
Monday, February 24, 2014

Repeat Biopsies Up Infection Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients
Men with prostate cancer on active surveillance should be informed of the risk of complications
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

More Older Men Have Skin Exams After Watching Educational Video
A higher proportion of the skin cancers identified are malignant
Friday, February 21, 2014

MRI May Be Alternative for Staging Cancer in Young Patients
Whole-body MRI instead of PET-CT scan visualizes malignant lesions without radiation exposure
Friday, February 21, 2014

Concurrent Opioid Prescribing by Multiple Providers Common
More than three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries with four or more providers have concurrent rx
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Compression Device Noninferior to Meds Post-Arthroplasty
Noninferior efficacy in venous thromboembolism prevention versus pharmacological protocol
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Concerns Explored
Concerns include lack of evidence for association studies being appropriate as screening tests
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Once practice overhead costs are met, patients seen in extended hours increase profitability
Monday, February 17, 2014

AAFP: Telemedicine Can Help With Increased Demand for Docs
Telemedicine can save time for patients, reduce ER visits, allow docs to see more patients
Monday, February 17, 2014

Annual Mammography Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality
Findings in cohort of 40- to 59-year-old women from Canada, screened from 1980 to 1985
Friday, February 14, 2014

People of Color Need Sun Protection to Avoid Skin Cancer
Photoprotection also important for reducing photoaging and other UV-related skin disorders
Friday, February 14, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASA: Postpartum Thrombosis Risk Lasts for at Least 12 Weeks
Increased risks for 0- to 6-weeks, and 6- to 12-weeks postpartum; normalizes by 12- to 18-weeks
Thursday, February 13, 2014

U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses
Deadly epidemic is driven by abuse of narcotic painkillers and heroin
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Adding Signage Improves Smoke-Free Regulation Awareness
New signage ups awareness of smoke-free regulation in outdoor areas around hospitals, bus/taxi lines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Smoking Ups Risk of ER-Positive Breast Cancer in Women
But no association found for smoking and risk of triple-negative breast cancer
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Perceived Control Reduces Mortality Risk for Lesser Educated
But similar effect not observed for higher educated individuals
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine
Protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum, and penis, but too few getting vaccines
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

Obese Men More Likely to Have Colon Polyps
Obese individuals have increased odds of having three or more polyps, tubular adenomas
Monday, February 10, 2014

Obesity Linked to Worse Prognosis in Oral Tongue SCC
Obesity linked to significantly worse disease-specific survival in univariate, multivariate analysis
Monday, February 10, 2014

Gaps Exist in Patient-Centered Quality of CRC Care at VA
Quality of coordination of care predicts receipt of wanted help for symptoms
Friday, February 07, 2014

Personalized Therapy Feasible for Metastatic Breast Cancer
For patients who received targeted tx, 9 percent had objective response, 21 percent had stable disease
Friday, February 07, 2014

Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer
Study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered risk by 20 percent
Friday, February 07, 2014

Review: Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Leukemia Risk
Linear dose-response relationship for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Running Beats Walking for Breast Cancer Survival
Significantly reduced mortality risk for breast cancer survivors who run; with dose-response pattern
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Up From 1973 to 2009
Increased incidence among patients younger than 45 years; increase in proportion of grade III/IV tumors
Thursday, February 06, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Indoor Tanning Remains Popular, Especially in the Young
Despite the large number of cases of skin cancer attributed to this practice
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues
Physician-patient eye gaze patterns differ with use of electronic health records versus paper charts
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Patients Are 'Myth'-Informed About Their Risk of Cancer
Seventeen percent of Americans think that there is nothing people can do to change their risk
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

First- and Second-Generation Family Hx Adequate in Oncology
Related study shows low rates of complete cancer family history documentation, referral
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

High Overall CRC Diagnostic Accuracy for Home Stool Test
High diagnostic accuracy and specificity, moderate sensitivity for fecal immunochemical test
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Expressive Writing May Benefit Renal Cancer Patients
Benefits in cancer-linked symptoms mediated by lower Impact of Event Scale one month after intervention
Monday, February 03, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Melanoma Risk Up in IBD Independent of Biologic Therapy
Meta-analysis based on cohort studies finds link between IBD and increased risk of melanoma
Friday, January 31, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Androgen Deprivation Therapy Can Take Emotional Toll
But no clinically meaningful decline in quality of life seen in prostate cancer patients at 24 months
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Telephone Delivery OK for BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling
Not inferior to in-person counseling with respect to knowledge gained and perceived stress
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Therapeutic Music Video Beneficial for HSCT Recipients
Positive resilience outcomes for adolescents/young adults undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Role of Vitamin D in Disease Prevention Is Uncertain
Meta-analysis shows that widespread supplementation does not improve health outcomes
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Yoga Provides Health Benefits for Breast Cancer Survivors
Twelve-week intervention linked to improved fatigue, vitality, lower levels of proinflammatory cytokines
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Exercise After Cancer Improves Survival in Men
Lower risk of all-cause mortality and mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease
Monday, January 27, 2014

Children Resilient When Dealing With Cancer Experience
Although challenged, youth with cancer do not have higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder
Monday, January 27, 2014

'War on Cancer' Has Made Progress
Gains in cancer survival offset by higher cancer incidence tied to declines in noncancer mortality
Friday, January 24, 2014

Editorial Discusses Ultrasound in Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Ultrasound being used in multiple specialties; also beneficial for resource-limited areas
Friday, January 24, 2014

Sickle Cell Trait Affects Dosing of Anemia Medications in Dialysis
Sickle cell or hemoglobin C trait may mean higher doses of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents needed
Friday, January 24, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Added Prostate CA Criteria May Help ID Surveillance Candidates
Additional predictors guide selection of patients for active surveillance programs
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Early Vulvar CA Tx Has Little Impact on Sexuality, Body Image
Little to no long-term disruption to sexuality or body image for women undergoing treatment
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Few Dermatology Patients Engage in Skin CA Surveillance
Most patients lack ability to ID suspicious features of melanoma; worse performance for minorities
Thursday, January 23, 2014

ALA: Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates
American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ACA Impact on Primary Practice May Depend on Location
Practices in states with expanded Medicaid may see more new, chronically ill patients
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Federal Funding of Health Centers Mitigates Access Issues
Findings among low-income, uninsured adults from 2002 to 2007
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AAFP: Insufficient Evidence for Low-Dose CT Lung CA Screening
Despite USPSTF recommendation for annual screening for high-risk adults, AAFP urges caution
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medication Synchronization Program Ups Adherence
Community pharmacy-based program projects increase of 20 med fills per patient per year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Multiple Medications Increase Odds of Hospital Admission
Link modified by number of long-term conditions, with reduced effect for multiple conditions
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Data Support Sedentary Time, Mortality Link for Older Women
Linear relationship between higher amounts of sedentary time, mortality risk
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One-Fifth of Hospitalizations in Advanced GI Cancer Avoidable
Higher 90-day mortality seen after avoidable versus non-avoidable hospitalizations
Friday, January 17, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

NCPA: Access to Controlled Substances Often Delayed
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week
Thursday, January 16, 2014

FDA Warns Against Rx With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Agency recommends that physicians cease prescriptions of drugs in excess of 325 mg
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Exposure to Some Phthalates Fell in the Last Decade
May be associated with bans on their use
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Intensive Monitoring Ups Surgical Treatment of CRC Recurrence
But no mortality reduction seen with intensive CEA screening, CT imaging, or both
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Early BPA Exposure May Up Subsequent Prostate Cancer Risk
In vivo BPA exposure tied to increased incidence of prostate intraepithelial neoplasia, adenocarcinoma
Monday, January 13, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

CDC: Lung Cancer Incidence in U.S. Down From 2005 to 2009
Decrease more rapid among men than women, among those aged 35-44 versus other age groups
Monday, January 13, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Cancer Patients With Insomnia
Remains a better choice versus mindfulness-based stress reduction for nonpharmacologic treatment
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Guideline Adherence Cuts Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Following American Cancer Society cancer prevention guidelines lowers mortality
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Administrative Demands Hurt Patient-Doctor Relationship
Extensive charting, preauthorizations, high volumes all cut time doctors spend with patients
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Review Suggests Psychological Benefits of Meditation
Moderate evidence for improvements in anxiety, depression, pain with mindfulness meditation
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Internists Uncomfortable Caring for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Internists report being somewhat unfamiliar with available surveillance guidelines
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Non-White Physicians Provide Disproportionate Minority Care
Non-white physicians care for more than half of minority patients, non-English speakers
Monday, January 06, 2014

Unrestricted Hospital Visiting Hours Up Patient Satisfaction
Allowing after-hours visitors does not increase complaints or cause security problems
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

Most Women Experience Breast Cancer Postoperative Pain
Factors include chronic pre-op pain, pre-op depression, axillary lymph node dissection, chemo
Friday, January 03, 2014

Review Quantifies Benefits, Harms of Mammography
Among 1,000 U.S. women screened annually for 10 years, 0.3 to 3.2 will avoid breast cancer death
Friday, January 03, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Patient Experience of Service Quality Predicts CRC Survival
Being completely satisfied linked to lower mortality even after multivariate adjustment
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

Acupuncture Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms
No significant difference in outcomes seen for patients treated with real, sham acupuncture
Monday, December 30, 2013

USPSTF Recommends Lung CA Screening for High-Risk Adults
Screening urged for adults aged 55 to 80 years with 30 pack-year history who smoke or recently quit
Monday, December 30, 2013

Smoking Bans Linked to Improvement in Tobacco Use
Increased odds of smoking reduction, quit attempts with home ban, ban in one's city/town
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

Changes in Pain Noted for Many Ambulatory Cancer Patients
Inadequate pain management, baseline pain severity linked to pain deterioration
Friday, December 27, 2013

Physician Pay Increasingly Tied to Quality Metrics
Trend expected to accelerate as reimbursement shifts towards performance-based pay
Thursday, December 26, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

HPV 6, 11, 42/Combo Detection Doesn't ID CIN 2+, 3+ Risk
Three-year risks of CIN 2+ and CIN 3+ 0.4 and 0.0 percent, respectively, after infection
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

USPSTF Supports Counseling, BRCA Tests for At-Risk Women
Women whose family hx indicates BRCA mutations should be offered counseling and genetic testing
Monday, December 23, 2013

Free Preventive Services for >25 Million Medicare Beneficiaries
Due to ACA, >25.4 million Original beneficiaries received at least one free preventive service in 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

Role of E-Cigarettes in Eliminating Tobacco Use Discussed
Threaten to reverse public health campaign to denormalize smoking; but benefits in harm reduction
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Web-Based Tool Cuts Cancer Symptom Distress
Intervention reduces Symptom Distress Scale-15; benefit strongest in over 50s
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Neuraxial + General Anesthesia May Up Prostate CA Outcomes
General anesthesia alone linked to increased risk for systemic progression, overall mortality
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Comorbidity Strongly Influences Survival in Cancer Patients
Still, death rates from cancer continue to decline in the United States
Monday, December 16, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Determinants of Patient Loyalty to Provider Identified
More than 15 percent of patients at high risk for leaving their current physician, practice
Monday, December 16, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

ASCO Report Highlights Progress Against Cancer in Last Year
Report features 76 studies; highlights new approaches to cancer care, new treatments
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

SABCS: Exercise Eases Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Arthralgia
Survivors experience greater decrease in worst joint pain scores, joint pain severity with exercise
Thursday, December 12, 2013

SABCS: Mammography Benefit Disparities Due to Denominators
Considerable reduction in disparities when estimates are standardized to common scenario
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Recommendations Issued to Prevent VTE in Maternal Patients
Include assessment with automated scoring system, provision of appropriate information on discharge
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

AACR: Patient Uncertainty High for HPV Vaccination
One-quarter of vaccine-relevant individuals have discussed vaccine with health care providers
Monday, December 09, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Serum 25(OH)D Marker of Ill Health, Not Causative Agent
Links seen between 25(OH)D concentration and health outcomes; supplementation has little effect
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Results Mixed for Liberal Transfusions in Heart Disease
Outcome effects of aggressive protocols in heart disease patients with anemia mixed
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Health Reform in Mass. Didn't Change ICU Utilization
Health care reform in Massachusetts did correlate with reduction in ICU patients without insurance
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Nurse Navigator Intervention Beneficial in Early Cancer Care
Higher scores on Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care; fewer problems with care
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Barriers Identified for HPV Vaccination Among U.S. Teens
Health care providers cite financial concerns and parental attitudes and concerns as barriers
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

USPSTF: Lack of Evidence for Primary Care Oral CA Screening
Insufficient evidence to weigh the benefits, harms of primary care screening for asymptomatic adults
Monday, November 25, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

Family Doc Finds Mid-Level Providers Increase Revenue
Case study describes substantial increase in doctor take-home pay with addition of mid-levels
Monday, November 25, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And HealthCare.gov website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Younger Age Is Significant QoL Predictor Post-Breast Biopsy
Testing Morbidities Index scores down by about three points for each decade decrease in patient age
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nut Consumption May Impact Mortality Risk
Including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Web-Based Course Improves Ability to Detect Skin Cancer
Improved diagnosis, management of benign lesions for participating primary care providers
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More Mastectomy, Less Radiation in Male Breast CA Management
Breast conservation less frequently performed for males
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Comorbidity Has Considerable Impact on Life Expectancy
Comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy may help tailor recommendations for cancer screenings
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

ASCO Concurs With Cancer Care Ontario for CRC Follow-Up
Surveillance should be planned according to presumed risk of recurrence, patients' functional status
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Campaign Ups Colon Cancer Screening in Rural Community
A multicomponent intervention spurred a small increase in screening rates
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Many Americans Want Docs to Help Explain Genetic Tests
Even though some companies offer testing directly to the consumer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

USPSTF: Lack of Evidence for Vitamins for CVD, CA Prevention
Insufficient evidence to weigh the benefits and harms of multivitamins for primary prevention
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

HPV Test Ordering Varies Widely in Family Medicine
Female doctors twice as likely to order HPV testing for any cytology results in low-risk women
Monday, November 11, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

For Hospitalized Adults, Light Inversely Tied to Fatigue, Mood
Pain level positively associated with fatigue, but not directly linked to light exposure
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Postdiagnostic Statin Use Cuts Mortality in Prostate Cancer
Stronger effect on prostate cancer-linked, all-cause mortality for those with prediagnostic use
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Assisted Conception Doesn't Up Overall Cancer Risk in Children
Associated with increased risk of hepatoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, but absolute risks small
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Provider Reminder Tool Can Improve Screening Rates
Care coordinator and clinical reminder tool can improve clinical prevention performance rates
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Personal History of Prostate Cancer Linked to Melanoma Risk
Marginally increased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer; no melanoma risk with hx of other cancers
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

CDC Suggests Ways to Increase CRC Screening Rates
Includes offering all test options; matching patients with test they are most likely to complete
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says HealthCare.gov is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

One Dose of HPV Vaccine Induces Long-Term Antibodies
Levels are lower than multiple doses but remain stable for at least four years
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Twin Study Shows Smoking Causes Premature Facial Aging
More facial wrinkling in twin who smoked as little as five years longer
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists HealthCare.gov will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CRC Risk Up With Family Hx of Adenoma, Advanced Adenoma
Screening according to guidelines could miss 10 percent of CRCs diagnosed in relatives
Monday, October 28, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Coffee Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer
Meta-analysis pooled the results of 16 studies
Friday, October 25, 2013

Many Interns Don't Practice Etiquette-Based Communication
Interns overestimate the extent to which they introduce themselves and their role, sit with patient
Friday, October 25, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on HealthCare.gov foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Modest Survival Benefits Seen for Family Caregivers
Caregivers to chronically ill family members have slightly reduced risk of death
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Regular Internet Use Linked to Cancer Prevention Behaviors
Older adults consistently using Internet more likely to report CRC screening, exercise, healthy diet
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Physical Symptoms From Prostate Biopsy Can Cause Anxiety
Potential psychological harm associated with biopsy even in absence of cancer diagnosis
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Few Patients Told About Risks of Overdiagnosis Pre-Screening
Most want to be told of screening harms, but only 9.5 percent informed about overdiagnosis, overtx
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pill Effects on Breast, Ovarian CA Same in High-Risk Women
Risk the same as found in women in the general population
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled HealthCare.gov Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

Risk Factors for VTE Post-Spine Surgery Identified
Older, male, obese, and those with long operative times may be at greater risk
Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at HealthCare.gov website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gastric, Esophageal Cancer Risk Linked to Teen Overweight
Socioeconomic status, immigrants' country of origin tied to noncardia gastric cancer risk
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ACG: Physical Activity Linked to Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Meta-analysis shows decreased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, not squamous cell cancer
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Communication Factors Aid Cancer Diagnosis Disclosure
Physician communication, environmental, patient-centered factors improve patient satisfaction
Monday, October 14, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

Incidentally, Non-Incidentally Discovered Thyroid CA Compared
Patients with incidentally discovered thyroid cancer likely to be older, male, have higher stage disease
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bleeding Disorder Often Seen With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Underlying bleeding disorders play role in women with and without gynecologic abnormalities
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

ACS: Laparoscopic Colon Cancer Resection Benefits Elderly
Laparoscopic procedure linked with lower risk of discharge to a nursing facility
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Use of Single-Fraction Radiation for Pain Found Rare in Elderly
Only 3 percent of elderly patients with bone metastases receive single-fraction radiation
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns
HealthCare.gov offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

Walking Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk
As little as an hour a day reduces risk among postmenopausal women
Friday, October 04, 2013

Melanoma Patients Increase Sun Exposure After Diagnosis
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation higher than controls two years later
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Breast Cancer Incidence Rates Up for African-American Women
With increase, incidence rates are converging for white and African-American women in U.S.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ASTRO: Two Questions Can ID Depression in Cancer Patients
Two-item Patient Health Questionnaire detects major depression in patients receiving radiotherapy
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Peanut Butter Intake in Pre-Teens Tied to Breast Health
Daily vegetable protein, fat intake in pre-teens subsequently tied to improved breast health
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ECC: Diabetes May Lead to More Breast, Colorectal Cancer
Diabetes status also tied to increased cancer-specific mortality
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

More Primary Care Visits, Less Colorectal Cancer Incidence
Findings among Medicare patients; increased visits also tied to lower mortality
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Worker Roles Impacted When 'Undervalued' by Patients
Frustrations can affect both performance and pay
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marriage Shown to Provide Cancer Survival Benefit
Married patients less likely to present with metastatic disease, die from their cancer
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

USPSTF: Offer Breast CA Risk-Reducing Rx to High-Risk Patients
Tamoxifen, raloxifene recommended for women with raised risk, low risk of adverse meds effects
Monday, September 23, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

Racial Disparities in Functional Disability of Breast Cancer
More likely among African-American women with newly diagnosed non-metastatic breast cancer
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

Little Correlation Between Care Quality, Patient Experience
Strongest correlations with clinical quality were seen for patient assessments of access
Friday, September 20, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Enhanced Care Program Set Up at Six Mayo Clinic Hospitals
Program supplements usual care with computerized system that monitors patient's condition
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More Than 1.6 Million Americans Expected to Get Cancer in 2013
Despite increased number of survivors due to progress in research, >500,000 expected to die
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Inverse Link for Dental Caries, Head/Neck Squamous Cell CA
After adjustment, those in upper tertiles of caries, crown, endodontic tx have reduced risk of HNSCC
Friday, September 13, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

E-Cigarettes Modestly Effective for Helping Smokers Quit
Second study shows increase in population-level quit attempts with TV advertising campaign
Monday, September 09, 2013

Processing Speed Drops After Medulloblastoma Diagnosis
Broad attention, working memory show less vulnerability to declines with treatment
Thursday, September 05, 2013

ASCO: Peri-Op MRI Doesn't Lower Recurrence Rates in DCIS
No significant difference in five-, eight-year locoregional recurrence rates with, without MRI
Thursday, September 05, 2013

ASCO: Few Women Accurately ID Their Breast Cancer Risk
More than 90 percent of women over- or underestimate risk; results similar across race
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Excess HRT-Tied Breast Cancer Risk Varies With Race, BMI
HRT-linked risk up for white, Asian, Hispanic women; for low/normal BMI and dense breasts
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Hydroxyurea Cost-Effective for Childhood Sickle Cell Anemia
More effective, with lower medical costs, than placebo
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Pre-Diagnosis Coffee Intake Tied to Prostate CA Outcomes
Higher coffee consumption linked to lower risk of prostate cancer recurrence/progression
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Most Head, Neck Surgeons Discuss Risk Factors, HPV
Express support for activities to educate, increase awareness, advocate for HPV-related health policy
Friday, August 30, 2013

Young Women's Drinking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Drinking between menarche and first pregnancy also tied to proliferative benign breast disease
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Researchers Discuss Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer
Increasing incidence of small and indolent thyroid cancer but mortality rate stable since 1979
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tamoxifen, Age Influence Chemo-Induced Amenorrhea
Risk of induced, long-term amenorrhea similar among women with/without BRCA mutations
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DCIS Terminology Impacts Patient Treatment Choice
Patients more likely to choose nonsurgical option when described as breast lesion or abnormal cells
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Correct Dose of Anti-Clotting Rx in Elderly Continues to Elude
Lower prasugrel dose has similar outcomes to usual clopidogrel dose in elderly heart patients
Monday, August 26, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

Prevalence of Indoor Tanning Quantified for Young Women
Prevalence increases with age for high-school students; decreases with age for 18- to 34-year-olds
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

Healthy Diet May Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Findings based on self-rated diet quality in national food frequency survey
Friday, August 16, 2013

Few Urologists Follow Peri-Op Thromboprophylaxis Guidelines
About half of the members who responded knew about the AUA Best Practice Statement
Friday, August 16, 2013

Depression Up in Post-Radiation Head & Neck Cancer Survivors
Depression is fairly consistent through five years post-radiotherapy; treatments are underutilized
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

Breastfeeding May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Nonsmokers
Later breast cancer diagnosis for nonsmoking females who breastfeed for more than six months
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cancer Control Programs Often Don't Address Radon Concerns
Fewer than half of plans reviewed have radon-specific terminology
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

Individualized Breast Cancer Screening Catches More Cancer
And microdose mammography seems to have good diagnostic performance even in dense breasts
Monday, August 12, 2013

Medical Center Farmers Market Aids in Medical Home Goals
Medical center-based farmers market can contribute to patient-centered care
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

Physicians' Malpractice Concerns Predict More Testing
Changing defensive practices must target physicians' underlying malpractice concerns
Friday, August 09, 2013

MRI-Guided Cryoablation Viable for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Promising initial results for 10 patients with recurrent prostate cancer after radiation
Friday, August 09, 2013

Cumulative Metformin Linked to Mortality Post-Prostate Cancer
Both all-cause, prostate cancer-specific mortality reduced in elderly men with diabetes
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

No Increased Cancer Risk With Glargine Versus Human Insulin
Consistent results seen for any cancer and for breast, prostate, colon cancers
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Invitation to CRC Screening Ups Participation in Underserved
Significantly higher participation rates for fecal immunochemical test versus colonoscopy
Monday, August 05, 2013

Hospital Resection Volume Tied to NSCLC Survival in England
Increased survival for higher volume of resections; strongest association in early post-op period
Monday, August 05, 2013

Long-Term Calcium-Channel Blockers Tied to Breast CA Risk
Long-term current use linked to risk of ductal, lobular breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Monday, August 05, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

Obesity Markers Linked to Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus
Increased leptin levels, insulin resistance linked to increased esophageal adenocarcinoma risk
Monday, August 05, 2013

Intervention Assists End-of-Life Decisions in Advanced Cancer
Pamphlet, talk result in earlier do-not-resuscitate orders and less chance of death in hospital
Friday, August 02, 2013

Skin Cancer May Develop During Laser Removal of Tattoo
First case of malignant melanoma that developed on a nevus seen within a tattoo removed by laser
Friday, August 02, 2013

Dexamethasone Beats Placebo for Cancer-Related Fatigue
More effective for reducing cancer-related fatigue; improvements in QoL and physical distress
Thursday, August 01, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

OK to Continue Aspirin Therapy Up to Pancreatic Surgery
In observational study, aspirin use not linked to higher rates of perioperative bleeding, transfusion
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Surgery Not Needed With All Abnormal Breast Lesions
Observation OK with concordant radiologic-pathologic correlations of ALH or LCIS at core biopsy
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Addition of Tomosynthesis to Mammography Cuts Recall Rate
Greatest reductions seen for younger women and those with dense breasts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review Explores HPV Link to Higher Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Meta-analysis shows a three-fold increased risk
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Aids Help Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening
But print and web-based aids do not affect screening rates
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

USPSTF: Low-Dose CT Screening Benefits Smokers
Reductions seen in lung cancer, all-cause death; benefits should be weighed against harms
Monday, July 29, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Efforts to Decrease Prostate CA Imaging Effective in Sweden
Decrease in screening pronounced among men in low-risk category; decline seen across all regions
Thursday, July 25, 2013

HPV Vaccine Effective Against Oral Infections
Vaccine may play role in the primary prevention of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Breast Cancer Survival for Blacks Unchanged Since 1991
Lower survival appears to be due to presentation rather than treatment
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Clinical Trial Results for Cancer Drugs Often Not Published
Results for almost half of U.S. cancer drug trials not available three years after study completion
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Dietary Fiber Intake Linked to Reduced Gastric Cancer Risk
Meta-analysis shows lower odds of gastric cancer for highest versus lowest intake of dietary fiber
Monday, July 22, 2013

Lifestyle Factors Linked to Less Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Adherence to lifestyle recommendations reduces risk of aggressive cancer
Friday, July 19, 2013

Decision Aid Reduces Conflict in Breast Cancer Treatment
Take-home booklet promotes patient involvement in treatment decisions
Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Pre-Op Anemia Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Elective Spine Sx
Findings for all levels of anemia in patients undergoing elective spine surgery
Friday, July 19, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Many Children With Melanoma Do Not Meet ABCDE Criteria
Additional criteria include amelanosis, bleeding, bumps, color uniformity, de novo, any diameter
Thursday, July 18, 2013

In 2010, Racial Discrepancy in Life Expectancy 3.8 Years
Death rates up for heart disease, cancer, homicide, diabetes, perinatal conditions for blacks vs whites
Thursday, July 18, 2013

CT Screens Prevent Few Deaths in Those at Low Risk of Lung Cancer
Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer prevents very few deaths among those at lowest risk
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Women's Colorectal Cancer Risk
However, taking alternate-day aspirin does increase GI bleeding, ulcers
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Collecting Employee Wellness Data Can Up Screening Rates
Improving access to screening services important for rural employees
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Telephone Intervention Ups Colorectal Cancer Screening
Increases in screening for Medicaid managed care organization-insured women, overdue for screen
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In U.K., Experts Call for HPV Vaccination for Young Gay Men
Vaccination of men, up to age 26 years, who have sex with men advised to prevent anal cancer
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

Index CRC Tumor Site Impacts Increased CA Risk for Survivors
Risk pronounced for those with index colorectal cancer located in transverse to descending colon
Monday, July 15, 2013

CMS Proposes New Rule for Outpatient Payment Policies
Rule would expand categories of related items and services for outpatient prospective payment system
Monday, July 15, 2013

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Risk of Prostate Cancer
High blood levels of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids tied to increased risk of prostate cancer
Friday, July 12, 2013

Men Still Want PSA Testing Despite Guidance, Risks
Findings based on survey even after informing men about the USPSTF recommendation
Friday, July 12, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Docs Don't Often Talk to Patients About Dietary Supplements
Primary care docs discuss dietary supplements with patients in about one-quarter of visits
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

In 2010, Blood Transfusion Most Frequent Hospital Procedure
Accounting for 11 percent of hospital stays with a procedure; common in all ages except infants
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Inverse Relationship for Cancer, Alzheimer's Dementia
Reduced risk of cancer for those with Alzheimer's disease dementia and vice versa
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Prevalence of Oral HPV Infection Low in Healthy Men
Incidence of oral infection with oncogenic human papilloma virus higher in smokers and single men
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chronic Illness Positively Linked to Receipt of Preventive Care
The presence of chronic illness is associated with being up to date on preventive health services
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvement Needed in Drug Post-Marketing Studies
Many studies have not yet been started and studies with delays have doubled
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvements Noted in U.S. Health From 1990 to 2010
Improvements seen in age-standardized death rate, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Soy Supplement Doesn't Cut Prostate Cancer Recurrence
No reduction in biochemical recurrence within two years of radical prostatectomy
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

ASCO Urges Breast Cancer Chemoprevention Discussion
ASCO encourages providers to speak to women at increased risk about the benefits, hazards
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Black Men Less Likely to Have Advanced Neoplasia at Screening
However, blacks more likely to be diagnosed with and die of colorectal cancer
Monday, July 08, 2013

Most Men Report No Shared Decision Making in PSA Screening
Absence of shared decision making more prevalent among men who are not screened
Monday, July 08, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Effective Dose of Radiation From Airport Scanners Is Low
For standard man of 5'10", 160 lbs, effective dose is 11.1 nSv for single-pose, two-sided scan
Thursday, July 04, 2013

Ice Pops Can Cause False-Positive Galactomannan Test
Case described of women with false-positive test for galactomannan after eating flavored ice pops
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Post-Breast Cancer, Metformin Has No Effect on Mortality
No effect seen on all-cause, cancer-specific death for women with breast cancer and diabetes
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Red Meat Intake Prediagnosis Ups Risk of Death in Colorectal Cancer
Intake of red, processed meat before diagnosis tied to increased risk of death from all causes, CVD
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Long-Term Night Shift Work Ups Likelihood of Breast Cancer
Thirty years or more of night shift work linked to significantly increased odds of breast cancer
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Avoidable Health Care Costs Exceed $200 Billion in 2012
Progress being made, with increases in meds adherence, use of generics, drop in antibiotics Rx
Friday, June 28, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adults With Chronic Conditions Earn C+ for Meds Adherence
Twenty-four percent completely adherent; about half have two or more non-adherent behaviors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

Gene Patenting Ruling Unlikely to Really Impact Oncology Care
Authors point to previous rulings, scientific advances that will minimize decision's impact
Friday, June 21, 2013

AHRQ Offers Strategies to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
Strategies provided for stages of ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administration of meds
Friday, June 21, 2013

Screening Colonoscopy-ID'd CA Tied to Improved Outcomes
Even after controlling for baseline stage, improved death rate and survival seen with colonoscopy
Friday, June 21, 2013

HPV Antibodies Signal Higher Risk for Oropharyngeal Cancer
Seropositivity more likely in prediagnostic sera from oropharyngeal cancer patients than controls
Thursday, June 20, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Flu Shot Averted About 13 Million Illnesses Over Six Years
Vaccines also averted over 100,000 influenza-related hospitalizations from 2005 to 2011
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Men
BMI ≥30 kg/m² also associated with increased risk of incident colorectal adenomas in men
Friday, June 14, 2013

Oncological Outcomes Similar Despite Timing of Prostatectomy
Finding in men with similar disease undergoing watchful waiting versus immediate surgery
Friday, June 14, 2013

Many Smoke Exposed in Home/Car Despite Smoke-Free Rules
Most U.S. adults have voluntary smoke-free rules for home and vehicle, but millions still exposed
Friday, June 14, 2013

New Treatments Outperforming Placebo Becoming Less Common
Comparative effectiveness studies may be needed
Friday, June 14, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fertility Preservation Guidelines for Cancer Patients Reviewed
American Society of Clinical Oncology updates 2006 guideline with minor revisions
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Screening Has Not Affected Breast CA Mortality in England
Decline in breast cancer mortality started before introduction of screening in 1988
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Switch to Vegetable Fat May Cut Death Risk in Prostate Cancer
Replacement of 10 percent of carbohydrates with vegetable fat cuts lethal prostate cancer, death
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Use of Pediatric CT Scans Increased From 1996 to 2005
Use started to decrease from 2006 to 2007; effective doses varied from 0.03 to 69.2 mSv/scan
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

APIC: CDC Develops Toolkit to Assist With Patient Notification
Toolkit includes resources to help notify patients after potential exposure to infectious organisms
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Oncologists, PCPs Differ in Cancer Follow-Up Concerns
Findings highlight challenges in transitioning survivors' care from oncologists to PCPs
Monday, June 10, 2013

Demographic Variation in Early PET Scan Use for NSCLC
From 1998 to 2007, more scans for married, non-black, <80-year-old patients with lung cancer
Monday, June 10, 2013

Age, Sex Predict Neoplasia Risk in CT Colonography Screening
Age and sex, but not BMI or family history, independently predict advanced neoplasia risk
Monday, June 10, 2013

Methylphenidate, Nurses Calls Don't Improve Cancer Fatigue
Significant improvements in cancer-related symptoms with nursing telephone intervention
Friday, June 07, 2013

Women Being Recruited to Join Specific Cancer Registry
More than 2,000 women with and without cancer being recruited to promote research
Friday, June 07, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Statins May Lower Esophageal Cancer Risk
Findings include consistent benefit among high-risk patients with Barrett's esophagus
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Coaching by Phone Benefits Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Phone intervention linked to improvements in some, but not all, health and behavioral outcomes
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Blood Transfusions in Cardiac Surgery May Up Infections
Each unit of RBCs transfused linked with 29 percent increase in risk of major post-op infection
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

New Statement Released by Anticoagulation Forum
Consensus statement to help organizations develop better systems to cut medication errors
Friday, May 31, 2013

Antismoking Messages in Media Linked to Intention to Quit
Awareness of antismoking messages from single, multiple media channels linked to intent to quit
Friday, May 31, 2013

Patients Who Share in Care Decisions May Up Costs of Care
Hospitalized patients who preferred to be involved in care decisions had longer stays and higher costs
Thursday, May 30, 2013

One-Third of Medical Students Have Implicit Anti-Fat Bias
Most are unaware of their significant implicit bias, although it could affect quality of care
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Majority of Clinicians Support Medicinal Marijuana Use
Based on votes and responses to interactive feature, 76 percent support use of marijuana
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Universal Decolonization Better for Preventing Infections
Drop in rate of all bloodstream infections versus targeted decolonization, screening and isolation
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Racial Disparity Exists in Time to Treat Prostate Cancer
Findings consistent across all risk groups, with most pronounced difference in high-risk cancer
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Billions Can Be Saved With Pharmacy Benefit Management
Strategies include use of generic drugs, affordable brands, negotiation of pharmacy dispensing fee
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Intervention to Improve Colon Cancer Screening Ineffective
Implementation of quality improvement intervention not necessarily linked to improved screening
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis May Improve Cancer Detection
May be more accurate than mammography but with greater radiation exposure
Friday, May 24, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

Three Reports Discuss Issues Surrounding Blood Transfusion
Best practices for transfusion, alternatives to blood, management of blood supply discussed
Friday, May 24, 2013

Frequent Heartburn Linked to Cancer of Pharynx and Larynx
Antacid use may lower risk
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Study Supports Link Between Child CT Exposure, Cancer Risk
Results based on mean follow-up of 9.5 years after exposure; lifetime risk not yet known
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Intensity-Modulated No Better Than Conformal Radiotherapy
No significant difference in morbidity, cancer control for men treated post-prostatectomy
Thursday, May 23, 2013

National Lung Screening Trial Results As Expected
Initial results confirm more positive screening results, diagnostic procedures, cancer ID'd with CT
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ATS: Lung Cancer Diagnosis 7 Percent With Low-Dose CT
Preliminary rate of diagnosis 7 percent among patients at Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Systematic Screening of Med Adherence Will ID Barriers
Tailored interventions will be feasible following systematic monitoring of adherence
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Comorbidities Up Other-Cause Death for Men With Prostate CA
For older men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, number of comorbidities ties to other-cause death
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CT Radiation Risk Less Than Risk of Examination Indicator
The most common non-cancer indications for body CT are trauma and abdominal pain
Monday, May 20, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

ASCO: Midlife Fitness May Protect Against Cancer
High fitness linked to reductions in risk of developing and dying from lung, colorectal cancer
Friday, May 17, 2013

Risk Factors ID'd for Poor Cutaneous Cell CA Outcomes
Tumor diameter, invasion beyond fat, poor differentiation, and location tied to poor outcomes
Friday, May 17, 2013

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Tied to Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Same association not seen with Alzheimer's and other diagnosis or with all-cause dementia
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cancer Diagnosis Tied to Increased Bankruptcy Risk
Findings show younger cancer patients are increasingly vulnerable to bankruptcy
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Surgeon Variation Affects QoL After Prostatectomy
Significant associations seen in men's urinary and sexual function based on surgeon
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Creative Arts Therapies Up Mental Health for Cancer Patients
Review shows significant reductions in anxiety, depression, pain; improved QoL during treatment
Monday, May 13, 2013

New FDA Survey to Assess Doc Attitudes on DTC Advertising
New survey will examine attitudes among non-physicians, including nurses, physician assistants
Monday, May 13, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

Poor Service, Bedside Manner Top Patients' Online Complaints
Review of 'rate-your-doctor' websites reveals patients' most common gripes
Friday, May 10, 2013

Hospice Use Down in Terminal Patients With Religious Support
For these patients, spiritual support from medical team ups hospice use, cuts interventions
Thursday, May 09, 2013

AUA: Death Up in Weekend ER Visits for Prostate Cancer Patients
Patients with metastatic prostate cancer who visit ER over the weekend have increased odds of death
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Skin Cancer Tx Mostly Surgical, Regardless of Life Expectancy
For nonmelanoma skin cancer, treatment choice unaffected by patient prognosis
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

FDA Proposes to Increase User Awareness of Sunlamp Risks
Proposed order would reclassify sunlamp products to moderate risk, require labeling relating to risks
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

AUA: Incidence of Testicular Cancer Up Through 2009
Largest increase seen for Hispanic men, at 5.6 percent annually from 2002 to 2009
Monday, May 06, 2013

Patients Most Annoyed by Long Waits, Unclear Test Results
Survey regarding doctor's office grievances identifies patients' top pet peeves
Friday, May 03, 2013

Medicaid Coverage Doesn't Lead to Better Physical Health
After two years, no reductions noted in measured BP, cholesterol, or glycated hemoglobin levels
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Breast Implants May Impair Breast CA Diagnosis, Prognosis
Increased odds of diagnosis at non-localized stage of disease; worse breast cancer survival
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Female Smokers More Susceptible to Colon Cancer
Female smokers have significantly increased risk, particularly for proximal colon cancer
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FDA Approves Kcentra to Reverse Anticoagulation
Can be administered faster than plasma to stop severe bleeding in heart patients
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Novel System Proposed for Accountable Cancer Care
Cancer Care Groups proposed, which would be compensated under bundled payment system
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Comprehensive Analysis Supports SERMs for Cutting Breast Cancer
Meta-analysis shows reduced incidence of breast cancer, especially in first five years of follow-up
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Renewed Efforts From AAFP to Repeal OTC Provision in ACA
Provision will increase costs to health care system; add to burden on physician offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Comprehensive Discussion With Docs Ups Cancer Screening
Odds of screening up with more comprehensive discussion, greater perceived benefits of screening
Monday, April 29, 2013

Med Errors Common Among Pediatric Cancer Outpatients
Rate of 3.6 medication errors with injury per 100 patients; errors more common with non-chemo meds
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA Announces New Network to Focus Exclusively on Patients
Interactive tool designed to educate patients and advocates about processes of drug development
Monday, April 29, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

Smoking Water Pipes Is Not a Safe Cigarette Alternative
Different patterns of exposure to tobacco toxins seen with cigarettes, water pipes
Friday, April 26, 2013

History of Skin Cancer Linked to Secondary Cancers
History of NMSC associated with a greater risk of secondary cancers at other sites
Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday Marks Sixth Annual Rx Drug Take-Back Day
Collection sites will be available around the country
Friday, April 26, 2013

Physicians Less Empathetic in Talking to Heavy Patients
Patient weight plays no role in quantity of physicians' biomedical communications
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Breast CA Tx Delays Still More Common for Poor, Uninsured
And, women with early-stage breast cancer with Medicaid are more likely to receive mastectomy
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Obesity Tied to Risk of Prostate Cancer After Negative Biopsy
Also associated with the presence of precancerous lesions in initial benign biopsy
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Breast Density Linked to Breast Cancer-Specific Survival
For women treated with tamoxifen, decrease in mammographic density tied to improved survival
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Is the Obesity Crisis a Disguise for a Deeper Problem?
Surgeon-researcher discusses hypothesis that we may be 'blaming the victims'
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Patients Can Become Leaders on the Health Team
Communities can raise their own leaders; may be key approach to change at community level
Monday, April 22, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Racial Disparity in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes
Black Medicaid beneficiaries less likely to get surgical treatment, more likely to die than whites
Friday, April 19, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relative Proportion of MRSA Increasing in S. aureus Isolates
Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus becoming more resistant to antibiotics
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glutamine, Antioxidants No Benefit to Critically Ill Patients
Glutamine linked to increase in 28-day mortality among critically ill adults with multiorgan failure
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Endocrine Therapy Often Incomplete after Breast Cancer
Study examines factors associated with initiation and persistence of treatment
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pediatric Melanomas Are Increasing 2 Percent a Year
Highest rates are found in 15- to 19-year-olds living in low UV-B exposure geographical areas
Monday, April 15, 2013

ACS: Room for Improvement in Cancer Prevention, Detection
American Cancer Society stresses need to cut tobacco use, obesity; expand screening test use
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Speech Details Practices to Improve U.S. Health Systems
Mayo Clinic CEO outlines key steps to create high-quality, low-cost care in America
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Patients Accepting, Grateful for Death With Dignity Program
Loss of autonomy, dignity, functional status are most commonly cited reasons for participation
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

USPSTF Finds Evidence Is Lacking for Oral Cancer Screens
Task force says more work needed to see if tests can accurately detect disease, help outcomes
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Overall Alcohol Intake Not Tied to Breast CA-Specific Survival
Moderate intake pre-diagnosis may up disease-specific survival but no link found post-diagnosis
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

ACP: Men Need to Be Informed of PSA Testing Benefits, Harms
American College of Physicians' new screening guidance committee urges caution
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

AACR: ALL, Other Pediatric Cancers Linked to Air Pollution
Exposure to contaminants during pregnancy, early life are tied to increased risk
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

AACR: Melanoma Survivors Tend to Be Safer in the Sun
Nevertheless, study finds that more than a quarter of them still never wear sunscreen
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Amiodarone Treatment Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
Medication for arrhythmias may pose peril, especially in males with increasing dose
Monday, April 08, 2013

Coal-Tar-Sealed Pavement-Tied PAH Exposure Ups Cancer Risk
Exposure to affected house dust in first six years of life linked to increased lifetime cancer risk
Friday, April 05, 2013

"Never Events" Rare After Bladder Cancer Surgery
Rate of ten conditions considered to be reasonably preventable 2.42 percent after radical cystectomy
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Glucocorticoids Are Tied to Increased Risk of Clots
Higher rates of venous thromboembolism seen in both present and recent medication users
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Androgen Deprivation Tx Compared in Prostate Cancer
Intermittent deprivation linked to worse survival versus continuous; results statistically inconclusive
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Belgium Study Tracks Trends in End-of-Life Decision Making
Researchers find euthanasia legalization led to fewer life-ending acts without patient's request
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

USPSTF: BRCA Testing for Women With Family History
Women whose family history not linked to BRCA mutations should not undergo genetic testing
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Viral DNA-Based Testing Can Triage Women With Abnormal Pap
Research shows it's better than repeat cytology in identifying patients at high risk for cervical cancer
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care
Populations in counties with high prevalence likely to be Hispanic, have low income, chronic disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Inpatient Deaths Fell by 8 Percent in Last Decade
But total number of hospitalizations increased by 11 percent
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Unintended Harmful Effects of Mammography Studied
False-positive screening mammography can result in long-term psychosocial harm
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Even the Poorest Handheld Umbrellas Can Block UV Rays
Worst performers blocked 77 percent of UVR; most black units blocked more than 95 percent
Monday, March 25, 2013

AHA: Active Docs More Likely to Advise Patients to Be Active
Review sees link between health care providers' physical activity level, counseling offered
Friday, March 22, 2013

Mobility Impaired May Have Difficulty Accessing Docs
Inability to transfer patient from wheelchair to examination bed most commonly reported issue
Friday, March 22, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Can Also Reduce Cancer Risk
Adherence to six or seven ideal health metrics linked to 51 percent lower risk of cancer
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ER Discharge Dx/Disposition Discordant With Chief Complaint
Presenting complaints don't differ amongst patients needing primary care, urgent care, hospital admission
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Evidence Indicates Link for Shift Work, Ovarian Cancer
Increased risk for women aged 50 or older, with serous or mucinous invasive or borderline tumors
Monday, March 18, 2013

Oral Melatonin Has No Effect on Appetite in Advanced Cancer
Study closes after no difference seen between melatonin and placebo groups with cachexia
Friday, March 15, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

High-Fat Dairy Linked to All-Cause, Breast Cancer Mortality
No relationship between low-fat dairy consumption and mortality or cancer recurrence
Friday, March 15, 2013

Family-Centered Advanced Care Planning Benefits Ailing Teens
Greater agreement is found on end-of-life issues after counseling for adolescents with cancer
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stimulated Reporting Accounts for High Dabigatran Bleeding
Analysis of FDA Mini-Sentinel database shows bleeding rates no higher than for warfarin
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Medicare Patients Enrolled in Hospice Receive Better Care
Greater savings to government also seen for those entering 15 to 30 days before death
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Medicare Cancer Spending Has Little Effect on Survival
Despite substantial mean regional differences, no consistent association is found
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Geriatric Factors Can Foretell Tolerances to Chemotherapy
Regimen should be used with caution in patients with cognitive impairment or dependency
Thursday, March 14, 2013

SGO: Intraperitoneal Chemo Ups Ovarian Cancer Survival
IP chemo improves long-term survival in advanced disease versus intravenous therapy
Thursday, March 14, 2013

FDA Approves Lymphoseek to Help Locate Lymph Nodes
For use among people with certain cancers
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Psycho-Oncologic Interventions May Be Beneficial for Adults
Various interventions linked to significant, small-to-medium effects on emotional distress, QoL
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Many Elderly Consider Cancer Screening Obligatory
Related study shows that screening colonoscopy is often given inappropriately in the elderly
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aspirin Cuts Melanoma Risk in Postmenopausal Caucasians
Dose-response association seen, with longer duration of use linked to greater reduction in risk
Monday, March 11, 2013

Processed Meat Consumption Linked to Higher Mortality Risk
Findings related to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, other causes of death
Monday, March 11, 2013

ACC: Darbepoetin Alfa Doesn't Up Outcome in Heart Failure
For patients with mild-to-moderate anemia, treatment ups risk of thromboembolic events
Monday, March 11, 2013

Shelf Life of Blood Appears Shorter Than Thought
Decreased membrane deformability not readily reversible after transfusion, small study finds
Friday, March 08, 2013

Lowering CT Tube Voltage for Colonography Beneficial
Reduces radiation dose while minimally reducing image quality
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Coordinated Care Model Suggested for Palliative Care
Model distinguishes primary palliative care from specialty palliative care
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Study Compares Procedures for Postmastectomy Reconstruction
Latissimus flaps have significantly fewer complications than other autologous methods
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Most Docs Report Information Overload in EHR-Setting
Docs who report information overload more likely to have missed results leading to delayed care
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Low-Risk Bladder Cancer Rarely Progresses to Muscle Invasion
But patients have higher risk of disease-specific mortality than general population
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Diagnostic Testing Does Little to Reassure Patients
Physicians overestimate value in cases where there is a low risk of serious illness
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Screening May Reduce Risk for Late-Stage CRC by 70 Percent
Second study shows use of electronic health records increases uptake of CRC screening
Monday, March 04, 2013

Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies
Ten strategies strongly encouraged for adoption; a further 12 strategies encouraged
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

Computerized Provider Order Entry System Cuts Rx Errors
Given effect size, CPOE use, estimated reduction of 12.5 percent in medication errors each year
Monday, March 04, 2013

Personalized Patient-Risk Info Enhances Informed Choice
Patients better able to make decisions about being screened for breast, colorectal cancer
Friday, March 01, 2013

AAD: Older Men Should Screen Themselves for Skin Cancer
Two studies show older men less likely to detect their own cancers, see doctor for suspicious spot
Friday, March 01, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Obesity, Physical Activity Linked to Risk in Subset of Colorectal CA
Obesity, physical activity significantly linked to risk of CTNNB1-negative colorectal cancer
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Advanced Breast CA Incidence Up for U.S. 25- to 39-Year-Olds
Increase in breast cancer with distant involvement seen for young U.S. women of all races/ethnicities
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Preparation Underway for Implementation of ACA in 2014
Medicaid and CHIP are still main source of insurance coverage for children, pregnant women
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

List of Five Unnecessary Vascular Tests Released
Tests and procedures may be unnecessary or even harmful
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FDA: Omontys Injection Pulled From Market
Voluntary recall of anemia drug due to reports of anaphylaxis, including three deaths
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Novel Chemotherapies More Often Used On- Than Off-Label
Off-label use, accounting for 30 percent, conforms to NCCN-supported indications in ~half of cases
Monday, February 25, 2013

Low-Dose CT Screening Could Avert ~12,000 Lung CA Deaths
Adoption of National Lung Screening Trial regimens could prevent 12,250 deaths/year in U.S.
Monday, February 25, 2013

CDC: 1.5 Million New Cancers Diagnosed Annually
Four cancers (prostate, breast, colorectal, lung) account for more than 50 percent of new cases
Friday, February 22, 2013

No Lasting Survival Benefit With BRCA in Ovarian Cancer
Survival advantage during three years after diagnosis; no difference in prognosis at 10 years
Friday, February 22, 2013

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Expanded
New rule from HHS outlines standards for essential health benefits
Friday, February 22, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Extended Dabigatran Effective for Venous Thromboembolism
Carries lower risk of major, clinically relevant bleeding than warfarin; higher risk than placebo
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pros, Cons of Medical Marijuana for Metastatic Cancer Explored
Case vignette highlights issues relating to smoking marijuana when conventional treatment has failed
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Opioids Involved in Most Medical Overdose Deaths
Frequently involve drugs prescribed for mental health conditions
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Redefinition of Positive CT Result for Lung Cancer Explored
Higher threshold for noncalcified nodule size could cut need for work-up; may delay diagnosis
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Erlotinib + Celecoxib Effective in Head and Neck Cancer
Combination therapy may help prevent head and neck cancer in high-risk patients
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ASCO: Anticoagulant Use Predicts Metastatic Prostate CA Survival
Findings among men on any anticoagulant therapy while receiving docetaxel chemotherapy
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two-Step Irradiance OK for Superficial Skin Cancer Lesions
Protocol minimizes pain while maintaining positive clinical outcomes
Monday, February 18, 2013

Therapy-Related Leukemia Risk Varied From 1975 to 2008
Risk after chemotherapy varies depending on initial cancer and treatment practices
Monday, February 18, 2013

Health Care-Associated Infections Decreased in 2011
Largest drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections; surgical site infections also down
Friday, February 15, 2013

Alcohol Contributes to About 3.5 Percent of Cancer Deaths
Breast cancer most attributable to alcohol in women; upper airway, esophageal cancer in men
Friday, February 15, 2013

Cancer Type Affects Quality of Care Survivors Receive
Survivors of some cancers receive different quality of care on acute and chronic indicators
Thursday, February 14, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Selumetinib Ups Radioiodine Uptake in Thyroid Cancer
Increases radioiodine uptake and retention in patients with radioiodine-refractory disease
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ASCO: Many Still Diagnosed With Higher-Risk Prostate Cancer
Elderly and black men at greatest risk of having aggressive prostate cancer
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

IBCERCC: Prioritize Prevention to Reduce Breast Cancer
Seven recommendations offered to identify and mitigate environmental causes of breast cancer
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Increasing Patient Activation Tied to Lower Health Care Costs
Having a higher score on the Patient Activation Measure linked to improved outcomes, lower costs
Monday, February 11, 2013

Exercise Tied to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk in White Men
No similar association seen between exercise and prostate cancer in analysis of black men
Monday, February 11, 2013

Statin Use Linked to Reduced Risk of Hepatocellular Cancer
Findings strongest in Asian populations, but also noted in Western populations
Monday, February 11, 2013

Most Dietary Supplement Use Not Recommended by Docs
Study looks at reasons motivating use of dietary supplements in adults
Friday, February 08, 2013

High Doses of Saw Palmetto Don't Impact Serum PSA
For men with lower urinary tract symptoms, saw palmetto has no effect on PSA versus placebo
Friday, February 08, 2013

Antimicrobial Washcloths Reduce Hospital Infections
Use of washcloths reduces risk of acquiring resistant organisms and bloodstream infections
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Rivaroxaban Found Noninferior to Enoxaparin in Acutely Ill
Extended-duration rivaroxaban has better efficacy than enoxaparin, but linked to increased bleeding
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Corticorelin Acetate Has Steroid-Sparing Effect in Brain Cancer
In peritumoral cerebral edema, corticorelin acetate improves steroid-induced myopathy
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Support for Biennial Over Annual Mammography in Older Women
Similar rates of advanced disease; lower cumulative probability of false-positive result
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Guidelines Updated for Young CA Survivors' Fertility Follow-Up
Recommendations address assessment, management of female reproductive complications
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Cancer Mortality Decreasing for African-American Men, Women
Despite progress, five-year survival still lower for African-Americans at each stage of diagnosis
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Alternative PSA Screening Strategies Could Reduce Harm
Use of biennial strategy with longer interval for low PSA levels reduces tests, false-positive results
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Breast CA Diagnostic Errors Major Cause of Malpractice Suits
Interpretative errors more common in radiologist malpractice suits versus communicative/procedural
Monday, February 04, 2013

Serum Calcium Is a Possible Biomarker of Ovarian Cancer
High serum calcium associated with increased ovarian cancer risk in two large cohorts
Friday, February 01, 2013

Sex Differences in Return to Work for Cancer Survivors
Sick leave duration dependence is sex-specific; age, marital status also affect return to work
Friday, February 01, 2013

Intervention Helps Mothers of Children Diagnosed With Cancer
Bright IDEAS problem-solving skills training improves mood, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Long-Term Outcomes Similar With Prostatectomy, Radiation
Functional outcomes significantly different at two and five years, but not at 15 years after diagnosis
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Early Palliative Care in Lung CA Focuses on Coping, Symptoms
During critical time points or progression, palliative care emphasizes psychosocial aspects
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Moxifloxacin Monotherapy Equivalent to Antibiotic Combo
Findings among adult, febrile neutropenic cancer patients at low risk for complications
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Physicians Commonly Report Unsafe Hospital Workloads
Findings from an online survey of hospitalists show excess workload affects patient outcome
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Low Rate of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis After REDUCE
Over two-year follow-up, more cancers detected in men in dutasteride arm versus placebo arm
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brain Scans Show Doctors Empathize With Patients
Regions associated with pain relief and reward activated
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Breast-Conserving Therapy Beats Mastectomy in Early Breast CA
Both overall, disease-specific survival improved with breast conserving therapy versus mastectomy
Monday, January 28, 2013

Chlorhexidine Baths Cut Bacteremia in Critically Ill Kids
Incidence of bacteremia reduced for children who receive daily chlorhexidine gluconate bathing
Monday, January 28, 2013

Folic Acid Supplementation Has No Effect on Cancer Incidence
Over five years of supplementation, no significant effect on overall, site-specific cancer incidence
Friday, January 25, 2013

Scoring System IDs Patients at Risk for Nosocomial GI Bleed
Score, based on multiple factors, identifies high-risk group that may benefit from acid suppression
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Surgeon Volume, Prognosis Post-Esophageal Cancer Op Linked
Surgeon, but not hospital, volume influences prognosis after esophageal cancer surgery
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cancer Prevalence Higher With Long Duration of Diabetes
Prevalence also higher among adults with type 2 diabetes who use insulin
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peginesatide Safe for Anemia in Patients Undergoing Dialysis
Second study shows cardiovascular events and mortality up in patients not undergoing dialysis
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Smoking Cuts Life Expectancy by More Than 10 Years
Can be partially reversed by quitting smoking
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Large Teaching Hospitals Face More Readmission Penalties
After adjustment, likelihood of being penalized highest for safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Care Transition Initiative Decreases Rehospitalizations
However, no significant reduction in 30-day rehospitalization as percent of hospital discharges
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Physical Activity Cuts Mortality in Colorectal Cancer Survivors
While increased sedentary time is associated with increased all-cause mortality
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Interactive Decision Support System Ups Breast CA Detection
Improvement in reader performance with interactive computer-aided decision support tool
Monday, January 21, 2013

Docs' Use of Informed Decision-Making for PSA Testing Varies
Much of variation in use of informed decision-making due to physicians' attitudes to screening
Monday, January 21, 2013

About 10 Percent of Neoplastic Polyps Incompletely Resected
Incomplete resection rate higher for larger polyps and sessile serrated adenomas/polyps
Friday, January 18, 2013

Specificity Up With Stereoscopic Mammography for CA Detection
Better specificity, accuracy, and recall rate; sensitivity comparable to digital mammography
Friday, January 18, 2013

Efforts Failed to Up Primary Care, Rural Resident Training
Net growth in primary care training, but outpaced by growth in non-primary care training
Friday, January 18, 2013

Palliative Radiation Use for Lung Cancer Higher Than Advised
In metastatic lung cancer patients, bone and chest radiotherapy doses higher than recommended
Friday, January 18, 2013

Expression, Genomic Patterns Predict Sarcoma Progression
In synovial sarcoma, metastasis development linked to chromosome complexity
Friday, January 18, 2013

Tricuspid Regurgitant Jet Velocity Up in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Increased TRV in adult survivors of childhood cancer tied to increasing dose of radiation therapy
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Inhibitor Development Risk Similar for Factor VIII Products
In children with hemophilia A, risk not affected by von Willebrand content, switching among products
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Income Affects Oncology Clinical Trial Participation
Lower-income patients significantly less likely to participate in oncology clinical trials
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Selective D-Dimer Testing Strategy Seems Safe, Effective
More efficient than universal testing for symptomatic patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alkylating Agent Linked to Therapy-Related Leukemia
Significant reductions seen with successive generations of Hodgkin's lymphoma therapy
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

New Hematuria Risk Index IDs Patients at Low Cancer Risk
Being 50 years or older, recent history of gross hematuria, male gender indicate risk
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

Use of Beta-Blockers Tied to Improved Lung Cancer Survival
Overall, distant metastasis-free, and disease-free survival all improved for patients with NSCLC
Friday, January 11, 2013

Radiation Therapy Use Low in End-Stage Cancer
But those receiving radiation during final month often receive treatment for more than 10 days
Friday, January 11, 2013

Malaria Drug Association With Hemolytic Anemia Unclear
CDC recommends following patients treated with artesunate for a month
Friday, January 11, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

CDC: Rare Blood Disorder Found in Intravenous Drug Users
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura seen in patients who dissolve and inject oral pain medication
Thursday, January 10, 2013

ASCO Issues Recommendations to Improve Cancer Survivor Care
Statement recommends policies, education, and clinical guideline to improve long-term follow-up
Thursday, January 10, 2013

10-Year Lag in Survival Benefit After Cancer Screening
Breast, colorectal cancer screening should be used in those with at least 10-year life expectancy
Thursday, January 10, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Multiple Stressors Contribute to Readmission Within 30 Days
Sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, pain and discomfort contribute to post-hospital syndrome
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Breast Cancer Screening Costs Medicare >$1 Billion Yearly
Substantial regional variation in screening costs driven by use of new, expensive technologies
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ovarian Cancer Rates Declining in Breast Cancer Survivors
Parallels trend for decreasing ovarian cancer incidence in the general U.S. population
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Reduced Penile Size Linked to Prostate Cancer Treatment
Low incidence, but more likely after surgery or radiotherapy plus ADT versus radiotherapy alone
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Health Care Use Dropped Among All During Recession
Little evidence of racial or ethnic disparities, except for fewer physician visits for Hispanics
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Low Rates of High Platelet Reactivity With Prasugrel Tx
Low rates of HPR, ischemic events, major bleeds with prasrugel in acute coronary syndromes
Monday, January 07, 2013

Male Cancer Survivors Do Not Follow Up Regarding Fertility
Non-attendance linked to fewer side effects during treatment, negative sperm banking experience
Monday, January 07, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Most Unaware of Out-of-Pocket Costs for Prostate Cancer Tx
Most men would not have chosen a different treatment even if they had been aware of costs
Friday, January 04, 2013

E-mail Prompts Improve Code Status Documentation
E-mail prompts improve rate and timing of documentation for advanced lung cancer patients
Friday, January 04, 2013

Pap Testing Moving Towards Alignment With Guidelines
But more 22- to 30-year-olds never screened; many with hysterectomy still undergoing Pap
Friday, January 04, 2013

Tomosynthesis Ups Accuracy of Digital Mammography
When used together, tomosynthesis increases diagnostic accuracy and lowers number of recalls
Friday, January 04, 2013

Nurse-Led Monitoring Improves Cancer-Related Fatigue
Protocolized patient-tailored treatment of physical symptoms improves fatigue in advanced cancer
Friday, January 04, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Restrictive Transfusion Strategy Safe for Acute GI Bleeding
Reduces risk of further bleeding, complication rate; increases survival versus liberal strategy
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Administering Chemo Ups Income for Non-Salaried Oncologists
More research needed to understand impact of financial incentives on cost, quality of care
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Derm-Path Training Linked to Fewer Diagnosis Discrepancies
In study, most major discrepancies received from pathologists without dermatopathology training
Friday, December 28, 2012

Limited Value for Pap Tests in Endometrial Cancer Recurrence
In cohort of 433 women, no recurrent cancers diagnosed based on abnormal cytology
Friday, December 28, 2012

Indicators Show Little Change in Overuse of Ambulatory Care
In U.S., improvement in six of nine underuse indicators; two of 11 overuse indicators
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cancer Screening Goals Not Being Met by General Population
Cancer survivors meet U.S. Healthy People 2010 goals for all screening except cervical cancer
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Prophylactic Options Compared for Women With BRCA1/2
Salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy OK alternative when considering quality of life
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Study Provides More Data for Ovarian Cancer Risk Prediction
High-risk categories ID'd for asymptomatic women with abnormal CA125, transvaginal US, or both
Thursday, December 27, 2012

R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Score Predicts Treatment Efficacy
Predicts oncological outcomes and major complications after percutaneous renal ablation
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fertility Drugs Not Linked to Uterine Cancer Recurrence
Five-year disease-free survival similar for women who did or did not receive fertility drugs
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Internet Use Cuts Cancer Fatalism in Poorly Educated
Effect of health-related Internet use seen for those with average or less education, health knowledge
Monday, December 24, 2012

Longitudinal Algorithm May Detect Ovarian Cancer Earlier
Parametric empirical Bayes algorithm uses yearly CA125 levels, identifies cancer months earlier
Friday, December 21, 2012

Familial Cancer Risk Not Limited to Parents' Early-Onset Cancer
Elevated familial risk for many cancers even when parents are diagnosed at 70 years or older
Friday, December 21, 2012

No Training Means Spiritual Care Lacking in Advanced Cancer
For nurses and physicians, receipt of training increases likelihood of spiritual care provision
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lost Productivity ~20 Percent of Cancer Costs for Employees
Productivity losses of about 33.4 million disability days for 3.3 million employed persons with cancer
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Incidence of Specific Cancers Up for WTC Rescue Workers
Prostate, thyroid cancers, multiple myeloma up for world trade center rescue/recovery workers
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Polygenic Risk Score Helpful for Women With Familial Breast CA
Non-BRCA1/2 carriers with high polygenic risk more likely to have early-onset, second breast CA
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

U.K. Criteria May Better Stratify for Colorectal Neoplasia Risk
May better identify high-risk patients warranting a one-year clearing colonoscopy
Monday, December 17, 2012

Health Care Satisfaction Rated As High by Unacculturated Hispanics
Unacculturated or biculturated Hispanics give higher ratings for health care experiences
Monday, December 17, 2012

Viewing CPR Video Tool Lowers CPR Use in Advanced Cancer
Patients who view video about CPR more knowledgeable; less likely to opt for its use
Monday, December 17, 2012

Snack Foods Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Lynch Syndrome
Diet high in fried foods and sodas associated with higher risk of early colon cancer
Monday, December 17, 2012

Omega-3 Supplements Don't Increase Surgical Blood Loss
For patients taking n-3FA, no difference in peri-op blood loss during spinal fusion procedures
Friday, December 14, 2012

UV Nail Lamps Do Not Significantly Up Skin Cancer Risk
UV nail sessions exposure negligible compared to one narrowband-UVB treatment
Friday, December 14, 2012

Changes in Penile Length After Radical Prostatectomy Studied
Penile shortening of 1 cm seen in first three months; length reestablished after 48 months
Friday, December 14, 2012

Caffeinated Coffee May Reduce Oral/Pharyngeal Cancer Deaths
Drinking at least four cups of coffee per day cuts oral/pharyngeal cancer deaths by ~50 percent
Friday, December 14, 2012

HCV-Related Transplants Most Needed By Those Born 1941-60
Demand for liver transplants driven by HCV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma
Thursday, December 13, 2012

~40 Percent of Cancer Patients Receive Opioids at End of Life
In the U.K., patients older than 60 less likely to receive prescription versus those younger than 50
Thursday, December 13, 2012

MR-US Fusion Targeted Biopsy Ups Detection of Prostate CA
Magnetic resonance-ultrasound fusion targeted biopsy detects aggressive tumors better than standard
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Transplant of Ex Vivo Expanded Cord Blood Safe, Effective
Engraftment significantly improved in patients with hematologic cancers
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Higher Carotenoid Levels Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Lower risk in top quintile of α-, β-carotene, lutein+zeaxanthin, lycopene, total carotenoids
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Menopause Weight Gain May Up Breast Tumor Growth in Obese
Excess nutrients deposited in tumors of obese rats; tumors overexpress progesterone receptor
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ASH: Adults With Sickle Cell Rely More on Emergency Care
Patients with sickle cell disease increasingly rely on emergency room after move to adult care
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ASH: Extended Apixaban Cuts Risk of Recurrent VTE
Extending anticoagulation with apixaban 2.5 or 5 mg cuts risk without increasing major bleeding
Monday, December 10, 2012

ASH: More Intense Treatment Beneficial in Polycythemia Vera
Maintaining hematocrit of <45 percent linked to lower rate of cardio death, major thrombosis
Monday, December 10, 2012

Obese Patients Require More Operating Room Time
For patients undergoing lobectomy, operating time increases with increasing BMI
Friday, December 07, 2012

Socioeconomic Status Affects Cancer Trial Referrals
Patients of lower socioeconomic status less likely to be referred to early-phase cancer trials
Thursday, December 06, 2012

SABCS: Pathological Complete Chemo Response Higher in Young
Outcomes up for young women with luminal A tumors who achieve pathologic complete response
Thursday, December 06, 2012

FDA: Zofran 32-mg Dose Pulled From Market
The anti-nausea drug may cause serious heart problems at that dosage
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

SABCS: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Less Likely in Black Women
Black women significantly less likely to undergo SLNB, more likely to have lymphedema
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Breath Test Shows Potential for Detecting Colorectal Cancer
Accuracy of more than 75 percent for pattern of 15 volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Strict Ovarian CA Screening Adherence Called for in High-Risk
In high-risk patients, even with annual screening, incident cancers are rarely early-stage
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Predictors of QoL ID'd for Long-Term Lymphoma Survivors
Older age, comorbidity, negative perception of cancer's impact predict poor quality of life
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sequential CT Screening Can Identify Indolent Lung Cancers
About 25 percent of incident cases ID'd on sequential low-dose CTs are slow growing, indolent
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

United States at Tipping Point in Helping Smokers Quit
Cessation coverage now sub-par in many states
Monday, December 03, 2012

Increasing Number of Workers in Self-Insured Health Plans
In 2011, 58.5 percent with health coverage self-insured; increase driven by large employers
Monday, December 03, 2012

Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Women With BRCA Ovarian CA
Breast cancer-free survival 97 and 91 percent, respectively, at five and 10 years
Friday, November 30, 2012

Wait Time to Breast Cancer Surgery Up in Medicare Patients
From 1992 to 2005, wait time increased from 21 days to 32 days, with median of 29 days
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Analysis Seeks True Magnitude of Cryptorchidism Malignancy Risk
Nearly three-fold risk for testicular CA in isolated cryptorchidism, but significant heterogeneity noted
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Aspirin Use Cuts Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Nonaspirin NSAIDs, aspirin cut death due to chronic liver disease
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cigarette Tax Would Cost Federal Government in Long Term
Initial drop in spending to 2021, but increased longevity would ultimately increase spending
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ASCO: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Is Overused
Seventy percent of those who undergo CPM have very low risk for contralateral breast cancer
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Parenteral Hydration No Benefit for Cancer Care in Hospices
In advanced cancer, parenteral hydration does not improve symptoms, QoL, or overall survival
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Warfarin D/C Within 180 Days Post-Surgery May Up Mortality
CV death risk up with warfarin discontinuation within six months of valve replacement
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Growing Number of Drugs Possibly Inhibited by Grapefruit
All drugs orally administered; have low-to-intermediate bioavailability; metabolized by CYP3A4
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Overdiagnosis Estimated in 31 Percent of Breast Cancer Cases
Screening mammography tied to increase in early-stage, decrease in late-stage cases detected
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CDC: Designated Airport Smoking Areas Pose Risk to All
Secondhand smoke risk is present in adjacent areas and can affect employees and travelers
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obama Administration Moving Forward With Health Care Law
From 2014, insurance companies prohibited from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: Routine Physicals Don't Cut Morbidity, Mortality
One trial found that health checks linked to increase in number of new diagnoses
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Safety-Net Hospital Care Good for Head, Neck Cancer
Surgical care provided to vulnerable population without increase in mortality, morbidity, costs
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Uninsured With Brain Tumors Have Higher Post-Op Mortality
Insurance coverage affects in-hospital mortality for brain tumor patients undergoing craniotomy
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Optimal Dose Suggested for Dasatinib in Ovarian Cancer
Dasatinib in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin shows some efficacy
Friday, November 16, 2012

Diltiazem Relieves Capecitabine-Induced Chest Pain
Prophylaxis with diltiazem prevents chest pain, allowing patients to tolerate capecitabine
Friday, November 16, 2012

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Found Beneficial for Certain Meds
DTCA linked to increase in appropriate prescriptions of aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer
Friday, November 16, 2012

Trastuzumab Ups Cardiac Risk for Older Women With Breast Cancer
Treatment increases rates of heart failure, cardiomyopathy in early-stage breast cancer
Thursday, November 15, 2012

CDC: Breast Cancer Mortality Higher in Black Women
Black women more likely to be diagnosed at later stages
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Graphic Pictorial Warning Labels on Cigarettes Most Effective
Pictorial images more effective than text-only for adult smokers with low health literacy
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Up With Cisplatin-Based Chemo
Meta-analysis shows elevated relative risk for cisplatin-treated patients with advanced solid tumors
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bone Marrow Biopsy Adds Little to PET/CT Staging of Hodgkin's
Absence of positive bone marrow biopsy for patients with PET/CT-assessed stage I, II disease
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Early End-of-Life Talks Can Reduce Aggressive Cancer Care
Discussing EOL plans prior to last 30 days of life linked to less aggressive, more hospice care
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Optimal Weight to Height Scaling Varies for Cancers
Scaling may differ from body mass index, from 0.8 for endometrial cancer to 1.7 for breast cancer
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Survival Advantage for Whites With Renal Cell Carcinoma
Although more blacks diagnosed with localized stage, smaller tumors, less aggressive subtype
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Social Network, Early Breast Cancer Prognosis Link Explored
Only women with small social network and low levels of support have increased mortality
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

High Glycemic Load Linked to Worse Colon Cancer Survival
Glycemic load tied to worse survival in obese, overweight; link also seen for carbohydrate intake
Thursday, November 08, 2012

AHA: Increased Cancer Risk for Patients With Heart Failure
For patients with heart failure, incident cancer correlates with increased risk of death
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Statin Use at Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Lower Mortality
All cause, cancer-related mortality down by about 15 percent for statin users at time of diagnosis
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Inflammation Marker Linked to Higher Cancer Mortality
In men, elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels linked to higher all-cause, cancer death
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Triptorelin Doesn't Avert Early Ovarian Failure in Lymphoma
However, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist may protect ovarian reserve after chemotherapy
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Xarelto
Use expanded to include treatment of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
Monday, November 05, 2012

Pain Management Varies Among Palliative Care Centers
Variations in outcomes for terminal cancer patients affected by organizational factors
Monday, November 05, 2012

RSK Plays Key Role in Melanoma Chemoresistance
Promotes G2 DNA damage checkpoint silencing; inhibitors sensitize melanoma cells to DNA damage
Monday, November 05, 2012

Major Illness Increases Venous Thrombosis Risk
Risk increases dramatically when combined with immobilization and/or thrombophilia
Friday, November 02, 2012

Drug Combo Active in Breast Cancer With Brain Metastases
Lapatinib plus capecitabine active for women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer
Friday, November 02, 2012

Anticoagulation Therapy Appears to Be Safe After TAVI
No increased risk of bleeding or other adverse outcome after receiving anticoagulant therapy
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors Depends on Type
Survivors more likely to have poor physical and mental health-related quality of life; varies by type
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

AACR: Breast CA Survival Racial Disparity Persists Despite SES
Survival differences persist across racial/ethnic groups after adjustment for socioeconomic status
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

U.S. Medicare Spending on Elderly Has Outpaced Canada's
Growth three times faster in the U.S., while Canada offers more comprehensive benefits
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oncologists Generally Refer to Specialized Palliative Care Late
Earlier referral hampered by definitional issues and non-acceptance of chemotherapy patients
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Acupuncture Reduces Breast Cancer-Related Fatigue
Improvements also seen in quality of life after six weeks of treatment
Monday, October 29, 2012

Quitting Before 40 Avoids Most Excess Smoking-Linked Mortality
Mortality rates nearly three times higher for smokers; quitting before age 30 most beneficial
Monday, October 29, 2012

More Intensive Chemo Ups Survival in Ewing Sarcoma
No increased toxicity with increasing chemo from every three weeks to every two weeks
Monday, October 29, 2012

Considerable Regional Variation for Brachytherapy
Women treated with brachytherapy experience more overall, wound, skin complications
Friday, October 26, 2012

Meta-Analysis: Antivirals Reduce Risk of Liver Cancer in Hep C
Meta-analysis shows preventive effect more pronounced for virological responders
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Negative Pigment Network Able to Distinguish Melanoma
Distinguishing morphological features include irregular distribution, peripheral location
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Aspirin Improves Survival for CRC With PIK3CA Mutation
Use of aspirin after diagnosis ups cancer-specific, overall survival for patients with mutated PIK3CA
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Terminal Cancer Patients May Have Erroneous Chemo Beliefs
Patients who rate communication with their doctor favorably more likely to have inaccurate beliefs
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Better Prognosis for Early Blast Clearance in Leukemia
Patients whose peripheral blasts clear six days or less after chemotherapy have better survival
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Decrease in CRC Resections Tied to Medicare-Covered Screening
Medicare payment for screening colonoscopy in 2001 linked to decreases in proximal resection
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TNF Inhibitor Use Doesn't Up Short-Term Cancer Incidence
In rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, or psoriatic arthritis
Monday, October 22, 2012

ACG: Death Rate From Upper GI Bleeding Decreasing
But overall economic burden increased over past two decades to $7.6 billion in 2009
Monday, October 22, 2012

Metabolic Factors Impact Risk of Death From Prostate Cancer
No correlation seen for high levels of metabolic factors and risk of prostate cancer
Monday, October 22, 2012

Social Outcomes Good for Most Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors
Majority exhibit positive social adjustment over long term; risk factors ID'd for lasting issues
Friday, October 19, 2012

Intracranial Tumors Can Be Resected Safely in Elderly
Short-term outcomes no worse with advanced age after craniotomy for malignant brain tumors
Friday, October 19, 2012

Common Liver Tests Can Predict Liver Cancer Risk
Transaminase levels predict HCC risk in general population; better discrimination than HCV/HBV
Friday, October 19, 2012

AACR: Green Tea May Inhibit Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth
Lower serum PSA, fewer markers of inflammation in men drinking green tea before prostatectomy
Thursday, October 18, 2012

AACR: Hay Fever, Asthma Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Death
Having both conditions linked to modestly lower risk of death; no significant effect on CRC incidence
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Surgery Linked to Cardiac Death in Cancer Patients
Cardiovascular death significantly more common among cancer patients who undergo surgery
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

AACR: Flavonoids Inversely Tied to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Current smokers and younger men may receive the most benefit from high flavonoid intake
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

AACR: Multivitamins Linked to Modest Drop in Cancer in Men
Nonsignificant trend for site-specific cancer reduction seen with daily multivitamin use by older men
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

About 170 Million Healthy Life-Years Lost to Cancer Globally
In 2008, total disability-adjusted life-years lost mainly due to colorectal, lung, breast, prostate cancer
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prognosis After Cystectomy Not Affected by Smoking
No difference in 5-year recurrence-free, cancer-specific, or overall survival
Monday, October 15, 2012

B-Vitamin Supplement Doesn't Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
Combination of folic acid plus vitamins B6, B12 doesn't lower adenoma risk for high-risk women
Monday, October 15, 2012

Patient Navigation Speeds Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Diagnostic resolution significantly faster in navigated women receiving biopsies
Friday, October 12, 2012

Study Confirms Link Between Analgesic Use, Ovarian Cancer
Case-control study shows any analgesic, aspirin use may reduce risk of ovarian cancer
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Interventions Helpful for Breast Cancer-Induced Menopause
Cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise alleviate symptoms of treatment-induced menopause
Thursday, October 11, 2012

HIV Status Doesn't Influence Hodgkin's Lymphoma Outcome
In patients treated with ABVD chemotherapy, despite more extensive disease, worse prognosis
Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Cervical Cancer Vaccine Targets HPV-Infected Women
Early studies show that vaccine is well tolerated, immunogenic for women with prior neoplasia
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Physical Activity Moderately Ups Bleed Risk in Hemophilia
Absolute increase in risk of bleeds associated with vigorous physical activity is small, transient
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Proneurotensin Linked to Increased Disease, Death Risk
In women, levels also tied to risk of breast cancer
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Large Review Confirms Melanoma Risk Up in Immunosuppressed
Findings in transplant recipients and patients with lymphoma, HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Unsuspected PE Seldom Linked to Death in Cancer Patients
Increased mortality in patients with unsuspected pulmonary embolism usually due to underlying cancer
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Neonatal Outcomes Unaffected by Transfused Blood Cell Age
Similar outcomes for transfusion with fresh and standard red blood cells
Monday, October 08, 2012

Gene Variant Linked to Uterine Fibroid Risk
SNP which spans FASN upregulated in neoplasms and implicated in tumor cell survival
Monday, October 08, 2012

Potential New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Target Identified
Cell surface marker CD66c is novel marker that, when blocked, halts tumor growth in vivo
Friday, October 05, 2012

Anal Cancer Increase Linked to HIV Infection Only in Men
Increased annual incidence in women is not influenced by HIV infection
Friday, October 05, 2012

Predictors of Breast Cancer Locoregional Recurrence ID'd
For patients treated with neoadjuvant chemo, age, tumor and clinical characteristics predict risk
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Sexual Abuse May Affect Cervical Cancer Screening Rates
Women survivors of childhood sexual abuse are less likely to get regular screenings
Thursday, October 04, 2012

BMI and Lean Body Mass Decline After Allogeneic HSCT
Decrease seen for childhood hematologic cancer survivors who received stem cell transplant
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Meta-Analysis Confirms Sunbed, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Link
Risk higher if indoor tanning starts before 25 years of age
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Digital Mammography Tops Screen-Film for Screening
Improves detection of DCIS and invasive cancer without increasing potential for overdiagnosis
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Observation Units Could Save $3.1 Billion Nationally Per Year
Hospital observation units could save $1,572 per patient; $4.6 million annually per hospital
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Mortality Up With 80 Percent Oxygen in Abdominal Surgery
Peri-op use of 80 percent oxygen significantly increases long-term mortality for cancer patients
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Patients Benefit From Access to Physician Notes
Patients frequently access visit notes; almost all patients want open note policy to continue
Monday, October 01, 2012

Sexual Dysfunction Common With Aromatase Inhibitors
Unsatisfactory sex life, low sexual interest for about half of postmenopausal breast cancer patients
Monday, October 01, 2012

Higher Risk of Esophageal, Stomach Cancer With AIDS
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma rates down but carcinoma rates fairly constant from 1980 to 2007
Monday, October 01, 2012

Endorectal MRI Can Aid With Prostate Cancer Treatment Plan
Addition of endorectal MRI to initial evaluation helps assess eligibility for active surveillance
Monday, October 01, 2012

SNPs Linked to Erectile Dysfunction After Radiotherapy
Twelve polymorphisms linked to risk of developing ED after radiation for prostate cancer
Friday, September 28, 2012

Young BRCA Carriers Face Complex Life-Altering Decisions
Knowledge of genetic risk affects decisions about marriage, childbearing, and breast cancer
Friday, September 28, 2012

When Clinically Indicated, Chemo Use High for Breast Cancer
Fewer than half of women for whom adjuvant chemotherapy is discretionary utilize it
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Genetic Variants Identified for Risk of Male Breast Cancer
Single nucleotide polymorphisms within RAD51B and TOX3 linked to increased risk
Monday, September 24, 2012

Skin Cancer Incidence Up After Pancreas Transplantation
Nonmelanoma skin cancers common after transplant, especially in recipients with prior skin cancer
Friday, September 21, 2012

Patient Preference Doesn't Affect Chemo in Advanced CRC
Most advanced colorectal cancer patients receive chemotherapy even if they doubt the benefits
Friday, September 21, 2012

Alcohol-Related Esophageal Cancer Risk Is Reversible
Meta-analysis shows that risk from former drinking diminishes in 16.5 years
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Guidelines Issued for Pediatric Fever and Neutropenia
Guidelines for children with cancer and/or hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Drug Class Unexpectedly Effective on Breast Cancers
PARP inhibitors target homologous recombination-deficient tumors; effective on HER2 tumors
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nearly Half of European Mortality Due to Cancer, Chronic Disease
Inverse link seen for country-specific crude death rate for cancer/chronic disease versus other causes
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Biomarkers Identified in Head and Neck Cancers
In two studies, survival predicted by HPV viral load and viral gene expression
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

L-Carnitine Does Not Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue
No relief for patients with invasive malignancies given L-carnitine supplementation 2 g/day for four weeks
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

No Increased Cancer Risk With Herpes Zoster Infection
Enhanced surveillance for cancer deemed not necessary in patients with herpes zoster infection
Monday, September 17, 2012

Cancer Incidence and Mortality Declining for Hispanics
But, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, and Pap test use lower than for non-Hispanic whites
Monday, September 17, 2012

Long-Term Finasteride Doesn't Impair Quality of Life
No negative effects for men randomized to receive finasteride to prevent prostate cancer
Thursday, September 13, 2012

European Review: Benefits of Mammograms Outweigh Harms
Over-diagnosis estimated at 6.5 percent; cumulative risk of false-positive result is 20 percent
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Preparation Process Eases MRI for Children With Sickle Cell
Preparation/support procedures reduce need for sedation during MRI for children with sickle cell
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review: Inflammation's Role in Obesity-Colorectal Cancer Link
Immunological and metabolic profiles of obese adipose tissue differ from those of lean adipose tissue
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thermal Sensation Spared in Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy
Findings suggest that thermal sensation may indicate damage to cavernous nerves
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rare Cancer Syndrome Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk
Patients with PTEN mutations have greater insulin sensitivity but are also more likely to be obese
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pregnancy-Associated Cancers on the Rise in Australia
Maternal age partially explains findings; more cancers than expected in women age 15 to 44
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Persistence of Statin Use Linked to Decreased Cancer Risk
Significant reduction in risk of hematopoietic malignancies for those with most persistent use
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BCS: Radiological Tests Little Use in Detecting Breast Mets
Bone scan, liver ultrasound, chest x-ray little value in staging evaluation of primary breast cancer
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BCS: MarginProbe Reduces Re-Excision Rate Post-Lumpectomy
Device reduces re-excision rate with no significant difference in volume of breast tissue removed
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PTSD Seen in Nearly 20 Percent of Young Children With Cancer
Maternal posttraumatic stress disorder, older age at diagnosis up risk of PTSD for children
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cancer Survivors Uneasy With Primary Care Doctor Follow-Up
Survivors cite lack of cancer expertise, continuity of care as barriers to role of primary care doctors
Monday, September 10, 2012

Marijuana Use Linked to Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer
Risk highest for nonseminoma and mixed histology tumors
Monday, September 10, 2012

Not All Docs/Nurses Want to Be Asked About Hand Hygiene
Few were asked in the past month; more than a quarter do not want patients to remind them
Friday, September 07, 2012

Intermittent ADT Noninferior to Continuous ADT for Prostate CA
For men with rising PSA after radiotherapy, survival similar for continuous, intermittent therapy
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Anthracycline, Trastuzumab for Breast CA Up Heart Failure Risk
Risk of heart failure and/or cardiomyopathy up for women with incident, invasive breast cancer
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Reciprocal Increased Risk of Parkinson's, Prostate Cancer
Similar reciprocal risk association found between Parkinson's disease and melanoma
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

No Increased Risk of Cancer With Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Use of biologic response modifiers for at least 24 weeks doesn't up overall, specific malignancy risk
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Advanced-Stage Cancer Patients Often Reluctant to Exercise
Reasons include therapy-related symptoms; no recognition of effect on symptoms; lack of advice
Friday, August 31, 2012

Lower Prostate Cancer-Specific Death With Anticoagulant Use
Aspirin primarily contributes to reduction for localized cancer treated with prostatectomy, radiotherapy
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lung Cancer Risk Unaffected by Metformin Use in Diabetes
In nested-case control analysis, risk of lung cancer not lower in metformin-treated type 2 diabetes
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gene Score IDs Prognosis in Metastatic Neuroblastoma
Fourteen tumor-linked inflammation genes predict prognosis for children diagnosed at ≥18 months
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Regular Aspirin Use Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
For postmenopausal women, aspirin, other NSAIDs, acetaminophen don't lower breast cancer risk
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

For Patients With Prior MI, Vorapaxar Cuts Cardiac Events
Addition to standard antiplatelet therapy reduces thrombotic events, but increases bleeding
Monday, August 27, 2012

Improved Survival for Prostate Cancer Seen in Post-PSA Era
Survival rates comparable for white and black men in post-prostate-specific antigen era trial
Monday, August 27, 2012

Poor Survival for Obese Women With HR+ Breast Cancer
Obesity linked to inferior survival for women with hormone receptor-positive operable disease
Monday, August 27, 2012

Stress Causes Lower INR in VTE Patients Not on Blood Thinners
Direction of effect on specific clotting factors varies with anticoagulation status in previous DVT patients
Friday, August 24, 2012

Outcomes Similar With Partial, Whole Breast Irradiation
Five-year outcomes, patterns of failure similar; excellent three-year outcomes post-recurrence
Friday, August 24, 2012

Process Areas for Improvement ID'd in Early Prostate Cancer
Men undergoing expectant management have high compliance with RAND structural indicators
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Prolonged Dexamethasone Cuts Delayed Nausea After Chemo
Adding dexamethasone to prochlorperazine on days two and three reduces delayed nausea after chemo
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Evidence-Based Public Health Interventions Identified
American Heart Association IDs interventions to improve diet and exercise, cut smoking rates
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Factors Tied to Photoprotection ID'd for Organ Recipients
Patient features and health care provider advice linked to sunscreen use and sun avoidance
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Post-Polyp Detection, CRC Risk ID'd by Colonoscopy Factors
Colonoscopy-related factors more important than polyp features for predicting CRC occurrence
Monday, August 20, 2012

2012 Indicators of Well-Being for Older Americans Issued
Indicators of population, economics, health status, health risks, and health care described
Monday, August 20, 2012

Study Finds Tobacco Use High in Developing Countries
About half of men use tobacco, women are starting to smoke earlier, quit ratios are low
Friday, August 17, 2012

Benefit of PSA Reduced by Loss of Quality-Adjusted Life-Years
73 life-years, but only 56 QALYs gained by screening 1,000 men from age 55 to 69
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ABO Blood Group Correlated With Coronary Heart Disease
Risk up for non-O blood group versus O, even after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poor Follow-Up of Hospital Tests Often Due to Late Orders
Tests performed on day of discharge represent 6.8 percent of all tests, 46.8 percent of missed results
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Supplement Doses Inadequate for Androgen Deprivation Therapy
Calcium, vitamin D doses inadequate to prevent bone mineral density loss for men undergoing ADT
Monday, August 13, 2012

Aspirin Use Again Linked to Slightly Lower Cancer Mortality
But, relationship may not be as strong as in previously reported pooled-data analysis
Monday, August 13, 2012

Study Links Age, Insurance, but Not Race, to Chemo Rates
Age and insurance status, but not race, linked to rates of receipt of chemotherapy in breast cancer
Thursday, August 09, 2012

High IgE Levels Inversely Associated With Risk of Glioma
Link between allergy biomarker and glioma development seen 20 years before tumor diagnosis
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Photosensitizing Antihypertensive Meds Up Risk of Lip Cancer
Non-Hispanic whites treated long term with antihypertensives have increased odds of lip cancer
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Limitations ID'd in Women's Breast Health in Pakistan
Women need more knowledge, screening; GPs need more education about breast cancer
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Superficial X-Ray Viable for Basal, Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Retrospective analysis shows X-ray is viable for select patients with primary cutaneous tumors
Monday, August 06, 2012

Unsuspected PE Does Not Up Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients
Unsuspected PE patients also have similar risk of recurrent VTE as those with clinically suspected PE
Monday, August 06, 2012

Gene Subnetworks Predict Risk of Leukemia Progression
Subnetworks more accurately predict CLL progression than established markers
Friday, August 03, 2012

Clinicians Can Unintentionally Prompt Nocebo Effect
Negative expectations, being informed about complications up likelihood of adverse effects
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Taxane-Induced Neuropathy Not Tied to Breast Cancer Outcome
In operable breast cancer, taxane-induced neuropathy not linked to survival, recurrence
Thursday, August 02, 2012

High-Cost Imaging of Advanced Cancer Patients Increasing
More than one-third of stage IV cancer patients scanned in the last month of life
Thursday, August 02, 2012

RB Pathway Linked to Breast Cancer Treatment Response
Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor pathway disruption linked to improved response to chemo
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Men With Prostate Cancer Increasingly Don't Die From It
The incidence of prostate cancer-specific death declined in Sweden and U.S. through 2008
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Adding Radiation Aids Pediatric Nonmetastatic Medulloblastoma
Induction chemotherapy plus conformal radiation therapy improves event-free survival
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Active Surveillance Up in Multidisciplinary Prostate CA Care
For men with low-risk prostate cancer, multidisciplinary care ups odds of active surveillance
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Varied Mutation Prevalence in Multiple Colorectal Adenomas
For patients with multiple colorectal adenomas, prevalence of APC, MUTYH mutations varies
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baseline HPV Test Predicts Cervical Cancer in Long Term
HPV test, compared with Pap, at baseline better predicts CIN3+ at follow-up of 18 years
Monday, July 30, 2012

Histological Subtype Impacts Survival in Renal Cell Cancer
Improved survival with chromophobe; poor survival with collecting duct, sarcomatoid subtypes
Monday, July 30, 2012

Prior Basal Cell Carcinoma Is Main Predictor of Future BCC
Sunburn, baseline sun exposure, and sun protective measures do not independently predict risk
Monday, July 30, 2012

Lymphovascular Invasion Is Independent Predictor of Survival
Lymphovascular invasion is strong predictor of outcome in invasive breast cancer
Friday, July 27, 2012

Apparent HIV-1 'Cure' After Stem Cell Transplant
Two men appear to be HIV-1 free a year or more after bone marrow transplant
Friday, July 27, 2012

Quality of Life Good After Salvage Nasopharyngectomy
Social functioning is lowest of five functioning scales after surgery for residual, recurrent cancer
Friday, July 27, 2012

Better Analgesia From Pelvic Plexus Block in Prostate Biopsy
Compared with periprostatic nerve block during transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Celiac Disease Linked to Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Higher incidence of LPDs in celiac disease patients, particularly those diagnosed late in life
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Selenium, Vitamins C, E May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Food diary data suggest higher antioxidant intake may cut pancreatic cancer risk by two-thirds
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Breast Cancer Doesn't Affect Sexual Function in Women
Sexual function and body image stable over 18 months for women with ductal carcinoma in situ
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Immunosuppressant Switch Cuts Skin Cancer Post-Transplant
Longer survival for kidney-transplant patients switched to sirolimus from calcineurin inhibitors
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vitamin E Intake Inversely Linked to Liver Cancer Risk
Vitamin E from diet or supplements may reduce the risk of developing liver cancer
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review Assesses Melanoma Burden From Use of Sunbeds
Risk up for each added session of sunbed use per year and for those who first use before age 35
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Younger Cancer Patients' Psychosocial Needs Unmet
Findings worse among adolescents and young adults treated in adult care settings
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Study Supports Longer Scope Intervals Post-Polypectomy
Significant risk reduction within five years for both genders, all ages, those with high-risk polyps
Monday, July 23, 2012

'Genetic Score' May Improve Prostate Cancer Prediction
Score based on 33 single nucleotide polymorphisms linked to prostate cancer risk
Monday, July 23, 2012

HIV Doesn't Impact Cervical Cancer Risk in HPV-Negative
HIV-infected/uninfected HPV-negative women have similar incidence of cervical precancer
Monday, July 23, 2012

Heart Medication Converts Cancer Cells Into Vaccine
Cardiac glycosides induce immunogenic cell death in cancer cells
Friday, July 20, 2012

Similar Genetic Alterations in Most Colon, Rectal Cancers
Sixteen percent of CRCs hypermutated, three-quarters of which have high microsatellite instability
Friday, July 20, 2012

BMI Affects Aromatase Inhibitor-Linked Estrogen Suppression
Levels of estrogen up with letrozole, anastrozole for postmenopausal women with higher BMI
Friday, July 20, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

~12,000 Preventable Deaths in English Hospitals Annually
Main causes are poor clinical monitoring, diagnostic errors, and inadequate drug/fluid management
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Physical Inactivity Accounts for Considerable Disease Burden
Causes up to 10 percent of major non-communicable disease burden, 9 percent of premature deaths
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shorter Scope Interval Supported for Better CA Stage at Diagnosis
Risk of higher stage at diagnosis up for those with interval of four or five versus one to three years
Monday, July 16, 2012

Chemo Combo Promising for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Greater benefit with temozolomide, bevacizumab for patients with pancreatic versus carcinoid NETs
Friday, July 13, 2012

Active Surveillance Cost-Effective for Prostate Cancer
At five, 10 years of follow-up, active surveillance saves money compared to immediate treatment
Thursday, July 12, 2012

RA Patients Are Receiving Recommended Cancer Screenings
Rates for breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening higher than in general population
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Drug Reduces Graft-Versus-Host After Stem Cell Transplant
Chemokine receptor CCR5 antagonist maraviroc inhibits lymphocyte chemotaxis
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Most Breast Cancer Patients Return to Working Same Hours
Receiving chemotherapy increases the likelihood of reducing or discontinuing work
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Long-Term Mortality Risk Low After Cerebral Vein Thrombosis
Previous venous thromboembolism history independently predicts recurrent events
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Study Supports Chemo After Periampullary Cancer Surgery
Benefit only seen after adjusting for prognostic variables, not in primary analysis
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Factors Impacting Quality of Life at End of Life Identified
Nine factors explain some of the variance in quality of life for patients with advanced cancer
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

GI Cancer Resection OK With Mild Cirrhotic Liver Dysfunction
For patients with cirrhosis, moderate-to-severe liver dysfunction linked to post-op mortality
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Unsuccessful Fertility Drug Use Lowers Breast Cancer Risk
Protective association disappears among women who successfully conceive on fertility drugs
Monday, July 09, 2012

Sentinel Node Biopsy Safe for Vulvar Squamous Cell Cancer
Sentinel lymph node biopsy may be used in place of inguinal femoral lymphadenectomy
Friday, July 06, 2012

Patient Decision Aid Beneficial in Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Useful to increase medical knowledge, decrease decisional conflict regarding use of radioiodine
Thursday, July 05, 2012

Dose-Escalated Cetuximab Tolerated in Colorectal Cancer
Possible improved response and disease control rates in irinotecan-refractory metastatic CRC
Thursday, July 05, 2012

Eltrombopag Linked to Clinical Response in Aplastic Anemia
Clinically significant multilineage response in some patients with severe refractory aplastic anemia
Thursday, July 05, 2012

Limited Evidence Links Pioglitazone to Bladder Cancer
Thiazolidinediones, specifically pioglitazone, may increase bladder cancer risk in type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ovarian Grafts Restore Endocrine Function Long Term
In five cancer survivors, function restored within 12 to 20 weeks of heterotopic transplantation
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Nelarabine Plus Chemo Viable in Children With T-Cell ALL
Nelarabine well tolerated; encouraging for pediatric patients with slow early response in T-cell ALL
Friday, June 29, 2012

Aspirin Use Linked to Reduced Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
Current aspirin users have a 44 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Risk of Second Primary Melanoma Up in Pediatric Patients
Pediatric patients with invasive melanoma have nearly double the risk of second primary versus adults
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nomogram Developed to Estimate Early Breast Cancer Survival
Able to predict mastectomy-free survival in older women treated with conservative surgery
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hospice Visit Number Affects Ability to Die at Home
Factors identified that affect hospice cancer patient ability to die in setting of choice
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Recreational Physical Activity Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
Benefit unrelated to intensity of physical activity; postmenopausal weight gain reduces benefit
Monday, June 25, 2012

No Therapy for ~20 Percent With Stage IV Solid Tumors
Factors linked to no treatment include older age, black race, lack of medical insurance, income
Friday, June 22, 2012

Reduced Efficacy for CRC Screenings Done by Non-GI Docs
Efficacy and cost-effectiveness up when colonoscopy performed by gastroenterologist
Friday, June 22, 2012

Increased Sick Leave Rates for Long-Term Cancer Survivors
Rates up five years post- versus pre-diagnosis; variance largely due to sociodemographics
Friday, June 22, 2012

Similar Outcomes for Robot-Aided, Conventional Nephrectomy
Post-op complication rates, distributions similar for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy techniques
Friday, June 22, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

IVC Filters Confirmed Effective for Patients at Embolism Risk
No complications related to filter use in case series of patients undergoing major spinal surgery
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Increased Cause-Specific Mortality
Diabetes correlates with increased risk of death from diseases, including several forms of cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Accuracy of Melanoma Detection Up in Specialized Clinics
From 1998 to 2007, the accuracy of melanoma detection improved only in specialized clinics
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

AACR: UV Radiation Linked to Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer risk reduced by about half for those with the most versus least sun-sensitive skin
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Grade IDs Melanoma Survival
Independent predictor of sentinel lymph node status and survival in cutaneous melanoma
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Smoking Increases Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Smoking ups risk of squamous cell carcinoma, but not basal cell carcinoma, nonmelanoma skin cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hepatitis B Screening Before Chemo Deemed Cost-Effective
For patients receiving chemo for lymphoma, screening all superior to screening high-risk, none
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Periodontitis Linked to HPV-Positive Head, Neck Tumors
Association stronger in patients with oropharyngeal cancer versus oral, laryngeal cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Germ-Line BRCA1/2 Testing Recommended in Ovarian Cancer
BRCA mutation-positive women with ovarian cancer have improved survival, treatment response
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Multiple Tumor Zones Should Be Sampled in Breast Cancer
Considerable heterogeneity found within tumor, lymph node metastases of any particular patient
Monday, June 18, 2012

JAK3 Mutations ID'd in About One-Third of T-Cell Lymphomas
Somatic activating mutation in JAK3 (A572V and A573V) identified in natural killer/T-cell lymphoma
Friday, June 15, 2012

Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Cancer Incidence, Mortality
Effect more consistent with intentional weight loss; risk reduction up for women, obesity-linked CA
Friday, June 15, 2012

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Up Prostate Cancer Incidence
One case of cancer diagnosed per 212 years of testosterone replacement therapy
Friday, June 15, 2012

Pre-Op Breast Pain in ~28 Percent of Breast Cancer Patients
Genetic polymorphisms in inflammatory cytokines linked to presurgical breast pain
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Number of Cancer Survivors May Reach ~18 Million by 2022
Estimated 13.7 million U.S. cancer survivors on Jan. 1, 2012; set to increase in next decade
Thursday, June 14, 2012

CDC: Preventive Health Services Underused Before 2010
Underutilized services include cholesterol screening, BP control, smoking cessation assistance
Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Peri-Op Approach Accurately IDs Melanoma in Nail Matrix
Reflectance confocal microscopy can be used to diagnose subungual melanomas of the nail matrix
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fatal Airway Necrosis Noted After Stereotactic Body Radiation
Case report describes necrosis ID'd eight months after stereotactic body-radiation for lung cancer
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Changes in Tumor Size by RECIST Correlate With Survival
Reflect linear continuum without clear boundary values or cutoffs to define response
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cannabinoid Formulation Benefits Opioid-Refractory Pain
Nabiximols offers pain relief for patients with advanced cancer, especially at low-dose
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Poor Oral Hygiene Found Predictive of Cancer Mortality
Dental plaque linked to increased odds of death; similar association seen for age and male gender
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Advanced Imaging, Radiation Exposure Up Over Last Decade
Annual increases in CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET use; increase in CT tied to elevated radiation exposure
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Breast Cancer Incidence Down With Metformin Use in Diabetes
Risk slightly up for postmenopausal women with diabetes treated with meds other than metformin
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Many PCPs Recommend Colorectal Cancer Screening in Elderly
Comorbidities may affect screening modality, but many docs recommend non-beneficial screening
Monday, June 11, 2012

Gene Mutations May Predict Breast CA Treatment Response
For women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, mutations ID aromatase inhibitor response
Monday, June 11, 2012

Marker Helps Predict Thrombotic Risk of Hormonal Contraceptives
For women taking hormonal contraceptives, sex hormone-binding globulin levels help estimate risk
Friday, June 08, 2012

Prevalence, Predictors of Interval Colorectal Cancer ID'd
Both procedural and biologic factors contribute to development of interval colorectal cancers
Friday, June 08, 2012

Higher Risk of VTE in CKD Surgical Patients on Enoxaparin
Compared to desirudin, VTE risk up for enoxaparin-treated CKD stage 3B patients after THR
Friday, June 08, 2012

Venous Thromboembolism Up in Adult Hospitalizations
Efforts needed to implement prevention strategies to curb this growing public health concern
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Beta-Carotene Safe During Prostate Cancer Treatment
After 10.5 years of follow-up, no significant increase in prostate cancer deaths or metastases
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Aspirin Ups Risk of Bleeding in All But Diabetes Patients
Patients with diabetes have increased risk of major bleeding, independent of aspirin use
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

ASCO: Continuing Avastin With 2nd-Line Chemo Ups Survival
Findings in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with first-line chemo plus Avastin
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Gender Gap in Reproductive Preservation in Cancer Patients
Men report routine sperm banking; women rarely presented with fertility preserving options
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

ASCO: Avastin Ups Survival in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian CA
Addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy improves progression-free survival
Monday, June 04, 2012

Acellular Dermal Matrix Safe, Useful in Breast Reconstruction
Good outcomes; seroma complications higher with AlloDerm human matrix than porcine Strattice
Friday, June 01, 2012

Pioglitazone Use Ups Bladder Cancer Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
Highest risk for those with more than 24 months of exposure, cumulative dose of >28,000 mg
Friday, June 01, 2012

Global Cancer Incidence Set to Top 20 Million Per Year by 2030
If current cancer- and gender-specific trends continue, incidence predicted at 22.2 million
Friday, June 01, 2012

Slow-Growing Melanomas Lose Structure, Vary Color With Time
Little increase in lesion diameter, but structure, organization, and colors of lesions change
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Radiation Ups Event-Free, Not Overall Survival in Ped Hodgkin's
For children who respond to chemo, low-dose involved-field radiation therapy ups long-term EFS
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Patient Goals for Presenting Internet Research to Docs Vary
These goals influence patients' perception of their provider's handling of the conversation
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pathologic Response Prediction of Survival Aided by Tumor Type
When specific tumor type is considered, pathologic complete response more predictive of survival
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Working Night Shift May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Significant increase in risk with more years of night shift work, cumulative number of night shifts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Lung Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
Postmenopausal women with diabetes have higher risk of lung cancer, especially if using insulin
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NSAID Use Linked to Reduced Risk of Skin Cancer
Lower risk of squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma; notably in long-term, high-intensity use
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Probability of Long-Term Glioblastoma Survival Assessed
In glioblastoma, surviving for two years linked to favorable conditional probability of survival
Friday, May 25, 2012

Selenium and/or Vitamin E Do Not Prevent Bladder Cancer
No change in incidence for men treated with selenium or vitamin E alone or in combination
Friday, May 25, 2012

Pancreatectomy OK Without Downstaging From Therapy
Radiographic downstaging rare even after neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer patients
Friday, May 25, 2012

Vemurafenib, Dabrafenib Linked to Cutaneous Side Effects
Squamous cell carcinoma, warty dyskeratomas, verrucous keratoses, and other lesions can occur
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brentuximab Vedotin Effective in Large-Cell Lymphoma
Complete remission for more than half with recurrent systemic anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Oncologists Grief at Patient Loss Affects Treatment
Can also affect relationships with other patients and spills over into their personal lives
Thursday, May 24, 2012

DDW: Pancreatic CA Shot Added to Standard Therapy Ups Survival
In a related study, 4D-elastic light scattering fingerprinting probe detects pancreatic cancer
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Treatment With rt-PA Within Six Hours of Stroke Beneficial
Randomized trial, meta-analysis show benefit for wide range of patients with acute ischemic stroke
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Aspirin Effective in Preventing Thromboembolism Recurrence
For patients with unprovoked VTE, aspirin presents no apparent increase in risk of major bleeding
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DDW: Diabetes Linked to Higher Adenoma Detection in 40s
Patients aged 40 to 49 with diabetes have similar rates to 50- to 59-year-olds without diabetes
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Genetic Testing Doesn't Up Post-Test Health Care Use
But individuals who complete multiplex genetic testing have more physician visits pre-test
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Regorafenib Active in Metastatic GI Stromal Tumors
Significant activity for patients with advanced GIST after failure of imatinib and sunitinib
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Imaging Predicts Breast Cancer Response to Chemotherapy
Magnetic resonance imaging better than clinical assessment for women undergoing pre-op chemo
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DDW: Patients Prefer Colonoscopy to CT Colonography
Second study shows tolerability of bowel preparation linked to polyp and adenoma detection
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival for Elderly With NSCLC
Addition of carboplatin to radiotherapy prolongs overall survival in locally advanced disease
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ATS: Benefits/Harms of Low-Dose CT Screening Assessed
Screening may benefit individuals at high-risk of cancer, but concerns remain about potential harms
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Weight Loss Reduces Potential Breast Cancer Biomarkers
Diet, diet + exercise lower testosterone, serum estrogens in overweight, postmenopausal women
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dabrafenib Safe, Active Against Some Metastatic Melanomas
Drug shows antitumor activity against Val600-mutant BRAF tumors at phase 2 dose of 150 mg
Monday, May 21, 2012

DDW: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Tied to Lower CRC Incidence
Screening linked to reduced incidence in proximal and distal CRC, reduced mortality for distal CRC
Monday, May 21, 2012

U.S. Task Force Recommends Against PSA-Based Screening
New evidence-based guidelines from USPSTF suggest screening benefits do not outweigh harms
Monday, May 21, 2012

Folic Acid Enrichment May Reduce Specific Pediatric Cancers
Postfortification of grains, decrease seen in Wilms tumor, primitive neuroectodermal tumor incidence
Monday, May 21, 2012

ATS: Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Cancer Death
Dose-response association seen with risk of cancer mortality increases with severity of apnea
Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunscreen Ingredient May Be Linked to Risk of Endometriosis
Higher urinary concentration of benzophenone-type derivatives ups odds of endometriosis diagnosis
Friday, May 18, 2012

ASCO: Oncologists Better ID Long-Term Effects of Chemo
Very few primary care physicians identified main late or long-term effects of four chemo drugs
Friday, May 18, 2012

Adjuvant Radiochemotherapy Has Lasting Benefit in Gastric Cancer
Patients with gastric cancer who undergo resection show survival benefit 10 years later
Friday, May 18, 2012

Gene Expression Profile Testing Increasing in Breast Cancer
Linked with decrease in chemotherapy in women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Generic Versions of Plavix Approved
Dispensed with Medication Guide that provides important instructions on use, drug safety
Thursday, May 17, 2012

STAT3 Mutations ID'd in Rare Lymphoproliferative Disorder
Four specific mutations in SH2 domain seen in T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia
Thursday, May 17, 2012

ASCO: For Chemo's Nausea, Olanzapine Beats Metoclopramide
Patients with breakthrough chemo-induced nausea and vomiting benefit from olanzapine
Thursday, May 17, 2012

ASCO: Abiraterone Tolerated in High-Risk Prostate Cancer
Good pathological complete/near complete response with abiraterone + leuprolide
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pazopanib Active in Metastatic Soft-Tissue Sarcoma
Progression-free survival up in metastatic non-adipocyte soft-tissue sarcoma, after chemo
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sex Influences Survival in Esophageal Cancer
Better esophageal cancer-specific survival for women with locoregional, metastatic cancer
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

PET More Sensitive Than CT for Merkel Cell Carcinoma
F-18-FDG PET more sensitive, equally specific to CT for assessing regional lymph node involvement
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Technique Removes Inoperable Abdominal Tumors
Multivisceral ex vivo surgical procedure used to remove unresectable tumors in three patients
Friday, May 11, 2012

DNA Methylation Level Is Marker of Breast Cancer Risk
High DNA methylation levels at ATM loci nearly doubles risk of developing breast cancer
Friday, May 11, 2012

Genetic Profile of Circulating Tumor Cells Is Heterogeneous
Rare cells isolated from blood have distinct profile from single cells from cancer cell lines
Friday, May 11, 2012

Sun Protective Behavior on the Rise in U.S. Adults
But sunburn still prevalent, as is the use of indoor tanning
Thursday, May 10, 2012

JAM-A Has Inhibitory Role in Platelets
Junctional adhesion molecule A inhibits integrin outside-in signaling, premature platelet activation
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Review: Physical Activity Cuts Mortality for Cancer Survivors
Consistent evidence for benefit of exercise on all-cause, breast and colon cancer-specific mortality
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

New Technique Predicts Prostate Cancer Relapse
Genome copy number variation in tumor, adjacent tissue, or blood sample predictive of relapse
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Metformin May Have Dual Effect in Breast Cancer
Ki-67 affected differently based on insulin resistance, particularly in luminal B tumors
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Health-Related QoL Evaluated for Children With Brain Tumors
Patient and parent assessments correlate well; affected by disease type and treatment intensity
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Infectious Agents Cause About One in Six Cancers Worldwide
Infection-attributable cancers are more likely in less developed regions worldwide
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Sun/Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Youth
Counseling moderately increases the use of sun-protective behaviors in 10- to 24-year-old patients
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

ASBS: Breast Cancer Survival Significantly Lower for Men
In men with breast cancer, tumors likely to be larger, higher grade, metastasized
Friday, May 04, 2012

ASBS: Mammography Beats Infrared Screening for Breast CA
No Touch Breast Scan has poor sensitivity or specificity depending on the mode
Friday, May 04, 2012

FISH + Cytology Beats Cytology Alone for Neoplasia Detection
More sensitive detection in samples from endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration
Friday, May 04, 2012

CMS Policy Helping Hospitals to Prevent Targeted Infections
Despite positive impact, less time spent on nontargeted infections, especially in large hospitals
Friday, May 04, 2012

Complementary Medicine Not Tied to Prostate Cancer Outcome
Complementary, alternative medicine widely used; no effect on treatment satisfaction, outcomes
Friday, May 04, 2012

Many COPD Comorbidities Independently Tied to Mortality
Twelve comorbidities include cancers and cardiovascular problems
Friday, May 04, 2012

ARRS: 'No Family Hx' Not License to Skip Early Mammograms
No family history for 60 percent of women aged 40 to 49 whose cancer is detected by mammogram
Thursday, May 03, 2012

For Thyroid Cancer, Thyrotropin + Low-Dose Radioiodine Effective
Two studies show low-dose radioiodine plus thyrotropin as effective as high-dose radioiodine
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Erlotinib Plus Chemo Doesn't Improve Efficacy in NSCLC
Offers no benefit for never or light former smokers with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Chemo Combination Promising for Multiple Myeloma
Elotuzumab, lenalidomide, low-dose dexamethasone well tolerated in relapsed/refractory MM
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Breast Brachytherapy May Not Be Best Choice in Older Women
More complications but no difference in overall survival versus whole-breast irradiation
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Methodological Heterogeneity Seen in Clinical Trials
Trials registered with ClinicalTrials.gov from 2007 to 2010 mainly small, single-center
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Caloric Restriction Linked to Reduced Inflammation Markers
For obese postmenopausal women, weight loss diet ± exercise cuts inflammatory biomarkers
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Women Have Clear Melanoma Survival Advantage Over Men
Consistent advantage in survival and time to progression across prognostic subgroups, ages
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Screening Benefits Women in 40s With High Breast CA Risk
And, extremely dense breasts, first-degree relative with breast cancer ups risk two-fold in 40s
Monday, April 30, 2012

Cancer Worry Linked to Continued Symptom Burden
Age, fatigue, and risk perception also significantly associated with lingering cancer worry
Friday, April 27, 2012

Excessive Neutropenia for Weekly Everolimus + Docetaxel
Dose-limiting neutropenia, variable drug clearance for patients with metastatic breast cancer
Friday, April 27, 2012

Nutrition, Exercise Guidelines Updated for Cancer Survivors
American Cancer Society guidelines discuss best clinical practice for continuum of cancer care
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adjuvant Therapy Shows Promise in Biliary Tract Cancer
Nonsignificant improvement in unselected patients, but significant benefit for high-risk patients
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thiazolidinediones Tied to Lower Cancer Risk in Diabetes Patients
Pioglitazone, rosiglitazone linked to lower liver cancer risk; rosiglitazone tied to lower CRC risk
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Subtype Best Predictor of Basal Cell Carcinoma Invasion Depth
Subtype superior to age, contours, necrosis, and solar elastosis as depth predictor
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Age, Life Expectancy Influence Termination of PSA Screening
Barriers to discontinuation of screening include patient expectations, time constraints
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Warfarin Keeps Stroke Risk Low in Patients With A-Fib
Review shows risk of stroke per year higher in the elderly, females, patients with stroke history
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Erosive, but Not Nonerosive, GERD Ups Esophageal CA Risk
Overall risk remains low; no increased risk for patients with nonerosive reflux
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

High Survival With Surgery in Low-Risk Neuroblastoma
Patients with low-risk stage 2a/2b neuroblastoma have high survival rates with surgery alone
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EB: Cadmium Exposure Tied to Breast Cancer Progression
Chronic exposure increases MCF-7 cell migration and invasion through extracellular matrix
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bladder Cancer Diagnosis Encourages Smokers to Quit
Most commonly cited reasons for quitting: bladder cancer diagnosis, advice of urologist
Monday, April 23, 2012

Pediatric Regimen Beats Adult Chemo for Young Adults With ALL
Lower mortality, improved remission and event-free survival rates, lower relapse rates
Monday, April 23, 2012

CDC: HPV-Associated Cancers Strike More Than 30,000 Yearly
Surveillance and methodology needed to assess impact of vaccines
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chemoradiotherapy Combo Ups Bladder Cancer Control
Locoregional control of muscle-invasive bladder cancer improved without additional toxicity
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Treatment Offers Benefit for Hypoxic Laryngeal Tumors
Accelerated radiotherapy plus carbogen and nicotinamide improves regional, not local, control
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Study Looks at Patient Perception of Harm During Cancer Care
Many believe they experienced a preventable, harmful event during cancer care, but few report
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fewer Complications With IMRT for Prostate Cancer
Fewer gastro morbidities, hip fractures, but more erectile dysfunction versus conformal radiation
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nutrition, Mobility Predict Early Death in Elderly Cancer Patients
Low nutritional test score, poor mobility, advanced disease predict early death after chemo initiation
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2001 to 2006 Saw Increase in Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
For Medicare beneficiaries, rate of micrographic surgery for nonmelanoma skin cancer doubled
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SBM: Decision Aid Helps Breast Cancer-Related Decision-Making
Web-based decision aid lowers decisional conflict, helps women decide about prophylactic treatment
Monday, April 16, 2012

Herbal Carcinogen Linked to Urothelial Cancer in Taiwan
Carcinogen associated with A:T to T:A transversions in tumor suppressor and oncogenes
Friday, April 13, 2012

Crizotinib Treatment Lowers Total Testosterone Levels
In men with non-small-cell lung cancer, crizotinib rapidly suppressed testosterone levels
Friday, April 13, 2012

Most Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Lasting Side Effects
Proportion experiencing side effects remains stable from 12 months to six years post-diagnosis
Friday, April 13, 2012

Copy Number Variants Tied to Increased Prostate Cancer Risk
Two copy number variants found in coding and noncoding regions at 15q21.3 and 12q21.31
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Smoking Found to Be a Risk Factor for Barrett's Esophagus
Patients with Barrett's more likely to have ever smoked; risk up with increasing pack-years
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Perception of Breast Cancer Care Differs From Actual Care Quality
Study focuses on women from inner cities with newly diagnosed, early-stage breast cancer
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BMD Loss Occurs Early in Androgen Deprivation Therapy
Study finds loss evident in men treated with ADT for nonmetastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Injectable Contraceptive Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk
Recent use of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate for 12 months or longer may double risk
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Frequent, Older Dental X-Rays Linked to Brain Cancer
Increased risk seen with frequent bitewings in old machines and panorex films in young children
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Insurers Should Screen Older Smokers for Lung Cancer
Cost per life-year saved comparable to cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening costs
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Early Response Is an Indicator for Rectal Cancer Survival
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy response correlates with recurrence-free survival
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Strategy of Offering Choice of CRC Screening Ups Adherence
Significant variation noted in overall and strategy-specific adherence between racial/ethnic groups
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Somatic Mutations in Two Genes ID'd in Stomach Cancer
Mutations seen in FAT4 and ARID1A; involved in cell adhesion and chromatin remodeling
Monday, April 09, 2012

High U.S. Cancer Care Costs Seem to Be Worth It
Value of additional survival gains in the United States exceed additional health spending
Monday, April 09, 2012

Teen Alcohol Consumption Tied to Benign Breast Disease
Folate intake does not provide a protective effect for alcohol-associated benign breast disease
Monday, April 09, 2012

Statins Moderate Effect of Metformin on Prostate Cancer
Taking both metformin and statins significantly reduces the incidence of prostate cancer
Monday, April 09, 2012

Full Weight-Based Chemo Doses Recommended for Obese
ASCO committee finds no evidence of increased short- or long-term toxicity in obese patients
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Increased Breast Cancer Risk With False-Positive Test
However, size of excess risk has decreased in the last decade
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Esophageal Cancer Surgery Has Lasting Effects on QoL
Major postoperative complications predictive of parameters of poor health-related quality of life
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Higher Immediate Suicide Risk
Also linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular death during the first week and month after diagnosis
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

AACR: Cruciferous Vegetable Intake Ups Breast CA Survival
For Chinese women, survival up, recurrence down with increasing consumption after diagnosis
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk for Cardiac Events
Nearly one in eight treated with anthracyclines and/or radiation will have heart disease after 30 years
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Reduced-Intensity Chemo Effective in Hodgkin's
Six cycles of BEACOPPescalated more effective and less toxic than eight cycles
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Metal-on-Metal Bearing Not Linked to Cancer Incidence
No increase in cancer risk at seven years after hip replacement; longer follow-up needed
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Cetuximab With Chemo Doesn't Improve Colon Cancer Outcome
For stage III resected colon cancer, disease-free survival no better than with mFOLFOX6 alone
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mammogram Plus MRI or Ultrasound Catches More Cancer
Increased detection in women at high risk of breast cancer, but increase also seen in false-positives
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Study Estimates Overdiagnosis From Mammography Screening
Approximately six to 10 women overdiagnosed for every 2,500 invited for screening in Norway
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

AACR: Black Women Clear HPV Infection More Slowly
Also nearly twice as likely to have an abnormal Pap smear
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Melanoma Incidence Increasing Among Young Adults
Incidence rising, particularly among females, but all-cause, disease-specific mortality decreasing
Monday, April 02, 2012

Inhibition of Immune Pathway May Trigger Melanoma Growth
Colocalization of immune inhibitory B7-H1 and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes seen in melanocytes
Monday, April 02, 2012

AACR: Metformin May Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients
Metformin may improve prostate-specific antigen levels and slow cancer growth
Monday, April 02, 2012

AACR: Study Links Long-Term Estrogen Use to Breast Cancer
Risk increased with estrogen, estrogen + progesterone; no increase in fatal breast cancer
Monday, April 02, 2012

Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Die on Transplant List
Non-HCC patients have higher mortality risk; suggests need for revaluation of organ allocation
Friday, March 30, 2012

Better Short-Term Outcomes for Private Prostatectomies
More post-op complications, blood transfusions, longer hospital stay with non-private insurance
Friday, March 30, 2012

Adherence to Cancer Surveillance Guidelines Varies
Variable adherence to recommended and non-recommended testing for breast, CRC survivors
Friday, March 30, 2012

Stigma Affects Depression Among Lung Cancer Patients
Perceived stigma accounts for significant amount of variance in depressive symptoms
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Prophylaxis With Apixaban Feasible for Cancer Patients
Phase II study shows Factor Xa inhibitor safe and tolerated in chemotherapy-treated patients
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Insulin Resistance Increases Risk of Colorectal Adenomas
Significant interaction between HOMA-IR and gender; correlation mainly seen in men
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Guidelines Issued for Red Blood Cell Transfusions
Restrictive approach recommends transfusion at hemoglobin threshold of 7 to 8 g/dL in stable patients
Monday, March 26, 2012

Few Young Women With Cancer Pursue Fertility Preservation
Socioeconomic, racial, and demographic disparities affect access to fertility preserving services
Monday, March 26, 2012

Health Care Team Members Key for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Epidemiologists, preventionists help stop infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms
Thursday, March 22, 2012

EBCC: Long-Running Screening Program Cuts Breast CA Deaths
Breast cancer screening program in Netherlands shows limited harms and reasonable costs
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Regular Aspirin Use Can Lower Cancer Risk, Studies Confirm
Lowers risk of esophageal, gastric, biliary, and breast cancer; reduces distant metastases
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Weight Gain Linked to Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer
Early-stage breast cancer survivors may be able to relieve hot flashes by maintaining their weight
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

'Mindfulness' Stress Reduction Helps Breast Cancer Survivors
Improves mood, breast- and endocrine-related quality of life, and well-being
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Most California Hospitals Implementing Infection Control
Hospitals with certified infection control officer have lower rate of MRSA blood stream infections
Friday, March 16, 2012

Less Than Half of Potential Lung Cancer Deaths Averted
Despite smoking behavior changes, more deaths could have been averted by tobacco control
Friday, March 16, 2012

Poorer Health Literacy Linked to Increased Mortality
About one-third of older adults in England have medium or low functional health literacy
Friday, March 16, 2012

Smoking in Movies Increases Smoking Risk for Young Teens
Early exposure to smoking in movies accounts for 31.6 percent of established smoking
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Prostate Cancer Screening Does Not Reduce All-Cause Mortality
Extended follow-up shows reduced risk of death from prostate cancer, but not overall risk of death
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Higher Spending by Hospitals Improves Outcomes
Lower mortality, readmission for acute patients admitted to hospital in highest tercile of spending
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Higher Red Meat Consumption Linked to Risk of Death
Substituting daily red meat serving with fish, poultry, or low-fat dairy lowers mortality risk
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Web-Based Program Helps Manage Cancer-Related Fatigue
Fatigue, anxiety, and quality of life improve for participating disease-free cancer survivors
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Financial Hardship Common Among Colon Cancer Patients
Even among those who have health insurance, financial hardship affects nearly 40 percent
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Inflammation, Fatigue Tied to Omega-3 Intake After Breast CA
In survivors, omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid intake ratio and CRP level linked to inflammation, fatigue
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Asymptomatic Often Sent for Lung Cancer Screening Tests
Asymptomatic patients sent for screening despite lack of recommendation by major expert groups
Monday, March 12, 2012

Circumcision Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer
Circumcision before first sexual activity linked to 15 percent decrease in prostate cancer risk
Monday, March 12, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Von Willebrand Factor Linked to Bleeding Complications
Bleeding, mortality up in oral anticoagulation-treated patients with high levels of VWF
Friday, March 09, 2012

Surrogates Tend to Misinterpret Poor Prognosis Information
Statements about low risk of death interpreted accurately; poor prognosis viewed optimistically
Friday, March 09, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Long-Term Cardiac Effects for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Cardiovascular abnormalities, markers of systemic inflammation and atherosclerotic disease seen
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Pten Gene Linked to Longevity and Weight in Mice
Mice with extra copies of gene are protected from cancer, have increased energy expenditure
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Electronic Test Result Access Does Not Reduce Test Ordering
Office-based physician access to computerized images may up image ordering by 40 to 70 percent
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Regimen Shows Benefit for Advanced Melanoma
Conditioning treatment allows cytotoxic T cells to survive longer
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

ACP Issues Guidance on Colorectal Cancer Screening
Recommends average-risk individuals to begin screenings at age 50 and stop screening at age 75
Monday, March 05, 2012

Barriers Identified to Pediatric Advance Care Discussions
Clinicians agree that end-of-life discussions happen too late in the course of illness
Monday, March 05, 2012

Retinol Supplementation May Lower Melanoma Risk
High-dose retinol supplementation associated with a 26 percent lower risk of melanoma
Monday, March 05, 2012

Pap Smears Increase Cervical Cancer Survival
Cure rate 26 percent higher for screen-detected cancers compared with symptomatic cancers
Friday, March 02, 2012

Complementary Meds Used by 17 Percent of Elderly With Cancer
Complementary medication use is associated with less advanced disease, higher functional status
Friday, March 02, 2012

Vandetanib Doesn't Up Survival in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
For patients with advanced NSCLC, no survival benefit; increased frequency of adverse events
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Hypoferremia Predicts Treatment Response to IFN-α
Induction of hepcidin, subsequent drop in serum iron may be marker of treatment efficacy in hep C
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Bisphosphonates, Annual BMD Screen Up Fracture Prevention
Cost-effective for preventing fractures in postmenopausal women with HR+ breast cancer
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ototoxicity Rates in Children Receiving Carboplatin Studied
Younger patients receiving the drug for retinoblastoma have higher rates of ototoxicity
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Despite Benefits of Selenium, Supplements May Be Harmful
Supplements not indicated for those with selenium concentration of 122 µg/L or higher
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dose-Response Link Between Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer
Greater association for those who use tanning beds during high school/college
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chemo for Breast Cancer Tied to Long-Term Cognitive Issues
Neuropyschological problems observed decades after breast cancer treatment
Monday, February 27, 2012

Timeliness of Diagnosis Varies by Cancer and Patient
Probability of three or more pre-referral consults up for young, ethnic minorities, and women
Friday, February 24, 2012

Oncogenic HPV Rarely Present in Breast Cancer Tissues
May only be causative of a small proportion of all breast cancers
Friday, February 24, 2012

Expression of Genes for Platelet Aggregation Up Post-CABG
Post-op gene expression may explain thrombus formation, myocardial infarction after CABG
Friday, February 24, 2012

Prevalence of Screening for Lynch Syndrome Varies
Genetic screening for Lynch syndrome less common at community hospitals
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cancer Risk Up in Bilateral Retinoblastoma Survivors
Survivors with family history have elevated risk of secondary cancers, especially melanoma
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Low Neuro-Psych Functioning for Long-Term Glioma Survivors
Childhood high-grade glioma survivors have low-average intellectual function, normal quality of life
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bisphosphonate Use Linked to Reduced Colorectal Cancer Risk
On analysis of specific bisphosphonates, effect significant only for risedronic acid
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Defibrotide Prophylaxis Cuts Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease
Prophylaxis well tolerated in pediatric patients undergoing hemopoietic stem-cell transplantation
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mammography-Detected Breast CA Rates Increasing Over Time
From 1990 to 2008, increase in mammography detection; tied to lower-stage disease detection
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Colonoscopic Removal of Adenomas Cuts CRC Mortality
And, more adenomatous polyps identified with colonoscopy than fecal immunochemical testing
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Endometriosis Linked to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
Endometriosis may be a precursor to clear-cell, low-grade serous, endometrioid ovarian cancers
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

High VEGF Signaling Score Tied to Lung Cancer Prognosis
High score correlates with good prognosis in patients with early lung squamous cell carcinoma
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Skin Cancer Frequency in Chronic Leg Ulcers >10 Percent
Frequency high enough to consider systematic wound biopsy for treatment-refractory ulcers
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dermatologist Density Linked to Melanoma Mortality Rates
Presence of 0.001 to 2.0 dermatologists per 100,000 people reduces melanoma mortality
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Normal Breast Protein Linked to Cancer Development
TFF3 expression high in well-differentiated tumors; also has role in invasion and metastasis
Monday, February 20, 2012

Improved Availability of Sunscreen Increases Usage
Usage up among female collegiate athletes when sunscreen is placed in golf bags, locker rooms
Friday, February 17, 2012

2002 to 2008 Saw Increase in Partial Nephrectomy Use
For patients with renal masses, use of partial nephrectomy increased from 15.3 to 24.7 percent
Friday, February 17, 2012

Thrombopoietic Cytokine Circuit Fuels Ovarian Tumor Growth
Hepatic thrombopoietin, tumor-derived IL-6 up platelet counts, tumor growth in ovarian cancer
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nutrition Therapy Does Not Improve Cancer Mortality Rate
Oral supplements for malnourished cancer patients improve quality of life, but not mortality
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Age, Nerve Sparing Tied to Post-Prostatectomy Sexual Function
Younger age and bilateral nerve sparing surgery improve orgasmic outcomes after RALP
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Semuloparin Prophylaxis Effective in Cancer Patients
Reduces incidence of thromboembolic events during chemo, with no increase in major bleeding
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Behavioral Therapy Safe and Effective for Hot Flashes
Significant improvement observed after education and strategies to manage problem
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Digital Colposcopy Enhances Cervical Cancer Detection
DSI colposcopy more sensitive for HPV16+ than for non-16 high-risk HPV+ women
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Staging System IDs cSCC Risk in Transplant Patients
Predicts risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma recurrence in heart and lung recipients
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Supplements Don't Prevent Cancer in Cardiac Patients
Dietary supplements of B vitamins, folate, omega-3 not linked to improved cancer outcomes
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lynch Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of Many Cancers
Increased risk of breast, pancreatic cancers; relatives without mutations have no increased risk
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lipid Genetics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Genetic predisposition to low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides associated with increased risk
Monday, February 13, 2012

Cancer Risk Higher in Children With Juvenile Arthritis
Treatment with methotrexate, TNF inhibitors have no effect on risk
Monday, February 13, 2012

Radiation Not Tied to Improved Survival in Advanced NSCLC
Postoperative radiation confers no survival benefit for elderly with N2 non-small-cell lung cancer
Monday, February 13, 2012

Coronary Artery Disease Linked to Risk of Prostate Cancer
Having coronary artery disease increases risk of prostate cancer diagnosis by 35 percent
Monday, February 13, 2012

No Long-Term Impairment From Prenatal Exposure to Chemo
Although children exposed to chemo in utero who are born preterm have impaired cognitive development
Friday, February 10, 2012

Guidelines for VTE Prophylaxis in Nonsurgical Patients Issued
Guidelines apply to acute and critical patients, outpatients with cancer, long-distance travelers
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Intracerebroventricular Opioid Infusion Feasible at Home
Effective for treatment of refractory pain in terminal patients; low incidence of adverse events
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Radiation Risks From Diagnostic Procedures Examined
Strategic framework needed to reduce patient risks as use of medical radiation increases
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Fasting Augments Chemo in Cancer Cells, Mouse Models
As effective as chemo in delaying progression of specific tumors; augments effectiveness in culture
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Risk Factors ID'd in Texas Adults
Solvent exposure, smoking, obesity impact AML risk; highest risk for smokers exposed to solvents
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Soy Isoflavones Don't Reduce Breast Epithelial Proliferation
Soy supplementation is ineffective therapy for healthy women at risk for breast cancer
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Age Affects Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer
Disease-specific mortality increases with age in postmenopausal women with HR+ breast cancer
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Three 'Targeted' Cancer Drugs Up Risk of Fatal Adverse Events
No differences found in rates of fatal adverse events between VEGFR TKIs or by tumor types
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Patients Desire Involvement in Planning Breast CA Treatment
Preferences shift to wanting more say in decisions following breast cancer treatment consultation
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Linked to Bone Loss
Exemestane increases bone loss despite calcium and vitamin D supplementation
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Are Resilient
Children undergoing stem cell transplant have positive adjustment, health-related quality of life
Monday, February 06, 2012

Increased ADHD Rates in Children Exposed to Anesthesia
Multiple anesthesia exposures before the age of 2 increase ADHD incidence
Friday, February 03, 2012

High Alcohol Intake, Family History Impact Colon CA Risk
Daily drinking raises colon cancer risk, especially if there is a family history of colorectal cancer
Friday, February 03, 2012

ASCO: Genes, Pathways Involved in Exercise/Prostate CA-Link ID'd
BRCA1/2, DNA repair pathways enhanced in those who exercise for three or more hours per week
Friday, February 03, 2012

Smoking Increases Progression Risk in Barrett's Esophagus
Risk of progression to esophageal cancer or high-grade dysplasia two-fold higher in smokers
Friday, February 03, 2012

Ghrelin Stimulates Food Intake During Cisplatin-Based Chemo
Also minimizes adverse effects related to anorexia and nausea for esophageal cancer patients
Thursday, February 02, 2012

AHA: Rivaroxaban Tied to Lower Brain Bleed Risk in A-Fib
Compared to warfarin, rivaroxaban offers less risk of intracranial hemorrhage in a-fib patients
Thursday, February 02, 2012

AHA: Apixaban Beats Aspirin for Stroke Prevention in A-Fib
More effective for patients with a-fib, prior stroke history, unsuitability for vitamin K antagonists
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Repeat Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Increases Detection of CRC
Rescreening increases yield of colorectal cancer or advanced adenomas by 32 percent
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Exercise Aids Health, Well-Being of Cancer Survivors
Physical activity improves physical functions and quality of life after cancer treatment
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Diabetes Drugs Affect Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Metformin linked to lower risk in women; sulfonylureas, insulin associated with higher risk
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Breast Reexcision Rates Vary With Surgeon, Institution
For women who undergo partial mastectomy and have negative margins, significant variation seen
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Similar Morbidity for Robotic, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
But, robotic treatment significantly more costly for treatment of endometrial cancer
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Laparoscopy Acceptable for Staging Uterine Cancer
Only small differences in recurrence rates for laparoscopy compared to laparotomy
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Erivedge Approved to Treat Basal Cell Carinoma
The most common skin cancer
Monday, January 30, 2012

Education Reduces Distress During Breast Cancer Treatment
Physical, emotional, and social adjustment occurs over time with or without interventions
Monday, January 30, 2012

Warfarin Use Lowers Mortality in Septuagenarians With A-Fib
But, no association seen for all-cause hospitalization, ischemic stroke, major bleeding
Friday, January 27, 2012

New PCR-Based Assay Better Predicts Lung Cancer Survival
Assay identifies which early-stage NSCLC patients are at high risk of death after surgical resection
Friday, January 27, 2012

Polypectomy Outcomes Similar to Surgical Resection
For management of malignant colonic polyps in patients with comparable clinical characteristics
Friday, January 27, 2012

Comparable Clinical Activity for Low-, High-Dose Clofarabine
More adverse effects seen for high dose in patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome
Friday, January 27, 2012

Not Enough Americans Being Screened for Cancer
Rates short of Healthy People 2020 targets for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mutations in IDH1/2 Seen in Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cancers
Mutations found in about a quarter of cholangiocarcinomas of intrahepatic origin
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Survival Reduced for Patients With Cancer Who Have Diabetes
Type of cancer and diabetes treatment influence survival
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Radiation Benefits Mixed After Breast-Preserving Surgery
Radiation therapy slightly improves survival, but may increase likelihood of eventual mastectomy
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Adrenalectomy Rates Remain High in Radical Nephrectomy
Small decrease in rate of adrenalectomy despite evidence to support preservation of adrenal gland
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Imaging May Spare Nerves in Prostate Cancer Surgery
Preoperative MRI led to a change in surgical plan in 27 percent of robot-assisted prostatectomies
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oxaliplatin Improves Survival for Colorectal Cancer Patients
Improvements found in community settings, even amongst older and minority populations
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

More Adverse QOL Issues in Young Breast Cancer Patients
Including psychological distress, fertility-related concerns, and decreased physical activity
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Overuse of Health Care Services Understudied
Research limited primarily to unnecessary antibiotic use and a few cardiovascular procedures
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health
And are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BRCA Carriers Have Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Best prognosis for epithelial ovarian cancer for carriers of BRCA2 mutations
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Anastrozole Sequence Doesn't Significantly Improve Survival
Sequencing tamoxifen and anastrozole provides limited improvement in breast cancer outcome
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dutasteride Delays Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Progression
Men under active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer benefit from adjunct dutasteride
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HealthGrades IDs Notable Hospitals for Clinical Excellence
If all hospitals performed at this level, thousands of Medicare deaths, complications could be averted
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Statins May Reduce Risk for HCC in Hep B-Infected Patients
Hepatocellular cancer risk reduced in a dose-dependent manner in hepatitis B-infected patients
Monday, January 23, 2012

Many Tweens Don't Follow Correct Sun Behaviors
More than half of 10 and 13 year olds report experiencing sunburn in the past year
Monday, January 23, 2012

Substantial Minority Continue Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis
Patients with lung cancer have higher smoking rates at and after diagnosis; more likely to quit
Monday, January 23, 2012

Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Loses Prognostic Factors Over Time
Only tumor grade predicts outcomes for long-term retroperitoneal sarcoma survivors
Friday, January 20, 2012

Matted Lymph Nodes ID Poor Oropharyngeal SCC Prognosis
Patients with matted nodes have worse survival, independent of other known prognostic factors
Friday, January 20, 2012

Mutant p53 Disrupts Mammary Acinar Morphology
Mevalonate pathway upregulated by mutant p53; pathway sufficient for phenotypic effects of p53
Friday, January 20, 2012

Warfarin Patients With Head Trauma Need Second CT Scan
For patients on warfarin, 24-hour observation and repeat CT scan detects delayed bleeding
Friday, January 20, 2012

Design Flaws Cast Doubt on Million Woman Study
Evidence review suggests that study findings do not adequately satisfy principle of causation
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ability to Predict Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Limited
Predictive model for same side breast tumor recurrence with ductal carcinoma imperfect
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Calcium Associated With Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer
Particularly in black men; associated with lower risk of high-grade prostate cancer in all men
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cancer Prevention Guidelines Updated
American Cancer Society recommends good nutrition and physical activity to reduce cancer risk
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Interaction of RNA Binding Proteins ID'd in Glioblastoma
HuR regulation of Msi1 occurs at the post-transcriptional level in glioblastoma cells
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Psychosocial Interventions Reduce Cancer Pain in Adults
Meta-analysis shows interventions affect both pain severity and pain interference
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bevacizumab Combo Improves Colorectal Cancer Survival
Survival benefits greater with irinotecan-based chemo; but more adverse effects with bevacizumab
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Circulating Tumor Cells Predict Small-Cell Lung CA Prognosis
Both baseline number and change in CTC following first cycle of chemotherapy prognostic
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dual Inhibition of HER2 Beats Single Agent in Breast Cancer
For HER2-positive breast cancer, inhibition with lapatinib and trastuzumab superior to single agent
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Patients With Breast Cancer Lack Knowledge of the Disease
Overall treatment concordance with goals high, but lower for women preferring mastectomy
Monday, January 16, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

Thromboprophylaxis Rate Low for Knee Arthroplasty in Taiwan
Prophylaxis rate of 2.2 percent may be related to low incidence of post-op venous thromboembolism
Friday, January 13, 2012

PEDF Has Tumor-Suppressive and Neuroprotective Functions
Pigment epithelium-derived factor has dual role in experimental brain metastases, mouse model
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dark Chocolate Inhibits Platelet Function in Smokers
Lower oxidative stress may be due to polyphenolic content of dark chocolate
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Novel Anticancer Agents ID'd From NIH Drug Collection
Quantitative high-throughput drug screening method identifies novel anticancer drug candidates
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Parabens Seen in Almost All Breast Mastectomy Samples
Paraben esters seen in 99 percent of tissues from four locations in 40 human breast samples
Thursday, January 12, 2012

CDC: 2010 Saw Decrease in Age-Adjusted Death Rates
Homicide no longer in top 15 causes of death; replaced by pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Benefit of Aspirin in Primary Prevention Questioned
Despite reduction in nonfatal MIs, no reduction seen in cardiovascular death or cancer mortality
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Most Parents Communicate BRCA Test Results to Offspring
Initial offspring responses most frequently neutral or relief; minority report distress or concern
Monday, January 09, 2012

ROS1 Rearrangements Seen in Small Subset of NSCLC Tumors
Clinical features similar to those seen in ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer
Monday, January 09, 2012

Post-Op QOL Poor in Some Esophageal Cancer Survivors
Research needed on improving long-term quality of life after surgery for esophageal cancer
Monday, January 09, 2012

Antiestrogens May Counter Increased Skin Cancer Risk
In breast cancer patients, no excess melanoma risk found in those receiving antiestrogen therapy
Monday, January 09, 2012

No Mortality Benefit for Annual Prostate Cancer Screening
Thirteen-year follow-up shows no benefit for organized annual screening versus usual care
Friday, January 06, 2012

In-Hospital, 30-Day Standardized Mortality Measures Differ
In-hospital risk-standardized mortality rates vary between hospitals; linked with length of stay
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cancer Incidence, Mortality Higher in Adults With Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes has a greater effect on cancer outcomes than on the risk of incident cancer
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cancer-Related Mortality Continues to Decrease
From 1999 to 2008, overall annual decrease of 1.6 percent in men, 1.8 percent in women
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Hormone Receptor Levels Predict Trastuzumab Effect
HER2-positive breast cancer with high estrogen receptor expression less responsive to trastuzumab
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Oseltamivir-Resistant H1N1 Identified in Australia
Between May and August 2011, resistant viruses with H275Y substitution ID'd in 29 of 182 patients
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life in NSCLC
Palliative care improves timing of final chemotherapy and transition to hospice services
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Enoxaparin Doesn't Reduce Death Rate for Acutely Ill
Death from any cause at 30 days and rates of major bleeding similar with enoxaparin, placebo
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bevacizumab Ups Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Two studies demonstrate the benefit of bevacizumab added to standard therapy
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Irradiation of Left Breast Linked to Coronary Stenosis Risk
Radiotherapy of left-sided breast cancer tied to elevated high-grade coronary artery stenosis risk
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Prevalence of High-Risk HPV, Cytologic Abnormalities ID'd
U.S. cervical cancer screening trial IDs prevalence of abnormal cytology, high-risk HPV, ≥CIN2
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Perceptions of Inappropriate Care Prevalent Among ICU Staff
For ICU staff in Europe, Israel, perceptions independently linked to higher intent to leave job
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Poor Compliance With Sunscreen Advice Found in Adult Skiers
Only 4.4 percent comply with all sunscreen advice; 20.4 percent comply with sunscreen reapplication
Friday, December 23, 2011

Correcting Anemia Reduces Odds of Renal Transplant Failure
Complete anemia correction reduces progression to chronic allograft nephropathy post-transplant
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Recurrent Cutaneous Melanoma Hazard Rates Vary With Stage
Low hazard rates for stage IA and secondary melanoma; high rates for stage IB, II, and III
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Screening Mammography Over-Recommended in Terminally Ill
Physician specialty, gender, minority status, and size of practice impact over-recommendation
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cixutumumab Tolerated for Pediatric Refractory Solid Tumors
Recommended phase II pediatric dose is 9 mg/kg intravenously once per week
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Aflibercept Shows Clinical Activity for Malignant Ascites
Ups time to paracentesis in advanced chemo-resistant ovarian cancer with recurrent ascites
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunless Tanning Product Use Tied to Reduced UV Exposure
Women who use sunless tanning products report less intentional sun exposure, use of tanning beds
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vitamin D, Calcium Found to Cut Fracture, Cancer Risk
A second study offers no evidence that vitamin D supplementation prevents cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary
And, 79 percent of patients are interested in sharing their personal health record information
Monday, December 19, 2011

Ovarian Failure Risk Differs with Chemo Type in Hodgkin's
Significant risk from alkylating chemo; little risk from nonalkylating for those less than age 32
Monday, December 19, 2011

Omega-3 Index Not Linked to Bleeding in Acute MI
No link between red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid index and serious or mild to moderate bleeding
Monday, December 19, 2011

Increasing U.S. Renal Cancer Incidence Differs by Age
Most rapid increase in renal cancer incidence seen in those younger than 40, 60 to 79 years old
Monday, December 19, 2011

Quitting Smoking Improves Happiness, Quality of Life
Findings could be used to motivate individuals attempting to quit
Friday, December 16, 2011

Patient Isolation During Hospitalization Tied to Delirium
But no increased risk for patients who start their hospital stay under contact precautions
Friday, December 16, 2011

High-Dose Aspirin Impacts Fibrin Network in Diabetes
Aspirin at 320 mg increases fibrin network permeability in patients with type 1 diabetes
Friday, December 16, 2011

Low Serum Iron Ups Blood Clot Risk in At-Risk Population
Low serum iron tied to coagulation factor VIII, VTE risk in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
Friday, December 16, 2011

Adjuvant Bevacizumab Feasible for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Adjuvant treatment is not associated with grade 3 to 4 hemorrhages or grade 5 adverse events
Friday, December 16, 2011

Chemotherapy Options ID'd for Cisplatin-Unfit Urothelial Cancer
Carboplatin-based regimens with gemcitabine or methotrexate/vinblastine show similar efficacy
Thursday, December 15, 2011

HPV DNA Testing Leads to Early Detection of Cervical Cancer
Lower detection of cervical intraepithelial lesions, cervical cancer during second HPV DNA screen
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Tied to Increased Cancer Risk
Significantly increased risk seen for cancers of the brain, endometrium, ovary, and colon
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ASH: Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis Cuts DVT Risks
CDT lowers post-thrombotic syndrome frequency, ups iliofemoral patency in deep vein thrombosis
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Routine Cancer Screening Common in Elderly Aged 75 Up
Recommendation for specific tests by physicians is the largest predictor of screening
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Tied to Poor Survival in CRC
Linked to poor overall, progression-free survival versus other manifestations of metastatic CRC
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ASH: Most Cancer-Related Clots Occur in Outpatients
Of the venous thromboembolism cases in patients with cancer, 78.3 percent occur in outpatients
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Early PET Predicts Survival Outcomes in B-Cell Lymphoma
Visual and quantitative PET analysis predict survival in patients receiving chemo plus rituximab
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

No Increase in Birth Defects for Offspring of Cancer Survivors
Parental childhood exposure to chemo, radiation not tied to congenital anomalies in offspring
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Infection Prevention Up in VA, Non-Federal Hospitals
But catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices remain low
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Breast Cancer Survivors Prefer Oncologist Follow-Up
Most are also reasonably comfortable with PCP and NP follow-up, but not with virtual visits
Monday, December 12, 2011

ASH: Aspirin Safe and Effective for Preventing VTE Recurrence
After first unprovoked VTE, long-term aspirin after standard anticoagulant therapy decreases recurrence
Monday, December 12, 2011

Chemo, Radiation Worsen Cognition in Breast CA Survivors
However, hormonal therapy does not predict changes in cognitive functioning over time
Monday, December 12, 2011

ASH: Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Hemophilia B
Administration of virus vector expressing factor IX transgene prevents spontaneous bleeding
Monday, December 12, 2011

ASH: Hydroxyurea Safe, Effective in Pediatric Sickle Cell
And, two-year treatment of young children with hydroxyurea is not associated with genotoxicity
Monday, December 12, 2011

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Feasible for Older Women
For older women, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe and well tolerated
Friday, December 09, 2011

Breast Cancer Screening May Be Causing More Harm Than Good
Net quality adjusted life years negative for first seven years of screening
Friday, December 09, 2011

Bowel Screening Detects Early Cancer in Majority of Patients
Proportion of left-sided colon cancers is higher than expected in the first round of screening
Friday, December 09, 2011

SABCS: Starch Intake Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence
A 5-g/day increase in starch intake ups recurrence risk by 3 percent in women with low-grade tumors
Friday, December 09, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

SABCS: Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Factors ID'd
Reconstruction rates higher with commercial insurance, those younger than 50 years
Thursday, December 08, 2011

BRCA1/2 Mutations Up Risk of Contralateral Breast Cancer
For mutation carriers, age at diagnosis and triple-negative first tumor also impact risk
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Adjuvant Bevacizumab Ups Progression-Free Survival
Statistically significant improvement seen in Independent Review Committee assessment
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Similar Prognosis for BRCA1 Carriers, Sporadic Breast Cancer
For BRCA2 carriers, outcomes worse in univariable but similar in multivariable analyses
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Breast Cancer Survival Up With Everolimus + Exemestane
And, improved progression-free survival with add-on pertuzumab in HER2+ metastatic cancer
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Long-Term Benefits for Zoledronic Acid in Breast Cancer
And, for postmenopausal women, immediate ZOL therapy reduces risk of disease-free survival events
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Role of Environmental Factors in Breast Cancer Explored
IOM finds consistent evidence for links with combo HRT, postmenopausal weight gain, radiation, alcohol
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

SABCS: Whole Breast Radiation Beats Partial Brachytherapy
Higher risk of subsequent mastectomy, acute complication, long-term toxicity with APBI-brachy
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

SABCS: Dyslipidemia, Obesity After 60 Tied to Breast CA Risk
Diabetes, obesity after age 60, abnormally low lipid levels linked to increased breast cancer risk
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Randomized Controlled HCC Screening Trial Not Feasible
And, US screening every three versus six months does not improve small liver cancer detection rate
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Acupuncture May Help Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Pilot study shows positive effect in nerve conduction study after acupuncture
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Study Finds Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths
Being invited to and attending mammography screening cuts breast cancer mortality risk
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer Not Tied to CVD Death
But, ADT is associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality, all-cause death
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Transplant Patients Want a Role in Liver Quality Decisions
Patients want organs with low risk of failure, but risk tolerance influenced by presentation
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

Serum Glucose Levels Tied to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Women
No association found between serum insulin, homeostasis model assessment and cancer risk
Friday, December 02, 2011

Lobular Breast Cancer Tied to Having Father With Cancer
Link strongest with prostate cancer; persists after excluding family history of breast cancer
Friday, December 02, 2011

Most Non-Mobile Spinal Mets Patients Walk Post-Surgery
Resumption of ambulation significantly affected by motor grade, occurrence of a major complication
Friday, December 02, 2011

Breast CA Mets Biopsy Viable; May Impact Management
Receptor discordance does not affect time to treatment failure, overall survival at one year
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Parental CA Therapy Not Tied to Genetic Defects in Offspring
Neither parental chemo nor preconception gonad irradiation linked to genetic defects in children
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Anticoagulant Self-Monitoring Safe Option for Suitable Patients
Self-monitoring, self-management associated with significant reduction in thromboembolic events
Thursday, December 01, 2011

U.S. Patients Highly Satisfied With Outpatient Medical Care
Patient satisfaction scores tied to waiting time, time spent with provider, and age category
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Risk Factors ID'd for Radiation-Induced Hypothyroidism
Female gender, neck surgery up risk; Caucasians at higher risk than African-Americans
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bone Suppression Imaging Ups Small Lung Cancer Detection
However, dual-energy subtraction imaging provides even higher accuracy
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RSNA: Family History Doesn't Affect Breast Cancer Rates
Women aged 40 to 49 with and without family history have similar disease, lymph node mets rates
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Intensified Immunochemotherapy Benefits B-Cell Lymphoma
Intensified immunochemotherapy ups overall, event, progression-free survival in large B-cell lymphoma
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Prediagnosis BMI Predicts Mortality in Patients With CRC
And, patients with CRC and type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of mortality than those without T2DM
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Small Cell Carcinoma of Urinary Bladder Incidence Up
Elderly Caucasian men at highest risk; age, race, marital status, TNM staging impact prognosis
Monday, November 28, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

Pathologist Case Volume Affects Thyroid FNA Reading
But clinicians' case volume does not influence thyroid fine needle aspiration's diagnostic yield
Monday, November 28, 2011

Autoimmune Disorders Tied to Pulmonary Embolism Risk
High risk of pulmonary embolism during first year after admission; risk decreases over time
Monday, November 28, 2011

Everolimus Ups Survival in Carcinoid Syndrome
For patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors, octreotide LAR + everolimus improves PFS
Monday, November 28, 2011

Stem-Cell-Seeded Bioartificial Tracheal Transplant Feasible
First-in-man bioengineered artificial tracheobronchial airway transplantation successful
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dabigatran Poses Challenge in Treating Injured Patients
Due to lack of readily available methods to assess degree of anticoagulation, and reverse effects
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Adjuvant Capecitabine Does Not Improve Breast Cancer Survival
Adding capecitabine to docetaxel, epirubicin, cyclophosphamide doesn't up survival
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Long-Term Survival Factors ID'd for Head, Neck Cancer
Older age, advanced stage, pain, poor quality of life, smoking up mortality in two-year survivors
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recent Drop Seen in Oral, Pharyngeal Cancer Mortality
Largest decrease seen in black men and women with 12 years of education
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Higher Coffee Consumption May Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
Drinking four or more cups per day associated with a 25 percent reduced endometrial cancer risk
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Breast CA, Tenderness Linked in Women on Combo HRT
CEE + MPA doubles the risk of breast cancer in women with baseline breast tenderness
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Decision Aids Help Caregivers Discuss Terminal Illness
Decision aid improves caregivers' decisional conflict and satisfaction over six months
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Plasma MicroRNA Panel ID'd for Diagnosing Hepatocellular Cancer
Panel differentiates HCC from chronic hepatitis B, cirrhosis, and from healthy samples
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Similar Specific Survival for Unilateral, Bilateral Breast CA
Synchronous bilateral breast cancer survival similar to unilateral cancer high-risk matches
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adverse Effects of Pediatric Acupuncture Usually Mild
Mild adverse effects include pain, bruising, bleeding, and worsening of symptoms
Monday, November 21, 2011

Canadian Task Force Issues Breast CA Screening Guidelines
Routine mammography not recommended for 40- to 49-year-olds; but is for 50- to 74-year olds
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Restrictive Policies Push Gene Influence on Smoking Behavior
Monozygotic twins more likely to quit smoking within a similar time frame than dizygotic twins
Monday, November 21, 2011

Grape Seed Extract Lowers Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk
Use of multivitamins is linked to borderline significant reduction in the risk of SCC
Monday, November 21, 2011

Hyperglycemia, Mortality Linked in Pulmonary Embolism
But hospital readmission rate unaffected by elevated glucose with pulmonary embolism
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ovary Sparing Hysterectomy Tied to Early Ovarian Failure
Risk of ovarian failure up in women undergoing hysterectomy without bilateral oophorectomy
Thursday, November 17, 2011

AURKA, MYCN Overexpressed in Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer
Neuroendocrine marker expression suppressed by treatment with Aurora kinase inhibitor
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tamoxifen Discontinuation Rate High in Male Breast Cancer
Majority of patients experience one or more toxic effect during tamoxifen treatment
Thursday, November 17, 2011

AHA: Ideal Cardiovascular Health Tied to Cancer Risk
The number of ideal cardiovascular health metrics correlates inversely with cancer incidence
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AHA: CYP2C19*2 Carriers Need Triple Clopidogrel Dosing
Similar platelet reactivity with 225 mg in CYP2C19*2 heterozygotes, 75 mg in noncarriers
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Breast Cancer Survivors Have Impaired Neurological Function
Additional reductions in prefrontal function, decreased executive function post-chemo
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Team Approach Improves Retinoblastoma Management
Using multidisciplinary care, genetic analysis done in 63 percent of retinoblastoma probands
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Denosumab Improves Bone-Metastasis-Free Survival
Delays time to first bone mets for patients with high-risk castration-resistant prostate cancer
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Delayed Cord Clamping Tied to Improved Neonatal Iron Status
Higher ferritin concentration, reduced prevalence of iron deficiency at age 4 months
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

U.S. Oncologists Rate Selves Highly in Pain Management
But, acknowledge barriers to optimal care, and consider quality of training to be poor
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Patients Without Insurance Have Shorter Hospital Stays
Uninsured have shorter stays for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, or non-ACSCs
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Twelve-Week Warfarin Dose Test Noninferior to Four-Week
Warfarin dose assessment every 12 weeks noninferior, seems safe versus every four weeks
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Extended TNM Colon Cancer Staging Ups Prognostic Accuracy
Extended staging includes tumor grade, number of collected metastatic lymph nodes, age, gender
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AHA: Cardiac Stem Cells Do Not Improve LV Function Post-MI
Intracoronary infusion of bone marrow cells two to three weeks post-MI doesn't better LV function
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CRC Screening Participation Up With CT Colonography
But, diagnostic yield of advanced neoplasia among participants higher with colonoscopy
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Global Oral Contraceptive Use Tied to Prostate Cancer Incidence
Ecological study shows oral contraceptive use linked to prostate cancer incidence, death worldwide
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

U.S. Teen Vaccination Coverage Up From 2006 to 2009
Could be bettered via simultaneous administration, provider endorsement, parental awareness
Monday, November 14, 2011

Family History, Alcohol Tied to Benign Breast Disease Risk
Consuming seven alcoholic drinks per week more than doubled risk for those with family history
Monday, November 14, 2011

Rivaroxaban Improves Acute Coronary Syndrome Outcomes
Apixaban thromboprophylaxis better than enoxaparin; adjuvant vorapaxar not effective/safe
Monday, November 14, 2011

Evidence Shows Certain Dietary Fiber Intake Lowers CRC Risk
High dietary fiber intake, particularly cereals and whole grains, reduces risk of colorectal cancer
Friday, November 11, 2011

Half of U.S. Adult Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
Cessation services, however, tend to be under-utilized
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minimally Invasive Osteoid Osteoma Surgery Viable Option
Emerging as an alternative method to conventional excision of osteoid osteoma in the mobile spine
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Epigenetic Therapy Shows Promise in Progressive NSCLC
Demethylation of epigenetically silenced genes associated with lung cancer seen in blood samples
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Computer Prognostic Model Predicts Breast Cancer Survival
Incorporation of features from the breast cancer epithelium and stroma improves prognosis
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Maternal DNA Analysis IDs Fetal Gene Microdeletions
Noninvasive analysis of maternal plasma DNA can identify fetal chromosomal microdeletion
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Improved Breast CA Outcomes Affect Older Women Less
Increasing disparity in breast cancer outcomes by age; outcomes for younger women better
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Indoor Air Laws Up Adoption of Smokefree-Home Policy
But, only half of U.S. households with children and smokers have complete home smoking bans
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Hemodialysis Preferred Therapy in End-Stage Lupus Nephritis
Race, ethnicity, employment, insurance influence choice for peritoneal dialysis as initial therapy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Adjuvant Bevacizumab Feasible in Ovarian Cancer
Progression-free survival similar to IP, IV therapy; higher risk of bowel perforation/obstruction
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wait-and-See Policy Feasible for Some With Rectal Cancer
Using strict selection criteria and follow-up, wait-and-see results in promising outcomes
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

HPV-16/18 Efficacious Against CIN3+, Adenocarcinoma in Situ
And, vaccine shows cross-protective efficacy against four oncogenic non-vaccine HPV types
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Poxviral Vaccine Benefits Some With Ovarian, Breast Cancer
Some patients with limited tumor burden, minimal chemo exposure benefit from monthly vaccine
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Evidence Suggests Less Frequent Follow-Up OK for Melanoma
Needs of patients, clinicians may be better served with fewer visits and a more focused approach
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Ridaforolimus Promising for Treating Advanced Sarcomas
Clinical benefit seen for patients with advanced sarcomas of different histopathologic subtypes
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

Evidence Shows Robot-Assisted Cystectomy Safe, Effective
Longer-term, controlled studies needed to evaluate the procedure in management of bladder cancer
Monday, November 07, 2011

FDA Enhancing Surveillance for Anti-TNF Malignancy
Physicians requested to be alert, report cases of hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
Friday, November 04, 2011

Receptionists Contribute to Safety of Repeat Prescriptions
Clinicians often unaware of input of receptionists and administrative staff in repeat prescribing
Friday, November 04, 2011

Immune Response, Antibody Titers Seen Prior to Clinical RA
Anti-citrullinated protein antibody epitope spreading begins years prior to RA onset
Friday, November 04, 2011

EGFR Level Predicts Survival Benefit of Cetuximab in NSCLC
Patients with high EGFR expression survive longer if they receive cetuximab in addition to chemo
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Adoption of English Diet Could Reduce U.K. Mortality
Following a diet with nutritional quality of the English diet would reduce U.K. mortality rates
Friday, November 04, 2011

Carisoprodol-Related Emergency Visits Up in United States
Most ER visits involving carisoprodol involve another drug; usually narcotics or benzodiazepines
Thursday, November 03, 2011

ADT Plus Radiotherapy Tied to Improved Prostate CA Survival
Better survival with androgen deprivation therapy, radiotherapy combo for locally advanced cancer
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Rectal CA Radiotherapy Tied to Lower Testosterone Levels
Testosterone levels after long-course radiotherapy are significantly lower than pretreatment levels
Thursday, November 03, 2011

No Medicare Savings From Disease-Management Hotline
Modest improvement in quality of care, but no reduction in costs of care or acute care utilization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Risks for C. difficile Infection, Colonization Identified
Host, pathogen factors differentially affect this health care-associated infection, colonization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

ZDN/IFN-α Ups Survival in T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma
Combination of zidovudine, interferon α with chemo prolongs survival in acute, lymphoma ATLL
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Prophylactic Therapy Reduces Bleeding in Hemophilia A
Prophylaxis with anti-inhibitor coagulant complex cuts bleeding events versus on-demand therapy
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

HPV Testing in Self-Collected Samples Has High Sensitivity
Home-HPV testing is more sensitive than cervical cytology, but has lower positive predictive value
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Radiation Dose Predicts Growth Hormone Deficit
For children with brain tumors, dose, time after irradiation predicts growth hormone deficiency
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Low Levels of Alcohol During Adulthood Ups Breast Cancer Risk
Drinking alcohol in early and late adult life independently associated with breast cancer risk
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Solid Organ Transplantation Tied to Increased Risk of Cancer
Kidney, heart, liver, lung transplants tied to higher infection-related and unrelated cancer risk
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Over 30 Percent Survival With Allogeneic Cell Transplant
Five-year overall, progression-free survival of 35, 32 percent in elderly with blood cancers
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

ACG: Colonoscopic Adenoma Detection Rate, Mozart Linked
Endoscopists listening to Mozart during colonoscopy have higher adenoma detection rates
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Noncarriers of BRCA Do Not Have Increased Breast CA Risk
Noncarriers of BRCA with familial breast cancer are not at increased risk of breast cancer
Monday, October 31, 2011

Pre-Op Erythropoietin Reduces Need for Peri-Op Transfusion
Also reduces the number of units of erythrocytes transfused during and after surgery
Monday, October 31, 2011

Proportion of MELD Exceptions Up From 2002 to 2010
Since April 2005, HCC and other exceptions associated with decreased risk of wait-list mortality
Monday, October 31, 2011

Switching From IV to Oral Meds Cuts Health Care Costs
In patients eligible for oral intake, switch from IV to oral equivalents cuts hospital costs
Monday, October 31, 2011

Thalidomide Effective, Safe in GI Vascular Malformations
No severe adverse effects, minor side effects common with thalidomide treatment
Friday, October 28, 2011

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for Selected Patients
Subareolar biopsy useful in identifying cancerous nipple-areolar complexes
Friday, October 28, 2011

Neurogenesis Indicative of Poor Colorectal Cancer Outcomes
Worse overall, disease-free survival for tumors exhibiting high degrees of neurogenesis
Friday, October 28, 2011

Long-Term Aspirin Use Lowers CRC Risk in Lynch Syndrome
Long-term aspirin use benefits individuals with increased hereditary risk of colorectal cancer
Friday, October 28, 2011

Ovarian Stimulation Ups Risk of Ovarian Tumors in Later Life
Increased risk of ovarian stimulation for IVF seen in particular with borderline ovarian tumors
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bedside Geriatric Assessment Feasible in Elderly With AML
Adds information to standard oncology assessment in older patients with acute myelogenous leukemia
Thursday, October 27, 2011

qHPV Vaccine Efficacious in Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Quadrivalent vaccine cuts rate of anal intraepithelial neoplasia in men who have sex with men
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

No Lung Cancer Mortality Drop With Chest X-Ray Screening
Annual chest X-ray screening for four years does not lower lung cancer deaths versus usual care
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

AACR: Hot Dog Carcinogens and Colon Cancer Link Reassessed
Sodium erythorbate does not reduce apparent non-volatile N-nitroso compound level in hot dogs
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Smoking Rarely Cited As Cause of Death on Death Certificates
Even in lung cancer and COPD cases with strong link to smoking, few mentions in part II
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

AACR: Adulthood Weight Gain Ups Endometrial Cancer Risk
Weight gain, not weight cycling, tied to increased endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Capecitabine First-Line Option in Advanced Breast Cancer Therapy
Similar activity, less toxic, more tolerable than cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vandetanib Ups Survival in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
Improved progression-free survival, disease control rate, objective and biochemical response
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AACR: Plenty of Fluids Lowers Bladder Cancer Risk in Men
More than 2,531 ml liquid intake per day tied to a 24 percent reduced risk of bladder cancer
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AACR: Coffee Tied to Lower Basal Cell Carcinoma Risk
Inverse link between coffee intake and basal cell, not squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma risk
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AACR: NSAID Use Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Mortality
At least 10 years of NSAID use significantly lowers CRC mortality in postmenopausal women
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pre-Op Regimen Tolerable for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
But fails to meet objective of achieving pathologic complete response of 40 percent
Monday, October 24, 2011

HPV Infection, Cardiovascular Disease in Women Linked
Particularly cancer-associated HPV type linked to higher cardiovascular disease risk among women
Monday, October 24, 2011

CHEST: Predictors of Lung Cancer Include Heavy Drinking
Lung cancer predictors include diet, heavy alcohol consumption and vary with race and gender
Monday, October 24, 2011

Immunotherapy-Chemo Combo Improves Survival in NSCLC
Addition of TG4010 to standard chemotherapy improves six month progression-free survival
Monday, October 24, 2011

Breast Reconstruction Ups Psychosocial, Sexual Health
However, improvements are offset by abdominal donor site physical well-being deterioration
Monday, October 24, 2011

Excision Margin of 2 cm Safe in Melanoma Thicker Than 2 mm
Overall five-year survival in cutaneous melanoma similar with 2-cm, 4-cm resection margins
Monday, October 24, 2011

Multiple Hormones Influence Breast Cancer Risk
Risk increases with each elevated hormone level
Friday, October 21, 2011

Letrozole Monotherapy Shows Breast CA Long-Term Benefits
Sequential treatments with letrozole and tamoxifen have similar outcomes to letrozole monotherapy
Friday, October 21, 2011

Article Collection Sheds Light on U.S. Melanoma Trends
Collaboration addresses costs, disparities, surveillance issues
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Low Lethal Potential for Atypical Spitz Tumors
ASTs have favorable prognosis, elevated melanoma risk, moderate risk of regional nodes mets
Thursday, October 20, 2011

IBD Increases Risk of Post-Op Thromboembolism
Risk of post-op deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism higher after nonintestinal surgery
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Breast Cancer Recurrence Halved by Radiation
Rate of death by breast cancer also falls with radiotherapy
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Adjuvant S-1 Improves Five-Year Outcomes in Gastric Cancer
Oral fluoropyrimidine derivative, S-1, improves overall, relapse-free survival at five years
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Erectile Dysfunction After Colorectal CA Poorly Managed
Most patients do not receive adequate information, diagnosis, or treatment
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Distinct Risks for Superficial Spreading, Lentigo Melanomas
Solar lentigines are strongest predictors of lentigo maligna, nevi of superficial spreading type
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hair Professionals Are Potential Skin Cancer Educators
Frequency of observation of lesions tied to health communication practices, not cancer knowledge
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

E-Beam Sterilized Dialyzers Up Risk of Thrombocytopenia
Conversion to non-e-beam sterilized dialyzers lowers postdialysis thrombocytopenia risk
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Addition of Dulanermin Doesn't Improve Outcomes in NSCLC
Patients with advanced or recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer do not benefit from dulanermin
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Characteristics Identified
Within BRCA1 carriers, Ashkenazi Jewish women about five times more likely to have TNBC
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Topotecan Induction Feasible for High-Risk Neuroblastoma
No deaths or dose-limiting toxicities with dose-intensive topotecan, cyclophosphamide induction
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ASA: Blood Type Affects Bleeding, Death After Heart Surgery
Lowest risk among AB blood group possibly attributable to high levels of blood clotting proteins
Monday, October 17, 2011

Evidence Favors Cytology, Not HPV Screening, for Cervical CA
And, screening for cervical cancer should start at age 21 years and end at 65 years
Monday, October 17, 2011

False-Positive Recall for Most After 10 Years of Mammograms
And, detection rates are similar for 50- to 79-year-old women with digital, film-screen mammography
Monday, October 17, 2011

Evidence Suggests Obesity Tied to Altered Iron Metabolism
Obese seem to have higher hemoglobin and ferritin concentrations, lower transferrin saturation
Monday, October 17, 2011

Oral Microflora Tied to Chronic Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer
Salivary microflora potential biomarker for pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis
Monday, October 17, 2011

Single Kidney Outcome Similar With Nephrectomy, Ablation
Short-term renal function outcomes similar with nephrectomy, ablation for tumors in solitary kidney
Monday, October 17, 2011

One in Five With Cerebral Glioma Develops Depression
Major depression disorder predicted by functional impairment and previous history of depression
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Long-Term Vitamin E Use Increases Prostate Cancer Risk
Absolute increase in prostate cancer risk 1.6 per 1,000 person-years with long-term vitamin E
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PTSD Symptoms Persist in Some Long-Term NHL Survivors
Persistence, worsening seen in more than one third of long-term non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BRCA2 Mutations Indicate Better Ovarian Cancer Survival
BRCA2, not BRCA1 mutations increase overall, progression-free survival, chemo response
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Colon Inflammation Markers Lower With Ginger Extract
Significant decrease in mean percent change in two markers when normalized to free arachidonic acids
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Women Remain Distress-Free Long After Genetic Test Results
But BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers are significantly more likely to experience distress
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Leukemia Drug May Cause Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
PAH seen in patients taking Sprycel
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Children More Likely to Have SLN Mets Than Young Adults
Thickness, ulceration strongly predict sentinel lymph node biopsy use in children, young adults
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fludarabine, Alemtuzumab Combo Ups Survival in CLL
But combination therapy is associated with more adverse events than fludarabine monotherapy
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Septicemia Most Costly Reason for Hospitalization in 2009
Almost one in 23 patients had septicemia; average of 4,600 new patients treated each day
Monday, October 10, 2011

Electronic Records Enhance Care Transitions for Elderly
Complete and accurate transfer of information necessary to maximize patient care
Monday, October 10, 2011

Upfront Zoledronic Acid Ups Bone Density in Breast Cancer
Increases bone mineral density in postmenopausal women receiving aromatase inhibitors
Monday, October 10, 2011

Adding HLA-C Matching Cuts Cord Blood Transplant Death
HLA-C matching lowers transplant-related mortality after umbilical-cord blood transplantation
Friday, October 07, 2011

Increase in Older Cancer Survivor Population Anticipated
Older cancer survivors estimated to increase from 60 percent in 2008 to 63 percent by 2020
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Nonanthracycline Trastuzumab Regimen Safe and Effective
Similar survival to AC-T plus trastuzumab; fewer acute toxic effects in HER2-positive breast cancer
Thursday, October 06, 2011

More Minority Patients in Low-Quality, High-Cost Hospitals
More elderly black, Hispanic, Medicaid patients consult worst rather than best hospitals
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pre-Op Anemia Ups Mortality After Non-Cardiac Surgery
Even mild preoperative anemia independently associated with 30-day mortality, morbidity risk
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Health Risks for Women Exposed to DES in Utero
Increased adverse outcomes for diethylstilbestrol-exposed women with vaginal epithelial changes
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lower Overall Survival for Men Than Women With Breast Cancer
However, men have better relative survival, adjusted for age, treatment, and stage, than women
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Advance Directives Linked to Regional Medical Expenditures
High-spending areas have lower end-of-life costs, in-hospital death, and increased hospice care
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Breast Cancer Deaths Falling in United States
But economic disparities persist in terms of screening, mortality
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

HPV 16 Diagnostic Tests Vary in Accuracy, Prognostic Value
p16 IHC/DNA qPCR proves to be best predictor of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma outcome
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Recent Rise in Oropharyngeal Cancer Incidence Due to HPV
HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell cancers increase by 225 percent from 1988 to 2004 in U.S.
Monday, October 03, 2011

ASTRO: Fewer Side Effects With IMRT for Prostate Cancer
Intensity modulated radiation therapy tied to fewer side effects than 3-D conformal radiation
Monday, October 03, 2011

Sevoflurane Anesthesia Does Not Up Incident Cancer Risk
New cancer within five years of surgery not tied to duration, time of sevoflurane anesthesia
Monday, October 03, 2011

Activated Protein C Inhibitor Effective in Hemophilia A
Specific APC inhibitor PNASN-1 increases thrombin generation to near normal in FVIII deficiency
Friday, September 30, 2011

High Risk of Salvage Transplant Failure Post Liver Resection
Microscopic vascular invasion, nodules, tumor size, liver cirrhosis predict nontransplantability
Friday, September 30, 2011

Doctors, Patients Identify Tacit Clues in Their Interactions
Non-verbal tacit clues most common, but interpretation differs for doctors and patients
Friday, September 30, 2011

Tamoxifen Use Tied to Diabetes Risk in Breast Cancer Survivors
But aromatase inhibitor use has no association with diabetes in older breast cancer survivors
Friday, September 30, 2011

ASTRO: Hypofractionated IMRT Practical Approach in Prostate CA
Hypofractionated intensity modulated radiation as effective as conventional IMRT at five years
Thursday, September 29, 2011

DNA Repair Capacity IDs Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Survival
Worse overall and three-year survival for patients with high DNA repair capacity
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia IDs Lethal Cancer
Atrophy, inflammation not significantly associated, but suggested link for chronic inflammation
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alternate Chromosome 17 Genes Detect True HER2 Status
Three alternative chromosome 17 genes determine true HER2 status in breast cancer with polysomy 17
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lower Cancer Fatalism Tied to Increased Cancer Screening
People with better self-rated health, lower cancer fatalism more likely to undergo colorectal screening
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Advanced Adenomas, CRCs More Prevalent in Men
Number needed to screen for adenomas similar in men aged 45 to 49, women aged 55 to 59
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cell of Origin Key in Relapsed B-Cell Lymphoma Prognosis
Better response in germinal center B-like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with R-DHAP therapy
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ESR1 Expression Predicts Tamoxifen Benefit in Breast CA
Lower expression of ESR1 determines tamoxifen resistance in ER-positive breast tumors
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colorectal Cancer Subsite Risk Tied to Fruit/Vegetable Intake
Fruit/vegetable intake affects proximal colon, distal colon, rectal cancer risk differently
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SF3B1 Mutations Linked to Myelodysplasia
Mutation ID'd more frequently in myelodysplastic syndromes characterized by ring sideroblasts
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vitamin B12 Markers Tied to Cognition, Brain Volume
Homocysteine affects global cognitive performance, and methylmalonate affects total brain volume
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Adjuvant Zoledronic Acid Not Beneficial in Breast Cancer
Disease-free, overall survival in early-stage breast cancer not improved by zoledronic acid
Monday, September 26, 2011

ASPS: Education Ups Breast Reconstruction in Uninsured
More than half of uninsured women with breast cancer don't know about reconstruction options
Friday, September 23, 2011

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Reasonable for Brain Mets
Overall survival >9 months after brain mets treated with salvage SRS in breast cancer
Friday, September 23, 2011

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Therapy Ups Pancreatitis Risk
Exenatide, sitagliptin up odds ratio of pancreatitis, increase reports of pancreatic cancers
Friday, September 23, 2011

Racial Discrimination Tied to RBC Oxidative Stress Levels
African-Americans who face racial discrimination have higher levels of oxidative stress than whites
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Therapy Limb Salvage Rate 81 Percent
Tumor necrosis factor-α, melphalan-based isolated limb perfusion benefits amputation candidates
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Model Predicts Erectile Function After Prostate Cancer Therapy
Patient, treatment characteristics used to predict erectile function two years post cancer treatment
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Young Cancer Patients Have Low Clinical Trial Participation
Uninsured, older adults, those treated by nonpediatric oncologist less likely to enroll in trials
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tasquinimod Ups Castration-Resistant Prostate CA Survival
Delays disease progression, ups progression-free survival with acceptable adverse event profile
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Racial Disparities in Radical Prostatectomy Decreasing
Improved minimally invasive radical prostatectomy rates in African-Americans versus Caucasians
Monday, September 19, 2011

Liver X Receptor Agonist Ups Glioblastoma Cell Death
LXR agonists inhibit LDL receptor upregulation, promote cholesterol efflux transporter
Friday, September 16, 2011

Optimal CRC Screening Varies With Age, Family History
Cost-effective screening strategy based on first-degree relatives with CRC, age at diagnosis
Friday, September 16, 2011

AACR: Genetic Data ID Breast Cancer Progression Pathways
Identification of pathways, driver genes leads to novel targeted therapy for breast cancer
Thursday, September 15, 2011

CDC Finds That Lung Cancer Incidence Is Beginning to Fall
Decrease most apparent in areas with fewer smokers
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Anti-Nausea Drug May Lead to Dangerous Heart Rhythms
FDA alerts public to ongoing safety review for Zofran
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor Levels Up in Women With MI
Increased tissue factor pathway inhibitor activity, activated protein C-sensitivity linked to MI
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Global Rates of Breast, Cervical Cancer Up Over Last 20 Years
Increase in breast cancer mortality, decrease in cervical cancer mortality rates during same period
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Long-Term Nonaspirin NSAID Use Ups Renal Cell Cancer Risk
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but not aspirin or acetaminophen, increase RCC risk
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sorafenib Plus DEB-TACE Safe, Tolerated in Unresectable HCC
Adverse events for transarterial chemoembolization with doxorubicin-eluting beads, sorafenib mostly mild
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Many Mistakenly Believe FDA OKs Only Safe, Effective Drugs
Consumer explanations about safety, efficacy of drugs help public make better decisions
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mammography Screening Ups Breast Cancer Surgery Rates
From 1993-1995 to 1996-2004, mastectomies up for some, down for others
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Number of Lymph Nodes Tested for Colon CA Up 1988 to 2008
But no significant increase in lymph node positivity during the same period
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dyslipidemia Ups Neuritic Plaque Risk in Alzheimer's
High cholesterol, triglycerides, low- and high-density lipoproteins up plaque risk in AD in Japan
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Venlafaxine, Clonidine Reduce Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer
Immediate reduction in hot flash scores with venlafaxine; lower week 12 scores with clonidine
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Current Smoking Tied to Higher Risk of Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Elevated risk in men and older individuals; increases with intensity, duration of smoking
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ureteral Access Sheaths Safe in Urothelial Carcinoma
Ureteral access sheaths safe for diagnosis and treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma
Monday, September 12, 2011

TNF Inhibitors for RA Do Not Increase Malignancy Risk
But tumor necrosis factor inhibitor exposure ups non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma risk
Monday, September 12, 2011

Earlier Cancer Onset in Second Generation BRCA Carriers
Second generation more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at an earlier age
Monday, September 12, 2011

Cytology Detects Proportion of Cervical Cancer Recurrence
ASC-US, LSIL without visible lesions can be followed without colposcopy unless abnormalities persist
Thursday, September 08, 2011

HPPH-Photodynamic Therapy Safe in Precancerous Barrett's
Photodynamic therapy with 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a is safe, promising
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Malaria Predisposes Kenyan Children to Bacteremia
Strong negative correlation between malaria-protective phenotype of sickle-cell trait, bacteremia
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Comparative Efficacy Proposed for European Drug Approval
Superiority, equivalence, inferiority of new drugs should be compared with existing therapies
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Many Hospital Staff Uniforms Contaminated With Bacteria
More than 60 percent of uniforms are contaminated, with similar rates between nurses, physicians
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

BCS: Low Breast CA Recurrence Rate in Women ≤40 Years
BCT, mastectomy reveal similar survival rates in young women with early-stage breast cancer
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

BCS: Mammography, Self Examination Benefit Under-50s
Annual mammography and self-breast exams validated for over-50s, and women aged 40 to 49
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Cases of Transfusion-Linked Babesiosis in U.S. Described
Not limited to endemic states, seasons; most cases tied to red blood cell components
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Photodynamic Therapy Cost-Effective for High-Grade CIN
PDT found to be more cost effective than conization for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in Germany
Friday, September 02, 2011

MRI Tumor Assessment Predicts Rectal Cancer Survival
Tumor regression grade, circumferential resection margin predict survival in good, poor responders
Friday, September 02, 2011

Researchers Ponder 9/11 Health Impact a Decade Later
The disaster may have had lasting, multiple effects on those exposed
Friday, September 02, 2011

NPe6 May Beat Photofrin Photodynamic Therapy in Lung CA
Individualized approach based on Bcl-2/BCRP expression may improve PDT efficacy in lung cancers
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Success With Valproic Acid for Glioblastoma With TMZ Therapy
Valproic acid better than enzyme-inducing drugs for patients with glioblastoma needing antiepileptic
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Deletion in β-Globin ID'd in Fetal Hemoglobin Silencing
Intergenic region for fetal hemoglobin silencing identified near the δ-globin gene
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Variable Survival Benefit of Radioembolization in HCC
Disease stage, ECOG status, hepatic function, tumor burden, extrahepatic disease affect survival
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Public Sector Funds Large Part of State Obesity-Related Costs
State medical expenses would be nearly 7 to 11 percent lower in the absence of obesity
Monday, August 29, 2011

Loss of Jobs Means Loss of Health Coverage for Many in U.S.
Majority report delay in getting needed healthcare and financial difficulties paying medical bills
Monday, August 29, 2011

Extended-Release Opioid Pain Medication Approved
Nucynta ER sanctioned for chronic pain in adults
Friday, August 26, 2011

Clinical, Lab Variables Predict Survival in Advanced CA
Combination of variables predict two-week and two-month survival for advanced cancer
Friday, August 26, 2011

ACOG Guidelines Issued for Thromboembolism in Pregnancy
Guidelines cover diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of thromboembolism in pregnancy
Friday, August 26, 2011

Complementary Medicine Used More by Health Care Workers
U.S. health care providers use complementary, alternative medicine more than support workers
Friday, August 26, 2011

Substantial Chemo Exposure Rates Among Oncology Nurses
Adequate staffing, frequent verification of doses by two nurses decrease likelihood of exposure
Friday, August 26, 2011

HPV Test Beats Cytology-Alone in Cervical Cancer Screening
Second study: bivalent HPV16 /18 vaccine protects against anal HPV infection, especially in HPV-naive
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pharmaceutical Ads Often Don't Adhere to U.S. FDA Guidelines
Only 18.1 percent of advertisements fully adhere to FDA guidelines, over half do not quantify serious risks
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Six Factors Impact Survival in Elderly Asians With Cancer
Six prognostic factors in the comprehensive geriatric assessment predicts overall survival
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Drinkers, Smokers Less Likely to Adhere to Chemoprevention
Alcohol use, smoking tied to low chemoprevention adherence in women at high risk of breast cancer
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hospitalization Ups Unintentional Discontinuation of Meds
Discontinuation of medications higher in patients with ICU admissions than in non-ICU admissions
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dual Hepatitis B, C Infection Ups Lifetime HCC Risk
HCC risk decreases with age in HBsAg-seropositive men, increases in anti-HCV-seropositive women
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CDC: 2010/2011 Flu Vaccination Coverage Studied
Coverage in health care personnel and pregnant women remained stable versus previous season
Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Study Links Smoking to Higher Bladder Cancer Risk
Population attributable risks same for men and women; risks higher in former, current smokers
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Quality Indicators Developed for Children With Sickle Cell
Forty one indicators covering 18 topics can assess quality of care, aid quality-improvement efforts
Monday, August 15, 2011

Distance Caregivers Face Lack of Communication, Control
Geographical distance adds unique stressors to distance caregivers of patients with cancer
Monday, August 15, 2011

Higher Diagnostic Blood Loss Tied to Higher Anemia Risk
Every 50 mL blood drawn tied to 18 percent increase in moderate to severe anemia risk
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Training Improves Oncologists' Communication Skills
Improvements seen during consultations focusing on the transition to palliative care
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Cost of Interacting With Payers Higher in U.S. Than Canada
U.S. physicians and nursing staff spend more time and money interacting with health plans
Friday, August 05, 2011

Mammography Screening Has Low Impact on Mortality
Similar breast cancer mortality rate in European countries with different levels of screening
Friday, July 29, 2011

Hemolysis Products Impair Nitric Oxide Function on Infusion
Rat study demonstrates vasoconstriction after infusion of plasma from stored red blood cell units
Monday, July 25, 2011

Increased Height Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
Increased risk in 15 of 17 sites, with the risk in 10 sites significantly increased
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Medical Students Support Right to Conscientious Objection
Nearly half of medical students believe in right to conscientiously object to any procedure
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Annual Mammography Screening Should Begin at 40
Mammography, clinical, and self breast examination are recommended for breast cancer screening
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Triptorelin Tied to Reduced Chemo-Induced Menopause
Triptorelin linked to lower rate of early menopause in premenopausal women with breast cancer
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Screening for Lynch Syndrome Beneficial at Acceptable Cost
Women in particular could increase life expectancy with screening, prophylactic surgery
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Statin Therapy Does Not Up Cancer Risk in Older Adults
Propensity matching showed no significantly increased cancer risk linked to statin therapy
Monday, July 18, 2011

A-Fib Ups Risk of Upper-Limb Thromboembolectomy
Higher risk seen for women than men, risk also tied to hypertension, stroke, myocardial infarction
Monday, July 18, 2011

Factor VIII Dose Should Consider Both Body Weight and Fat Mass
For those with hemophilia A, dose calculation should be individually adapted to under-/overweight patients
Monday, July 18, 2011

Chemo, Trastuzumab, Surgery Up Survival in HER2-Positive MBC
After adjustment, only chemo, trastuzumab linked to survival for patients with CNS metastases
Monday, July 18, 2011

Gender Discrepancy in Cancer Mortality Rates Considerable
Males have higher mortality rates than females, but survival disparities less obvious
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Changes in Family Cancer History Impact Screening Needs
Clinically relevant family history changes between ages 30 and 50 affect screening recommendations
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cardiac Transplants Tied to Increased Risk of Skin Cancer
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk is much higher than in general population
Monday, July 11, 2011

Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Breast Surgery Complications
Odds of post-breast surgery complications are nearly 12 times higher for obese women
Thursday, July 07, 2011

CRC Mortality Rates Vary Significantly Between States
Northeastern states show greater decrease in colorectal cancer mortality rates than southern
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Dignity Therapy Benefits Terminally Ill Patients
But no significant difference observed in mitigating primary outcome of distress
Thursday, July 07, 2011

CDC: Colorectal Cancer Screening Increasing
Incidence and mortality down, but only 65 percent of adults adequately screened for CRC
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Personalizing Frequency of Mammography Is Cost-Effective
Mammography is most cost-effective when frequency is based on breast cancer risk factors
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Older Breast Cancer Patients Likely to Die of Heart Disease
Older women with breast cancer more likely to die from comorbidities than from cancer
Friday, July 01, 2011

Text Messaging Can Help Smokers Stop Smoking
Automated text messages can significantly increase continued abstinence in smokers
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flu Vaccine Safe for Sunitinib, Sorafenib Treated Patients
Seroprotective rate for cancer patients treated with sunitinib or sorafenib similar to controls
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Model Estimates Impact of Breast-Cancer Risk Factors
Model assesses impact of changes in modifiable risk factors on absolute breast cancer risk
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Melanoma Screening Advised for High-Risk Patients
Most patients younger than 50 with no medical or family history detect their own skin cancer
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Perinatal Exposures May Impact Breast Development
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may affect breast development and lactation, increase cancer risk
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Guideline-Concordance High for Surgical Cancer Patients
But concordance with guidelines is low in some areas, including nodal management
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Low Use of Screenings by Sexual Minority Young Women
Mostly heterosexual/bisexual women less likely to have a Pap test and have higher risk of STI
Friday, June 17, 2011

HPV Vaccination Program Tied to Fewer Cervical Abnormalities
Decrease in incidence of high-grade cervical lesions in girls younger than 18 years
Friday, June 17, 2011

Increased Risk of Femoral Arterial Thrombosis in Children
Children with indwelling arterial catheters in the femoral artery have elevated thrombosis risk
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Unequal Care Access for Children With Public Insurance
Disparities exist in providers' acceptance of public insurance compared to private insurance
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life Expectancy in U.S. Counties Below Many Nations
Women, and black men and women have lower life expectancy in all U.S. counties
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EAC: Hypnosis, Local Anesthesia Combo Beneficial
Compared to post-general anesthesia, stays shorter after breast surgery and thyroidectomy
Monday, June 13, 2011

Gynecologic Cancer Recurrence Surveillance Lacking
Detailed history, clinical examination, and patient education is most effective current method
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

VHA System in United States Provides Better Cancer Care
VHA provides earlier diagnosis, more curative surgery, and better cancer therapy than Medicare
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Youth Bear Large Burden of Global Death, Disease
Higher rates of disability-adjusted life-years in Africa compared to high-income countries
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Late-Onset GI Complications Tied to Childhood Cancers
Survivors of childhood cancers have increased risk of late gastrointestinal complications
Monday, June 06, 2011

Hospital Volume May Affect Surgical Mortality Rate
Increasing hospital volume contributes to decreased mortality for certain procedures
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Effect Estimates May Be Inflated in Biomarker Studies
Highly cited studies overestimate biomarker effect compared to meta-analyses
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Most Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients Develop Anemia
Packed red blood cell transfusion linked with improved outcome for intracerebral hemorrhage
Friday, May 27, 2011

Surgical Delay Associated With Worse Prostatectomy Outcome
Men who meet D'Amico low-risk criteria may have worse prostatectomy outcome after delay
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Contact With Drug Industry Linked to Positive Attitudes
Substantial proportion of medical students believe gifts from drug industry affect prescribing
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Patient Navigation May Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening
Language-specific navigation may increase CRC screening among racially diverse patients
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Brisk Walking May Lower Prostate CA Progression Risk
Walking pace significantly correlated with reduced risk of progression, independent of duration
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Heart-Friendly Fatty Acids Linked to Prostate Cancer
Omega-3, but not trans-fatty acids, associated with increased high-grade prostate cancer risk
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Access to Medical Records Not Linked to Increased Anxiety
Majority of patients who are given the opportunity to access their full medical record do so
Monday, May 23, 2011

End-of-Life Cancer Care Differs in the U.S. and Canada
Rates of chemotherapy use are higher, but fewer hospitalizations in U.S. patients
Monday, May 23, 2011

Tai Chi May Prevent Falls and Improve Mental Health
Tai chi may improve general health of seniors, not effective for treating cancer or arthritis
Friday, May 20, 2011

ASCO: Three-Year Cervical Cancer Screening Interval Safe
HPV test alone more accurate than Pap smear; co-testing can be extended to every three years
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Awareness of Terminal Cancer Doesn't Impact Survival
Use of palliative care and nonuse of ICU are not associated with reduced survival time
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Family Cancer Histories Are Not Highly Accurate
Sensitivity and positive predictive value of reports on four major cancers is low to moderate
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Propranolol Effectively Treats Infantile Hemangiomas
Also effective in treating recurrences of head and neck hemangiomas
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Most Nondermatologist Lesion Referrals Are Nonmalignant
But consulting dermatologists are better able to identify incident malignant lesions
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hydroxycarbamide Effective for Infant Sickle-Cell Anemia
Treatment may reduce pain and dactylitis, increase hemoglobin and fetal hemoglobin levels
Friday, May 13, 2011

Coffee May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
Five or more cups a day may reduce ER-negative breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Medical Education Participants Recognize Funding Bias
Yet most are unwilling to pay more for continuing medical education registration to overcome bias
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gay Men May Have Increased Cancer Prevalence
Lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors have worse self-health perceptions
Monday, May 09, 2011

NSAIDs, Aspirin May Increase Risk of Diverticulitis
Regular usage linked to higher risk of diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding in men
Monday, May 09, 2011

ARRS: Bismuth Shields Reduce Radiation to Female Breast
Posteriorly centered partial CT reduces radiation dose to breast, increases overall radiation
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Lot of Warfarin Tablets Recalled
One tablet found to have more active ingredient than expected
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Structured Exercise Beats Advice Only for Lowering HbA1c
Structured training better than physical activity advice alone for reducing HbA1c levels in type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Acupuncture Found to Relieve Hot Flashes in Men
Promising results for ancient therapy after prostate cancer treatment
Monday, May 02, 2011

ASBS: Women Content With Mastectomy Decision
20 years after surgery, vast majority of women would undergo prophylactic mastectomy again
Monday, May 02, 2011

ASBS: New Mammography Screening Guidelines Evaluated
May lead to more presenting with advanced disease, disproportionately affect non-whites
Friday, April 29, 2011

ASBS: More False Negatives After Breast Augmentation
False negative mammography rate higher in women who have had augmentation mammoplasty
Friday, April 29, 2011

SBM: VEGF Expression Tied to Poor Psychological Function
Increased VEGF expression in cancer patients related to shorter disease-free survival
Friday, April 29, 2011

Increasing Cancer Burden Projected for Ethnic Minorities
Need for improved understanding of risk factors, progression, and outcomes in U.S. subpopulations
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Strategy Found Effective for Women With Cervical Neoplasia
After three normal pap smears, affected women at similar risk for cervical cancer as general population
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monthly Injection Effective for Opioid Dependence
Naltrexone superior to placebo in improving abstinence, retention, and relapse rates
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Low-Dose Aspirin Affects Post-Surgery Blood Drainage
Increased blood drainage, complications in patients who stop taking aspirin a week pre-surgery
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oophorectomy May Not Adversely Affect Health
Also tied to lower risk of ovarian cancer than hysterectomy plus ovarian conservation
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Black Cancer Patients More Willing to Pay to Extend Life
Minority patients more willing than whites to expend their financial resources to prolong life
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

AAP: Chemical Management Policy Needs Revision
American Academy of Pediatrics says change needed to better protect pregnant women, children
Monday, April 25, 2011

P. falciparum Infection May Confer Long-Term Protection
Artificially induced immunity against malaria re-infection may persist for more than two years
Monday, April 25, 2011

Risk Taking Similar in Very Obese, Normal Weight Teens
But extremely obese high school students have higher rates of some risky behaviors
Monday, April 25, 2011

CDC: Half of States Have Smoke-Free Policies
But regional disparities persist; no state in the South has adopted a comprehensive policy
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pioglitazone Not Tied to Most Cancers in Diabetes Patients
There may be a slightly higher risk for bladder cancer with long-term treatment
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Researchers Review Risks Tied to Nuclear Accidents
Review outlines short- and long-term risks of radiation exposure after nuclear reactor accident
Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Hemoglobin Sensor May Help in Transfusion Decisions
Noninvasive spectrophotometric hemoglobin sensor performs well with time, at high perfusion
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Uremic Patients Risk Spinal Surgery Complications
Higher complication rate emphasizes need for attention to pre-, peri-, and postsurgical care
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Physical Activity Guidelines May Improve Survival
Adherence to guidelines most beneficial for adults with at least one chronic health condition
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Low-Cost Thromboprophylaxis by Electronic Alerts Effective
Both incidence and cost of treating venous thromboembolism may be reduced by e-alerts
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa High
No mortality reduction found for off-label indications; may raise thromboembolism risk
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Post-Cancer Fatigue Linked to Autonomic Nervous System
Fatigued breast cancer survivors have higher sympathetic and lower parasympathetic activity
Monday, April 18, 2011

Effective Method to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers Lacking
Foot temperature-guided avoidance therapy found beneficial in high-risk cases only
Monday, April 18, 2011

Geneva Score Prognostic in Patients Ruled Out for PE
Patients assessed to have low clinical probability of pulmonary embolism have better prognosis
Friday, April 15, 2011

Hookah Use Widespread Among College Students
Hookah users believe waterpipe tobacco less harmful than cigarettes
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Confuse Women
Paying attention to the recommendations significantly associated with correct understanding
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Non-AIDS-Defining Cancers Increase Among HIV Patients
Increases likely due to growth and aging of the HIV-infected population
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Neurocognitive Impairment Up in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Fatigue and sleep disorders increase risk of neurocognitive impairment
Monday, April 11, 2011

Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis Worsens Quality of Life
Smoking linked with worse mental quality of life in lung and colorectal patient-caregiver dyads
Monday, April 11, 2011

Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Cardiovascular Death Risk
In first five years after manifestation of erectile dysfunction more men die of oncological causes
Friday, April 08, 2011

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Incidence
More incident cancers in those whose alcohol consumption is higher than the recommended limit
Friday, April 08, 2011

'Global Trigger Tool' Identifies 10 Times More Errors
New tool identifies many more adverse events in hospital admissions compared to other methods
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Self-Management of Anticoagulant Therapy Effective
Self-testing and adjustment of anticoagulant doses lower mortality and thromboembolic events
Thursday, April 07, 2011

New Yellow Fever Vaccine Safe and Effective
Vaccine containing inactivated antigen is promising alternative to live vaccine
Thursday, April 07, 2011

AACR: Soy Appears Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors
Study finds soy isoflavone intake does not increase cancer recurrence or mortality
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Non-Communicable Diseases Present a Global Health Crisis
Implementation of priority interventions would reduce global death rates by 2 percent per year
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Maximum Daily Opioid Doses Increase Mortality Risk
But opioid overdose death risk is not affected by regular or as-needed dosing schedule
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Alteration in Health Outcomes Post Estrogen Therapy
Reduced risk of breast cancer persists after cessation of conjugated equine estrogen therapy
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

AACR: Human Papillomavirus Tied to Lung Cancer
High-risk HPV antibodies increased in lung cancer cases compared to controls
Monday, April 04, 2011

Breast Cancer Survival Factors for Underserved Identified
Limited awareness that breast cancer is treatable hinders survival in low-income countries
Monday, April 04, 2011

Low Nutrients Tied to Anemia Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Multiple dietary deficiencies linked to 21 percent increased risk of persistent anemia
Friday, April 01, 2011

Cancer Rates, Cancer Mortality Rates Falling in U.S.
Lung cancer mortality falls in women after decades of rising
Friday, April 01, 2011

Autoimmune Diseases Number Two Cause of Chronic Illness
Major burden on all U.S. health care costs, patient expenses, and loss of earnings
Friday, April 01, 2011

MRI Found to Improve Breast Cancer Detection Rate
Increased sensitivity when magnetic resonance imaging is used in combination with mammography
Friday, April 01, 2011

Unmet Health Care Needs in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Of adult survivors, 41 percent report an unmet current health care need
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two-Thirds of U.S. Residents Get Sufficient Vitamin D
About one-quarter are at risk of inadequate vitamin D levels
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Online Health Records Less Used by Minorities, Poor
Low-income patients, blacks, and Hispanics less likely to use Internet personal health record
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ethnicity Tied to Worry About Breast Cancer Recurrence
Less acculturated Latinas worry more about cancer recurrence than African-Americans or whites
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Radiation Risk From Airport Full-Body Scanners Limited
Research finds radiation doses from scans are very small; pose trivial risk
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Decline Seen in Global Youth Mortality Over Last 50 Years
Smaller decline seen for young men aged 15 to 24, with injury being the main cause of deaths
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Libido Unaffected by Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer
But chemotherapy-induced menopause reduces breast cancer patients' sexual desire
Friday, March 25, 2011

Menthol Cigarette Smokers Have Lower Cancer Rates
Study rebuts claim that menthol cigarettes pose greater danger of lung cancer than non-menthol
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maternal Anemia Associated With Childhood Wheezing
With or without maternal asthma, anemia ups childhood asthma risk
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.
Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dalteparin Not Superior to Unfractionated Heparin
No difference in proximal DVT incidence in critically ill; but fewer pulmonary emboli
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Increased Melanoma Incidence Tied to Socioeconomic Status
Melanoma rates 80 percent higher in areas with high socioeconomic status and high UV radiation
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Seven-Day On-Off Capecitabine Cycle Treats Breast Cancer
Modest efficacy and minimal toxicity for seven-day on-off capecitabine combined with bevacizumab
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Majority of Parents Approve of Smoke Exposure Testing
Both smoking and nonsmoking parents want their children tested during pediatric visits
Monday, March 21, 2011

Professional Values of U.S. and U.K. Doctors Examined
Nearly one-third of doctors fail to report inadequate colleague, often for fear of retribution
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Nurse Staffing Linked to Higher Patient Mortality
More deaths seen when shifts fall eight or more hours below target
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

U.S. Death Rate Reaches All-Time Low
In 2009, death rate hits 741 per 100,000 population, a 2.3 percent decline
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Heavy Smoking Prevalence Decline Greatest in California
Decrease in heavy smoking prevalence also seen in remaining states between 1965 and 2007
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Regional Variation in Chronic Disease Case Fatality Rates
Fatality rates in chronic diseases vary with number of diseases and region diagnosis frequency
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Preventive Services Underused by Older Adults in U.S.
CDC report points out gaps in care, including racial disparities in screening rates
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Drinking Liquor Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Mortality
Pancreatic cancer mortality associated with three or more drinks a day, independent of smoking
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

U.S. Has Higher Rates of Chronic Disease Than England
Americans experience higher chronic disease rates than their English counterparts at all ages
Monday, March 14, 2011

Risk of Infection, Malignancy With Anti-TNF Therapy Unclear
No raised risk in early rheumatoid arthritis patients, naive to methotrexate
Friday, March 11, 2011

Number of Cancer Survivors in U.S. Reaches 11.7 Million
The number increased from 9.8 million in 2001 to almost 12 million in 2007
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coding of Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis Delayed
Free text indicates diagnosis before coding in 22 percent of ovarian cancer cases
Thursday, March 10, 2011

HealthGrades Finds Rates of Patient Safety Events Vary
Patients have 46 percent lower risk of safety error in top versus bottom-ranking hospitals
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ethnic Differences Seen in Academic Measures for U.K. Docs
Gap exists in academic performance of white versus nonwhite medical students and doctors
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Blacks, Hispanics Face Breast Cancer Treatment Delays
Delays not linked to health insurance, stage of the disease, or age
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

High HDL Cholesterol Tied to Decreased Colon Cancer Risk
Increased high-density lipoprotein and apolipoprotein A-I tied to lower colon cancer risk
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pharmacological Meta-Analyses Rarely Report Disclosures
Meta-analyses of pharmacological interventions rarely disclose funding or conflicts of interest
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Cancer Patients Willing to Undergo Pre-Trial Testing
Greater willingness to undergo pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic tests found with fewer tests
Monday, March 07, 2011

Risk Factors Identified for Catheter-Related Thrombosis
Implanted ports decrease risk compared to peripherally implanted central venous catheters
Monday, March 07, 2011

Smoking Hurts Head-and-Neck Cancer Outcomes
Lower five-year overall survival in patients who continue smoking during radiation therapy
Friday, March 04, 2011

Role of Diabetes in Premature Death Is Substantial
Risk of death from many nonvascular causes higher in people with diabetes
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

FDA: Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to Hypomagnesemia
Low serum magnesium levels may occur when the drugs are taken for prolonged periods of time
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Current and Former Smokers at Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Postmenopausal women who smoke have a 16 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Fish Oil May Help Cancer Patients Maintain Weight
Muscle maintenance, even gain, seen in non-small-cell lung cancer patients who take fish oil
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Inhaled Nitric Oxide Does Not Shorten Sickle Cell Crisis
Inhaled nitric oxide gas does not reduce the duration of vaso-occlusive pain crisis
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Type of Health Care-Associated Infections Is Falling
Central line-associated blood stream infections decline in ICUs; still high elsewhere
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

U.S. Breast Cancer Incidence Rates Stabilized After 2003
Rates stopped declining after sharp drop that coincided with decrease in hormone therapy use
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Opioid Treatment Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction
Possible or definite cognitive dysfunction seen in one-third of opioid-treated cancer patients
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Melanoma May Affect Women's Quality of Life More Than Men's
Women worry more about sun's effects, more likely to avoid exposure after surviving melanoma
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Distinctions Found Between Types of Hemoglobin H Disease
Outcomes may be worse with disease caused by hemoglobin H Constant Spring
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cannabis May Improve Appetite in Cancer Patients
Active ingredient linked to increased sense of taste, improved appetite
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Breast Cancer History Lowers Accuracy of Mammogram
Mammogram's sensitivity lower in the initial five-year period after the first cancer
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Warfarin Lot Being Recalled Due to Mislabeled Bottle
One bottle was labeled as 3 mg tablets but contained 10 mg tablets
Friday, February 18, 2011

Oral Bisphosphonates May Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
Use of bisphosphonates tied to reduced cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Thursday, February 17, 2011

New U.S. Report on the Nation's Health 2010 Released
The 34th annual CDC report includes a special feature on death and dying
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mammogram Sensitivity Varies by Week of Menstrual Cycle
Highest in first week of cycle; effect seen only in women who have regular mammograms
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Higher Bilirubin Tied to Lower Respiratory Disease Risk
Reduced incidence of respiratory disease, death with higher normal-range level of bilirubin
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MRI With Mammography Useful for High-Risk Women
When used with mammography, MRI detects more cancer among women who had chest irradiation
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Most Recalled Medical Devices Given Lenient Approval
Over 70 percent of the medical devices recalled were considered low or moderate risk
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Researchers Explore Nature of Difficult Clinical Encounters
Patients, physicians both contribute characteristics; difficult patients have worse outcomes
Monday, February 14, 2011

First 3-D Mammography Test Cleared
Testing of new system shows 7 percent improvement in ability to distinguish abnormalities
Friday, February 11, 2011

X-Rays in Utero, Early Infancy Could Raise Cancer Risk
Increased risks from diagnostic X-rays are slight, nonsignificant
Friday, February 11, 2011

CDC: Smoking Prevalence in Minnesota Down
After tobacco control efforts implemented, smoking prevalence fell between 1999 and 2010
Friday, February 11, 2011

Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin May Not Prevent Thrombosis
Low-dose heparin in women at high risk of pregnancy-related VTE leads to treatment failure
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Public Sector Plays Big Role in Drug Research
Role of public-sector research institutions larger than previously thought
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

AAD: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Incidence in U.S. Rising
Data reveal that treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers nearly doubled from 1994 to 2006
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

U.S. Task Force Mammogram Recommendations Questioned
Study finds starting at younger age and screening more frequently results in more lives saved
Monday, February 07, 2011

Breast-Feeding May Boost Health of Cancer Survivors
Helps offset late effects of cancer treatment on female childhood cancer survivors
Monday, February 07, 2011

Early Prophylaxis Effective for Children With Hemophilia
Children initiated on prophylaxis by 36 months of age have less hemarthroses and no arthropathy
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Timing of Hormone Therapy Influences Breast Cancer Risk
Starting hormone therapy soon after menopause is associated with increased risk of breast cancer
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Racial Gap in Death Rates Narrows for Some Cancers
Yet African-Americans have higher death rates, shorter survival than others for most cancers
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Menopausal Symptoms Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer
Hot flush intensity is inversely related to postmenopausal breast cancer subtypes
Friday, January 28, 2011

Cancer Patients Unlikely to Seek Help to Quit Smoking
Younger patients with early-stage disease more likely to express interest in quitting
Friday, January 28, 2011

Transplantation Risk Factors of Delirium Onset Identified
Higher-dose opioid medication use linked to more severe delirium post-stem-cell transplantation
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Smoking Explains Much of Europe's Mortality Gender Gap
Men have excess mortality, and smoking accounts for up to 60 percent of the gender gap
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Electronic Health Records May Not Improve Care Quality
Use with clinical decision support not tied to better quality of care
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

False-Positive Mammogram Results Affect Quality of Life
Women should be warned of the potential emotional side effects of breast cancer screening
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ASCO Issues Statement on Advanced Cancer Care
Policy statement outlines goals for individualized care and approaches to overcome care barriers
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Poor Pre-Op Nutrition Tied to Mortality Risk After Cystectomy
Nutritional deficiency linked to poor overall survival after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
Friday, January 14, 2011

CDC Report Highlights Important Health Disparities
Outlines disparities by sex, race/ethnicity, income, and other social characteristics
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Men More Open to HPV Vaccine If Framed As Averting Cancer
Cancer-preventing benefits influence men equally, regardless of sexual orientation
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cancer Patients' Sleep Issues Linked to Smoking, Anxiety
Forty-two percent of lung cancer patients continue to smoke during treatment
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FDA Warns of Morphine Sulfate Oral Solution Overdose
100 mg per 5 mL product ordered in mg may be mistakenly interchanged for mL of the product
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents
High percentage of anesthesiology chairs also meet criteria for high or moderately-high burnout
Monday, January 10, 2011

Physical Activity Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer Death
Consistently high levels of physical activity linked to reduced risk of death from colon cancer
Monday, January 10, 2011

FDA: Equivalence Reviews Required for Tobacco Products
Agency to review products launched after Feb. 15, 2007; will consider questions of public health
Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Colonoscopy Offers Strong Protection Against CRC
Population study finds it effectively reduces risk for both right- and left-sided colorectal cancers
Tuesday, January 04, 2011

U.S. Falling Short on Women's Health Goals
Report points to binge drinking, decrease in Pap smears, mortality from cancer and heart disease
Friday, December 10, 2010

Death Rate in U.S. Down, but So Is Life Expectancy, Slightly
Stroke drops to fourth leading cause of death; life expectancy for black men hits 70.2
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Brief, Slight Exposure to Smoke Can Still Cause Damage
Surgeon General's report explains how smallest exposure to tobacco smoke causes immediate harm
Thursday, December 09, 2010

ASH: Oral Venous Thrombosis Agent Effective and Safe
Rivaroxaban may provide a simple, fixed-dose approach for short-term and continued treatment
Monday, December 06, 2010

Burnout Driving Away Many Emergency Physicians
French study finds work-family conflicts, poor teamwork associated with burnout
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Surveillance Reasonable for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Active surveillance may result in better quality of life than initial treatment
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Patient Attitudes Toward CT Risk Assessed
Most feel cancer risk from CT in emergency department is low; use in diagnosis is important
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1 Percent of Deaths Worldwide Due to Secondhand Smoke
In 2004, an estimated 165,000 children died because of passive smoking
Monday, November 29, 2010

Informed Consent Discussions Often Miss Key Topics
In discussion of clinical trials, prognosis often omitted; patients likely to misinterpret info
Monday, November 29, 2010

Reallocation of Care Would Increase PCPs' Work Weeks
Study investigates plausibility of reallocating specialty care follow-up to primary care physicians
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Research Supports Annual Mammogram for Some
For women under 50 with medium familial risk, surveillance found to decrease mortality
Friday, November 19, 2010

U.S. Health Insurance Compared to 10 Other Nations
U.S. adults spend more time, money on insurance; have more coverage denials
Friday, November 19, 2010

Risk of Mammography Radiation Found to Be Low
Benefits of routine screening seem to outweigh risk of radiation-induced breast cancer, deaths
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Young Adult Cancer Patients Do Not Cope As Well
Quality of life decreased by more frequent pain, financial concerns
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Preventive Care, Surveillance High Among CRC Survivors
Survivors from clinical trials have higher preventive care, screening rates than general population
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Intra-Abdominal Fat Predicts Hepatectomy Complications
Is a better measure of risk of complications than outer-abdominal fat, BMI
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fraud in Scientific Literature Appears Intentional
Characteristics of articles retracted for fraud versus error suggest deliberate effort
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pain Linked With Poorer Prognosis in Liver Cancer
Early pain may mean worse tumor characteristics, shorter survival in hepatocellular carcinoma
Friday, November 12, 2010

Men's Knowledge of Testicular Cancer May Be Rising
Awareness up since 1986, but small proportion of men perform regular testis self-exams
Friday, November 12, 2010

Physician-Industry Financial Ties Decreased Since 2004
But 83.8 percent of physicians still have some type of industry financial relationship
Friday, November 12, 2010

AACR: Smoking Tied to Higher Risk of Death in Breast Cancer
Risk increased for breast cancer death and death from other causes
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Invasive Breast Cancers Show Decline in Older Women
Participants had regular mammography; changes parallel drop in hormone therapy use after 2002
Thursday, November 11, 2010

AACR: Few Women Vaccinated for Cancer-Causing HPV
About a quarter begin the three-shot vaccination series, and less than a third of those complete it
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AACR: Exercise Associated With Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
Association exists regardless of a woman's weight status
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Venlafaxine Preferred Over Gabapentin for Hot Flashes
Study assesses breast cancer survivors' preference between two treatments for hot flashes
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AACR: Soy Components Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancers
Study assesses total and specific isoflavones, tumor characteristics, and menopausal status
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

U.S. Smoking Prevalence Varies Widely by State and Territory
Only Utah, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands have met Healthy People 2010 goal
Friday, November 05, 2010

Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Linked to Physical Decline
However, ADT for older men with prostate cancer doesn't cause significant cognitive impairment
Thursday, November 04, 2010

PSA Screening Cuts Prostate Cancer Deaths in Healthy Men
However, prostate cancer death risks not reduced in men with significant comorbidities
Thursday, November 04, 2010

Colorectal Screening Strategies for African-Americans Assessed
Review of 12 studies finds community-based, individually-tailored programs can be effective
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Green Tea Does Not Prevent Breast Cancer
Large prospective trial fails to find any correlation
Friday, October 29, 2010

Coffee, Tea Consumption Linked to Lower Glioma Risk
Those drinking at least 100 mL of beverages daily have 34 percent lower risk
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lifestyle Score, Decision Aid Affect Colon Cancer Prevention
Each of five healthy lifestyle choices decreases risk; screening decision aid not fully effective
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Primary Care Trails Other Specialties in Hourly Wages
In other study, physicians point to Medicare reimbursement problems, differ on reforms
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ASTRO: Routine Prostate Cancer Screening Useful
Routine screening associated with lower risk of metastatic disease
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Colorectal Screening Strategy for Minority Women Tested
CRC screening offer at mammography visit is effective, but lack of insurance remains a barrier
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Educational Campaigns May Improve Skin Cancer Screening
Campaigns with specific recommendations for who should be screened are needed
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weekly INR Self-Testing Not Superior to Monthly Clinic Tests
Does not delay time to first stroke, major bleeding episode, or death to extent prior studies suggest
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Node+ Breast Cancer, Higher Mortality After HRT
Data from 11 year follow-up confirm higher breast cancer incidence in HRT group
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vitamin D Levels Lower in Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
Most individuals with BCNS avoid sunlight at peak hours, use sunscreen over cancer concern
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Soy Lowers Recurrence Rate in Some Types of Breast Cancer
Postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive tumors, endocrine adjuvant Rx may benefit
Monday, October 18, 2010

Sex Practices Driving Surge in HPV-Linked Oral Cancer
In Stockholm, 93 percent of tonsillar cancers were HPV-positive in 2006-2007
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Online Screening for Cancer-Related Distress Feasible
Full online screening plus personalized triage most effective for some
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bisphosphonates Up Risk of A-Fib in Cancer Patients
Atrial fibrillation risk appears modest, but researchers caution clinicians to be aware
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Advanced Cancer Patients Still Getting Cancer Screenings
Despite lack of meaningful benefit, mammograms, PSA continued
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New White Paper Issued on Ovarian Cancer
Society of Gynecologic Oncology document reviews etiology, risks, early detection
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Somatic Symptom Burden High in Cancer Patients
Managing symptoms may improve quality of life, researchers suggest
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Evidence Links Dense Breasts to Later Cancer
Mammographic density may predict second cancer risk in ductal carcinoma in situ patients
Thursday, October 07, 2010

Diagnostic X-Ray Exposure Linked to Childhood Leukemia
Exposure tied to B-cell acute lymphoid leukemia but not acute myeloid leukemia or T-cell ALL
Thursday, October 07, 2010

Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Forgo Screening
Those at average risk for second cancer may have better adherence than those at high risk
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Age at Cancer Diagnosis Similar in AIDS, General Populations
Only lung and anal cancers diagnosed at an earlier age in patients with AIDS
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

AACR: Minority Female Cancer Survivors Have Less Support
But white, nonwhite survivors engage in beneficial physical activity
Monday, October 04, 2010

AACR: Holistic Approach Eases Fatigue After Breast Cancer
African-Americans, Caucasians report less fatigue after group-based mind-body intervention
Monday, October 04, 2010

AACR: Race, Ethnicity Seen As Factors in Breast Cancer Issues
These may influence diagnostic delay after screening, delay between diagnosis and treatment
Monday, October 04, 2010

AACR: Exercise Lowers African-Americans' Breast Cancer Risk
Postmenopausal women who get more than two hours' vigorous exercise weekly have lower risk
Monday, October 04, 2010

AACR: Memory Problems May Plague Cancer Survivors
40 percent more likely to report memory problems severe enough to affect daily functioning
Monday, October 04, 2010

AACR: Race Not Cause of Lung Cancer Survival Disparity
Fewer black patients than whites undergo surgical treatment; more have metastatic disease
Monday, October 04, 2010

Blacks With Prostate Cancer Have Better Well-Being
Results in recently diagnosed men were found after adjusting for perceived stress, religiosity
Thursday, September 30, 2010

ASCO: Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s
Other studies find improvement in breast cancer survival, good response to aromatase inhibitors
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Watchful Waiting Shows Cost Advantage in Prostate Cancer
Approach with active surveillance in low-risk cases may offer big savings versus radical prostatectomy
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Function Scores Linked to Patient Distress in Prostate Cancer
Assessment of bother can provide insight into health-related quality of life
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Racial Disparities Seen With End-of-Life Discussions
Black patients more likely to receive life-prolonging care than white patients post-EOL discussion
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hospice Disenrollment Tied to Higher Health Care Use
Cancer patients who disenroll from hospice also likely to incur higher Medicare costs
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Partner With Breast Cancer Ups Risk for Severe Mood Disorder
Male partners of these women have 39 percent higher risk of psychiatric hospitalization
Monday, September 27, 2010

Adverse Pathology Not Seen in Deferred Prostatectomy
Extent of disease not worsened in men who defer surgery for surveillance
Friday, September 24, 2010

Salpingo-Oophorectomy Recommendations Released
New recommendations are specific to a woman's individual risk for developing ovarian cancer
Friday, September 24, 2010

Workday Exercise Tied to Invasive Breast Cancer Risk
Risk substantially lower for postmenopausal women who do heavy lifting, carrying
Friday, September 24, 2010

Venous Thromboembolism Seen After 1% of Hip Replacements
Factors linked to higher risk include osteoarthritis, history of CVD, prior thromboembolism
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Home-Based Intervention Beneficial for Anemic Infants
Improves cognitive, social-emotional scores in babies with iron-deficiency anemia
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sacrifice Makes Industry Gifts Seem More Acceptable
Residents reminded of med school sacrifices tend to perceive gifting more favorably
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Home Hospice Cancer Deaths Easier on Patients, Caregivers
Patients have better end-of-life quality, caregivers less psychiatric illness
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Re-Consent Important Before Secondary Use of Genetic Data
Research participants want to be asked before their data are added to federal database
Monday, September 13, 2010

Marginally Low Birth Weight Ups Iron Deficiency Risk
Supplementation with iron drops prevents anemia in these babies without growth, morbidity effects
Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Assay Effectively Predicts Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Algorithm relies on dual markers; has higher sensitivity than Risk of Malignancy Index
Thursday, September 09, 2010

Annual Medical Liability Costs Surpass $50 Billion
Account for more than 2 percent of total health care spending in the United States
Thursday, September 09, 2010

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Stabilizes After Decline
About one-fifth of adults are smokers; secondhand smoke exposure remains high among nonsmokers
Wednesday, September 08, 2010

ESC: Statins Do Not Raise Cancer Rates and Mortality
Those receiving statins have same rates of cancer and death as those given placebo
Thursday, September 02, 2010

Higher Selenium Level Linked to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk
Meta-analysis shows protective effect greater in women than in men
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Diverse Veggie Intake May Lower Lung Cancer Risk
Link only in smokers; more variety in fruit, veggie intake tied to lower squamous cell cancer risk
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Benefit Seen for Vitamin Use With Colon Cancer Chemo
Multivitamins don't appear to affect disease-free, recurrence-free or overall survival
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Early Palliative Care Beneficial in Metastatic Lung Cancer
Associated with better quality of life, longer survival in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cancer Care Differs by Race, Language, and Health Status
Asians, Pacific Islanders, those in worse health less likely to rate care experiences highly
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Patients, Doctors Often Have Communication Discrepancies
Hospital surveys find relatively few patients can name doctor in charge; many don't know diagnosis
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Non-White Breast Cancer Patients May Face Chemo Delay
African-Americans, Hispanics more likely to face two- or three-month delays
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Industry-Funded Clinical Trials Yield More Positive Outcomes
Also less likely than government-, nonprofit-funded trials to be published within two years
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Fecal Occult Blood Testing May Be Most Efficient Choice
Generally results in more life-years gained than colonoscopy; might be best choice if budget limited
Friday, July 30, 2010

ACOG: Cervical Cytology Not Recommended for Adolescents
ACOG recommends cytology screening start at age 21 regardless of the onset of sexual activity
Thursday, July 22, 2010

HPV Vaccine Demonstrates Sustained Protection
Three-dose regimen of quadrivalent vaccine reduces low-grade lesions over 42 months
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CRC Screening Disparities Persist for Seniors on Medicare
Those without usual place of health care are the least likely to undergo colorectal cancer screening
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blister Packs of Coumadin Recalled
Some tablets may no longer meet specifications for stabilizing ingredient
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Phone Therapy Reduces PTSD After Stem Cell Transplant
Phone-administered cognitive behavioral therapy also tied to reduced general distress, depression
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Telecare Management Lowers Pain, Depression in Cancer
Involves phone-based management by nurse-physician team, automated symptom monitoring
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Massage, Humor Do Not Help Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Interventions aimed at pediatric patients, their parents not linked to benefits for children
Monday, July 12, 2010

Personal, Substantial Diagnosis Talk Preferred by Patients
Cancer patients more satisfied when diagnosis revealed in person, treatment options discussed
Thursday, July 08, 2010

FOBT Accuracy Declines As Temperature Rises
Study finds colorectal cancer screening test less likely to detect cancer in summer compared to winter
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

CDC: U.S. Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Up
Mammography rates have reached a plateau; millions have not had recommended screenings
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Passing Tanning Bed Laws May Require New Strategy
Survey reveals need for coordination among organizations on underage tanning restrictions
Friday, July 02, 2010

Switching Prostate Meds Can Drive Up PSA Velocity
Study cautions that apparent increase in PSA velocity creates risk of unnecessary biopsy
Thursday, July 01, 2010

Many Breast Cancer Patients Don't Adhere to Therapy
Half aren't fully adherent to hormonal therapy; younger women at high risk of non-adherence
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mammograms for Poor Insured Rise With Stepwise Reminders
Sequential reminder letters plus personal counseling improve compliance
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

14 Percent of Cancer Survivors Live With Minor Children
Researchers estimate nearly 1.6 million cancer survivors live with minor children nationwide
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Doctors Agree Malpractice Fears Drive Overuse of Tests
Almost all surveyed physicians say more tests and procedures are ordered than needed
Monday, June 28, 2010

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Factors Vary by Race
Black Americans with VTE less likely to have typical risks, more likely to have cardio risk factors
Monday, June 28, 2010

Phone Reminders Up Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate
Increase completion of fecal occult blood testing, especially among those aged 71 to 80
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Underinsured African-Americans With Breast Cancer Fare Worse
Have poorer survival than whites; race not significant factor in survival after adjustment for confounders
Thursday, June 24, 2010

HDL Cholesterol Inversely Associated With Cancer Risk
Relationship exists even after adjustment for LDL-C, age, sex, BMI, other variables
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ARBs Linked to Modestly Higher Risk of Cancer Diagnosis
Telmisartan often used as angiotensin-receptor blocker in studies evaluated for cancer occurrence
Monday, June 14, 2010

Music Decreases Pain, Anxiety During Bone Marrow Biopsy
Both genders experience less pain, anxiety with music; women have higher pain scores than men
Friday, June 11, 2010

Hand Hygiene Practices Low Among Health Care Providers
Study at oncology hospital finds overall hand hygiene compliance at only 34.3 percent
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Stress Reduction Aids Survival in Recurrent Breast Cancer
Study finds 59 percent reduced mortality risk in women who received psychological intervention
Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Fatal Medication Errors Rise in July at Teaching Hospitals
Researchers say arrival of new medical residents at least partly explains the increase
Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Anesthesia During Cancer Surgery May Impact Outcomes
Choice of anesthesia may have role in long-term outcomes and risk of cancer recurrence
Monday, June 07, 2010

Many Men Disagree With No-PSA-at-75 Recommendation
Findings also suggest that older patients often have more aggressive disease, worse outcomes
Thursday, June 03, 2010

Rural Residents Less Likely to Use Sunscreen
However, rural-urban differences in sunscreen use could be explained by confounding factors
Thursday, June 03, 2010

U.S. Cigarette Brands May Contain Higher Carcinogen Levels
CDC researchers find higher levels in U.S. brands than foreign brands
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Genetic Tests That Don't Ease Decision Making Not Desired
Study suggests women might benefit from decision aids in considering cancer treatment
Friday, May 28, 2010

Indoor Tanning Beds/Booths Increase Melanoma Risk
Greater risk with greater number of total hours, sessions, or years spent tanning
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Less Healthy as Adults
Patients successfully treated for childhood cancers may experience limitations later
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ASCO: Yoga Benefits Survivors of Early-Stage Cancers
Four-week program improves sleep and quality of life while lessening fatigue
Friday, May 21, 2010

Depression Common at End of Terminal Cancer
Study urges integrated care to give terminally ill patients both physical and emotional support
Thursday, May 20, 2010

ACOG: HPV Vaccine Reduces Abnormal Cytology Diagnoses
Vaccine may prevent virus-associated squamous intraepithelial lesions in young women
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Many General Internists Leave Field by Mid-Career
One in six leave internal medicine versus one in 25 internal medicine subspecialists, survey finds
Friday, May 14, 2010

Mammograms Before Age 40 May Not Be Appropriate
Screening mammograms in young women result in high recall, low cancer detection rates
Friday, May 14, 2010

Removing Financial Incentives May Reduce Performance
Researchers note decline in screening rates, performance when financial incentives are dropped
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New FDA Program Targets Misleading Drug Advertising
Aims to teach health care providers their role in recognizing, reporting untruthful ads
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Patients Deem Risks of Chemo Error Low, Potential Harm High
More than three-quarters of chemo patients agree they can help prevent errors
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Opioid Therapy Linked to Avoidance of Some Screenings
Patients on chronic therapy significantly less likely to be screened for cervical, colorectal cancer
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Benefits Found Lacking for High-Dose Proton Pump Inhibitors
Other studies link PPIs to increased incidence of fractures, infection
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

CDC: California Increases HBV Vaccination in At-Risk Adults
But the annual incidence rate of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States has increased
Friday, May 07, 2010

Iron Deficiency in ICU Patients Tied to Higher Transfusion Rate
Low reticulocyte hemoglobin content is common in ICU patients; may signal transfusion need
Friday, May 07, 2010

Article Lays Out Nurses' Role in Safe Handling of Chemotherapy
Perioperative nurses may be in good position to help develop best practices
Friday, May 07, 2010

Panel Urges More Action on Environmental Cancer Risks
Recommendations cover research needs, caution with medical radiation, more consumer awareness
Thursday, May 06, 2010

White Paper Addresses Pros and Cons of HPV Typing
Appropriate use of typing may depend on creating integrated approach to cervical cancer prevention
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

ARRS: New System Tracks Radiation Exposure Information
Researchers find system effective in tracking patient-specific CT dose exposure
Tuesday, May 04, 2010

ARRS: Adaptive Image Filters Lower CT Radiation Dose
They are also associated with improved image quality for chest, abdominal scans
Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Surveillance Feasible for Small Testicular Masses
Ultrasound follow-up may be safe alternative to surgery for incidental masses
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Statin Use May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Study of radiotherapy-treated men links statins with significantly improved outcomes
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Risk Factors for Physician Misconduct Identified
Male sex, lower socioeconomic status, and difficulty in medical school increase misconduct risk
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rates, Costs of Imaging in Medicare Patients Have Risen
Imaging costs have outpaced rate of increase in total costs for cancer care in this population
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FDA Changes Medical Device Advisory Committee Process
Expert panels reviewing devices for premarket approval will discuss information differently
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Interruptions Increase Medication Errors by Nurses
The higher the frequency of interruptions, the greater the error severity
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Financial Ties Negatively Affect Perceptions of Research Quality
Patients believe their physicians' ties also influence clinical care
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Most Doctors Not Knowledgeable About Herbals
Survey also finds health care providers think the public has 'misplaced faith' in herbal medicines
Monday, April 26, 2010

ACP: Updates Summarize Key Studies From 2009
Annals of Internal Medicine articles address important advances in five fields of medicine
Friday, April 23, 2010

Urologist Presence Linked to Less Urologic Cancer Mortality
But density of more than two per 100,000 people doesn't affect mortality for three cancer types
Thursday, April 22, 2010

BRCA Risk Often Missed in Ovarian Cancer Patients
Half of those at substantial risk for BRCA mutations are not referred for genetic counseling
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Acupuncture Shows Benefit After Cancer Neck Dissection
Treatment linked to reduced pain, dysfunction, xerostomia in patients compared to usual care
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Non-Teaching Hospitals Found Superior for Colon Resection
Teaching, non-teaching hospitals evaluated for mortality, length of stay, costs
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Low-Dose CT Linked to High False-Positive Rates
Risks for false-positive lung cancer screening results substantial after two annual exams
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ASCO, CAP Release Guideline for Breast Cancer Testing
Article covers details for immunohistochemical testing of estrogen, progesterone receptors
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Many Physicians Using Inappropriate FOBT Methods