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American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
July 29, 2016

The American Society of Breast Surgeons issued a position statement that recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for average-risk women with unilateral breast cancer.

In its statement — published in Annals of Surgical Oncology — the society encouraged an evidence-based, patient value-focused approach to determine the value of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in patients with breast cancer.

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Ovarian cancer surveillance with CA-125 tests, CT scans common despite lack of proven benefit

July 29, 2016
Cancer antigen 125 tests and CT scans are routinely used for surveillance of patients with ovarian cancer despite a lack of proven benefit, according to results of a…
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Melanoma screening increases detection with little impact on use of surgery, specialist referrals

July 28, 2016
Melanoma screening in the community medical setting increased melanoma diagnoses rates, but did not result in an upsurge of skin surgeries or dermatology office visits…
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Online communication helps treatment decisions following breast cancer diagnosis

July 28, 2016
Women who engaged with social medial following their breast cancer diagnosis reported more deliberation and satisfaction with their treatment decisions, according to…

American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

July 29, 2016
The American Society of Breast Surgeons issued a position statement that recommends against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for average-risk…

In the Journals Plus

Ovarian cancer surveillance with CA-125 tests, CT scans common despite lack of proven benefit

July 29, 2016
Cancer antigen 125 tests and CT scans are routinely used for surveillance of patients with ovarian cancer despite a lack of proven benefit, according…

In the Journals Plus

Melanoma screening increases detection with little impact on use of surgery, specialist referrals

July 28, 2016
Melanoma screening in the community medical setting increased melanoma diagnoses rates, but did not result in an upsurge of skin surgeries or…

In the Journals Plus

Online communication helps treatment decisions following breast cancer diagnosis

July 28, 2016
Women who engaged with social medial following their breast cancer diagnosis reported more deliberation and satisfaction with their treatment…

In the Journals

Use of EHRs, CPOE associated with physician burnout, dissatisfaction

July 27, 2016
Physicians reported low satisfaction with their electronic health records and computerized physician order entry, according to findings published in…

Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Are the holiday baskets really worth the risk?

July 27, 2016
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh…

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Opinions on prognosis often discordant between patients and their oncologists

July 27, 2016
Patients with advanced cancers frequently interpreted their prognoses differently from their oncologists, according to the results of a…

ASTRO elects five board members

July 27, 2016
The American Society for Radiation Oncology elected new officers to the society’s board of directors. Paul M. Harari, MD, FASTRO

Supplement

Meeting Update: ASCO highlights therapeutic advances in multiple cancer subtypes

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2016
Meeting Update: ASCO highlights therapeutic advances in multiple cancer subtypes Supplement

Scientists receive grants for pancreatic cancer research

July 26, 2016
The American Association for Cancer Research and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network presented nine grants to early-career scientists who intend to…

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