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Endoscopists regularly overuse colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer

November 21, 2014

Endoscopists commonly recommended more frequent colonoscopy screenings and surveillance for colorectal cancer than current recommended guidelines, according to study findings.

“Our study shows that a high percentage of follow-up colonoscopies are being performed too early, resulting in use of scarce health care resources with potentially limited clinical benefit,” researcher Thomas D. Sequist, MD, from the division of general medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a press release.

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American Indians, Alaskan Natives experienced shorter cancer survival, even with equal access to care

November 21, 2014
Cancer survivors of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent demonstrated poorer rates of 5- and 10-year cancer survival than non-Hispanic whites even when they had…
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Lottery incentive improved fecal occult blood test completion rates

November 21, 2014
Among several different financial incentives tested, a lottery-style cash reward increased rates of completion of fecal occult blood tests for colon cancer screening…
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Preoperative transcutaneous oximetry predicted complications in sarcoma radiation

November 21, 2014
The use of preoperative transcutaneous oximetry may be useful in predicting wound-healing complications in patients undergoing surgery for soft tissue sarcomas after…
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HPV vaccination rates among girls lowest in states with highest cervical cancer rates

November 20, 2014
The percentage of girls who receive HPV vaccinations is considerably lower in states that have higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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