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Post-hospital prophylaxis could reduce risk for venous thromboembolism, death after lung resection

May 29, 2015

The incidence of post-operative venous thromboembolism following oncologic lung resections and after discharge is significant, despite guidelines directing prophylaxis take place only inside the hospital, according to researchers in Canada.

No specific risk factors were associated with the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE) post-discharge in a study of patients who had thoracic surgery for primary lung cancer or metastatic cancer, and a majority of patients did not have symptoms suggesting the condition.

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CDC: Cancer screening rates remain below Healthy People 2020 targets

May 29, 2015
 The number of adults in the U.S. who underwent the recommended screening tests for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers in 2013 fell below the targets set by…
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Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma increased from 2003 to 2008

May 29, 2015
Use of Mohs micrographic surgery to treat melanomas increased by 60% between 2003 and 2008, according to data from the National Cancer Institute. Researchers used data…
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Matched tumor analyses leads to more accurate diagnoses

May 29, 2015
Sequencing normal tissue besides tumor tissue resulted in more accurate identification and interpretation of somatic and germline alterations that could inform treatment…
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Systemic therapy underutilized in NSCLC treatment, particularly among older patients

May 28, 2015
Most patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer in the general population did not receive systemic therapy, especially if they were older or had squamous…
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High Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
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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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VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

VIDEO: Updates in prostate cancer treatment options

May 5, 2015
Robert S. DiPaola, MD, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses various forms of prostate cancer…
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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

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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