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Palliative care ‘triggers’ reduce downstream health care use among patients with advanced cancer

May 23, 2017

Standardized use of triggers for palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer admitted to an inpatient oncology service considerably reduced their downstream health care utilization, according to study results published in Journal of Oncology Practice.

The approach also increased patients’ use of support services after discharge.

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Vitamin A supplementation may improve outcomes after pediatric bone marrow transplant

May 22, 2017
Lower levels of vitamin A promoted gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease in children following hematopoietic stem cell transplant, according to results of a…
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Thyroid surgery complications more common than previously believed

May 22, 2017
Thyroid surgery-specific complications developed within 1 year of thyroid surgery in 12% of adults with differentiated or medullary thyroid cancer, and 6% developed…

Cybersecurity expert: 5 things physicians should consider to help protect data

May 22, 2017
In this guest commentary, Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security and former cybersecurity expert at the National Security Agency, discusses what

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

May 22, 2017
Earlier this month, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of computers. More than 30…
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Bridging the Gap from Knowledge to Practice in CRPC

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by AbbVie Inc.; Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc. and Medivation; and Sanofi US.

The selection of therapy for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) remains challenging. Review…
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VIDEO: Key takeaways from HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies

April 20, 2017
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What's Hot in Melanoma? Highlights from the HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies 2017 Meeting

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

The development and integration of targeted therapies, as well as immunotherapies, into clinical strategies for the…
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