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Free texting service keeps patients’ families updated during cancer surgeries

October 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A simple, no-cost text message service at a cancer center in Detroit has helped keep families of surgical patients informed and reduce their anxiety, according to a presenter at the Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology Conference.

Van Elslander Cancer Center is on the campus of Ascension St. John Hospital, a 772-licensed bed facility with a 1,300-member medical staff that represents 50 medical and surgical specialties.

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Fewer newly diagnosed patients with cancer lack insurance after ACA

October 19, 2017
Uninsurance rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer dropped one-third during the Affordable Care Act’s first year of implementation, according to study…
Meeting News

Esophageal cancer in first-degree relative increases Barrett’s risk

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who have a first-degree relative with esophageal adenocarcinoma are at 5.5-fold increased risk for progression to…
Meeting News

CHARM: Ethanol-free EUS-guided chemoablation safe, effective

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — An ethanol-free protocol for pancreatic cyst ablation followed by a combined paclitaxel and gemcitabine regimen for pancreatic neoplasia was effective…
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CME

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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Baseball Hall of Famer: Physician’s confidence affects patients

September 26, 2017
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European Society for Medical Oncology Congress

European Society for Medical Oncology Congress

CME

Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Assessment of immune checkpoint blockade inhibitors in the treatment of bladder cancer have demonstrated significant…
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