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Oncology

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Pre-operative Serum Cholesterol Tied to Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma
For patients with renal cell carcinoma, preoperative serum cholesterol is an independent prognostic factor, according to a study published online June 12 in BJU International.
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Lymphoseek Approved for Diagnosing Cancer Severity
US Food and Drug Administration approval for the Lymphoseek imaging agent (technetium 99m tilmanocept) has been expanded to determine if squamous cell carcinoma has spread to the head and neck, and to what extent, the FDA said Friday.
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Can Weight-loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?
Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis. The report was published in the journal Obesity Surgery.
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HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of Medicare claims for evaluation and management services are incorrectly coded, according to an article published June 2 in Medical Economics.
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Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Researchers remain uncertain about the use of social media to communicate their findings to policy makers, according to research published online June 6 in Health Affairs.
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Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Care
Male and female cancer survivors incur annual medical costs that are almost two times greater than those of people who haven't had cancer, according to research published in the June 13 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.]
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Breast Cancer Risk Up With Higher Red Meat Intake
Higher intake of red meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published online June 10 in BMJ.
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Data From Electronic Health Records Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
The data from electronic health records should be utilized to improve the quality of patient care, according to an article published online June 10 in Medical Economics.
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Carcinogenic Substances May Persist in Hair Dyes
who use permanent hair dyes and hair waving treatments may be exposed to potentially carcinogenic substances, including toluidines, according to research published online June 9 in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
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Few Meet Exercise Guidelines Post-breast Cancer Diagnosis
Only 35 percent of women meet current physical activity guidelines after breast cancer diagnosis, with African-American women less likely to meet guidelines, according to a study published online June 9 in Cancer.
Conferences
ASCO 2010 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
ASCO 2010 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network 15th Annual Conference
The 35th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress
The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009
American Society of Clinical Oncology - 2009 Breast Cancer Symposium
American Society of Hematology
ECCO/ESMO
Oncology Nursing Society 2009
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2009
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2008
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