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Prescription Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
Drug costs are projected to rise 3 to 5 percent across all care settings in 2014, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
Mindfulness Meditation Beneficial for Teens With Cancer
For adolescents with cancer, mindfulness-based meditation is associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms, and with increased sleep quality for girls, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, held from March 12 to 15 in San Francisco.
Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority
Interoperability of electronic health record systems is a national priority of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, according to an article published March 4 in Medical Economics.
Dermatology Quiz
Upper Chest Wall Lesion in a Middle-aged Woman
A 58-year-old woman presented to clinic with concerns about this skin lesion on her upper chest. She reports it has been present for 1 year and is slowly enlarging. The lesion is otherwise asymptomatic and her past history is only significant for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), for which she takes methotrexate and etanercept.
FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new human papillomavirus test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical cancer screening.
Featured Articles
Surgery May Be the Answer for Drug-Induced Gallbladder Disease
Although molecularly targeted cancer therapies are generally safe and more effective than previous treatment options, some serious adverse events can occur.
Addiction Medicine
Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults
Americans' excessive alcohol use contributes to thousands of deaths each year, and the majority who die are working-age adults, according to a report published in the March 14 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Less Costly, More Toxic Than IMRT
For Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy is less expensive than intensity-modulated radiation therapy, but is associated with more genitourinary toxicity, according to a study published online March 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
High Serum Vitamin D Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Mortality
Higher concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with lower mortality from breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in the March issue of Anticancer Research.
Many US Oncologists Not Satisfied With Work-Life Balance
About one-third of U.S. oncologists report being satisfied with work-life balance, which is lower than for other medical specialties, according to a study published online March 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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
Oncology Nursing Society 2009
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2009
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2008