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Physician exchange of electronic data rises, but still a ways to go

The National Center for Health Statistics (a division of the CDC) recently published a data brief on variations in physician office health data exchange by state in 2015. The brief is filled with interesting data, much of which is instructive...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Although many people think "vaping" is safer than smoking, research suggests that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are tied to an increased risk for bladder cancer. "We've known traditional smoking raises bladder cancer risk, and given the surge in popularity...

source: HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

An international team of scientists has produced the world's first computerized tomography images of biological tissue using protons – a momentous step towards improving the quality and feasibility of Proton Therapy for cancer...

source: University of Lincoln via

For the first time, WSU researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anti-cancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues. To develop the treatment, a team...

source: Washington State University via ScienceDaily

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a recent phase one clinical trial that stereotactic partial breast radiation was as safe as traditional radiation but decreased treatment time from six weeks to just days. UT Southwestern's...

source: UT Southwestern Medical Center via Medical Xpress

Doctors at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley are some of the first in the country to use a 3-D printer to help treat cancer patients. The doctors create a custom 3-D printed mold of the part of the body that needs radiation. The technology that the radiation oncologist...

source: KDVR-TV

Treatment with radioactive iodine for differentiated thyroid carcinoma after primary surgical treatment was more effective for decreasing five- and 10-year mortality than no radiation therapy or external beam radiation, published findings indicate.

source: Endocrine Today


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