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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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ACRO 2017 was broadcast over the Internet in real time. In addition, live streamers were eligible to receive CME credit, free for members! ACRO has recorded these sessions for our members, and all nine plenary sessions, two special sessions, and the Dr. Luther Brady Lecture...

source: ACRO

Definitive radiation therapy without systemic therapy provides adequate treatment for most patients with early-stage oropharyngeal cancer, according to a new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Concurrent chemoradiation remains an option...

source: MedPage Today

A new study by Yusheng Feng, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, describes an algorithm that can predict the growth of cancerous tumors, which could help medical professionals judge the best treatment options for patients. Feng...

source: University of Texas at San Antonio via ScienceDaily

A surgical team at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California pushed the boundaries of clinical care by performing the first robotic, minimally invasive surgical removal of a stage IV tumor thrombus —...

source: University of Southern California via Medical Xpress

A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered new ways in which cancers can escape the body's immune system. Focusing on gastric cancer, the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, the team's findings may also prove applicable...

source: Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore via Medical Xpress

Older patients with bladder cancer who are too frail for aggressive treatment could benefit from weekly image-guided radiotherapy, new research reports. A team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal...

source: The Institute of Cancer Research


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