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8 things you need to know now about ICD-10

The United States is the last country in the world with modern healthcare to adopt ICD-10 diagnosis codes, but it will join the crowd on Oct. 1, 2014. This massive ICD-10 change is quickly approaching, and it affects all of us in the health care field. Thus, there is no...

source: By Charlotte Bohnett
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Urine-derived extracellular vesicle RNA can provide diagnostic information for aggressive prostate cancer prior to biopsy as well as prognostic information for men under active surveillance for prostate cancer, according to a study published online June 25 in BJU International.

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Cancer treatment is becoming more precise through personalised therapies. A survey of more than 1000 people with cancer found that over a third had received genetically targeted drug treatments or immunotherapy. “Going back 20...

source: New Scientist

The largest study to date of a “cancer vaccine” plus one of the immunotherapy drugs that has revolutionized cancer treatment found that they kept patients’ tumors in check longer, on average, than drugs alone, but...

source: Stat News

In a recent study, researchers trained an algorithm to differentiate between malignant and benign lesions in scans of breast tissue. With cancer, the key to successful treatment is catching it early. As it stands, doctors have access...

source: Medical News Today

High-grade serous ovarian cancer is the most common form of ovarian cancer. In most people, the cancer develops resistance to chemotherapy and returns. Now, a new study raises hopes for a different kind of treatment. Working with cell cultures, researchers found that an...

source: Medical News Today

New cancer drugs and cancer diagnostic tests have been added to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) lists of essential medicines and essential diagnostic tests. "Around the world, more than 150 countries use WHO's essential medicines list to guide decisions about which...

source: Medscape


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