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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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Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have developed a breast cancer risk prediction model for African-American women that found greater accuracy in predicting risk for the disease. The use of this model could...

source: Medical Xpress

The cost of treating skin cancer outpaced treatment costs for all other cancers combined by five-fold from 2002 to 2011, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The average annual treatment cost for skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer...

source: JAMA

Men who used phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors after radical prostatectomy had a significantly greater risk of PSA recurrence of prostate cancer compared with nonusers, German investigators reported.

source: MedPage Today

A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that...

source: Reuters

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons, encourages you to attend Accreditation 101: Learning the Basics of CoC Accreditation and Standards in Chicago on February 27, 2015. This...

source: ACS

The annual National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Call for Data opened Jan. 1. Submissions received after midnight CT Jan. 31 will be considered "late" for Standard 5.5. Under very unusual circumstances, the CoC grants short extensions. Please email Kathleen Thoburn at

source: ACS


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