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...
New York state is expanding access to breast-cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs. Under the new law, which Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed recently, more than 200 hospitals around the state will be required...
The FDA has granted nivolumab (Opdivo) a breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) after the failure of a platinum-containing regimen,...
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has granted a positive opinion for use of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as a treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic PD-L1-positive non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following at least one...
The American College of Surgeons is seeking eight Fellows to fill vacancies on the Commission on Cancer (CoC). The initial term of appointment is three years with eligibility for reelection to a second term. Members may hold office or serve as vice-chair of a committee or...
The AJCC announces five disease site webinars that are scheduled for summer and early fall this year. The webinars, provided at no cost, will provide highlights of the five most common site chapters for AJCC 7th edition staging and include:...
As advances continue to be made for the treatment of a variety of sarcomas, researchers are still working to improve outcomes for pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients — a prevalent population with the disease.
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