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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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The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has released the eighth edition of its Cancer Staging Manual. This edition presents evidence‐based revisions for staging cancer for a number of organ sites and includes the rationale and rules for staging; the definitions...


The Commission on Cancer is hosting a paper competition for physicians-in-training to foster the importance of oncologic research in support of its mission. Papers are due June 30, 2017.

source: CoC

Researchers at the University of Southampton have shed new light on why and how a new class of drug is effective at fighting off leukemia. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukemia, with more than 4,000 cases in the U.K. every year. At the moment...

source: Medical Xpress

Researchers: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lip makes up a large portion of oral cancers (25 percent). Most of the demographic and prognostic indicators for lip SCC are only available through retrospective case series. Thus,...


The use of radiotherapy (RT) was associated with an overall survival benefit in patients with prostate cancer and lymph node involvement who underwent radical prostatectomy and were also treated with androgen-deprivation therapy,...

source: Cancer Network

How does a cancer cell burn calories? New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. The results were recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. "Our...

source: Medical Xpress


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