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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 National Cancer Database (NCDB) announces that the deadline to submit a Participant User File (PUF) application has been extended to Sept. 25. The NCDB is accepting applications for site-specific files, which include cases diagnosed between 2004 and 2015. For more information,...

source: ACS-NCDB

A randomized clinical trial has compared key-hole (laparoscopic) surgery and open surgery in pancreatic cancer patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy, or the Whipple procedure. The procedure is used to treat tumors located in the...

source: Medical Xpress

Patients diagnosed at high-volume centers are up to 40 percent more likely to receive treatment for glioblastoma, according to a study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study, which is one of the largest on glioblastoma treatment and outcomes,...

source: Medical Xpress

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC) encourage your program to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month and use it as an opportunity to display and publicize your accreditation...

source: ACS Cancer Programs

Registration is now open for the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017, Oct. 22–26 in San Diego. Clinical Congress is one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world and offers outstanding educational opportunities for every stage of your career....

source: ACS

Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR, of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has recorded a series of webinars developed for and delivered to the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Education Training Coordinators (ETC). NPCR has...

source: AJCC

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