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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 2018 ACS Quality and Safety Conference: Partners in Quality will be held in Orlando, July 21-24. This education program brings health care professionals together to discuss and apply current knowledge pertaining to national...

source: ACS Quality Programs

The decision to delay implementation of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition to Jan. 1, 2018, has provided the AJCC with an opportunity to take a careful look at the way it...

source: Cancer Programs - AJCC

The immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab demonstrated antitumor activity in a small trial of patients with advanced cervical cancer. The agent had a similar toxicity profile to that seen in other malignancies. Though patients who present with localized cervical cancer...

source: Cancer Network via Modern Medicine

Even 20 years after a diagnosis, women with a type of breast cancer fueled by estrogen still face a substantial risk of cancer returning or spreading, according to a new analysis from an international team of investigators published in...

source: University of Michigan via Medical Xpress

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, has designed a small molecule that could help breast cancer patients for whom current treatments no longer work. In a paper published recently in the online...

source: University of Texas at Dallas via Medical Xpress

Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer, an unpredictable disease that kills more than 14,000 women each year in the United States alone....

source: University of Michigan via Medical Xpress


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