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Agent Orange tied to aggressive prostate cancer risk
Reuters
Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals used during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for life-threatening prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found.
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American College of Surgeons website and IT services will shut down temporarily May 17-18
American College of Surgeons
Please note that the Commission on Cancer and all American College of Surgeons websites, including online training and continuing medical education, will be shut down for up to 12 hours, starting at 6 pm on May 17 through the morning of May 18.
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GW receives award from patient-centered outcomes research institute to evaluate cancer survivorship care models
The George Washington University
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved a $2.1 million, three-year research award to The George Washington University Cancer Institute, housed within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the GW School of Public Health and Health Services to evaluate cancer survivorship care models.
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Mahul B. Amin, MD, named editor-in-chief of AJCC Cancer Staging Manual's 8th edition
American College of Surgeons
The Executive Committee of the American Joint Committee on Cancer recently announced that Mahul B. Amin, MD, FCAP, has been named editor-in-chief of the upcoming eighth edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. Amin is currently chairman and professor of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
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ACCP issues new guidelines for lung cancer screening
Medscape
New guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians recommend that patients at a high risk for lung cancer be offered screening. The ACCP recommends that patients who face a significant risk of developing lung cancer due to age and smoking history be offered low-dose, computed tomography scanning.
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Use of theranostic nanoparticles for cancer treatment drugs
By Archita Datta Majumdar
In ongoing global research for combating cancer, new theories constantly surface to fuel newer dimensions of treatment and therapy. Perhaps none has generated as much hope as the latest theory of using nanoparticles to create new-age cancer drugs. A recent study by Swedish scientists reveals the possibilities hitherto unthought of — effective delivery of cancer drugs to the tumor cells through "theranostic nanoparticles," a method that combines therapy and diagnostics in one single nanomaterial.
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My medical choice
The New York Times
Actress Angelina Jolie discusses her decision for a preventive double mastectomy in The New York Times: "My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was."
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National Cancer Survivors Day® free poster
Commission on Cancer
The CoC encourages your CoC-accredited program to organize an event in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day®. Sponsored by Coping, this day is always the first Sunday in June and was established to bring cancer survivors together showing that there is life after receiving a diagnosis of cancer.
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Program shortened time from diagnosis to treatment initiation
Healio
A patient education program was associated with decreases in time from diagnosis to treatment initiation of more than 20 days in a cohort of patients with head and neck cancers, according to findings presented at the Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.
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Register today for Survey Savvy
Commission on Cancer
Registration is open for the 2013 Commission on Cancer's workshop Survey Savvy: Enhance Quality — Commit to Patient Centered Care, June 27-28 in Chicago. Take advantage of this opportunity to attend the optional preconference workshop "Leverage the Rapid Quality Reporting System to Improve Quality Performance and Deliver Evidence-Based Cancer Care" from 1-5 p.m. June 26. Space is limited, so register today!
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Study IDs key protein for cell death, offers way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into programmed-death pathway
Medical Xpress
A new finding from MIT researchers may offer a way to overcome cancer resistance: The team has identified a key protein involved in an alternative death pathway known as programmed necrosis. Drugs that mimic the effects of this protein could push cancer cells that are resistant to apoptosis into necrosis instead.
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Art therapy effective for psychological symptoms among cancer patients, but returns are diminishing
Medical Daily
Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the ArtReach Foundation in Atlanta, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham conducted a meta-analysis of 27 clinical trials involving 1,576 cancers patients. The investigators excluded studies that explicitly focused on mind-body techniques such as yoga, meditation, and qi gong or those that only compared the therapy against active therapies such as pharmacotherapy or counseling.
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Survey Savvy preconference: Setting up for Success — Implementation and Best Practices for the Rapid Quality Reporting System
Commission on Cancer
Do you know what the Rapid Quality Reporting System is? Are you a new RQRS participant learning the ropes? Is your cancer program considering enrolling in this important system? Make sure that know how to take full advantage of the information available to CoC accredited programs by attending this valuable half-day preconference in Chicago June 26! Hear how three current RQRS programs have integrated RQRS into their CoC-accredited programs. CoC staff will explain how to navigate and use the system for quality improvement. Register today while space is still available.
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