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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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A new program allows cancer patients in Ohio to pass along their unused and unneeded oral cancer drugs to fellow patients with cancer who cannot afford the pricey pills — even if the pills are not in the original packaging. The free exchange is debuting at Ohio State...

source: Medscape

Many hospitals have a "victory bell" that patients can ring in triumph at the end of cancer treatment, but new data suggest that it can make patients feel worse, not better. Results from the first prospective controlled clinical trial of the psychological impact of ringing...

source: Medscape

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs were featured in several articles in the February issue of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. ACS Clinical Research Program sessions at Clinical Congress 2019:...


As referenced in the STORE, page 3, because sentinel lymph node biopsies have been generally under-reported and the timing and results of sentinel lymph node biopsy procedures are used in multiple Commission on Cancer (CoC) Quality of Care Measures, the CoC developed six...


The last paragraph of the STORE Addendum on page 16 for Tumor Size Summary [756] was updated to: If no surgical resection, then largest measurement of the tumor from the imaging, physical exam, or other diagnostic procedures in this order of priority prior to any form of...


The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is currently accepting submissions for the Annual Cancer Research Paper Competition, which recognizes residents and fellows-in-training for their original research. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium plus travel expenses...



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