Oncology In Focus Compendium

Oncology Compendium

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After presenting research on the use of a patient-reported distress survey to guide the timing of palliative care discussions, lead author Stuart Goldberg, MD, chief scientific officer for Cota, Inc, discussed how it represents a shift in the paradigm of end-of-life conversations.
In a webinar hosted by Carevive, researcher Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, discussed the findings of his recent study linking electronic patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to better survival outcomes for patients with cancer.
Staff at mental health hospitals have long believed that tobacco helped calm patients, when in fact the nicotine only covered symptoms of withdrawal.
Adding a test that evaluates stool samples for DNA and protein biomarkers to the list of tools providers can use to boost quality ratings is seen as an additional boost for Cologuard.
Researchers found a dose-response relationship for several cancers involved in eating, meaning the higher the weight, the greater risk of cancer.
A commentary accompanying the study assets there's no question that targeted retail advertising makes it more likely that children will start smoking and less likely that adults will quit.
The acquisition lets Myriad acquire the maker of EndoPredict, which just received reimbursement status from Aetna and meets ASCO guidelines for payment by Medicare contractors.
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