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Researchers use game theory in battle against cancer
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Game theory is popular among poker players, economists and politicians. Now, oncology researchers are employing game theory to look for new ways to combat tumors.
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Vital Signs
Researchers affirm cancer risk of common uterine procedure
By Jaimy Lee | July 22, 2014
About 1 of every 370 women who underwent a minimally invasive hysterectomy using morcellation was found to have uterine cancer, a finding that is consistent with data that the Food and Drug Administration put out this month.
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Dr. Harold Paz will become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, and other moves
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Harold Paz, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, will step down and become chief medical officer of health insurer Aetna, effective July 28. He will replace Dr. Lonny Reisman, who left Aetna in April.
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Early prostate cancer care questioned
By Sabriya Rice | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two new studies are raising concerns about management of early stage prostate cancer and treatment.
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News
Treatment for early-stage prostate cancers questioned in new studies
By Sabriya Rice | July 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two new studies are raising concerns about management of early-stage prostate cancer treatments in U.S. men.
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USC's Keck Medicine joins trend to combine academic and local cancer care
By Rachel Landen | July 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Keck Medicine of USC completed its acquisition of Orange Coast Oncology Hematology Medical Associates in a move intended to extend the academic medical center's comprehensive cancer care to more convenient local settings.
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Vital Signs
New payment model saved oncology groups $33 million, study finds
By Sabriya Rice | July 08, 2014
The total cost of caring for patients with three types of cancers was lowered by more than a third, in a new study detailing use of an experimental physician-payment method, an alternative to the widely used fee-for-service model. The results are encouraging, oncology and health policy leaders say.
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Information
Cancer doctors ring up big bill for tarnished drug Procrit
By Wall Street Journal | June 20, 2014
Many cancer doctors now use a drug called Procrit sparingly. Approved in 1989 for anemia, it became a popular treatment for that side effect of chemotherapy until regulators learned Procrit can speed tumor growth and hasten death in cancer patients. Today, use of this class of drug is sharply...
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Information
Tool teaches doctors how to talk to patients about miracles
By Time | June 19, 2014
Many doctors have heard sick patients say they're hoping for a miracle. That conversation can be difficult for physicians, whose careers are grounded in science. To help doctors navigate this common situation, a team of physicians at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have created a helpful...
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For cancer specialists, disease can make them better doctors
By San Francisco Chronicle | June 12, 2014
About 14.5 million people living in the U.S. have been told, in so many words, "You have cancer." Some of those people are oncologists and other specialists in cancer. So when they learn that they have the disease they specialize in, the reaction can be transformative, doctors agree.
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