Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

Mar 13 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).
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Targeting cancer stem cells improves treatment effectiveness and prevents metastasis

Mar 13 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Targeting cancer stem cells may be a more effective way to overcome cancer resistance and prevent the spread of squamous cell carcinoma - the most common head and neck cancer and the second-most...
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The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

Mar 13 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
The intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste.
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Vitamin C can target and kill cancer stem cells, study shows

Mar 13 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A new study investigates the effectiveness of experimental drugs, a clinical drug, and natural compounds in stopping the growth of cancer stem-like cells.
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March Spotlight: Bradley Kinkeads Young & Brave Story

Mar 12 4:31pm Live Your Best Life
Bradley Kinkead was 38 when he first noticed the colon cancer symptoms he brushed off as hemorrhoids. Luckily, his wife encouraged him to visit a ... read more The post March Spotlight: Bradley Kinkead’s Young & Brave Story appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Male breast cancer: Protein discovery could yield new treatments

Mar 12 4:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Men get breast cancer, too. The discovery of two proteins thought to be involved in the disease could lead to new treatments for male breast cancer.
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My Path to a Career in Cancer Research (Part II)

Mar 10 5:09pm Personal Stories
The GSC was a part of a large consortium that was producing resources and data to help better annotate the human genome. I started out with fairly blue-collar work that utilized my knowledge of molecular biology but didn’t initially require a lot of computational expertise. I eventually became involved in some work on piecing together reference genomes for some other organisms.
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More Hope, More Options, More Decisions

Mar 10 4:33pm Lung Cancer Alliance
By Jennifer C. King, PhD, Director of Science & Research I recently returned from a meeting focused on new targeted therapies and immunotherapies for lung cancer.  It was an unusual conference with many days’ worth of 5 minute talks – … Continue reading →...
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Dr. Ryan Morin: My Path to a Career in Cancer Research (Part I)

Mar 10 12:42pm Personal Stories
For my first post I have been asked to spare you the details of my research, which is a tough thing to ask of any scientist! So I will start by giving you some context on how I got here.
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Bravelets: Meaningful Jewelry Making a Big Impact

Mar 10 12:08pm Live Your Best Life
Six years ago Stephanie Hansen decided she wanted to start Bravelets™, a jewelry company with giving at the core. The company was born after her mother ... read more The post Bravelets: Meaningful Jewelry Making a Big Impact appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Why now is our best chance to change rules on childhood cancer trials

Mar 10 8:38am Institute of Cancer Research
The Institute of Cancer Research, London and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust are calling on the European Commission to update rules on testing new drugs in children. Dr Eva Sharpe, our Senior Policy and Engagement Manager, explains why.
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What Does the Gallbladder Do?

Mar 10 6:00am Insight
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ found under the liver. It is made up of a combination of cholesterol, bile salts, and a yellow pigment called bilirubin. After bile is produced by the liver, it flows into the gallbladder and is stored there. When you eat, the gallbladder then […]...
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Nonsurgical treatment for enlarged prostate remains effective for years

Mar 10 3:00am Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today
A minimally invasive treatment that reduces urinary tract symptoms for men with enlarged prostates maintains its effectiveness for at least three years after patients undergo the therapy, according...
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Why do shorter men go bald more often?

Mar 10 3:00am Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today
Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. An international genetic study under the leadership of the University of Bonn at least points in this direction.
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Stanford cancer researcher Parag Mallick: Hes a magic man

Mar 9 12:30pm cancer – Scope Blog
  Stanford Medicine researcher Parag Mallick, PhD, was enthralled by science as a kid growing up in northern California. He was also passionate about magic. And as he told me in this 1:2:1 podcast, he sees a commonality in both worlds: “Part of what magic and science share is curiosity. They share a skepticism for ...Read More...
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10 Things You Didnt Know About Your Breasts

Mar 9 10:36am The Breast Cancer Site Blog
A list of things everybody who has breasts should know.
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Theres an App for That! Cloud Storage-Part 2

Mar 9 9:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
So, you have selected a cloud storage platform…great job! Now it’s time to get your documents into the cloud. Within your cloud storage platform, create a file JUST for medical records. If you want to protect your information, be sure to password protect this file (but be sure someone else knows your password to access […] The post There’s an App for That! Cloud Storage-Part 2 appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Cancers Pathology

Mar 9 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English March 9, 2017Kimberly.AllisonDr. Kimberly Allison is a pathologist specializing in breast cancer, and she is also a breast cancer survivor. Find out why pathology is so important in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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Ways of escape

Mar 9 8:52am The Darwin Cancer Blog
Cancers are life threatening because they migrate within the body, spreading far from their point of origin. This process – metastasis – hijacks tissues and compromises their critical functions. When they reach this stage, most cancer clones will be robust and resistant to treatment, whether that be radiotherapy, chemotherapy or immunotherapy. So, in a sense, … Continue reading Ways of escape...
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Positivity and Cancer: Be Yourself

Mar 9 6:00am Insight
By Melissa Angiolillo When I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at age 35, I was overcome with fear. Buried within that fear was guilt that I wasn’t handling my diagnosis the “right” way. The pressure to be positive was overwhelming. It seemed as though I was expected to […]...
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A new way to reset gene expression in cancer cells shows promise for leukemia treatment

Mar 9 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
New findings from Rockefeller University researchers could guide the development of potent combination therapies that deliver more effective and durable treatment of leukemia.
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Seize chance to close EU loophole in childhood cancer treatments, say cancer experts

Mar 8 7:38pm Institute of Cancer Research
Cancer treatments are not being trialled in children because of outdated European regulations which are in urgent need of reform, say cancer experts.
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Few Boomers Get Hepatitis C Test Even Though It Can Save Lives

Mar 8 4:17pm Dr. Len's Blog
Are you a baby boomer? Have you been tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV)? Do you know why you should be tested for hepatitis C? Do you even know what hepatitis C is? According to research published today by my colleagues from the American Cancer Society in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the odds are overwhelming that if you are in the boomer generation you have not been tested for the virus, and that has me wondering why that is the case. Could it be that we don’t know about hepatitis C? Could it be that our health professionals aren’t recommending testing? Could it be that the costs of treatment may be seen as a barrier to care? Why is this important? Because if you do have hepatitis C you are at risk of dying from liver cancer and other diseases. The kicker: the deadly results of hepatitis C can be prevented with an effective, albeit expensive treatment. Deaths from li...
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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: How Immunotherapy Offers Hope for the Future

Mar 8 2:11pm
To better benefit colorectal cancer patients, immunotherapies are getting personal.
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10 Tips to Help Your Skin After Radiation

Mar 8 1:39pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Happy skin, happy life!...
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Melanoma: Mutations that alter immune system to promote tumor growth identified

Mar 8 10:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Scientists show that mutations in ATR - a regulatory protein that normally repairs DNA - alter the immune system to favor tumor growth in some melanomas.
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Mar 8 9:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
According the American Cancer Society, it is expected that about 135,430 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the year 2017. Over the past years the number of new cases of colorectal cancer has decreased. However, there is a new study that has found that there has been a rise in the diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer in young adults. Typically, screening for […] The post March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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How to prepare for your colonoscopy

Mar 8 8:31am Live Your Best Life
Although there are a variety of available colon cancer screening tests (including new, at-home options as well as a blood test) a colonoscopy remains the ... read more The post How to prepare for your colonoscopy appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Whats In Your Chemotherapy Bag?

Mar 8 6:00am Insight
Joy Yang, 36, diagnosed with stage III inflammatory breast cancer, finds support during treatment from her care team, led by Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, director of Dana-Farber’s Adult Survivorship Program and Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer, and another, unexpected source: her bag. “I’ve perfected my chemo bag,” shares […]...
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Early deaths from childhood cancer up to 4 times more common than previously reported

Mar 8 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Treatments for childhood cancers have improved to the point that 5-year survival rates are over 80 percent.
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New protein discovered in ageing and cancer

Mar 8 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

Mar 8 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.
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ACA Repeal and Replace Bill Unveiled

Mar 7 7:48pm Triage Cancer Blog
Late yesterday evening, a bill was introduced in Congress to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare).  Prior to the actual introduction of this piece of legislation, there was a lot of speculation about … Continue reading → The post ACA ‘Repeal and Replace’ Bill Unveiled appeared first on Triage Cancer Blog.
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PhD insights: Seeing individual atoms using structural biology

Mar 7 7:38pm Institute of Cancer Research
Studying the shapes and roles of proteins is vital in understanding how cells malfunction in cancer. But it’s easier said than done when these molecules are invisible to the naked eye…...
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Get Ready for the BIG Colon Tour 2017

Mar 7 5:00pm Live Your Best Life
Our giant inflatable colon is back on the road this March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month! We’re excited to partner with Bayer Healthcare again for ... read more The post Get Ready for the BIG Colon Tour 2017 appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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When Adult Children Get Sick, It May Be Hard For Parents To Get Information

Mar 7 11:50am Triage Cancer Blog
By Michelle Andrews of Kaiser Health News When Sean Meyers was in a car accident on a November evening three years ago, he was flown by air ambulance to the emergency department at Inova Fairfax Hospital, in Northern Virginia. With … Continue reading → The post When Adult Children Get Sick, It May Be Hard For Parents To Get Information appeared first on Triage Cancer Blog.
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Available drug may protect ovaries and fertility from damage by chemotherapies

Mar 7 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A drug already used to slow tumor growth may also prevent infertility caused by standard chemotherapies, according to a study in mice published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...
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Help People With Cancer: Donate Blood and Platelets

Mar 7 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English March 7, 2017nicole.van.hoeyMore than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day, according to the American Red Cross. Donating blood or platelets is safe and simple, and it can save lives.
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Five Things To Know About Colon Cancer

Mar 7 6:00am Insight
Colorectal cancer forms in the tissues of the colon, which is part of the large intestine. Colon cancer incidence in the United States is declining rapidly overall, but is increasing among young adults, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. Here are five things to know about colon cancer […]...
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Happy 23rd Birthday OncoLink!

Mar 7 6:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
On March 7th of 1994, Dr. Joel Goldwein launched OncoLink, the first cancer information site on the Internet, from his office at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Goldwein thought OncoLink would be a good way for physicians to share information.  Little did he know that this little project would become one of the most trusted […] The post Happy 23rd Birthday OncoLink! appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Protein postcodes point to new targets for cancer treatment

Mar 6 7:39pm Institute of Cancer Research
Scientists have devised a new technique that establishes the ‘postcode’ for proteins within cancer cells, as a faster, more accurate way of identifying signals that are driving cancer growth.
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Mark Cuban Asked And I Respond: Will This Company Transform The Economics and Results of Healthcare?

Mar 6 3:44pm Dr. Len's Blog
It’s not often you are asked publicly to comment on a particular investment by an entrepreneur as well-known as Mark Cuban. And although I don’t usually offer such advice, this one piqued my interest—more so because of a larger story than the particular company itself. Mr. Cuban wrote that he is “really excited about changing the economics and results of healthcare with this one.” I don’t doubt his sincerity, however may I suggest there are some much bigger problems that need to be addressed to meet that noble transformative and audacious goal? The company in question is called LungDirect. They offer a program that gathers information on CT scans performed for the early detection of lung cancer, analyzes the data and facilitates reports required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for payment under the Medicare program (more about that below). In short, it...
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22 Ways to Support Your Newly-Diagnosed Friend

Mar 6 9:23am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
Over the past few years, a number of people have asked about best ways to support a newly-diagnosed-with-cancer friend, neighbor, or family member. Or how to support a close friend who just learned a loved one had cancer. Keeping in mind that every cancer patient will be at a different place in terms of diagnosis, long-term prognosis, and state […] The post 22 Ways to Support Your Newly-Diagnosed Friend appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Autologous vs. Allogenic Stem Cell Transplants: Whats the Difference?

Mar 6 6:00am Insight
A stem cell transplant is a procedure during which doctors either replace diseased or ineffective stem cells with healthy new stem cells or allow high-dose treatment for lymphoma, some testicular cancers, and other diseases. It is often lifesaving for patients with blood cancer and serious blood disorders. A person may […]...
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ICR and Imperial College London launch the Cancer Research Centre of Excellence

Mar 6 3:38am Institute of Cancer Research
The Institute of Cancer Research and Imperial College London have marked the start of a new joint partnership with the launch of the Cancer Research Centre of Excellence (CRCE) in London.
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Stages of lung cancer: Symptoms, changes, and outlook

Mar 6 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
In this article, learn about the different stages of lung cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to possibly reduce the risk of lung cancer.
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March Spotlight: Nicole Armstrongs Stage IV Story

Mar 5 10:08pm Live Your Best Life
North Carolina native Nicole Armstrong was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with stage IV colon cancer. Now, after a recurrence last year, Nicole is ... read more The post March Spotlight: Nicole Armstrong’s Stage IV Story appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Millions Of Skin Cancers Occur Every Year, So Why Do Many Teens Still Use Tanning Beds?

Mar 3 3:37pm Dr. Len's Blog
4.9 million—yes, million— people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States. It costs an estimated $8.1 billion—with a “B— to treat those skin cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Do I have your attention? I hope so. The problem is we don’t have enough attention. There is no other way to explain why too many states still allow those under 18 to access tanning beds across this country. Have we made progress? Yes, but not nearly enough according to a research paper and editorial published today in JAMA Dermatology. The study, from the CDC, looked at surveys of high school students done every two years between 2009 and 2015. The researchers found that overall the frequency of tanning bed use in the previous year declined from 15.6\% of all high school students in 2009 to 7.3\% of all students in 2015. That’s progress. However, when the...
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Introducing March Guest Blogger Dr. Ryan Morin

Mar 3 11:43am Personal Stories
Thank you to our February guest blogger Dr. Pete Tonseth for sharing the importance of PET/CT imaging. By bringing this critical technology to Vancouver Island, thousands of patients will have access to the most advanced treatment and care, closer to home. I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Ryan Morin, a scientist at BC Cancer’s Genome Science Centre, to the blog for March.
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Janice Dickinson Found Courage to Fight Breast Cancer in an Unexpected Place

Mar 3 10:18am The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Sometimes the oncology unit treats your soul as well as your cancer.
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Good news as cancer patients will get access to more treatments after price drops

Mar 3 8:38am Institute of Cancer Research
Pharmaceutical companies have lowered the prices of 14 key cancer medicines as part of a review by NICE of the old Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).
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Breast Cancer Treatment Yesterday and Tomorrow: A Long and Winding Road

Mar 3 6:00am Insight
Eric Winer, MD, director of Breast Oncology at Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, gave the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture at the  San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2016. This annual lecture and award are given to a breast oncologist who made significant contributions to the […]...
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Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments

Mar 3 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment. New research finds exercise and psychological interventions are the best management strategies.
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Experimental drug could prevent cancer DNA repair to boost radiotherapy effects

Mar 2 7:38pm Institute of Cancer Research
Treating bladder and head-and-neck cancers with an experimental drug called CCT244747 makes radiotherapy more successful at killing them, scientists have discovered.
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16 Survivors Rocked The Runway And Empowered Women Everywhere

Mar 2 11:57am The Breast Cancer Site Blog
These women are such an inspiration!...
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ICR partners in a new -180C cryo-EM machine

Mar 2 10:38am Institute of Cancer Research
A new £3m grant from Wellcome to a consortium led by scientists at Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, will help to purchase a state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy machine.
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What do you have to disclose to an employer?

Mar 2 10:16am Triage Cancer Blog
Many individuals decide to work through cancer treatment or return to work, while still managing side effects of cancer treatment with medications.  Trying to figure out what has to be disclosed to employers or potential employers is a common concern … Continue reading → The post What do you have to disclose to an employer? appeared first on Triage Cancer Blog.
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Theres an App for That! Cloud Sharing and Storage (part 3 in a series)

Mar 2 9:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
Have you ever wondered what the “cloud” is? Cloud storage is defined as “a cloud computing model in which data is stored on remote servers accessed from the Internet, or “cloud.” It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on a storage servers (https://www.techopedia.com/definition/26535/cloud-storage).” Cloud storage can be very helpful in […] The post There’s an App for That! Cloud Sharing and Storage (part 3 in a series) appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Quality Care: What Does It Mean?

Mar 2 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English March 2, 2017lidia.schapiraThe ASCO Quality Care Symposium starts today. But what does “quality care” mean? In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira discusses what quality is and how it deeply connects everyone involved in the care of people with cancer.
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