Category Archives: Oncology

IORT with Oncoplastic Surgery: A Beautiful Combination?

Breast cancer care continues to see remarkable growth in knowledge of the disease and advances in treatment. That was certainly evident at the recent School of Oncoplastic Surgery (SOS), in Dallas last month. The school, which was founded by breast … Continue reading

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Expanding Scope of Practice for Vascular Access Specialists Can Improve Quality Care

Part 2 of a two-part post. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, is 906 pages long. But amidst all that detail are a few driving goals. One of those is something few would argue with: higher … Continue reading

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How Vascular Access Clinicians Can Help Hospitals Avoid Infection Penalties

At the recent annual meeting of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), speaker Leslie Schultz, Director of the Safety Institute at Premier, Inc., introduced a provocative idea. Vascular access professionals, she said, can help their employers avoid the substantial financial … Continue reading

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ASCO Meeting Features First Independent Comparison of Breast Cancer Genomic Tests

ASCO 2014 study reports: MammaPrint and BluePrint genomic tests provide more info about breast cancer than does the older, 21-gene test, according to the first independent assessment comparing the assays. Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Alert: Teleconference on 12/13

Shortcomings & Patient Concerns re: New Study of Breast Brachytherapy (APBI) – What Women Need to Know Now
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Noon EST

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