Although curing advanced RCC is an admirable goal, there are many treatment options available on the horizon that result in substantial improvements in long-term outcomes.
Although there is resistance to use the word “cured” to describe patients with long-term progression-free survival (PFS) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), “that word sometimes gets whispered around the meetings,” Christian Thomas, MD, director of clinical research at New England Cancer Specialists in Scarborough, Maine, said.
Level-term life insurance premiums and death payout hold steady throughout the policy’s term. Decreasing-term premiums stay the same throughout the policy’s life, but payouts fall over time. For new parents, level-term insurance may make the most sense; business owners might benefit more from decreasing-term policies. Life insurance.
Oncologists deciding what to do about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)vaccines are not alone. Which patient should be prioritized over another? Brahm Segal, MD, was prompted by that concern to join the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) COVID-19 vaccine panel for patients with cancer.
The article discusses cancer patients, who should get the COVID-19 vaccine, and when.
The Moderna, Pfizer and most recently Johnson & Johnson vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, while AstraZeneca plans to soon submit its vaccine for review by the agency.
That means multiple vaccines with different supply chains and global distribution, trickling down to diverse administration sites.
"In isolation, we're not dealing with things that are horrifically complex," said Simon Geale, senior vice president of client solutions for Pr...
The COVID-19 pandemic left almost no supply chain unscathed. The pandemic affected 98% of global supply chains, according to a DHL Resilience360 (now called Everstream) survey of supply chain professionals. Personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals and semiconductors faced supply issues, and industries that invested significantly in outsourcing, offshoring and lean manufacturing to reduce costs saw dramatic increases in risk play out. Article covers reshoring and nearshoring.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have stalled some physician retirements, but some experts are predicting an exodus of oncologists within the next 1 or 2 years. Practice managers are working now to mitigate the impact with both formal and informal initiatives.
Discussion of the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. Includes information about Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Qualified Health Plans, federally-facilitated exchanges, healthcare providers, healthcare clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, group practices, pharmacists and pharmacies, laboratories, therapists and physicians.
This is an article about healthcare interoperability and patient access. It involves CMS Medicare and Medicaid Final Rules, medical records, EMR, and affects hospitals, healthcare clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, group practices, pharmacists and pharmacies, laboratories, therapists and physicians.
This article focuses on white bagging in pharmaceuticals and oncology. It affects patients, payers, hospital funding, healthcare reimbursement, healthcare financing, CMS, formularies and the formulary, doctors, prescriptions, oncology, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacists.
Capillaroscopy and rheumatology: how the imaging technique helps diagnose and monitor circulatory issues
How you can apply nailfold capillaroscopy in rheumatology. This article covers imaging for rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Raynaud's syndrome and other autoimmune diseases.
There are many noninvasive ways to help diagnose and understand a person’s condition or illness. Nail pitting and ridges can be early warning signs of disease, iron or vitamin deficiencies. Hair loss can be due to stress, thyroid disease or a protein deficiency.
I pitched, researched and wrote this business profile. If you’re a taxidermist, your career highlight might be mounting a black bear or a jaguar. But if you’re George Dante, your career highlight is fashioning an elephant tusk so authentic, it fools Tanzanian game officials. Or mounting Lonesome George, the much-lamented last tortoise of his breed.
“He’s probably the most talented taxidermist in the world,” says Jennifer Sontchi.
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Trinity Health, like other healthcare organizations, went into high gear sourcing additional personal protective equipment for the hospitals and thousands of nonacute care organizations participating in its supply chain program.
Procuring enough supplies for the Michigan-based organization with 92 hospitals in 22 states was challenging.
"It was a lot of work, a lot of vetting of previously unknown suppliers," said Ed Hissock, senior vice president of supply...
After years working in the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), Joanne Loades, an independent nurse and health educator from Norwich left in 2010 to pursue her own healthcare consulting business. Since then, Loades has set up programs, advised the NHS and trained more than 5,000 healthcare providers to encourage high-quality, evidence-based care for cardiovascular disease.
But when Loades returned to acute care in early 2020 to help treat COVID-19 patients, she was shocked by what she saw. T...