Tag Archive for ‘cancer’

Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery

Second volume of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery manual now available

Recommendations from the second volume of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery are highlighted.

Prevention Study Example

Using data to plan cancer prevention and screening activities

Studying behavioral risk factors are key in planning effective cancer prevention and screening programs.

ACS CRP

Improving surgical care and outcomes through the OPTI-Surg toolkit

The OPTI-Surg study evaluates an efficient screening and optimization tool for improving outcomes after major cancer surgery.

Figure 1. The life cycle of a surgical resection specimen

Precision surgical oncology? The treasure is in the tissue

This article describes the challenges of obtaining and transporting uncompromised cancer resection specimens.

National Cancer Database

Strategically reversing the rising incidence of melanoma in younger patients

Strategies for preventing ultraviolet exposure in younger populations are explored.

Figure 1. Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) mapping knowledge of lowering chances of colon cancer

Using the NCDB to explore trends in cancer

The inaugural “National Cancer Database (NCDB) cancer bytes” column describes how the database will be used to summarize emerging trends in cancer care.

Second edition of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery

Second edition of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery to be published in early 2017

The second volume of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, scheduled to be released in early 2017, describes operations for cancers of the esophagus, stomach, rectum, thyroid, and skin (melanoma).

NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded three research funding contracts to the ACS Cancer Research Program of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology with the goal of developing a more patient-centered and individualized approach to post-treatment surveillance of colorectal, breast, and lung cancers.

Reading the tea leaves for state legislatures in 2014

A brief overview of health care activities at the state level in 2013 followed by a summary of legislative and policy trends for 2014 are highlighted in this article.

Alliance Programs

New Alliance formed to address clinical trials in oncology

The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) recently merged to form the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

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