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Endometrial cancer: An increasingly common gynecologic malignancy

Management of endometrial cancer, including risk factors such as genetics and obesity, are summarized.

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.

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP

CoC Chair Dr. Shulman works to improve quality of cancer care

Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP—the first medical oncologist to Chair the ACS Commission on Cancer—is profiled.

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.

Study shows secondary thyroid tumors more deadly in young people

A study in the February 24 issue of Cancer indicates that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer secondary to another type of cancer have a 6.6-times greater risk of mortality than patients with primary thyroid cancer.

Outcomes key to ACA mission of reducing health care costs

A forum sponsored by the National Journal and composed of several health care experts examined the complex political, medical, and business ramifications of the Affordable Care Act.

CoC accepting applications for 2013 scholar-in-residence

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) is accepting applications for the 2013 Surgical Oncology Scholar-in-Residence program. The two-year fellowship in surgical oncology outcomes and health services research will begin July 1, 2013, and is available to a surgical resident who has completed two or three years of clinical training in the […]

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