Tag Archive for ‘cancer’

The Role of the Acute Care Surgeon in Caring for Patients with Cancer

General surgeons offer continuity of care for surgical diseases and provide expertise on general surgery conditions, which helps provide safe and effective care for cancer patients.

Optimizing treatment of colorectal liver metastases through the use of clinical trial data

Describes the results of clinical trials using ctDNA to improve survival for patients at high risk of cancer recurrence.


Fertility preservation in patients with cancer: What the surgeon needs to know

Evidence-based fertility preservation guidelines relevant to surgical practice are summarized.

Tips and strategies to maximize the use and impact of social media

The benefits of social media use for the oncology community are summarized.


Surgical oncology for the general surgeon

The latest advances in tumor biology as they pertain to the surgical care of cancer patients are summarized.

Surgical emergencies in advanced cancer patients: How to navigate a perilous time

Seeking input from a patient’s oncologist is key when managing common clinical scenarios in advanced cancer patients.

ACS introduces new funding opportunity for surgeon scientists

The ACS announced a new National Surgeon Scientist Program to provide funding for faculty members with a research focus on cancer-related disease who are within their first five years of appointment.

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Neoadjuvant and perioperative chemotherapy for localized pancreatic cancer: Leveraging small and large databases in the absence of Level 1 evidence

In the rapidly evolving clinical paradigms for localized pancreatic cancer, a combination of Level 1 data and large and small database studies can inform disease management.

Biliary tract cancers: NCDB role in rare malignancy

The potential role of NCDB data in treating rare malignancy is explored.

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Dateline DC: Congress Passes Spending Bills and Prepares for 2020

Before adjourning in December, Congress passed two spending bills to keep most health care programs and federal agencies funded through October 1, 2020, with some monies directed specifically to firearm injury and cancer research.

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.

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Using data to plan cancer prevention and screening activities

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


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.

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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.

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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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