Monday, November 19, 2018

Knowledge Alone is Not Enough to Defeat Cancer

In a new book, prominent oncologists Philip A. Salem, MD, Director Emeritus of Cancer Research at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and President of Salem Oncology Center, a private cancer medical facility located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, provides a detailed roadmap to help people who have recently been diagnosed with cancer. Salem, who served...

Case Reports Show Potential of Cancer Immunotherapy for the Treatment of a Rare Form of Lymphoma

Three case reports published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate the promise of cancer immunotherapy in gray zone lymphoma, a rare subtype that mixes characteristics of Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin forms of the disease. In one case from the University of Colorado Cancer Center using nivolumab (Opdivo®; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company) and two from the National Institutes of Health...

An Intelligent Way to Deliver High Doses of a Very Potent Cytotoxic Agent

Surrounded by fantastical and modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, in the northeast of Spain, is a surreal wonderland where mansions look like dragons... or giant ice-cream sundaes, the Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró features modern art by their namesakes, Roman archaeological sites dot the entire city and the best know monument - the Sagrada Família -...

Men's Health: Focus on Prostate Screening

Contributing Editor: Jon Elion, MD, FACC, Founder/President of ChartWise Medical Systems. As a cardiologist, it is tempting for me to use this platform to talk about heart disease. Instead I have decided to push myself beyond that, connecting to my cardiology roots while shooting for some extra bonus points by mentioning coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement. I saw a patient in...

Changing Strategies in the 'War on Cancer' (Video)

The National Cancer Act signed in 1971 officially started what is commonly referred to as the “war against cancer.” Since the signing of the bill, billions of dollars have been used towards “a total national commitment towards the conquest of cancer” with a stated goal of “finding a cure.” Government spending has been tremendously beneficial, providing funding for basic cancer...

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