Is Federal Policy Really To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care?

Although cancer care is increasingly becoming hospital or health system based, merger mania in oncology is probably not driven primarily as a way for hospitals to gain access to discounted drugs. Broader forces are at play.
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Structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies of synthetic glycogen synthase kinase-3β inhibitors: A critical review. Eur J Med Chem. 2018 Dec 31;164:448-470 Authors: Xu M, Wang SL, Zhu L, Wu PY, Dai WB, Rakesh KP Abstract Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK-3) is a constitutively dynamic, omnipresent serine/threonine protein kinase regularly called as a "multitasking kinase" due to its pliable function in diverse signaling pathways. It exists in two isoforms i.e., GSK-3α and GSK-3β. Inhibition of GSK-3 may be useful in curing various diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, type II...
Source: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Chem Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The excess morbidity and mortality of older men with BD seems to be mediated by non-prudent lifestyle practices. If future studies can demonstrate that this association is causal, then lifestyle interventions will need to become an integral part of the management of older adults with BD. PMID: 30596455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
At the end of each semester, I require my writing students to evaluate in essay-form both themselves and my class. In evaluating themselves, they consider such criteria as their attendance, their grades, their participation and the new knowledge they’ve learned that semester. In critiquing the class, they judge the quality of the day-to-day life in English 11011. Did they like the textbooks? Did they appreciate the workshop format? Did they enjoy and learn from the assignments? In doing this, I’ve been called many things by my students. This semester one student called me a “brilliant professor.” An...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Creativity Grief and Loss Personal Stigma Cancer Diagnosis Cancer Treatment Coping Skills Ego humble Humility Kindness Teaching Source Type: blogs
Over the past few months, a conversation about alcohol use has been center stage in the national news. Stories about underage drinking, blacking out, and harmful behavior associated with alcohol use are quite common in many families around the world. The rise of the opioid epidemic in the US has rightly caught our attention, but overshadowed a much more common problem. In the United States, from 2006 to 2010 alcohol-associated deaths accounted for 88,000 deaths annually, or almost 10% of all US deaths. While many people are becoming aware that medication assisted therapy can help treat opioid use disorder, very few know th...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
 Living in our fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves stressed out, and many others don’t even realize how stressed they’ve become. Many people choose to ignore their stress, others use meditation, exercise, or other endeavors to reduce stress. This episode shares the story of a woman whose solution to stress involves regularly making challah, a traditional Jewish bread. Not only does the ritual of the making of the bread reduce stress, but the history and tradition of the bread are also important to her. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Beth Ricanat...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mindfulness Stress The Psych Central Show Beth Ricanati challah Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
Authors: Bălan GX, Geavlete PA, Georgescu DA, Ene CV, Bulai CA, Păunescu MA, Niculae A, Peride I, Lascăr I, Neagu TP, Geavlete BF Abstract The aim of the study was to observe similarities and differences regarding surgical safety and prognosis between en bloc bipolar resection and monopolar transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBTs) in medium size papillary non-muscle invasive bladder tumors (NMIBTs). A total of 90 patients with papillary bladder tumors presenting a diameter between 1 and 3 cm were equally divided and alternatively assigned for en bloc bipolar ablation (the study group) and conventional ...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed TRBD and MTRBD criteria may provide an important signpost to help clinicians, researchers and stakeholders in judging how and when to consider new non-standard treatments. However, some challenging diagnostic and therapeutic issues were identified in the consensus process that need further evaluation and research.Declaration of interestIn the past 3 years, M.B. has received grant/research support from the NIH, Cooperative Research Centre, Simons Autism Foundation, Cancer Council of Victoria, Stanley Medical Research Foundation, MBF, NHMRC, Beyond Blue, Rotary Health, Geelong Medical Research Found...
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
The authors have published a valuable article that compares safety and efficacy between monopolar transurethral resection of bladder (mTURB) and bipolar (bTURB) for patients with primary nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. They have found no evident advantages of bTURB over mTURB with respect to operation time, perioperative and postoperative complication rates, and recurrence rates at 12 months [1]. The mainstay for the diagnosis and initial treatment of bladder cancer is TURBT, aiming at reaching a definitive diagnosis and removing all visible lesions including a part of underlying muscle [2].
Source: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Conclusion: Thermal damage due to the excision method may cause false-negative and false-positive results in the surgical margin evaluation of lumpectomy specimens. More research is needed on the effects of different energy modalities on surgical margin evaluation in breast-conserving surgery.Breast Care
Source: Breast Care - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Ye J, Chu C, Chen M, Shi Z, Gan S, Qu F, Pan X, Yang Q, Tian Y, Wang L, Yang W, Cui X Abstract Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies, and 90% of advanced prostate cancer patients relapse after therapy. Trophinin associated protein (TROAP) is essential for centrosome integrity and proper bipolar organisation of spindle assembly during mitosis and plays an essential role in proliferation. We found that TROAP expression correlates with patient survival and speculated that it may be involved in PCa progression. The Oncomine database tool ( was used to ...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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