Can EHR prompts improve cancer screening rates?

Programming the hospital electronic health record (EHR) system to notify clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High-risk women should start breast screening earlier Smokers less likely to undergo medical, screening exams Patient navigation boosts women's screening compliance Breast cancer drives disparity between younger men, women Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost?
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The name Ruth Bader Ginsburg became almost synonymous with strength and stamina as she rose to prominence in judicial and feminist circles throughout her long career. Famously nicknamed the Notorious RBG and known for her grueling fitness regimen, the late Supreme Court justice also struggled with cancer and other health issues for the better part of her time on the bench — culminating with her death on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg’s health issues became public in 1999, six years after her appointment to the Supreme Court, when she had surgery for early-...
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ang The EVI1 gene encodes for a transcription factor with two zinc finger domains and is transcriptionally activated in a subset of myeloid leukemias. In leukemia, the transcriptional activation of EVI1 usually results from chromosomal rearrangements. Besides leukemia, EVI1 has also been linked to solid tumors including breast cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer. The MDS1/EVI1 gene is encoded by the same locus as EVI1. While EVI1 functions as a transcription repressor, MDS1/EVI1 acts as a transcription activator. The fusion protein encoded by the AML1/MDS1/EVI1 chimeric gene, resulting from chromosomal...
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Cancer screening uses many investigative procedures, and different screening programs and methods have different objectives. For example, mammography aims to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage when successful treatment is more likely, whereas colonoscopy is aimed primarily at detecting adenomas in the colon and removing them, thus preventing them from progressing to cancer at all. Evaluation has different objectives, including proof of principle, checking that screening services are delivering the desired clinical outcome, technical quality control of the investigation procedures. All necessitate a range of tools for...
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Because much cancer research and clinical trials have been based on white populations, efforts to explore the ways race and ethnicity influence disease are underway.
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In this study, we aimed to evaluate the expression of Linc-A in colon adenocarcinoma and explore the correlation between Linc-A and prognosis of CRC. The expression of Linc-A in human colon tissues was evaluated by qRT-PCR, which contained 15 pairs of human colon adenocarcinoma and paracancerous tissues and other 65 colon adenocarcinoma tissues. A total of 80 patients were divided into low and high expression groups according to the Linc-A levels. The levels of Linc-A in colon adenocarcinoma was higher than that in paracancerous tissues (p = 0.047). Furthermore, high expression of Linc-A was associated with a...
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New J. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0NJ02723E, PaperG önül Yenilmez Çiftçi, Nagihan Bayık, Esra Tanrıverdi Eçik, Elif Şenkuytu, Maşuk Akşahin, Tuba Yıldırım Breast cancer, which is common in women, is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths after lung cancer. Colon cancer also has the highest mortality rate and the fourth... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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DB Nandini, Roopa S Rao, BS Deepak, Praveen B ReddyJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 2020 24(2):405-405 Isothicyanates present in cruciferous vegetables are known to exhibit chemoprevention by various mechanisms. Presently, there is growing evidence that a phytochemical compound known as sulforaphane in these green leafy vegetables is found to be effective in preventing and treating various cancers such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, skin, urinary bladder and oral cancers. This component is naturally present in the broccoli sprouts, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and garden cress and is available a...
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To characterize the contemporary efficacy and utilization patterns of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in specific cancer types. METHODS: We leveraged the data from the National Inpatient Sample and plotted trends of utilization and outcomes of isolated CABG (with no other additional surgeries during the same hospitalization) procedures from January 1, 2003, through September 1, 2015. Propensity score matching was used to assess for potential differences in outcomes by type of cancer status among contemporary (2012-2015) patients. RESULTS: Overall, the utilization of CABG decrea...
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Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
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Cancer and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the 2 most common causes of death globally, accounting for two-thirds of all disease-related mortality,1 and they frequently coexist. More than 40% of patients with lung cancer, 30% with hematologic malignancies, 20% with breast cancer, and 25% with colon cancer have prevalent CVD.2 Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in cancer survivors, largely attributable to exposure to chemotherapeutic agents, radiotherapy, and immunomodulatory therapies used to treat patients with cancer, along with the emergence of new cardiovascular risk factors later in life.
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