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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Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink al...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use risks Source Type: blogs
In this study, we developed a modified and efficient colon-cancer-tissue SCSs system (named CCTSs-SCSs system) by combining four optimization technologies: tissue digestion, live and intact single-cells capture, single-cell RNA or genome amplification and sequencing, and bioinformatics analysis. This advanced system is applicable to both scRNA-seq and scWGS/scWES. Using this system, we successfully completed several single cells scRNA-seq and scWES, and found three key points of this system: an improved digestion system, FACS-based dead-cell-removal method for scRNA-seq, 20 cycles for scRNA amplification. Our CCTSs-SCSs sy...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Myokines are peptides known to modulate brain neuroplasticity, adipocyte metabolism, bone mineralization, endothelium repair and cell growth arrest in colon and breast cancer, among other processes. Repeated skeletal muscle contraction induces the production and secretion of myokines, which have a wide range of functions in different tissues and organs. This new role of skeletal muscle as a secretory organ means skeletal muscle contraction could be a key player in the prevention and/or management of chronic disease. However, some individuals are not capable of optimal physical exercise in terms of adequate duration, intens...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The standard treatment of hormone receptor positive and HER-2 negative metastatic breast cancer is everolimus together with exemestane. Due to the immunosuppressive effects of everolimus, the medication may cause invasive fungal infection or other opportunistic infections. Such infections are serious and may even be fatal. In this case, we did not consider CMV infection until rectovaginal fistula formation. Thus, for solid cancer patients presented with fever of unknown origin, clinicians should consider potential complications of CMV infection. PMID: 31773503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusions: In patients with two cancers, lung cancer is usually the second event, presumably due to comorbidity, survival and our unique population e.g. radical vs adjuvant or palliative intent. The commonest first cancers were breast and prostate. Prostate, bladder and colon cancer developed lung cancer earlier than breast cancer. These data help to inform which cancer types are likely to develop lung cancer and influence tumour surveillance strategies.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung cancer Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Throughout high school and into college, Alicia Staley of Middleton dreamed of being an astronaut. A quick look around her home office and you will see a small model space shuttle and NASA stickers all over her laptop. “Unfortunately, I had to give up my dream of being an astronaut after being so sick.” Alicia was diagnosed with lymphoma during her sophomore year at Syracuse University. She managed to stay in school while enduring months of grueling chemotherapy and radiation. “It was tough. I felt extraordinarily alone,” she recalled. She beat the lymphoma, only to be diagnosed...
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Heerlein Hussain :The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family contains four transmembrane tyrosine kinases (EGFR1/ErbB1, Her2/ErbB2, Her3/ErbB3 and Her4/ErbB4) and 13 secreted polypeptide ligands. EGFRs are overexpressed in many solid tumors, including breast, pancreas, head-and-neck, prostate, ovarian, renal, colon, and non-small-cell lung cancer. Such overexpression produces strong stimulation of downstream signaling pathways, which induce cell growth, cell differentiation, cell cycle progression, angiogenesis, cell motility and blocking of apoptosis.The high expression and/or functional activation of EGF...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ery Both non eco- and eco-friendly carriers were utilized for accelerating the dyeing rate of polyethylene terephthalate fabrics (PET) dyed with disperse dyes at 100 °C. Fastness properties of the dyed fabrics showed good and excellent results. Finally, the prepared disperse dyes 1 and 2 showed potent anti-tumor cytotoxic activity in vitro using MCF-7 cells (human breast cancer cell line), HepG-2 cells (human Hepatocellular carcinoma), HCT-116 (colon carcinoma), A-549 cells (Lung carcinoma cell line), and anti-oxidant activities.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Colhado Rodrigues BL, Lallo MA, Perez EC Abstract Autophagy is a natural regulatory mechanism of the cell that eliminates unnecessary and dysfunctional cellular components to maintain homeostasis. Several authors have demonstrated that this mechanism can be induced by pathological conditions as cancer. However, their role in tumor development is still a controversial issue in cancer research. Here, we discussed the most relevant findings concerning autophagy in tumor development. In this critical review performed with studies published between 2002 and 2018, we found that the main pathway involved in the a...
Source: Immunological Investigations - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunol Invest Source Type: research
In this study, we report a novel 3D printed microfluidic device functionalized with anti-EpCAM (epithelial cell adhesion molecule) antibodies to isolate CTCs from human blood samples. A 3D printing technology was utilized with specially designed interior structures to fabricate a microfluidic device with high surface area and fluid flow manipulation, increasing the capture efficiency of tumor cells. These devices with the optimal flow rate (1 mL/h) and channel length (2 cm) were demonstrated to test three kinds of EpCAM positive cancer cell lines (MCF-7 breast cancer, SW480 colon cancer, and PC3 prostate cancer), and o...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
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