Localized Prostate Cancer Therapy: Interview with Shyam Natarajan, CEO of Avenda Health
Avenda Health, a medtech company based in Santa Monica, California has developed the Focal Therapy System. It provides AI-powered prostate cancer therapy with the aim of treating only tumorous tissues, while reducing side-effects compared with conven...
Option 1. 1099 (but covers malpractice), shift work. $180/hr for the day, $200/hr for call. In house call. Malpractice covered, nothing else (group offers discounted health insurance). Average for the group is $450k - to achieve that is about 2 weekday calls per mo, 1 weekend call per mo. All calls are in house. Pre and post call day off. Avg 6 to 8 wk vaca. Level 2 trauma with OB, and ASC. Can choose to work more, for more pay, or as little as you want. No partnership, everyone equal day 1... Read more
Have we talked about this one yet? Renown hospital in Reno gives 90 days to NAPA for not having enough staffing. NAPA sues Hospital. Anesthesiologists sue NAPA to get out of non-competes which are for the hospital, +25 miles for 2 years. If the non-competes are ruled non-enforceable then there's no longer leverage for the AMCs to threaten to take all their workers... Read more
ConclusionThe DCE-MRI radiomics model, especially image features extracted from the delayed phases, can help improve the performance in predicting TILs. The radiomics nomogram is effective in predicting TILs in breast cancer.Key Points•Radiomics features extracted from DCE-MRI, especially delayed phase images, help predict TIL levels in breast cancer.•We developed a nomogram based on MRI to predict TILs in breast cancer that achieved the highest AUC of 0.950.
ConclusionWe observed strong reproducibility in the assessment of PI-QUAL between two radiologists with high expertise in prostate mpMRI. At present, PI-QUAL offers clinicians the only available tool for evaluating and reporting the quality of prostate mpMRI in a systematic manner but further refinements of this scoring system are warranted.Key Points•Inter-reader agreement for each single Prostate Imaging Quality (PI-QUAL) score (i.e., PI-QUAL 1 to PI-QUAL 5) was strong, with weighted kappa = 0.85 (95% confidence intervals: 0.51 – 1) and percent agreement = 84%.• Interobserver agreement was strong wh...
This study was designed to compare the detection of subtle lesions (calcification clusters or masses) when using the combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and synthetic mammography (SM) with digital mammography (DM) alone or combined with DBT.MethodsA set of 166 cases without cancer was acquired on a DBT mammography system. Realistic subtle calcification clusters and masses in the DM images and DBT planes were digitally inserted into 104 of the acquired cases. Three study arms were created: DM alone, DM with DBT and SM with DBT. Five mammographic readers located the centre of any lesion within the images that s...
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The number of people living with chronic immunosuppression is increasing in the United States. Patients with HIV, those who have had bone marrow or solid organ transplants, and patients taking biologics for autoimmune diseases are at increased risk for skin cancer. Skin cancer in these patients is more aggressive and more likely to metastasize and cause death. Medications and individual risk factors such as sex, age, and ethnicity are independent risk factors for the development of skin cancer. Routine screening and aggressive treatment of actinic keratoses and nonmelanoma skin cancers can reduce patients' skin cancer burd...
Using tofacitinib to treat rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of developing cancer by 48% vs a TNF inhibitor, according to a safety analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Published online: 28 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41391-021-00334-3Prostate Cancer: a comparison of focal therapy and radical prostatectomy
PANCREATIC cancer cells multiply in the organ's tissue, which is situated behind the stomach. Hardly detectable in the earliest of stages, if the tumour has spread, warning signs will emerge.
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