Obamacare Cut Death Rates for 3 Major Cancers
THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2020 -- Expanded Medicaid passed in some states as part of the Affordable Care Act has significantly reduced deaths from newly diagnosed breast, lung and colon cancers, a new study finds. Death rates from these cancers are lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AI can identify sarcopenia in glioblastoma patients
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify sarcopenia on routine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Photon IMRT falls short in glioblastoma study SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma MRI, blood tests could guide care for glioblastoma CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients AI algorithm predicts glioblastoma patient survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Skilled surgeons boost colon cancer survival by 70%
(Northwestern University) Patients of more technically skilled surgeons, as assessed by review of operative video, have better long-term survival after surgery for the treatment of colon cancer, reports a new study. Patients whose surgery was performed by a highly skilled surgeon had a 70 percent lower risk of dying over five years compared to patients with a lower skilled surgeon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Updated screening guidelines for colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer, cancer that arises from the skin that lines the inner surface of the colon and rectum, is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. But it is also one of the only cancers that can be prevented with screening. The number of people diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer has dropped [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45
Colon cancer screening should begin at age 45 instead of 50, according to a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are older Americans screened too much for cancer? Early colon screening boosts cancer detection Study: Earlier colorectal cancer screening is needed Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news