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Chest X-Ray Reveals Large Pleural Mass
A 70-year-old woman with no history of smoking or asbestos exposure presented with dyspnea on exertion, nonproductive cough, left-sided pleuritic chest pain, and fatigue. Chest radiography revealed a large left pleural effusion and a mass in the left lower lobe. Chest CT confirmed a pleural-based mass of 7.8 × 5.5 cm invading the anterior chest wall. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mehmet Sitki Copur, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

David Sher on the Updated ASTRO Guidelines for Oropharyngeal Cancer
In this interview we discuss new clinical guidelines from ASTRO on the use of radiotherapy in treating oropharyngeal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David J. Sher, MD, MPH Tags: Head & Neck Cancer Oncology Journal Q Source Type: news

CT Abnormality in Patient With Stage II Breast Cancer History
A 57-year-old woman with a history of stage IIB breast cancer (ypT2N1M0) status post neoadjuvant chemotherapy and left partial mastectomy presents to the radiation oncology clinic for CT simulation in preparation for breast radiotherapy. Noncontrast CT scan incidentally found the abnormality depicted with arrows below. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joseph Miccio, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Breast Mass Discovered in 49-Year-Old Patient
A 49-year-old woman develops a mass in her right breast, and a biopsy is obtained. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

EHR Vendors Seek Clarity from CMS
The HIMSS EHR association submits a letter to CMS, expressing concern and offering suggestions for MACRA payment requirements. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Healthcare Policy Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform EHR Source Type: news

Radiology Comic: Promise to Pay
Support and defend the credit policy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Radiology Comics Source Type: news

Hip Pain, Irregular Skin Lesions in a 12-year-old Girl
A symptom and a sign from a triad that is pathognomonic for this patient's condition. What's your Dx? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andrew Smith, MD Lesley Hawley, MD Nicholas Sweet, DO Robert P Lennon, MD, JD Source Type: news

Not Just What You Say, But How You Say It
Organizing the radiology report. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eric Postal, MD Tags: Blog Practice Management Source Type: news

Impact of SOFT/TEXT in Premenopausal Breast Cancer
This video reviews the impact of the SOFT/TEXT trials for the treatment of patients with premenopausal breast cancer, and ways to best use the results. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Prudence A. Francis, MD Tags: Videos Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Reimbursement and Financial Planning for Physicians
A financial expert explains how a physicians financial planning is often different from that of the average American due to complexity and a compressed timeline. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Finance Career Risk Management Personal Finance Source Type: news

Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
This video highlights trials studying the long-term impact of adjuvant tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors for the treatment of patients with postmenopausal breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Prudence A. Francis, MD Tags: Videos Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Impact of SOFT/TEXT in Premenopausal Breast Cancer
This video reviews the impact of the SOFT/TEXT trials for the treatment of patients with premenopausal breast cancer, and ways to best use the results. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Prudence A. Francis, MD Tags: Videos Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
This video highlights trials studying the long-term impact of adjuvant tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors for the treatment of patients with postmenopausal breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Prudence A. Francis, MD Tags: Videos Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Imaging Modality with Highest Accuracy in Diagnosing Myocardial Ischemia
Imaging modality that exhibits the highest accuracy for diagnosis of myocardial ischemia. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Diagnostic Imaging Staff Tags: Cardiac Imaging News Nuclear Imaging Source Type: news

Job Market Looks Good for Radiologists
Job market trends benefit radiologists, finally. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Deborah Abrams Kaplan Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Vaginal Mass Discovered in 12-Year-Old Patient
A 12-year-old girl presents with a vaginal mass, and a biopsy is obtained. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Pediatric Cancers Source Type: news

Finding the True Meaning of Value in Healthcare
In her book, Halee Fischer-Wright says there has been misguided efforts to define value in healthcare and it needs to be re-examined. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: MACRA Population Health Revenue Cycle Management Practice Models Source Type: news

Breast Implants Linked to Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma
In this interview we discuss the link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare type of T-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD Scott Chapin, MD Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia & Lymphoma Q T-Cell Lymphomas Source Type: news

Physicians Vary on Retirement Plans
Some physician readers are hesitant to retire no matter the age, due to their everlasting drive to care for others. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Employment Health IT Career EHR Source Type: news

Alcohol Again Tied to Lower Death Risk
And, once again, light-to-moderate consumption appears protective while heavy and binge drinking increase risk for myriad diseases. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Nicole Lou Source Type: news

Vaginal Mass Discovered in 12-Year-Old Patient
A 12-year-old girl presents with a vaginal mass, and a biopsy is obtained. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Pediatric Cancers Source Type: news

Breast Implants Linked to Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma
In this interview we discuss the link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare type of T-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD Scott Chapin, MD Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia & Lymphoma Q Source Type: news

Ipatasertib Improves PFS in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
The AKT inhibitor ipatasertib offered improved progression-free survival over placebo when combined with paclitaxel in women with triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Source Type: news

14 Situations Where Physicians Should Lawyer Up
Practices might be inclined to take on a legal issue on its own. Here are a few situations when they should hire a lawyer instead. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Contracts Stark Source Type: news

Lupus Leads Inflammatory Disorders in Cardiometabolic Risk
Study authors called for early screening and regular monitoring risk in patients with these disorders. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Lupus Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatic Diseases Source Type: news

Early Palliative Care Decreased Healthcare Use at End of Life
Participating in a palliative care consultation significantly decreased healthcare use of Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer at the end of life. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: End-of-Life Care News Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: news

NCI-Affiliated Oncologists Excluded From Narrow Insurance Networks
So-called “narrow network” healthcare plans are more likely to exclude oncologists who are associated with NCI-designated or NCCN Cancer Centers, according to a new study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: News Oncology Pulse Practice & Policy Source Type: news

Add One More Patient without Compromising Balance
You can add one more patient by rearranging your staff's tasks to find maximum productivity. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Owen Dahl Tags: Pearl Staff Patients Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Early Palliative Care Decreased Healthcare Use at End of Life
Participating in a palliative care consultation significantly decreased healthcare use of Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer at the end of life. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: End-of-Life Care News Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: news

NCI-Affiliated Oncologists Excluded From Narrow Insurance Networks
So-called “narrow network” healthcare plans are more likely to exclude oncologists who are associated with NCI-designated or NCCN Cancer Centers, according to a new study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: News Oncology Pulse Practice & Policy Source Type: news

Crizotinib Produced Robust Response in ALK-Positive Pediatric Lymphoma
Pediatric patients with ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphomas and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors had strong responses to treatment with crizotinib. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia & Lymphoma News Pediatric Cancers Source Type: news

Pyrotinib Promising in Phase I Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Trial
A novel ErbB inhibitor called pyrotinib was well tolerated and showed promising activity in patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, according to results of a phase I trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer HER2-Positive Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Using Molecular Tools to Guide Breast Cancer Treatment
This video examines the use of molecular diagnostics for guiding adjuvant endocrine therapy in patients with breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Philippe L. Bedard, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Videos Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Olaparib Now Approved as Maintenance Therapy, and in Tablet Form
The FDA approved olaparib as maintenance therapy for adult patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. The agent is also now approved in tablet form. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: News Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

US Congress Passes Bill to Accelerate Pediatric Cancer Drug Development
The US Senate passed legislation that would support and help accelerate the development of promising drugs for children with cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: News Pediatric Cancers Source Type: news

Reduced Retreatment Dose Feasible in Relapsed, Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Prolonged use of bortezomib after treatment with combined bortezomib plus dexamethasone did not result in any significant benefit for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma compared with bortezomib plus dexamethasone alone, but this less dose-intensive approach could be a feasible option for patients who cannot tolerate the standard regimen. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Multiple Myeloma News Source Type: news

Nodal Stage Migration in Anal Cancer May Misclassify True Disease Stage
The rate of lymph node positivity in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus may be overestimated, potentially leading to the overtreatment of patients with chemoradiotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Anal Cancer More Deadly in Black Men
Significant racial and gender-based disparities exist in outcomes among patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, with black men having the lowest survival rates, according to a new study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Periodontal Disease Linked to Certain Cancer Types
In this interview we discuss a recent study that linked periodontal disease with an increased cancer risk, specifically melanoma and cancers of the lung, breast, esophagus, and gallbladder. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment
The FDA has approved inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ian Ingram Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia & Lymphoma News Source Type: news

Breast Nodule Found in 21-Year-Old Patient
A 21-year-old woman develops a nodule in her left breast, and a biopsy is obtained. What your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Patient Presents With Skin Mass on Shoulder
A 48-year-old man presents with a skin mass on his left shoulder, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates Increasing in Younger White Patients
Mortality from colorectal cancer has decreased since 1970 in young black patients aged 20 to 54, but has increased in white patients since 1995 in those aged 30 to 39 years and since 2005 in those aged 40 to 54 years after decades of decreasing. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Survival Benefit in Myeloma With Lenalidomide Maintenance After Transplant
Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma treated with lenalidomide maintenance therapy after undergoing autologous stem-cell transplantation had significantly improved overall survival compared with observation or placebo. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Multiple Myeloma News Source Type: news

Age of Patients With Thin Melanomas a Consideration in SLNB Recommendations
Age may be an important factor in estimating lymph node positivity in thin melanoma, according to the results of a recent study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Melanoma News Source Type: news

Management of Sleep-Wake Disturbances Comorbid With Cancer
In both primary care and oncology settings, screening patients for sleep-wake disturbances comorbid with cancer and their daytime consequences can reduce the economic burden of untreated sleep problems. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ann M. Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN Ashley M. Kenkel, PharmD, BCOP Ellyn E. Matthews, PhD, RN, AOCNS, CBSM, FAAN Tags: Oncology Journal Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: news

POINT: Should Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Be Standard Practice?
At this time RT following BCS remains the standard of care for most patients. Current tools, including prognostic scores and tumor genetics, have failed to identify a cohort for whom RT confers no benefit with respect to invasive recurrences. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Camille Berriochoa, MD Carisa Bohnak, BS Chirag Shah, MD Nicole Chahine, BS Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Source Type: news

COUNTERPOINT: Should Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Be Standard Practice?
To universally recommend breast irradiation for all women after excision of DCIS lesions ignores information now available to us that can spare the majority of women with DCIS the downsides of RT, but be applied in the treatment of DCIS patients at greater risk for invasive disease. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: William C. Wood, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Management of Castration-Resistant, Taxane-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that has become resistant to docetaxel chemotherapy represents one of the greatest clinical challenges in the management of this disease. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tomasz M. Beer, MD Tags: Genitourinary Cancers Oncology Journal Prostate Cancer Source Type: news