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Female radiation oncologists submit fewer Medicare charges

Female Radiation Oncologists Receive Lower Medicare Reimbursement

Compared with male counterparts, they submit fewer charges and are reimbursed less
Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have an increased risk for advanced colorectal neoplasia

Colorectal Neoplasia Risk Up for Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Prevalence higher for advanced adenomas, advanced serrated lesions, serrated polyposis syndrome
Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
Terminally ill adults in New Jersey will soon be allowed to seek medical help to end their lives.

Terminally Ill People in New Jersey Given Right to End Lives

New law allows adults with a prognosis of six months or less to live to get a prescription for life-ending pills
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has clarified that the new guideline on prescribing opioids for chronic pain is not meant to limit access to appropriate pain management

CDC Clarifies Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Clarification pertains to opioid prescribing for cancer patients, cancer survivors, sickle cell disease
One-third of patients with cancer and cancer survivors report using complementary and alternative medicine

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use High in Cancer Patients

One-third of cancer patients, survivors use CAM; 29.3 percent do not disclose CAM use to their doctor
The first personalized treatment for patients with metastatic bladder cancer and susceptible fibroblast growth factor receptor genetic alterations was granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Personalized Tx for Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Balversa indicated for treatment of bladder cancer with FGFR3 or FGFR2 genetic alteration
Focal laser ablation of low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer is associated with low morbidity and good oncologic outcomes

Morbidity Low With Focal Laser Ablation of Prostate Cancer

Tumor diameter above the median was only significant predictor for positive MRI after treatment
For patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Presence of Leukemia Cutis Tied to Worse Survival in AML

Hazard ratios for leukemia-specific death, all-cause death higher for patients with AML and LC
For physician mothers in procedural specialties

Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers’ Satisfaction

Being responsible for at least five tasks linked to desire to change career for moms in procedural specialties