Essential Medical Reading
Your Weekly Roundup of the Most-Read News and Clinical References from Your Peers
ASTRO Releases First Radiation Therapy Guideline for Cervical Cancer
Published in Practical Radiation Oncology, the recommendations from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) are based on a systematic literature review, consensus, and system for grading evidence quality and recommendation strength.
Hematology June 22nd 2020
Five Tips to Get Paid for Telemedicine
As a result of COVID-19, many physicians had to provide telemedicine services in a matter of weeks, if not days. A major accomplishment, for sure. But are you getting paid for your hard work? Read on to find out how you can ensure you are being compensated for the work you’ve been doing.
Allergy & Immunology June 22nd 2020
FDA Approves Nivolumab for Treatment of Certain Patients With ESCC
Based on the data from the ATTRACTION-3 clinical trial, the FDA approved nivolumab (Opdivo; BMS) for the treatment of patients with unresectable advanced, recurrent, or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) who previously received fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-based chemotherapy.
Gastroenterology June 15th 2020
American Cancer Society Says Avoid Alcohol to Prevent Cancer
After tobacco use and excess body weight, alcohol consumption is the third major modifiable cancer risk factor. In its latest guidelines, the American Cancer Society has tightened its grip on its recommendations, basically telling people not to drink alcohol at all if they want to prevent cancer risk.
Family Medicine/General Practice June 15th 2020
ASCO 2020: May 31 Highlights
Day two of ASCO 2020 featured late-breaking data from a phase 3 trial evaluating early local therapy in metastatic breast cancer, as well as results of the phase 3 ENDURANCE trial, the ALPHA CAR T-cell trial, and the C-144-01 trial assessing TIL therapy.
Hematology June 8th 2020