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More Frequent Post-Treatment Surveillance for Patients with Lung Cancer is Not Associated with Improved Overall Survival

Study findings sourced by the National Cancer Database published in Annals of Surgery also do not show that more frequent surveillance improved survival following lung cancer recurrence.
4-Oct-2018 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Quality Improvement Programs Lead to Fewer Postoperative Complications for Surgical Patients

After implementation of Strong for Surgery, most diabetic patients met blood sugar control recommendations and many patients quit smoking before operations; while an enhanced recovery approach contributed to decreased length of stay, costs, and...
20-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients with Right-Sided Colon Cancer Have Poorer Survival Rates than Those with Left-Sided Disease

Surgeons report that patients with tumors on the right side may benefit from greater lymph node harvest during their operations.
20-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

16 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Outstanding Achievement Award is granted biannually to accredited cancer programs that exceed compliance expectations of the CoC standards.
14-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Trauma Study Results Show Tourniquet Practice Adopted from the Military Saves Lives and Limbs in Civilians

New study results demonstrate that the use of tourniquets improves survival in civilian trauma victims.
4-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

March 31 is Our Nation’s First Ever National Stop the Bleed Day

The first ever National Stop the Bleed Day will feature training courses around the country to teach bleeding control techniques to the general public.
28-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Improves Breast Cancer Care for Women 20 to 64 Years Old

Kentucky researchers report rates of diagnosis of early stage disease and utilization of less invasive operations have increased since 2014.
8-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Patients Who Achieve Short-Term Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Have Better Outcomes

Patients who lose some excess weight prior to weight loss surgery achieve greater weight loss after surgery, and also experience shorter hospital stays and shorter procedures, according to Journal of American College of Surgeons study findings.
1-Feb-2018 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Nationally Recognized Cancer Expert from American College of Surgeons Available to Discuss the BRCA-Positive Patient's Treatment Options

15-May-2013 2:30 PM EDT

National Surgical Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness Issues

Surgical experts affiliated with the Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers are available to discuss breast cancer awareness issues
5-Oct-2011 10:15 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer experts are available to serve as sources for reporters seeking to discuss breast cancer awareness.
22-Sep-2010 11:30 AM EDT

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