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Virtual kidney transplant evaluation allows patients to be evaluated for transplantation from home

A virtual telehealth platform is allowing a surgery program to evaluate and wait-list patients for kidney transplantation.
21-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study reports drop in lung cancer screening, rise in malignancy rates during spring COVID-19 surge

Reporting on how deferred care worsened outcomes for lung cancer patients when the COVID-19 pandemic first surged in the spring of 2020, researchers from the University of Cincinnati explained that they have identified a framework that could help...
17-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Financial distress associated with breast cancer surgery negatively impacts psychological well-being of patients

Financial toxicity among breast cancer patients is independently associated with worse psychological well-being following a mastectomy or lumpectomy operation. However, even small improvements in financial pressure associated with treatment-related...
11-Dec-2020 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons calls on Congress to prevent CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule from taking effect

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will harm patients and further destabilize a health care system already under severe strain from the COVID-19 pandemic.
1-Dec-2020 7:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Three health care organizations call for centralized coordinated governmental action during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Centralized coordinated governmental action is critical during the resurgence of COVID-19, according to three national health care organizations.
24-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

As COVID-19 cases surge again, four major health care organizations release updated guidance on maintaining essential surgery

Four major health care organizations have released an updated collaborative document on maintaining essential surgery during the ongoing pandemic.
24-Nov-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Medicaid expansion may result in earlier diagnosis and improved access to treatment of colon cancer

The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion for low-income people appears to lead to earlier diagnosis of colon cancer, enhanced access to care, and improved surgical care for patients with this common cancer.
23-Nov-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons offers recommendations and experts for interviews amid COVID-19 resurgence

The American College of Surgeons has recently released updated recommendations concerning access to surgery amid the current COVID-19 resurgence.
17-Nov-2020 9:45 AM 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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