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USPSTF Recommends Low-Dose CT Screening for Heavy Smokers

The USPSTF published its final recommendation on screening for lung cancer on December 31, concluding that all people between the ages of 55 and 80 years who are at high risk for lung cancer should undergo low-dose CT screening.

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Almost three out of every four young oncologists in Europe may be experiencing burnout, according to data from the largest burnout survey conducted to date.

Cancer patients on palliative care wards were more likely to experience a dignified death than patients in other parts of cancer centers, a recent study found.

In this interview we discuss the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) health information and patient record initiative called CancerLinQ.

Using a simple tool to measure performance status can help physicians predict survival and facilitate end-of-life planning in outpatients with advanced cancer.

Patients with limited life expectancies often undergo routine cancer screenings despite evidence that they are unlikely to benefit and may experience harm.

Patients with Medicaid coverage or no insurance at all were more likely to present with advanced cancer of a number of types, and were also less likely to receive certain treatments, according to a study using the SEER database.

A 3-year pilot program that rewarded oncologists for improving outcomes and efficiency—rather than administering drugs—significantly reduced overall costs without lowering quality of care.

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