ASCO Reporter

News and Updates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting


Oncology

VA Care Not Timely in Early Lung Cancer; But Did It Matter?

Multiple organizations have recommended timely treatment for patients with lung cancer.

Oncology

Cabozantinib May Help Overcome Checkpoint Inhibitor Resistance in GU Cancers

The treatment armamentarium for renal cell carcinoma and other genitourinary cancers continues to expand.

Oncology

VA Study Indicates That Location Matters in Colon Cancer Survival

More than 95,000 Americans develop colon cancer, making it the third most common cancer in the U.S., excluding skin cancers.


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Rural Veterans With MS Benefit from Clinical Video Telehealth Rehabilitation

Of the more than 28,000 veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) who receive care at the VHA, almost 45% of them live in rural or highly rural areas, a recent conference presentation pointed out.

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Flu Vaccination Rates Up for VA Health Care Staff, But Still Lag National Average

While the VA significantly lags behind other healthcare systems in mandating influenza vaccinations for healthcare workers, according to recent research, it is moving closer to the national average because of a directive issued last fall.

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DoD Analysis Shows Flu Vaccine More Effective Than Expected in 2017

Predictions that the influenza vaccine would be largely ineffective in the U.S. based on results seen in Australia the previous summer troubled many federal infectious disease specialists going into last year's flu season.

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VA Evaluates Form to Improve Function in Medication Labels

When time is of the essence, good design saves lives. That was the lesson of a recent experiment in Pittsburgh that tested whether anesthetist trainees would grab the right medication in a stressful simulated operating room scenario or make a potentially fatal mistake.

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Lawmakers Continue to Push VA to Meet Benefits Modernization Deadline

VA remains on track for implementing its new disability appeals system by the February 2019 deadline, VA officials told lawmakers at a recent hearing.

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