The guideline update provides evidence-based recommendations on use of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for women with 1-3 positive lymph nodes and those who are undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy. The update also focuses on technical aspects of PMRT and the question of its use in women with T1-2 tumors and a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Learn to differentiate biologics from other forms of cancer therapy, classify biologics based on mechanism of action, and apply this knowledge to patients. Biologic Cancer Therapies is also included in the ASCO University Essentials subscription.
In a blog post on ASCOconnection.org, Dr. Julie M. Vose outlines ASCO’s proposed alternate pathway for Maintenance of Certification. The proposal shifts the focus of the recertification process from a 10-year assessment of comprehensive knowledge in oncology to a program of continuous learning in oncology that will be more meaningful and less burdensome for physicians.
Men who underwent vasectomy did not have an increased risk of developing or dying from prostate cancer, compared to men who did not receive this procedure. According to the researchers, this is the largest prospective study of vasectomy and fatal prostate cancer to date. The researchers concluded that the data provide some reassurance to men who have had, or are considering, a vasectomy.
CMS is correcting errors that occurred when the agency updated national coverage policies on certain genetic tests. The errors occurred during the mapping from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Medicare Advisory Contractors have suspended the updates that would cause affected claims to be denied, and such claims will be reprocessed.
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