Oncology & Cancer

New lung-cancer screening guidelines reduce disparity

In 2013, the US Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) published guidelines that recommended individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer who met the eligibility criteria, undergo annual lung screening by low-dose CT scan. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Hospice improves quality of care in patients with dementia

While the hospice program was originally designed for patients with cancer, who are expected to die within six months, currently close to half of older adult hospice enrollees have a diagnosis of dementia.

Oncology & Cancer

2021 USPSTF guidance expands eligibility for lung cancer screening

(HealthDay)—Adopting the 2021 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for lung cancer screening will increase the number of eligible people, including more women and racial and ethnic-minority groups, ...

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