Oncology & Cancer

Funding influences exposure and review of cancer research

(HealthDay)—Abstracts submitted to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting by researchers who have financial relationships with commercial interests are more prominently placed and more favorably ...

Health

Health industry payment details to be publicly available

(HealthDay)—As part of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program and in compliance with a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the government will make information about financial relationships between ...

Cardiology

Concerns over minimally invasive heart valve surgery

A new type of heart valve surgery known as transcatheter aortic valve implantation "cannot be justified on medical or cost effectiveness grounds" warn experts in a paper published in BMJ today.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oxiplex improves outcomes after lumbar discectomy

(HealthDay) -- The use of Oxiplex gel (containing carboxymethylcellulose, polyethylene oxide, and calcium) to coat the surgical site during discectomy procedures for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation is associated with ...

Other

AMA delegates adopt physician employment principles

(HealthDay)—The number of employed physicians is rising, prompting adoption of physician employment principles by the American Medical Association, presented at the American Medical Association Interim Meeting, held from ...

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