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Celebrating the 18th Annual Best of ASCO in Beirut

It was such a great pleasure and satisfaction to organize and hold the 18th Annual Best of ASCO (BOA) Lebanon Meeting on July 7-8, 2023, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) in a hybrid format from the Daniel ACC Building Ground Floor Conference Rooms. Speakers and attendees in Lebanon were present...

Family First: Looking Back at the New ACGME Parental Leave Policy One Year Later

By Jon Steinmetz, DOParental leave policies for medical trainees have improved dramatically over the last decade. This is in large part due to a larger focus on eliminating physician burnout and improving overall well-being. We are nearing the one-year anniversary, in July, of the new institutional leave requirements put into effect by the ACGME...

Matthew Maurer, D.M.Sc

Researcher Spotlight Home » Matthew Maurer, D.M.Sc Researcher Spotlight: Matthew Maurer, D.M.Sc MAYO CLINIC, ROCHESTER Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by episodes of relapse and transformation. Prognostic models exist that can be applied at diagnosis to predict how the disease will progress...

Here for the Socks: Building the Physician-Patient Relationship in an Unexpected Way

By Jon Steinmetz, DOA few months ago, at the start of my second year as a hematology oncology fellow, I attempted to take stock of the most valuable lessons I had learned in my first year. Among the pathology conferences, difficult family conversations, and many tedious smear reviews, one series of patient interactions struck...

Deep Learning Model May Help Expand Lung Screening Programs

The deep learning model, known as Sybil, predicts future lung cancer risk based on a single low-dose chest CT and can identify individuals who would benefit from regular monitoring. Medscape Medical News

Could Your Patients Benefit? New Trials in Lung Cancer

Several studies in lung cancer have started enrolling recently – maybe one of your patients could benefit. Medscape Medical News

Less Invasive NSCLC Surgery Does Not Compromise Survival

A US trial showing that sublobar resection achieves similar survival outcomes as lobar resection could usher in precision lung cancer surgery, says expert. Medscape Medical News

Lung Cancer Risk Rises With A1c, Falls With Medication

Prospective data from about 283,000 cancer-free people in a large database showed a significant positive link between incident lung cancer and A1c in people with diabetes or prediabetes. First Look

Medical Practice Gave 8000 Patients Cancer for Christmas

Instead of expressing a simple expression of joy for the holiday season, one clinic in the UK accidentally informed all 8000 of its patients that that they had aggressive lung cancer with metastases. MDedge News

Atezolizumab Plus Bevacizumab: A New Standard for Some NSCLC?

Encouraging findings with the combination suggest that it could offer a new standard treatment for patients with highly mutated non–small cell lung cancer. Medscape Medical News

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