Computational biology of cancer

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Endometrial cancer affects 48,000 women per year in the United States. For patients with tumors greater than two centimeters in diameter, the effected organ(s) and lymph nodes may be surgically removed. Yet post-surgery analysis shows that only 22 percent of patients had metastasis, meaning 78 percent of these surgeries may have been unnecessary. How can doctors predict which patients need surgery? Mathukumalli Vidyasagar discusses how new computational algorithms from National Science...

Sleep yoga – state between relaxation and meditation

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sleep-yoga-state-between-relaxation/... Yoga nidra (sleep yoga) is the state of sleep with awareness that is executed in the asana (lying down) position. Achieving restful sleep is a primary aid in helping patients get through cancer treatment. For many, slowing down the mind at bedtime is difficult. Yoga nidra retains your system to reach states of deep relaxation after stressful periods. Smitha Mallaiah, mind/body intervention...

Mar 5 2015; Informatics Journal Club Webinar; Edward Ambinder

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Objective: Develop and evaluate a foundational oncology-specific standard for communication and coordination of care throughout the cancer journey, with early-stage breast cancer as the use case. Materials and Methods: Due to broad uptake of the HL7 Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) by health information exchanges and large provider organizations, we developed an implementation guide (IG) in congruence with C-CDA. The resultant product was balloted through the HL7 process...

Minimally invasive surgery treating cancer

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Minimally invasive, or endoscopic, surgery takes advantage of advances in computer imaging and robotics to provide effective surgical cancer treatment with a much smaller impact on the patient. Surena Matin, M.D., medical director of the Minimally Invasive and New Technology in Oncologic Surgery (MINTOS) Collaborative Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses treatment options using this treatment option for diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and gynecologic...

Medical advances improve bile duct cancer outcomes

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-advances-improve-bile/id4318... Patients with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), show no signs of the disease early on. Bile duct cancer usually presents at an advanced stage, which carries a poor prognosis. New advances in medical treatment offer hope. Milind Javle, M.D., associate professor in Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses new therapies for bile duct cancer, including,...

Neuropathy and other nerve problems during cancer treatment

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neuropathy-other-nerve-problems/id43... During cancer treatment, adverse nerve and muscular side effects are common. Unfortunately, there is no treatment that will prevent these conditions, but there are therapies to help relieve these side effects. Ivo Tremont, M.D., and Karin Woodman, M.D., both assistant professors in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss some of the common neurologic and muscular disorders that...