Search Tag: cancer care

Executive Health Management


2014 17 Dec

According to a study published in JAMA, most breast cancer patients do not receive radiation treatment that is shorter in duration and less costly, despite guidelines endorsing their use. The study was released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (TX, USA).   Breast cancer accounts for the largest portion of national expenditures on cancer...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 17 Dec

A UK-based study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) reveals that general practice physicians whose patients exhibit symptoms of cancer often do not overtly discuss their recommendation for a cancer investigation when referring patients to specialists for follow-up testing. The study, conducted by researchers from the Universities...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 16 Feb

Patient perceptions of care quality are increasingly considered in healthcare performance metrics. The Institute of Medicine has recommended that physicians accommodate patient preferences for decision making, which may be shared to different degrees between patients and physicians during treatment. A new study links physician-controlled decisions...Read more

IT Management


2015 21 Feb

The increasing number of cancer survivors poses a challenge for easily accessible follow-up care. Cancer survivors must deal with ongoing issues such as adequate nutrition, pain management, muscle weakness, problems with range of motion, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Beginning in April, a custom-designed Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic will deliver...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 26 Feb

Many physicians struggle to deliver bad news to cancer patients. They must balance the need to honestly inform patients about their prognoses while expressing empathy. According to new research, cancer patients who are given an optimistic message from their doctors which includes possible future treatment options are more likely to perceive a higher...Read more

Health Management


2015 10 Mar

Dr. Kate Granger is the founder of the “Hello my name is…” campaign, which aims to promote respectful treatment of patients by reminding hospital staff to introduce themselves to the people they serve. Granger is also a terminally ill cancer patient who has been undergoing chemotherapy. The campaign grew from her desire to improve the hospital experience...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 06 Oct

In Europe, access to quality cancer remains a big issue. Great heterogeneity exists with respect to drugs, screening programmes and resources among different countries in Europe. The most neglected of all cancer populations comprise of those with lower rates of early diagnosis and treatment compliance. Migrants and refugees appear to be one of those...Read more

Health Management


2015 30 Dec

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IMAGING Management


2015 27 Nov

A common backbone for Radiology and Pathology IT enabling improved cancer care At RSNA, the global radiology show in Chicago, Sectra   will demonstrate how a common solution for integrated diagnostics improves collaboration between radiology and pathology, thereby increasing efficiency in cancer care. In addition, the solution saves money for...Read more

IMAGING Management


2016 06 Apr

Modern cancer care urgently demands new approaches. Lives are at risk, and an everincreasing number of cancer patients and complex examinations constitute more of the radiologist’s workload than ever before. Faster and more accurate diagnoses clearly support the end goal—better patient care—but precisely how to achieve this has proven elusive.We...Read more

IMAGING Management


2016 05 Oct

We asked 50 oncologists how they perceive the service from radiology and how they would rate different changes. Better communication stands out as key in taking cancer care to the next level. As the number and complexity of cancer cases increase, radiology spends more and more time providing service to oncologists. It is therefore vital that oncologists,...Read more

Health Management


2016 13 Nov

Affidea is an international healthcare provider focused on advanced diagnostic imaging and cancer care. We are the largest independent provider of these services in Europe, operating 198 medical centres in 15 countries. Despite spanning a multitude of geographies and cultures, the message across Affidea remains constant– nothing is more important...Read more

IMAGING Management


2017 02 Jan

New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to diagnose, monitor and treat cancers, and finding a way to use these noninvasive techniques more widely in clinical settings should be a top priority, according to experts from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. See Also :...Read more

Executive Health Management


2018 09 Mar

The European Parliament last week hosted a meeting to discuss ways of improving the quality of cancer care across Europe. The event was held as part of Quality Cancer Care Week 2018 (5th - 11th March) spearheaded by the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO). The Brussels meeting, which gathered healthcare professionals, patients, policy-makers and...Read more

IMAGING Management


2018 12 Jun

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company  Sectra  has completed the unique  nationwide telepathology solution in the Netherlands , PIE. The final part of the solution, which enables automatic upload of all images connected to a case, has now been approved and released. Pathology laboratories all over the Netherlands can connect to...Read more

IMAGING Management


2018 04 Dec

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company   Sectra  has entered into a partnership with HuminTec, a leading software company in the field of pathology in South Korea. Through the distribution agreement, the South Korean healthcare market will gain access to Sectra’s digital pathology solution. This solution supplies healthcare providers...Read more

Executive Health Management


2019 12 Sep

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IMAGING Management


2019 04 Feb

Affidea, the leading European provider of advanced diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services, announces, on World Cancer Day, its plans to expand its cancer care network, developing its European footprint to increase access to high quality oncological treatment and diagnostic imaging services. Across Europe, the incidence of cancer...Read more

IMAGING Management


2019 28 Feb

  GE Healthcare has partnered with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to supply latest technology in computed tomography (CT), Discovery RT, to Lagos University Teaching Hospital   Partnership will ensure provision of latest technology to enable early diagnostics and better treatment...Read more

IMAGING Management


2019 02 Dec

Affidea and GE Healthcare sign a $100 million technology partnership agreement for innovative imaging fleet, digital workflow solutions and contrast media GE Healthcare and Affidea , the pan-European leader in advanced diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services, have signed a multi-year agreement to deploy imaging and digital technologies...Read more

IMAGING Management


2020 09 Jul

COVID-19 has brought significant challenges to the practice of oncology. In order to prevent the transmission of infection, patient flow to cancer centres and hospitals has been reduced and in-person visits are being substituted with electronic and/or telehealth consultations. The frequency of follow-up visits has also been reduced as has surveillance...Read more

Executive Health Management


2020 18 Nov

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IMAGING Management


2020 18 Sep

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic in March of 2020. Since that time, the virus has caused chaos in most countries around the globe, leading to social distancing and economic challenges. To combat the spread of the virus, reduce morbidity and mortality, and prevent the healthcare systems from collapsing, many governments...Read more

Executive Health Management


2020 23 Sep

On 23 September, the European Cancer Organisation has launched The European Code of Cancer Practice (The Code), a new initiative outlining the principles of interaction between cancer patients in Europe and their health systems.   You might also like: Cancer Care: What to Expect, What to Do   The aim of The Code is to...Read more

Health Management


2020 12 Nov

The Greater Manchester Rapid Diagnostic Centre Programme offers a new model of cancer care that aims to improve patient outcomes across the Greater Manchester area. The centre offers a new way of rapidly investigating patients with suspected cancer symptoms, so that they can receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible. more

Health Management


2020 30 Nov

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Health Management


2020 30 Nov

With cancer being the second leading cause of death globally, it is necessary to include cancer care into the global health agenda. An initiative known as City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) aims to do this through work with stakeholders at a local level and dialogue on cancer care between cities and partners across the world. Its CEO talked to more

Executive Health Management


2021 22 Feb

Speakers Shonta Chambers, MSW Patient Advocate Foundation Robert Winn, MD Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center Read more