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2011-12-22 15:27:46

A new study finds that while colorectal cancer mortality rates dropped in the most recent two decades for every stage in both African Americans and whites, the decreases were smaller for African Americans, particularly for distant stage disease.

2011-12-21 12:55:01

Despite improvements to diagnostic tools and therapies in the two last decades, significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression remain.

2011-12-01 11:08:57

Nearly 2 million adults in California, about 8 percent of the population, need mental health treatment, but the majority receive no services or inadequate services, despite a state law mandating that health insurance providers include mental health treatment in their coverage options.

2011-09-09 14:18:46

A new study finds that lung cancer patients treated in hospitals that care for a high percentage of uninsured and Medicaid-insured patients, so-called "high safety-net burden facilities," were significantly less likely to undergo surgery that was intended to cure the cancer compared to patients treated at low safety-net burden facilities.

2011-07-06 16:14:02

If Canada's smoking rates were cut by half to an average national rate of 11% within five years, it would result in 35,900 fewer cases of lung cancer by 2030 and save $656 million in treatment costs.

2011-07-02 00:00:32

First-of-its-Kind Diagnostic Service Package Offers Patients Fast Answers, a Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Transparent Costs; CareEdge Service Guarantee Reflects CTCA Commitment to Quality and Accountability Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announced today its launch of CareEdgeSM, a personalized cancer evaluation for patients that includes a full suite of diagnostics, clinical team consultations, and a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment...

2011-05-24 22:32:30

Medicare beneficiaries residing in areas with higher levels of primary care physicians per population have modestly lower death rates and fewer preventable hospitalizations.

2011-05-18 17:05:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten percent of cancer patients failed to fill their initial prescriptions for oral anti-cancer drugs, according to a new study published jointly today in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) and American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC).

2011-04-07 16:30:54

Two new studies of standard quality metrics at Veterans Affairs medical centers show that the system has made substantial improvements in quality, in some cases providing substantially better care than is available in private insurance plans.

2011-03-30 07:00:00

Prolonging quality of life and accessing treatments for late-stage cancers are issues of growing importance To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/ccac/cancer-hits-close-to-home-for-82-per-cent-of-canadians MONTREAL, March 30 /PRNewswire/ - The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) today announced findings from the Weighing Quality of Life in Cancer National Survey showing that an alarming 82 per cent of Canadians have been touched closely by...


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.