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2010-12-11 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Jones, M.D., medical director for US Oncology Research, co-chair of the US Oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee, and physician at Texas Oncology-Dallas, participated in the TEAM (Tamoxifen Exemestane Adjuvant Multinational) study that included nearly 10,000 patients over a five-year period. More than 2,000 of the nearly 10,000 patients studied were treated within the US Oncology system. Dr. Jones presented the compelling...

2010-12-11 00:30:30

Combination given to AML, MDS patients who have second disease and no options A two-drug combination is safe and active in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome patients who are usually excluded from clinical trials because they have other illnesses or poor performance status - a measure of disease progression - researchers reported this week at the 52nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. "Our findings suggest current eligibility standards that...

2010-12-10 17:30:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Joyce O'Shaughnessy, M.D., medical director and co-chair of the Breast Cancer Research Committee, US Oncology Research, and medical oncologist with Texas Oncology-Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, presented her study findings today at the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), an international scientific symposium for interaction and exchange among basic scientists and clinicians in breast cancer. (Logo:...

2010-12-07 10:05:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Community-based oncology practices now have a new affordable practice management (PM) system option, iKnowMed PM. iKnowMed PM is offered by US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, and is accessible via the Internet and customizable for community-based oncology practices. The PM system works with other iKnowMed systems and can interface with a variety of other EHRs already in place in offices across the...

2010-11-30 16:05:00

DENVER, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- P/SL has expanded its Blood Cancer Program with the creation of the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) and the expansion of the Rocky Mountain Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (RMBMTP). HealthONE and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center have acquired the free standing Cancer Care at Thornton (formerly known as the Cancer Care Center of Thornton) led by Medical Director, Kevin Schewe, MD, FACRO. As a commitment to providing the highest...

2010-11-30 08:58:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J. and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hematology Oncology Associates of Northern New Jersey, P.A. (HOANNJ), an independent physician-owned, single-specialty oncology practice with offices in Morristown and Parsippany, and US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, today announced their new collaboration to protect, expand and enhance patient access to high-quality, evidence-based cancer care and clinical research through the...

2010-11-11 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Four cancer care physicians from Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, Inc. (WOMGI), an affiliate of the United Network of US Oncology, have been elected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America 2010-2012 database. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/DA06089LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100517/DA06089LOGO) "Only those who earn the consensus support of their peers are...

2010-09-07 10:24:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that the Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO) has selected Innovent Oncology as a preferred vendor for payer provider partnerships and front-end compliance models. ANCO says its role will be limited to informing, educating, and recommending that members proactively take advantage of front-end compliance programs such as Innovent Oncology to...

2010-09-01 11:22:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. (ROSA), a subsidiary of Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. (ASA), announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine to embark on a Cooperative Quality Assurance Project. In this project, the Washington University Department of Radiation Oncology will review quality assurance activities in a number...

2010-08-27 11:39:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovent Oncology, a subsidiary of US Oncology, has engaged Milliman, a premier global, actuarial and consulting firm, to help develop models in which physician-led oncology organizations can contract around risk, with the intent of negotiating with payers in the first half of 2011. Over the next several months, US Oncology and a Milliman team will explore various risk contracting methodologies including episode rates, bundled payments, and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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