February 10, 2003 - Volume 25 - Issue 3
pp: 4-55

Whole‐Body CT Screening: Scanning or Scamming?

Holtz, Andrew

Oncology Times . 25(3):5-8, February 10, 2003.

The opinions of expert groups are nearly unanimous that people without symptoms or a family history or other specific risk should not get whole-body CT screening scans, because there is no evidence any benefits would outweigh the risks and costs. Yet newspapers, TV, and radio are filled with upbeat ads encouraging their use. When patients heed marketing over expert consensus, what can and should clinicians do?

Skin & Colorectal Cancers Provide Models for Research on Chemoprevention

Goodman, Alice

Oncology Times . 25(3):40-44, February 10, 2003.

Chemoprevention aimed at intraepithelial neoplasia is an area of intense study, with much research in skin and colorectal cancers. Both have precursor lesions easy to survey, and each—actinic keratoses and adenomatous polyps—are separate from surrounding normal tissues, countable, and measurable.

Can Quality Medical Education & the Highest Traditions of Patient Care Be Reconciled with Limited Resident Work Hours?

Lowenstein, By Jerome

Oncology Times . 25(3):16, February 10, 2003.

The Director of NYU's Humanistic Aspects of Medical Education Program on the implications of the new national reduced work hours for residents, a change mandated by the ACGME that will go into effect in July, prohibiting residents from working more than 80 hours a week and more than 24 hours at a stretch.

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