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Virtual lung cancer screening is just as effective as in-person screening
Novel approach preserved access to lung cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for one hospital’s largely African American patient population, and could be used to increase future access to screening
COVID-19 pandemic shifted patient attitudes about colorectal cancer screening
Survey of adults shows low colonoscopy rates, but more patients embraced at-home testing.
Hospitals sustained huge financial losses from lost revenues during COVID-19 pandemic as patients lost timely access to surgical services
Researchers provide lessons learned after nationwide pause of most elective operations during 2020
Patients with stroke symptoms are evaluated safely for both stroke and trauma with new “STRAUMA activation”
Study shows that a fundamental change in how patients with possible stroke are assessed does not delay start to critical treatment
Surgery has survival benefits for male Stage IV breast cancer patients who are receptive to systemic therapy
With increasingly effective treatments available, best practices for male breast cancer patients need to evolve as they have for female breast cancer patients in recent years, according to new study findings
COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns sharply increased bicycle-related injuries; gun-related injuries rose too
Study results from trauma centers in four different regions may provide a roadmap for allocating trauma resources in the next pandemic
Region, race, and age linked with likelihood of cancer patients using telehealth services
Two studies characterize the use of telehealth services at accredited cancer centers across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic and could shape efforts to increase access in vulnerable patients
Perceptions of treatment risk vary based on how surgeons communicate risk information to patients
Using numbers rather than qualitative terms to describe risks associated with treatments for appendicitis is a more effective communication tactic according to new study
Chance of postoperative complications after hospital discharge increases with shorter hospitalization
Researchers say hospitals need a better system to identify and manage surgical patients' post-discharge complications; offer recommendations for improvement
American College of Surgeons Press Briefing October 26, 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT)
African-American women have the highest mortality rate of all women with breast cancer. A significant number of African-American women present at an earlier age of diagnosis as well as with more advanced stage of the disease. Five physicians will discuss barriers in access to screening and treatment, current recommendations for screening including risk-assessment models, modalities, and frequencies recommended for African-American women, and the impact of and strategies to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment in this population.
WHAT: A live press briefing featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts will follow their presentation “Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Black Women: Time for a Change” at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) annual ACS Clinical Congress being held virtually (October 23–27).
WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT)
WHERE: Newswise platform
DETAILS: This follow-up session for the press will include a summary and discussion of the panel presentation, along with a Q&A for reporters. Reporters are encouraged to view the panel session (click here) before attending this virtual live press briefing.
Expert Panel includes: