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Unleashing Targeted Therapies Against Resistant Cancers

The U.S. has announced a ‘Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate research efforts, including more targeted therapies. Experts discuss the current state of these therapies for lung and liver cancer, and how molecular and multidisciplinary tumor boards can help.

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Improving Care Through Telemedicine

By Linda Harder While barriers to telemedicine still exist, more widespread reimbursement, less onerous credentialing requirements and greater patient and provider acceptance is fueling the growth of this practice. The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine as “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical […]

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How to Value Your Medical Practice

By Mark Norris There are typically three approaches considered when valuing a physician practice – market, income and asset-based. In theory, these are very similar to the approaches that a real estate appraiser uses when appraising. Within each approach, there are multiple valuation methods. The following summarizes the more common methods used. Market Approach Within […]

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Medical Cannabis FAQs

By Joseph T. Kelley, III, Esquire Experts project that serving patients under the Maryland medical cannabis law will begin in the spring or summer of 2017. Although physicians play a key role in the law, many physicians remain reluctant to participate. As of late July, only about 145 physicians had registered in the program. Common […]

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Donated Cards Allow Metastatic Cancer Patients to Convey Love Beyond Death

By Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS As the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center for nearly two decades and the director of Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship programs for our cancer center, I made a conscious decision to incorporate patients with metastatic cancers into our survivorship programs, and not exclude them, as commonly happens. […]

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