MarCom Awards were shown to ASTRO for the Summer 2014 problem of ASTROnews.

The Summer 2014 problem of ASTROnews received a Gold MarCom Award in the Magazine/Association category. This problem focused on patient safety and included particular features on APEx: Accreditation Plan for Excellence, RO-ILS, the importance of peer review in radiation oncology and how international standards impact patient security. Related StoriesStudy shows rare HER2 missense mutations do not spread breast cancer on their ownNew results reveal association between colorectal tumor and melanoma drug treatmentMD Anderson research reveals why chemotherapy drugs not effective for most pancreatic cancers patientsThe RO-ILS advertising campaign received a Gold MarCom Award in the Advertising/Promotional Marketing campaign category.Considering that randomised trials are unlikely ever to supply the entire picture, they suggest that enhancements to health care databases in conjunction with well designed studies like this one are crucial for determining the entire risk-benefit profile of medications. People who have problems regarding their diabetes treatment are urged to consult their GP and not to discontinue acquiring their medication.

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Associated with Heart Risks: – MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 – – People who have total hip or knee substitute surgery face a larger risk for a coronary attack during the first month following procedure, a fresh study finds.