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In Global News: World Lung Cancer Day, Percutaneous Tricuspid Repairs, and a Notebook for Cancer Treatment Management

Friday, July 27, 2018

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care and General Interest

A woman developed a combination planner, record-keeping notebook, and journal to help her husband through his treatment for esophageal cancer, and other patients now use it to manage their own journeys through complex illness.

August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day.

A surgeon’s experience with related procedures may correlate with reduced hospital mortality for patients undergoing complicated procedures such as esophagectomies.


Drugs and Devices

HeartStitch® presented an initial series of percutaneous suture-based tricuspid repairs with its Heart-Rose™ technology at the recent CSI Frankfurt Conference in Germany.

Australian company Ademus will sell its bioscaffold product CardioCel® through Medical Instruments in Italy and Cardiva in Spain and Portugal.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Research from the Multicenter Italian Lung Detection trial suggests that subsolid lung nodules are an indication of increased cancer risk but that they can be safely managed with surveillance.

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