# Friday, 30 September 2011
When the drug you need to cure a cancer is nowhere to be found. Intervention in a complex system always creates unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes.
Friday, 30 September 2011 12:32:07 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  |  Trackback
# Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Recent rules issued by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for resident work hours have further limited the consecutive and total number of hours that medical trainees may work. These measures, originally created because of safety concerns, are intended to decrease the number of fatigue-related errors made by physicians in training. They have received broad support within the medical community.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 17:27:44 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Wednesday, 06 April 2011
Is Community Oncology Under Attack from Within? Is the Changing of the Guard in Oncology Affecting Patient Care?
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:26:30 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  |  Trackback
# Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Most of the time, the FDA is a valued oversight organization protecting all of us and assuring that new drugs and devices are safe and useful. Is there a point where it begins to act like big brother, attempting to limit our personal choice? Where is the line between these two extremes?
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:28:34 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Monday, 08 February 2010

In a recent series of articles in the NY Times, Walt Bogdanich uncovered an alarming series of radiation treatment errors associated with implementation of new computerized treatment technologies such as IMRT. Based on this article, reporting hundreds of cases, some of them fatal, it appears that a variety of causes are associated with errors, including inadequate training of physicists and radiation therapists, difficulty physically validating computer-generated treatment plans, over-reliance on reliability of computer technology and inadequacy of traditional radiation oncology quality assurance approaches in the era of new technologies.

Monday, 08 February 2010 11:42:04 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback