Oncology Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the LocumTenens.com Oncology Career and Resource Center! Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect oncology employment opportunity, too.

Oncology Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2014 LocumTenens.com Oncology Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Oncology salary survey highlight annual average oncologist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report.

New dyes light up tumors

Source: STAT News

Light up tumors may be the answer to surgeries for removing cancerous cells. Dyes are able to light up cancer cells different colors so doctors know which tissue to cut and which are cancer free when dye is given by IV the day before surgery. A study testing dye effectiveness showed good results with 56 tumors out of 59 shown during surgery, with nine additional tumors being revealed that were not previously seen in scans. Several dyes are currently being tested.

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At home test to monitor white blood cell levels

Source: MIT News

MIT researchers have developed a new device that can monitor white blood cell levels while patients are at home. The device monitors the amount of white blood cells that pass through the capillaries in the nailfold area of the finger. Researchers think this monitoring device could help doctors monitor white blood cell levels after chemotherapy treatments to look for increased risks of infections. If levels are high enough, the next chemotherapy treatments can be started earlier than previously planned. Researchers hope the new test can help prevent some of chemotherapy patient's 110,000 infections every year.

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