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January 10, 2018

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Kidney cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the kidney, but can metastasize to other parts of the body. One of the surgical treatment options for this cancer is robotic partial nephrectomy (RAPN). This resource summarizes the findings of a review of research comparing the...


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January 10, 2018

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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Canadian men. One of the surgical treatment options for prostate cancer is robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). This resource summarizes the findings of a review of research on...


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January 10, 2018

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Oropharyngeal cancer is a malignant tumour that can metastasize to other parts of the body. The most influential risk factor for this disease is tobacco smoking. One of the treatment options for this cancer is transoral robotic surgery (TORS). This resource summarizes the findings of a review of...


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October 20, 2017

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Kidney cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the kidney, but can metastasize to other parts of the body. The surgical treatment options are open partial nephrectomy (OPN), laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), laparoscopic cryoablation (LCA), and robotic partial nephrectomy...


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October 20, 2017

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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Canadian men. One of the surgical treatment options for prostate cancer is robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). This report summarizes the findings and conclusions of a...


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October 5, 2017

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Oropharyngeal cancer is a malignant tumour that can metastasize to other parts of the body. The most influential risk factor for this disease is tobacco smoking. One of the treatment options for this cancer is transoral robotic surgery (TORS). The purpose of this study was to assess health and...


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June 1, 2017

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Outlines Alberta's vision and roadmap for using health technology assessment to address care delivery challenges and achieve progress on health care system priorities. Health technology assessment (HTA) is widely used to inform decisions on whether to adopt a new health technology. HTA also...


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February 2, 2017

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Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada. In 2015, the new Liberal government of Canada announced their plan to legalize cannabis and in June of 2016 a federal task force on cannabis was announced. Guided by this task force, cannabis legislation is expected to be introduced in...


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August 10, 2016

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In 2012-2013, under the auspices of the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process, the Health Technology and Policy Unit at the University of Alberta reviewed available clinical evidence on the safety and effectiveness of assisted reproductive technologies and examined economic implications...


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March 7, 2016

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This report presents the findings and conclusions of a provincial health technology assessment on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening. The primary policy issue for this report was to determine the optimal strategy for HCV screening in Alberta, including determining the appropriate population for...