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Convalescent Plasma May Cut Deaths in Hematologic Cancer and COVID-19

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – For hospitalized patients with hematologic cancers and COVID-19, convalescent plasma therapy is associated with lower 30-day mortality, according to a study published online...

Incidence Rates of Pediatric Cancers Vary by Race, Ethnicity

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – Incidence rates of pediatric cancers vary according to race and ethnicity, according to a study published online June 21 in Cancer. Erin L. Marcotte, Ph.D., from the...

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Aids Spinal Metastasis Pain

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – Stereotactic body radiotherapy is superior to conventional external beam radiotherapy for improving the complete response rate for pain associated with spinal metastasis,...

American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 4-8

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held virtually from June 4 to 8 and attracted participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied...

Financial Toxicity More Prevalent for ASCVD Than Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 – Financial toxicity (FT) is more prevalent among individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) than individuals with cancer, according to a study published...

Study Pinpoints Cancer Patients at Highest Risk From COVID

MONDAY, June 7, 2021 – Hospitalized patients with active cancer are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who've survived cancer and patients who've never had cancer, a new study shows....

Knowledge of Palliative Care Low in U.S. Population

MONDAY, June 7, 2021 – Knowledge levels of palliative care are low, especially for those without frequent health care utilization, according to a study published online June 4 in Cancer...

SARS-CoV-2 Mortality Up for Patients With Active Cancer

MONDAY, June 7, 2021 – Patients with active cancer hospitalized with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are more likely to die, according to a study published online June 7...

ASCO: Oncologists Underestimate Patient Use of Complementary Medicine

TUESDAY, June 1, 2021 – Oncologists may substantially underestimate how many breast cancer patients are using complementary medicine, according to the results of a survey scheduled to be presented at ...

Out-of-Pocket Costs Delay Cancer Follow-Up Care, Even for the Insured

FRIDAY, May 28, 2021 – About 1 in 10 U.S. cancer survivors delays follow-up care because they can't afford associated medical bills, even if they're insured. That's the conclusion from an analysis...

Progress Mixed in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection Measures

FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 – Cancer prevention and early detection measures show mixed progress, according to a review published online May 19 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Priti Bandi,...

Faulty Gene Could Raise Vulnerability to Asbestos-Linked Cancer

FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 – Mutations in a certain gene may increase a person's risk for an aggressive asbestos-related cancer called malignant mesothelioma, a new study claims. The gene is called LRRK2...

Screening Does Not Reduce Ovarian, Tubal Cancer Deaths

FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 – Annual screening of postmenopausal women from the general population with multimodal screening or transvaginal ultrasound does not reduce ovarian and tubal cancer deaths,...

Care No Better for Minority Cancer Patients With Medicaid Expansion

WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 – For patients with cancer, Medicaid expansion is not associated with improved care at minority-serving hospitals (MSHs), according to a study published online May 11 in JCO...

HR Status, Age Impact Risk for Subsequent Cancers in Breast Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 – Breast cancer survivors have a higher risk for subsequent primary cancers than the general population, and risk differs substantially by breast cancer subtype and age,...

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