Cancer

Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With Cancer

ICU and hospital mortality were lower for patients with cancer versus those without cancer.

In Cancer Patients, PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden

In Cancer Patients, PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden

Post-traumatic stress symptoms also linked to lower risk of readmission in hospitalized CA patients.

Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients

Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients

In subgroup analyses, reduced incidence of cancer seen in participants aged younger than 65 years.

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health

Even among those exposed to high radiation doses, one-third not concerned about developing cancer.

Many Drugs Made Available Via FDA Expanded Access Programs

Many Drugs Made Available Via FDA Expanded Access Programs

Half of meds ID'd in expanded access programs treat cancer; others for metabolic, endocrine diseases

CKD Patients Often Excluded From Cancer Trials

CKD Patients Often Excluded From Cancer Trials

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Even patients with mild chronic kidney disease were prevented from participating in clinical trials of drugs for bladder, breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers.

High-Quality Diet May Decrease Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors

High-Quality Diet May Decrease Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors

Highest Healthy Eating Index scores associated with decreased overall and cancer-specific mortality.

Increase in Global Cancer Incidence, Drop in Death Rates

Increase in Global Cancer Incidence, Drop in Death Rates

From 2006 and 2016, smallest increase seen in high Sociodemographic Index countries.

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Increased risk of subsequent diabetes independent of traditional diabetes risk factors.

FDA OKs 1st Biosimilar to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections

FDA OKs 1st Biosimilar to Prevent Chemo-Related Infections

Fulphila, biosimilar to Neulasta, helps reduce risk of infection during cancer treatment.

Senior Cancer Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Senior Cancer Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Benefit of palliative radiation for bone metastasis across age groups; older age should not preclude tx.

Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer

Lower rate of VTE recurrence, but higher clinically relevant non-major bleeding versus dalteparin.

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds

Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post-treatment and at 3 months.

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Efficacy Varies by Sex

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Efficacy Varies by Sex

Magnitude of benefit of immune checkpoint inhibitors sex-dependent for patients with advanced cancers.

Many Oncologists Discuss, Recommend Medical Marijuana

Many Oncologists Discuss, Recommend Medical Marijuana

But majority of oncologists don't feel knowledgeable enough to make these recommendations

Parenting Fears Harm Well-Being of Women With Metastatic Cancer

Parenting Fears Harm Well-Being of Women With Metastatic Cancer

Findings based on survey of women with advanced cancer and dependent children.

Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill

Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill

PCC linked to reduction in hospital costs for hospitalized adults with serious illness.

Art Intervention May Be Beneficial for Cancer Patients

Art Intervention May Be Beneficial for Cancer Patients

Brief bedside session associated with improved positive mood, pain scores and decreased anxiety

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors

More cancer survivors prescribed 5 or more unique medications, including those with abuse potential

No Higher Cancer Risk Seen for Heart Failure Patients

No Higher Cancer Risk Seen for Heart Failure Patients

After a median 20 years of follow-up, heart failure not associated with cancer incidence

Most Patients Are Unaware of Cancer Drug Shortages

Most Patients Are Unaware of Cancer Drug Shortages

Majority say they want to know about even minor consequences of cancer drug substitutions

Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues

Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues

Structure demonstrated to be part of the submucosa, supported by network of thick collagen bundles

Cancer History Linked to Fatigue

Cancer History Linked to Fatigue

Fatigability and poor endurance significantly higher in older adults with cancer history

Periodontitis May Increase Cancer Risk

Periodontitis May Increase Cancer Risk

Strongest associations found for lung and colorectal cancer

Circulating Tumor DNA Assays of Limited Use for Cancer Screening

Circulating Tumor DNA Assays of Limited Use for Cancer Screening

No evidence for circulating tumor DNA assays in early-stage cancer, residual disease detection

Vitamin D Status Tied With Cancer Risk

Vitamin D Status Tied With Cancer Risk

Inverse correlation for plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with total cancer, liver cancer

Commercial Insurers' Coverage of Infused Chemo Varies by Setting

Commercial Insurers' Coverage of Infused Chemo Varies by Setting

Better reimbursement at hospital outpatient depts, even though drug-level costs lower in doctor's office

Mortality Up in Cancer Survivors, Independent of CV Risks

Mortality Up in Cancer Survivors, Independent of CV Risks

Fibrinogen, von Willebrand factor are potential markers of mortality in cancer survivors.

Placebo May Ease Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Placebo May Ease Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

Reductions seen in fatigue symptom severity and fatigue-related quality of life disruption

Adolescent Cancer Survivors Have Inadequate Follow-up Care

Adolescent Cancer Survivors Have Inadequate Follow-up Care

Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance.

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