There were no significant changes in insurer approval rates or referral wait times for patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
Evidence suggests that using alternative medicine in place of proven cancer therapies results in worse survival.
Based on review of 8409 EHRs across 55 cancer centers, the researchers found that the overall adherence rate to screening protocols was 62.7%.
The researchers found that among 6568 commercially insured patients, 56.3% were hospitalized and 48.6% underwent one or more imaging scans in the last month of life.
New drugs routinely cost more than 100K per year; prices on many existing treatments continue to rise.
The researchers found that the estimated one-year cumulative incidence of ischemic stroke was 1.4% and major bleeding was 1.2%.
There was an independent association for concomitant use of at least two drugs with high risk of a clinically significant DDI.
Lorazepam plus haloperidol is more effective than haloperidol alone at reducing agitation, study finds.
The likelihood of reporting not being able to afford medication, asking for lower-cost medication, and using alternative therapies to save money in the previous year was higher among survivors.
With Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM), patients experienced a clinically important reduction in depressive symptoms.
Patients aged 80 years and older had a cancer incidence of 16% in 2013 yet made up only 4% of cancer drug clinical trials during 2005-2015.
High-income counties had far higher diagnosis rates for the four cancers than low-income counties, but the combined mortality rate was similar for both.
In a study, 'Conquer Fear' decreased fear among survivors of breast and colorectal cancer and melanoma compared with relaxation techniques.
BMI and location of excess body fat on the body are good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk.
Of 149 individuals with such tumors who took Keytruda in clinical trials, nearly 40% had a complete or partial remission.
The investigators found that the percentage of patients diagnosed with stage I cancer increased significantly from 2013 to 2014 after the ACA was implemented.
During the observation period, the researchers found that 77.5%, 69.8%, and 91.4% of SOTRs were not up-to-date for colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer screening tests, respectively.
Regular aspirin use linked to lower risk of cancer mortality, especially colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.
Among 1734 childhood recipients, 289 developed cancer over a median follow-up of 13.4 years.
Clinicians should prescribe exercise or psychological interventions as first-line treatments for CRF.
Surveys revealed that 75% of patients said they had reduced their physical activity since being diagnosed with cancer.
Higher death rates found in cancers not related to smoking, carcinoma of the colorectum, prostate, pancreas, oesophagus, and leukemia.
The investigators found that the cancer mortality rate hit its peak in 1991, before beginning a steady slide of roughly 1.5% per year among both men and women through 2014.
Cancer survivors did not have a higher risk of STEMI-related mortality; however, they were more than 3 times more likely to die of non-heart-related causes.
Compared with standard care, a web-based cognitive rehab better improves cognitive symptoms in cancer patients.
Inpatients and outpatients with advanced cancer should receive palliative care services concurrent with active treatment.
Among 3,184 adult cancer survivors, 19.1% reported taking medication for anxiety, depression, or both.
Reducing the future burden of smoking-related cancers includes implementing innovative new strategies, and strengthening tobacco control policies and programs.
Prediagnosis obesity is a risk factor for overall and individual secondary primary cancers.
Factors including low preoperative mean arterial BP tied to increases in eGFR, kidney injury.
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