Hematology & Oncology News

CDC: Prevalence of Smoking Quit Attempts Unchanged in Most States
Novel Test Accurately Identifies Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Man's Award in Roundup Cancer Case Slashed by Judge
Continuous Anticoagulants + Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior
Prevalence of Malignancy High in Takotsubo Syndrome Patients
Protocolized Sepsis Care Lowers Sepsis Mortality in NY State
Colonoscopy Rates Increased in Those Aged 45 to 54 Years
Depression at Time of Diagnosis May Worsen Survival in Blood Cancers
Racial Disparity Shown in Odds of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Most Adults Favor Cutting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
Many Perceive Lack of Choice in Receipt of RAI for Thyroid Cancer
State-Level Variation Noted in Economic Burden of Cancer
Erectile Dysfunction Presents Large Global Health Burden
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
Focus on Ovarian Cancer Surgical Volume May Not Be Best Metric
Two-Dose Course of Vaccine After HSCT Cuts Incidence of Zoster
Risk for Cancer Higher in Those With Congenital Heart Disease
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Xpovio With Dexamethasone Approved for Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Increased Cancer Risk Seen in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic
In-Hospital Maternal Mortality Down in Pregnancies With Lupus
History of Liver Disease Does Not Impact Efficacy of Edoxaban
Androgen Deprivation Therapy May Up Risk of Alzheimer Disease
Extended Follow-Up Supports Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening
Urine Biomarker Helps Classify Risk Level in Prostate Cancer
Image-Based Model Predicts Radiation Tx Failure in Lung Cancer
Lack of Evidence for Treating Chronic Pain in Children
Vermont Places 92 Percent Tax on E-Cigarettes
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
I-131 Tx for Hyperthyroidism May Up Risk for Solid Cancer Death
Metformin May Cut Mortality Risk in Post-Pancreatitis Diabetes
Calculated Tumor Area Has Prognostic Value for Melanoma
Model Can Predict Lung Cancer in Patient With Visible Nodule on CT
Longevity Benefits for Adults Becoming More Physically Active
Five-Year Survival Less Than 40 Percent in Seniors With DLBCL
Overall Survival Worse With Multiple Primary Melanomas
Use of 3-D Mammography Rapidly Expanded 2015 to 2017
Review: HPV Vaccination Program Has Considerable Impact
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Morning Preference Has Protective Effect on Breast Cancer Risk
USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Too Conservative for Blacks
Five-Year Overall Survival for Glioblastoma Persistently Low
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Combination Biopsy Strategy May Identify More Prostate Cancers
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Mortality Not Higher With Transfusions From Female Donors
Voxelotor Improves Hemoglobin Levels in Sickle Cell Disease
Nonchromosomal Birth Defects May Up Childhood Cancer Risk
Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
Anesthesia Tied to Neurocognitive Impairment in Childhood ALL Survivors
Adrenal Incidentalomas Rarely Grow, Change Hormone Function
Drug Combo Slows Progression in Advanced Breast Cancer
Transfusion Dose Density Affects Myelodysplastic Syndrome Survival
Seniors Who Develop Cancer Have Better Memory, Slower Decline
Poor Oral Health Not Linked to Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk
First States to Expand Medicaid Had Largest Bump in Cancer Screening
No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults
Study Reveals Lower Predictive Ability for Renal Cancer Models
Restricting Blood Transfusions OK in Cardiac Surgery
Most Women Unaware Alcohol Poses Breast Cancer Risk
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Aids Detection of Glioma Growth
High Response Seen for Chemo in Seniors With High-Risk AML
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
San Francisco Considering Banning Sales of E-Cigarettes
Many Surgeons Still Performing Inappropriate Vascular Access Sx
Prophylactic IVC Filters Worsen Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery
Yogurt Consumption Linked to Reduced CRC Adenoma Risk in Men
Statins May Be Beneficial After Radiation to Thorax, Head, Neck
Cardiovascular AEs Common With Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma
Recommendations Issued for Imaging Use in Multiple Myeloma
Adding Bevacizumab Improves Overall Survival in NSCLC
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
Overall Cancer Survival Rates Up Among Adolescents, Young Adults
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
High Soy Intake May Cut Fracture Risk in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Varies by Birthplace for Black Women
Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide
Black Race Not Tied to Worse Prostate Cancer Mortality
Cardiac Radiation Dose in NSCLC Predicts Mortality, Cardiac AEs
Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors
HPV16 Antibodies Can Develop Long Before Throat Cancer Diagnosis
FIGO 2018 Staging Ups Discrimination of Stage 1B Cervical Cancer
Increases in Red Meat Intake Linked to Increased Mortality
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Chemoradiation Does Not Up Survival in Endometrial Cancer
Approving Children's Cancer Drugs Takes 6.5 Years Longer
Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water May Cause Thousands of Cancer Cases
Vitamin K Can Up Anticoagulation Stability in Patients on Warfarin
Diagnostic Yield of Lynch Syndrome Screening Drops With Age
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
Chemoimmunotherapy Regimen Approved to Treat DLBCL
Mouth Rinse for HPV DNA May Be Biomarker in Head, Neck Cancer
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Location of Body Fat Linked to Advanced, Fatal Prostate Cancer
Fewer Black Men Adopt Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditure Up for Cancer Survivors
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Testicular Cancer Treatment Does Not Up Risk for Offspring Birth Defects
Gait Speed Is Prognostic in Older Patients With Blood Cancer
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
Few Oncologists Refer Patients to Weight Management Programs
Fragmentation Profiles of Cell-Free DNA Can Detect Cancer
Surveillance Breast MRI Ups Biopsy, Cancer Detection Rates
ASCO: Enzalutamide Beneficial in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
ASCO: Survival Up With Ribociclib in Advanced Breast Cancer
ASCO: Combo Regimen Effective in CLL With Coexisting Conditions
ASCO: Olaparib Beats Placebo for BRCA-Related Pancreatic Cancer
Policy Changes Proposed to Meet Projected Need for Palliative Care
Young Male Adults Have Lower Cancer Burden Than Women
Allo-HCT With Unrelated Donor Tied to Better Outcomes in AML
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Higher Surgical Volume May Improve Outcomes in Cervical Cancer
ASCO: Low-Dose Chemo Benefits Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer
Gout Linked to Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism
ASCO: Pembrolizumab Noninferior to Chemo in Advanced Gastric Cancer
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
2007 to 2017 Saw Decline in Number of U.S. Pathologists
Guidelines Updated for Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy
Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Shortage Looming
Mammogram Benefits Seen as More Important Than Harms
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Early-Onset CRC Rising Fastest for Whites in Western States
Ibrutinib, Venetoclax Active in High-Risk, Seniors With CLL
Daratumumab Cuts Risk for Progression in Multiple Myeloma
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Hip Fracture Linked to Increased Risk for Death in T2DM Patients
Incidence Rates for Aggressive Uterine Cancers on the Rise
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
AI Model Can Improve Accuracy of Lung Cancer Screening
Cancer Consultation Low in Noncurable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer
Statin Use With Colorectal Cancer Lowers Risk for Early Death
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer Diagnosis in Women
U.S. Incidence of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer on the Rise
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
Blood Donor Screening Data IDs Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Suboptimal Diet Accounted for >80,000 Cancer Cases in 2015
CDC: Cancer Death Rates Decreased, Heart Disease Deaths Rose
Adverse Liver Outcomes Up With Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH
Homemade Sunscreen Recipes Commonly Shared, Offer Low Protection
Four Clinical Phenotypes Identified for Sepsis
Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
Fracture Risk Tool Useful for Women on Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Octogenarians With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Have Poor Survival
Hormone Therapy in Transgender Women Ups Breast Cancer Risk
Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Current Smokers
Access to Care Worse for Sexual-Minority Cancer Survivors
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Quitting Smoking Lowers Risk for Bladder Cancer Postmenopause
Colorectal Cancer Incidence Increasing in Younger Adults
First Anticoagulant Approved for Preventing VTE Recurrence in Children
FDA Approves Venetoclax for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Avelumab + Axitinib Approved for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
North Carolina Sues Electronic Cigarette Maker JUUL
AI Model Uses Serial Imaging to Predict Lung Cancer Tx Response
ASCO: Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths
Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests
California Couple Awarded $2 Billion in Roundup Lawsuit
Some Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies More Cost-Effective
T2Bacteria Panel Accurately IDs Bloodstream Infections
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Bioimpedance Spectroscopy May Identify Lymphedema Earlier
Higher Risk for Cancer, Mortality Seen With Pediatric-Onset IBD
Rate of Ordering Cancer Screening Tests Decreases During Clinic Day
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
New Recommendations Developed for Breast Cancer Screening
Whole-Body MRI Accurate for Staging Colorectal Cancer, NSCLC
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Mammo-Based Deep Learning Model Assesses Breast Cancer Risk
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Fifteen Million Patients Will Need First-Course Chemo in 2040
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM
Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes
Test Predicts Benefit of Chemo in ER+, HER2− Breast Cancer
Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Oral Aspirin Does Not Up FIT Test Sensitivity for ID'ing CRC
New Lesions ID'd on Breast MRI During Treatment Likely Benign
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Clinicians Believe Link Between Breast Pain, Cancer Is Weak
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Lower Risk for Lung Cancer, CRC
AUA: Atenolol Linked to Drop in Low-, Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
Cardio-Oncology Services Growing in Number and Demand
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
Model Predicts Progression Risk for Rare Type of Lymphoma
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Lifetime Risk for Brain Mets Up in Elderly With Three Common Cancers
ASTRO: Prior Authorization Obstacles Delaying Treatment
FDA: Breast Implants Linked to Cancer Can Still Be Sold in U.S.
Cervical Adenocarcinoma Rates Increased in Some Populations
Radiotherapy Tied to Lower Recurrence of Early, Hormone-Driven Breast Cancer
EPA Says Weed Killer in Roundup Is Safe
Medicaid Reimbursement for Breast Radiation Varies by State
E-Cigarette Use Similar for Pregnant, Nonpregnant Women
Radical Hemithoracic Radiation Tx Ups Survival in Mesothelioma
Targeted Therapy Promising for Rare Hematologic Cancer
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Postchemo Radiation Tx May Benefit Some With Hodgkin Lymphoma
Single-Dose Brachytherapy Effective for Prostate Cancer
Telerehabilitation Aids Function, Pain With Advanced Cancer
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Improvement Needed in Doctor-Patient Lung Cancer Screening Discussions
Six Prognostic Factors ID'd for Invasive Disease After DCIS
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Sucking Ice Chips Cuts Oral Side Effects of Oxaliplatin Chemo
Personalizing Breast Cancer Tx Could Cut Initial Costs of Care
Outcomes Worse for Cancer Patients Seen at Noncancer EDs
FDA Approves Pembrolizumab Plus Axitinib for Advanced RCC
Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use of At-Home CRC Screening Tests
J-Shaped Association Seen for BMI, Hodgkin Lymphoma
Rates of Marijuana Use in Cancer Patients on the Rise in U.S.
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Conception by IVF May Increase Risk for Rare Childhood Cancer
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