Hematology & Oncology News

Topical Immunotx for Actinic Keratosis May Prevent Cancer
Brachytherapy Boost Ups Survival in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
FDA: Higher Risk for Death Found With Venclexta in Multiple Myeloma
Younger Age at Menopause Tied to Higher Risk for Bladder Cancer
State Breast Density Notification Laws May Up Ultrasound Use
Low, High Levels of Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality
Niraparib Extends Time Without Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer
Younger Female Blood Donors Vulnerable to Iron Deficiency
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Can Reduce Benign Biopsy Rate
Trastuzumab Tied to Higher Long-Term Risk for Heart Failure
Pregnancy-Adapted Algorithm Avoids Diagnostic Imaging for PE
FDA Takes New Look at Breast Implant Safety
Jury Finds Roundup a Major Contributor to Man's Cancer
Breast Density Categorization Varies With Screening Modality
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Sugary Drinks Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
Recommendations Issued for HSCT in Multiple Myeloma
Model Predicts Survival in Transplant-Ineligible Myeloma Patients
FDA OKs Tecentriq for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Favorable Outcomes Seen in Long Term for ALLR3 Trial
Testosterone Replacement Slows Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Adenocarcinoma, High-Grade Dysplasia Up With Barrett Esophagus
Fewer Complications After MIRS Introduced for Endometrial Cancer
Cancer Risk Modestly Elevated With Chronic Kidney Disease
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Extra Weight in Adolescence Tied to Later Risk for Renal Cancer
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
ASCO: Guidelines Released for Early Detection, Treatment of CRC
Infertility in Women Linked to Modestly Elevated Cancer Risk
Intervention Promotes Better Conversations With Cancer Patients
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
New AI Model May Predict Cancerous Lung Nodules
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Prediagnosis Psychiatric Care Linked to Worse Cancer Mortality
Parity, Risk for Breast Cancer Studied for BRCA1/2 Carriers
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Model Can Predict Survival in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer
Acupressure Reduces Lasting Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors
Parent Perception of E-Cig Safety Varies With Smoking Habits
FDA Approves First Immunotherapy Drug for Breast Cancer
Chest CT May Be Better Than PET/CT for HNSCC Distant Metastasis Evaluation
Distinct Etiology Found for Colorectal Cancer With Early Onset
Genetic Testing Recommended for All Patients With Breast Cancer
Becoming Active in Middle Age Still Offers Health Benefits
Only About Half of Elderly Newly Diagnosed With ALL Receive Tx
Recall Down, Cancer Detection Up With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Stereotactic Body RT Promising for Low-, Intermediate-Risk PCa
Childhood Cancer Considerably Underdiagnosed Worldwide
Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Death From Prostate Cancer
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Delays Seen With High-Deductible Health Plans
Higher Intake of Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Liver Cancer
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
HPV Infection Unlikely to Spread From Hand Contact
Liquid Biopsy-Based Test IDs Biomarkers in Metastatic NSCLC
Mental Health Disorders Up After Head & Neck Cancer Diagnosis
Robotically Assisted Devices Not Approved for Cancer Surgery
Intervention Can Reduce Racial Differences in Lung Cancer Care
Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer May Often Be Misdiagnosed
Performance Improvement Sustained After DBT Adoption
Lymphadenectomy Does Not Up Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Tumor Control Durable With Pembrolizumab in Merkel Cell Cancer
Adjuvant Tx for Early Testicular Cancer Does Not Harm Sperm
Decline Observed in HPV Type 16/18 Cervical Precancers in U.S.
Poor Food Intake Common in Hospitalized Patients
Stereotactic Radiation Feasible for Oligometastatic Cancer
Single-Application FIT Moderately Sensitive, Specific for CRC
FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Genetic Variant Tied to Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients
44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069
U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc
FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy
8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Sacituzumab Govitecan Promising in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Rivaroxaban Does Not Reduce VTE Incidence in High-Risk Cancer Patients
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults
Structural, Clinical Barriers Prevent Cancer Trial Participation
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
USPSTF Says Screen Women With Higher Risk for BRCA Mutations
Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness
FDA Warns About 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments
Oncotype DX Not Cost-Effective for Low-Risk Breast Cancer
Darolutamide Slows Spread of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Risk Factors ID'd for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Mortality
Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
p, p'-DDT Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer Through Age 54
Drug Company Payments Over Time May Influence Rx Practices
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant May Aid Some With Nodal PTCL
Neoadjuvant PD-1 Blockade Seems Effective in Glioblastoma
Obesity Linked to Adverse Events in Children With Leukemia
HRQoL Scores Decrease With Treatment Line in Multiple Myeloma
CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C
More Than a Half Million Deaths From Breast Cancer Averted
ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors
Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life
FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased
Most Americans Concerned About Weight, Link to Heart Health
Conservative Management Feasible for Adnexal Masses
FDA Approves Cablivi for Rare Blood-Clotting Disorder
Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible
USPSTF Still Recommends Against Pancreatic Cancer Screening
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
No Increased Risk for Cancer for ART-Conceived Children
Outcomes Good for Autologous Reconstruction After Implant Fail
Cancer Survivors Face Hardship Over Medical Bills
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
E-Cigarette Use Linked to Cigarette Initiation in Adolescents
Sponge Cytology-Sampling Device Promising for Barrett Esophagus Dx
Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults
Use of Image Analysis to ID HER2 Status in Breast Cancer Outlined
Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer
Symptom Combos Suggesting Laryngeal Cancer Identified
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
FDA Receives an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention Report Card
9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head, Neck Cancer Risk
Finasteride Not Tied to Increase in Prostate Cancer Mortality
Tachycardia May Indicate Higher Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients
Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx
Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers
Oncologists Have Low Awareness of LGBTQ Issues
Direct-Acting Antivirals Not Tied to Liver Cancer Recurrence
Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Time to Breast Cancer Surgery Delayed for Non-Hispanic Blacks
Addition of BMT Not Indicated in Some With Peds Hypodiploid ALL
Herd Protection Seen With 4-Valent HPV Vaccination
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales
Many New Cancer Patients Unaware of Their Hepatitis Status
Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
Melanoma Survival Varies Among U.S. States
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Overreact to Genetic Testing
Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors
Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
Complications Higher Than Expected for Invasive Lung Tests
Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients
USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Breast Cancer Incidence Up With Persistent Vasomotor Symptoms
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Median Survival for Stage 4 ALK-Positive NSCLC Nearly 7 Years
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
Number of Colorectal CA Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide
Smoking Associated With Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Algorithm Evaluates Cervical Images to ID Precancer, Cancer
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Fewer Than 5 Percent of Thyroid Surgery Patients Readmitted
Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Chemo-Radiation Combo Tied to Higher Survival in Peds Hodgkin
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Toxicity From All-Grade AEs in Prostate CA Better Reflects QOL
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Unacceptably Low'
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Risk for Suicide Increased in Year After Cancer Diagnosis
Sex Differences ID'd in Response to Glioblastoma Treatment
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Psychoeducational Intervention of Little Benefit in Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Disparities Mostly Explained by Facility Factors
Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
Available Vial Sizes Can Cut Drug Waste in Weight-Based Dosing
Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State
Long-Term Reduction in CRC Risk After Negative Colonoscopy
New Guidelines Address Care for Malignant Pleural Effusions
Many Veterans Oppose Cessation of Colorectal Cancer Screening
Risk for Breast Cancer Increased With False-Positive Screening Result
Obese Patients Exposed to Higher Radiation Doses for X-Rays
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
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