1999 to 2019 saw decrease in cancer mortality for Blacks in the U.S.
May 20, 2022
From 1999 to 2019, the overall cancer death rate decreased significantly among Black men and women, but in 2019, cancer death rates were still highest for Blacks versus other racial and ethnic groups,...
Common measure of mortality also predicts cancer survival in seniors
May 09, 2022
The Charlson Comorbidity Index accurately predicts morbidity in elderly patients with cancer, a new investigation has found.
Older cancer patients’ high pain rates may hinder functional independence: study
May 02, 2022
The prevalence of severe pain in these patients raises the risk for functional impairment and underscores the crucial role of screening for and treating it, investigators say.
Most cancer patients discharged to SNFs don’t receive further treatment or hospice care: study
Mar 31, 2022
Only 9% of Medicare recipients studied received both cancer and hospice care, and ADL improvements were minimal, the study found. The results show that more carefully targeted palliative care transitions...
Seniors’ misconceptions about advanced cancer may reduce use of hospice services: study
Mar 02, 2022
Older adults with advanced cancer often misjudge the time they have left to live. This may increase their chances for unnecessary hospitalization and likelihood to neglect hospice care, investigators say.
Unnecessary RT given near end of life in metastatic cancer
Jan 18, 2022
Guideline-nonconcordant radiotherapy given to substantial proportion of Medicare beneficiaries with metastatic cancer near the end of life
Cancer patients well-protected against COVID-19 with vaccines: study
Dec 14, 2021
The mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing infection in most cancer patients, according to a nationwide study of veterans diagnosed with cancer in the past decade.
Colorectal cancer risk up for patients with psoriasis
Nov 30, 2021
In subgroup analysis according to sex, increased risk for CRC seen for female, but not male psoriasis patients
Seniors have fewer chemotherapy side effects with supportive care program, clinical trial finds
Oct 01, 2021
Patients in the intervention group experienced a 10% reduction in moderate side effects — without significant chemotherapy modifications or dose reductions, investigators say.
Medicare and Medicaid recipients, minorities receive more low-value, aggressive cancer care at end of...
Sep 23, 2021
Investigators found that people of Black and Asian or Pacific Islander race, Hispanic ethnicity, with public insurance status, and who were admitted to an urban teaching hospital were more likely to receive...