Treatment patterns, not genetics, drive prostate cancer disparities, study finds
May 29, 2023
Prostate cancer, which affects 1 in 11 men aged 70 and older, has some of the largest disparities in outcomes across all cancer types, investigators say.
HHS sets national plan to ‘end cancer as we know it’
Apr 04, 2023
A new framework sets goals for early detection and prevention; development of effective treatments; eliminating cancer-care related inequalities; and supporting optimal care delivery.
Aggressive end-of-life cancer care remains common in nursing homes: study
Feb 22, 2023
Cancer patients in nursing homes receive more aggressive end-of-life care than their community-dwelling peers, despite a push to reduce treatments that compromise quality of life, investigators say.
ACS: Cancer death rates continue to fall, dropping 33% since 1991
Jan 17, 2023
The positive trend reflects advances in treatment, reductions in smoking and greater uptake of screenings, investigators say.
Unvaccinated patients with cancer 7 times more likely to die during pandemic, large study finds
Oct 17, 2022
The results underscore the vulnerability of people whose immune systems may be weakened by cancer or its treatment, investigators say.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 14
Sep 14, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine boosters effective in West Virginia nursing home study … Cancer drug cuts risk of lung tumor progression by 34% in clinical trial … Study: Provider organizations may have strong financial...
Older patients want more details, control of their bladder cancer treatment, study reveals
Jul 11, 2022
Older adults with advanced bladder cancer want more transparent communications from their healthcare providers when it comes to their diagnosis, treatment and care planning, new research has found.
Risk for cardiovascular disease increased for adult cancer survivors
Jul 05, 2022
Risk for CVD, heart failure, and stroke significantly increased after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors
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
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 09, 2022
The Charlson Comorbidity Index accurately predicts morbidity in elderly patients with cancer, a new investigation has found.