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Intensified Reduced-Intensity Conditioning May Improve Outcomes in CBT

Intensified Reduced-Intensity Conditioning May Improve Outcomes in CBT

Researchers compared survival outcomes of thiotepa-based intensified RIC vs standard RIC among patients undergoing cord-blood transplantation (CBT).

Cancer Survivors May be More Prone to Polypharmacy

Cancer Survivors May be More Prone to Polypharmacy

In this study the records of 5,216 cancer survivors and 19,588 non-cancer controls were reviewed for patterns of prescription medication use and polypharmacy.

Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Financial Burden Greater for Black vs White Women

Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Financial Burden Greater for Black vs White Women

In a study that evaluated outcomes for younger, working age women with breast cancer, researchers identified differences in cancer-related financial adverse events in black women vs white women.

BRCA Mutations May Indicate Increased Cancer Risk in Men

BRCA Mutations May Indicate Increased Cancer Risk in Men

Men with BRCA mutations may be at increased risk of several different types of cancer.

Oncology Clinicians Disagree on School Attendance for Children With Cancer

Oncology Clinicians Disagree on School Attendance for Children With Cancer 

A survey of oncology providers demonstrated a mix of opinions as to whether immunosuppressed children with cancer should attend school.

False-Positive Cancer Screening Results May Increase Likelihood of Future Screenings

False-Positive Cancer Screening Results May Increase Likelihood of Future Screenings

A logistic regression analysis determined the effect receiving a false-positive result had on future participation in cancer screenings.

Lenalidomide Alone or With Dexamethasone Effective in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Lenalidomide Alone or With Dexamethasone Effective in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

A study of 133 patients with multiple myeloma who experienced a first relapse compared the efficacy of long-term therapy lenalidomide alone vs with dexamethasone.

Chronic Opioid Use Observed in More Than 50% of Oropharynx Cancer Cases

Chronic Opioid Use Observed in More Than 50% of Oropharynx Cancer Cases

Results of a retrospective review assessing the prevalence of chronic opioid use among patients with oropharynx cancer after surgery was presented at the 2018 American Head & Neck Society Annual Meeting.

Redefining Prognosis for Hematologic Cancers in Older Adults by Age

Redefining Prognosis for Hematologic Cancers in Older Adults by Age

A report on how variations in the effects of geriatric syndromes and aging can affect treatment modality choices and outcomes for the eldest older adults with hematologic cancers.

Outcomes for Elderly With Hematologic Cancers Effected by Cognitive Impairments

Outcomes for Elderly With Hematologic Cancers Effected by Cognitive Impairments

Study data suggest that cognitive impairments may be associate with worse survival among patients with hematologic cancer.

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