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Survey of ACEP Councilors Reveals NP, PA Staffing Models, Practice Patterns Vary

Survey of ACEP Councilors Reveals NP, PA Staffing Models, Practice Patterns Vary

Researchers attempted to establish a baseline record of current PA and NP staffing models, practice patterns, and practice scope as the first step to inform future policy recommendations.

Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Seeking to determine if breath tests could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer, researchers identified breath volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may indicate presence of the disease.

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Investigators conducted a case-control study of 3030 pancreatic cancer patients in an attempt to confirm which genes might render patients susceptible to pancreatic cancer.

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

A population-based, case-control study identified a link between timing of meals and interval between last meal and sleep with risk of cancer, particularly of the breast and prostate.

Root-Cause Analysis Reveals Better Recognition of Cancer-Related Suicide Triggers Is Needed

Root-Cause Analysis Reveals Better Recognition of Cancer-Related Suicide Triggers Is Needed

Researchers reviewed data from the VA National Center for Patient Safety RCA database to identify mental health triggers that may precipitate cancer-related suicides.

Tissue Tumor Mutational Burden Predictive of Response to Immunotherapy

Tissue Tumor Mutational Burden Predictive of Response to Immunotherapy 

Researchers found that tTMB was associated with efficacy across the various study tumor types.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Exclusion of women from upper echelons of medicine may have real implications for patient care.

Carfilzomib Benefits May Outweigh Cardiovascular Risk in Multiple Myeloma

Carfilzomib Benefits May Outweigh Cardiovascular Risk in Multiple Myeloma

In an analysis of 11 studies, researchers investigated whether the benefits of carfilzomib for multiple myeloma outweigh the cardiovascular risks. However, the researchers recommend careful monitoring and management of blood pressure and volume status as good clinical practice, regardless.

Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Patient Interest in Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing is Fairly High

Researchers examined interest in MC1R testing in the general population and assessed patterns across demographic and skin cancer risk factors.

Genetic Link Between Depression and Breast Cancer Remains Unclear

Genetic Link Between Depression and Breast Cancer Remains Unclear

In this study, researchers sought to determine if a genetic predisposition to depression exists in some patients with breast cancer and how to identify it.

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