Patients with cancer aged 65 and older are likely to be taking 5 or more medications before treatment with IV chemotherapy, which can complicate posttreatment care.
In a registry study, patients with HBV or HCV who began low-dose aspirin had lower rates of HCC and 10-year liver-related mortality compared with nonusers.
Comprehensive scale-up of interventions could avert 6.2 million deaths in children with cancer.
In a small study, single-dose instillation of mitomycin C immediately following therapeutic ureteroscopy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma was associated with an 87% decreased risk of urothelial recurrence.
Herein, spiritual care was defined as “that which recognizes and responds to the needs of the human spirit, including the need for meaning, purpose, and connection.”
Findings seen in older patients with prostate, breast, and lung cancers.
Substantially higher ratios were seen in older age groups in China and in international cases.
Given the difficulty in definitevely diagnosing acute promyelocytic leukemia, researchers sought to develop a rapid point of care diagnostic assay.
Identification of the underlying pattern for ruxolitinib failure in patients with myelofibrosis is a significant factor in determining appropriate treatment.
A phase 3 trial of elderly patients with nonsquamous NSCLC demonstrated that carboplatin + pemetrexed prolonged survival with an improved safety profile compared with docetaxel.
With adequate support from a multidisciplinary care team, outpatient induction chemotherapy was safe for these patients.
A large retrospective analysis demonstrated that a delay of 4 to 8 weeks for adjuvant radiotherapy following surgical resection of glioblastoma improved survival.
Eight of 16 COVID-19 patients remained viral positive from one to eight days after symptom resolution.
Although most notably associated with erythrocytosis, hematologic manifestations of polycythemia vera may also include leukocytosis and thrombocytosis.
Rituximab has some single-agent activity in HCL, but there is evidence that it may eliminate MRD when used with cladribine or pentostatin.