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Economic crisis, unemployment rates drive excess cancer deaths

Economic crisis, unemployment rates drive excess cancer deaths
May 27, 2016

The 2008 to 2010 global economic crisis appeared associated with 260,000 excess cancer deaths in member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the results of a longitudinal study.

Universal health care and increases to public-sector expenditures on health care reduced cancer mortality, results showed.

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Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity

May 27, 2016
An assessment tool comprised of clinically relevant questions and specific treatment information accurately predicted risk for chemotherapy toxicity in a majority of…
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Value in cancer care must ‘start with patients, not dollars’

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
The skyrocketing cost of cancer care has come under intense criticism from patients and health care providers.Several promising treatments — including traditional…

‘Surge’ in unnecessary CT scans significantly increases cancer risks

May 23, 2016
A single standard CT scan may increase the risk for fatal cancer in one of every 2,000 patients, according to FDA data.Repeat or excessive exposure to ionizing radiation…
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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In the Journals

Economic crisis, unemployment rates drive excess cancer deaths

May 27, 2016
The 2008 to 2010 global economic crisis appeared associated with 260,000 excess cancer deaths in member states of the Organization for Economic…

In the Journals

Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity

May 27, 2016
An assessment tool comprised of clinically relevant questions and specific treatment information accurately predicted risk for chemotherapy toxicity…

Cover Story

Value in cancer care must ‘start with patients, not dollars’

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
The skyrocketing cost of cancer care has come under intense criticism from patients and health care providers.Several promising treatments —…

‘Surge’ in unnecessary CT scans significantly increases cancer risks

May 23, 2016
A single standard CT scan may increase the risk for fatal cancer in one of every 2,000 patients, according to FDA data.Repeat or excessive exposure…

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Older cancer survivors more likely to experience depression, difficulty with daily activities

May 23, 2016
Older cancer survivors experienced greater declines in physical functioning and an increased risk for depression than age-matched healthy adults…

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Lifestyle changes can reduce cancer incidence, mortality

May 20, 2016
The adoption of healthy lifestyle practices may prevent a large proportion of cancers and reduce cancer mortality in the United States, according to…

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Complementary and alternative medicine use linked to low chemotherapy initiation rates in breast cancer

May 19, 2016
Women with early-stage breast cancer who regularly used certain complementary and alternative medicines appeared less likely to initiate chemotherapy…

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Precision medicine approach improves outcomes in phase 1 trials

May 19, 2016
Patients treated in phase 1 trials designed with a biomarker-based approach for treatment selection demonstrated higher response rates and longer…

Trial of ribociclib for advanced breast cancer meets primary endpoint

May 18, 2016
A phase 3 trial designed to evaluate the addition of ribociclib to letrozole for certain women with

Six recent studies highlight continued disparities in cancer care

May 18, 2016
Despite significant advances in cancer prevention, screening and treatment, considerable disparities remain.These disparities can be based on several…

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