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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.

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 in a majority of…
In the Journals

Physical activity associated with lower risks of 13 cancers

May 26, 2016
Leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks for 13 out of 26 cancers included in an investigation published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Steven C
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Male cancer survivors less likely to have children

May 25, 2016
Male survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed before age 25 years appeared less likely to have children and more likely to require assisted reproduction than men who did…
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Historically, treatment options have been limited for patients with…
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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…

In the Journals

Physical activity associated with lower risks of 13 cancers

May 26, 2016
Leisure-time physical activity was associated with lower risks for 13 out of 26 cancers included in an investigation published in JAMA Internal

In the Journals

Male cancer survivors less likely to have children

May 25, 2016
Male survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed before age 25 years appeared less likely to have children and more likely to require assisted…

In the Journals

Women with new-onset AF at elevated risk for cancer

May 25, 2016
In a cohort of healthy women at baseline, those who developed atrial fibrillation had elevated risk for cancer after their atrial fibrillation…

In the Journals

Physicians call for universal, single-payer health care system

May 25, 2016
In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers outlined a proposal to overhaul the nation’s current health…

FDA News

FDA approves first CMV test for hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

May 25, 2016
The FDA approved the first in vitro diagnostic test used to monitor cytomegalovirus treatment in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients…

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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 —…

Commentary

Patient-reported outcomes may not be appropriate primary, secondary endpoints in every trial

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
Carolyn Gotay, PhD
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) comprise measures that reflect patient perspectives and evaluations, including assessments of constructs such as…

Commentary

Patient-reported outcomes must play critical role in oncology value frameworks

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
Ethan Basch, MD
When I sit down with a patient to discuss starting a new cancer treatment, one of the first questions I am asked is how that treatment will make the…

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