In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in hematology and oncology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

COPD linked to increased lung cancer risk in nonsmokers

April 8, 2020
Among people who have never smoked, the risk for lung cancer was more than twice as high among those with COPD, as compared with those without COPD…
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Checkpoint inhibitors, second-line nab-paclitaxel effective for older adults with non-small cell lung cancer

April 8, 2020
Two treatment regimens showed efficacy as second-line therapy for older adults with non-small cell lung cancer, according to results of separate…
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Genetic testing results may reduce likelihood of guideline-concordant breast cancer treatment

April 8, 2020
Women with breast cancer who tested positive for certain genetic mutations appeared more likely to receive distinct treatments, according to results…
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Watch-and-wait strategy may be appropriate for certain patients with rectal cancer

April 7, 2020
A nonoperative watch-and-wait strategy appeared comparable to upfront surgery in survival outcomes and could confer a quality-of-life benefit and…
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In ACS, nearly 8% of bleeding events linked to cancer diagnosis

April 7, 2020
Patients with ACS who had a bleeding event after hospital discharge had an increased risk for a subsequent cancer diagnosis within the first 6…
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PPE-associated headaches increase among health care workers amid COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Prolonged use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic such as N95 masks and protective eyewear was shown to cause or exacerbate…
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Pre-salvage radiotherapy PSA level may be a prognostic biomarker in prostate cancer

April 7, 2020
PSA level prior to salvage radiotherapy may be a prognostic biomarker for clinical outcomes of long-term antiandrogen therapy with salvage…
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Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy confers clinical benefit in oligometastatic prostate cancer

April 6, 2020
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy appeared to improve clinical outcomes compared with observation among men with oligometastatic prostate cancer…
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Fiber consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

April 6, 2020
High fiber consumption appeared to be associated with reduced risk for breast cancer, according to results of a meta-analysis of prospective…
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Tocilizumab may be effective for patients with COVID-19, blood cancer

April 3, 2020
The immunosuppressant tocilizumab may be an effective treatment for very ill individuals with COVID-19 and hematologic malignancies, according to…