Source: Healio Coverage
September 09, 2021
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Top in hem/onc: Antibiotics and cancer risk, physician burnout

Source: Healio Coverage
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A nationwide, population-based study revealed a consistent link between the use of antibiotics and proximal colon cancer. It was the top story in hematology/oncology last week.

Another top story included tips for combating burnout while still meeting demands as a physician.

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Read these and more top stories in hematology/oncology below:

Use of antibiotics linked to increased risk for proximal colon cancer

Use of antibiotics appeared to be consistently associated with a higher subsequent risk for proximal colon cancer, according to data published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read more.

Maintaining wellness as an oncologist: Balancing self-care, recognizing distractions

A physician’s job is never done, but for three oncologists, incorporating health, nutrition and mindfulness into their daily lives is vital to maintaining a sense of wellness and being fully present whether at home or work. Read more.

Cancer radiation treatment at high-volume centers associated with improved survival

Treatment at high-volume radiation therapy facilities correlated with improved survival among select patients with common malignancies, according to study results published in Cancer. Read more.

Multicancer screening tests: Not ready for prime time

Scientists have made amazing advances in recent years in understanding the molecular biology of cancer. Despite these advances, a simple blood test to screen patients for early detection of cancer is not yet an approved option. Read more.

UCLA researchers receive $1 million to develop novel CAR T-cell therapies for melanoma

Cristina Puig-Saus, PhD, and Daniel S. Shin, MD, PhD, of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center received a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense for research into novel cell therapies for rare melanomas. Read more.