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Attributes of High-Value Oncology Practices Identified
 

(HealthDay News) Attributes that distinguish high-value oncology practices have been identified, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Three attributes — early and normalized palliative...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

ER- Breast CA Risk Up for African-Americans With T2DM
 

African-American (AA) women with type 2 diabetes (T2D) appear to be at increased risk of developing estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) breast cancer, with the highest risk among nonobese individuals, a st...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Heterogeneity of PET/CT Imaging Phenotype Prognostic in mCRPC
 

(HealthDay News) Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) has heterogeneity in positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging phenotype, which has clinical relevance,...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Oral Chemotherapy Parity Laws Offer Some Financial Protection
 

(HealthDay News) The adoption of state oral chemotherapy parity laws has improved financial protection for many patients, according to a study in JAMA Oncology. In an analysis of health plan claims data...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Adipocytes Metabolize, Inactivate Daunorubicin
 

(HealthDay News) Adipocytes metabolize and inactivate the anthracycline daunorubicin, according to a study in Molecular Cancer Research. “These results could be clinically important for adipocyte-...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

ASCO Issues Statement Regarding Alcohol and Cancer
 

(HealthDay News) Alcohol use is associated with certain types of cancer, and the risk of cancer can be reduced by strategies to prevent excessive use of alcohol, a statement in the Journal of Clinical O...
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Facility Volume Found to Impact Nasopharyngeal CA Survival
 

(HealthDay News) Treatment at a high-volume facility (HVF) is a significant predictor of improved overall survival in nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC), a letter in JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Nec...
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Ultrasonography Not Necessary for Evaluation of Hypothyroidism
 

(HealthDay News) Imaging studies, including thyroid ultrasonography, aren't required for evaluation of hypothyroidism, and their risks include treatment of incidentally discovered nodules, patient and p...
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY