Oncology

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Study suggests testing certain protein combinations can enhance sensitivity of fecal immunochemical test used...

1. Testing for certain combinations of 4 proteins was found to have a sensitivity for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas higher than...

Anti-TNF agents and thiopurines are associated with a slight increase in lymphoma in IBD...

1. In this retrospective cohort study, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients on anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents or thiopurines had a higher rate of...

High nicotine concentration in e-cigarettes linked to increased smoking and vaping in teenagers

1. In this study of self-reported habits of teenagers, use of e-cigarettes with greater nicotine concentration was associated with incremental increase in odds of...

Oral HPV infection linked to higher prevalence in males than females

1. Prevalence of both overall and high-risk oral HPV infection was markedly high in males than females. 2. Concurrent oral and genital HPV infection as...

Evidence suggests that patient navigators and provider reminders may improve follow-up after positive fecal...

1. Interventions including patient navigators and provider reminders may be associated with improved follow-up for positive fecal blood tests. 2. There is low evidence to...

Adding postpolypectomy surveillance to fecal immunochemical testing is not cost-effective

1. Fecal immunochemistry testing (FIT) screening alone reduced mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC). 2. Adding postpolypectomy surveillance colonoscopy was not found to be cost effective...

Rituximab after autologous stem cell transplantation in mantle cell lymphoma patients prolongs survival

1. Patients with mantle cell lymphoma treated with autologous stem cell transplantation experienced greater overall, event-free, and progression-free survival when treated with rituximab maintenance...

Age, race associated with end-of-life interventions in children with cancer

1. More intense interventions at the end-of-life for children with cancer was associated with a bimodal age distribution (children younger than 5 and older...

Revenue from new cancer-drugs substantially greater than cost of development

1. The cost of research and development (R&D) for a company to develop their first FDA approved cancer medication is estimated to be $648.0...

Sentinel lymph node dissection not inferior to complete axillary lymph node dissection for women...

1. For women with invasive breast cancer and metastases to 1 or 2 sentinel lymph nodes, treatment with sentinel lymph node dissection alone was...
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