Oncology

Reports of high-impact oncology studies by medical professionals

Exercise linked to reduced mortality in survivors of childhood cancer

1. In this retrospective cohort analysis, adult survivors of childhood cancer demonstrated reduced mortality with increasing levels of vigorous exercise in a week. 2. Increasing...

Isolated mild/moderate thrombocytopenia may not require intervention

1. In a review of children who presented to a specialist hematology clinic with isolated mild or moderate low platelet counts, though causes were...

Survey-based priming intervention linked to improved communication and goals-of-care discussions amongst patient-clinician pairs

1. Goals-of-care (GOC) discussions were linked to improved patient outcomes and reduction of intensity in end-of-life care. The current study demonstrated that a survey-based...

Patients with advanced adenomas are at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer

1. Patients with advanced adenomas identified on flex sigmoidoscopy had a significantly increased risk of death from colorectal cancer (CRC) compared to those with...

Postresection intravesical instillation of gemcitabine decreases non-muscle-invasive urothelial cancer recurrence

1. In this randomized controlled trial, time to recurrence was lower in patient with non-muscle-invasive urothelial cancer when treated with intravesical gemcitabine as compared...

Palliative care consultation linked to reduced direct hospital costs

1. In this meta-analysis of available studies, early palliative care consultation (PCC) for patients admitted to hospital with serious illness was associated with a...

Computer analysis is not better than human clinical evaluation when it comes to measuring...

1. Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer. 2. Both automated and clinical BI-RADS showed...

Sigmoidoscopy reduces colon cancer risk for men, but not women

1. Sigmoidoscopy was associated with a reduction in the prevalence of colon cancer mortality in men. 2. Sigmoidoscopy did not appear to have a significant...

BEACON CRC Safety Lead-in Study suggests safety and efficacy of triplet combination therapy for...

1. BEACON CRC is a multicenter, randomized, phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the triplet combination of binimetinib (BINI, a MEK inhibitor) + encorafenib (ENCO,...

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab improve survival in advanced renal cell carcinoma

1. Amongst patients with advanced renal-cell carcinoma and an intermediate or poor prognosis, nivolumab plus ipilimumab was superior to sunitinib alone in improving overall...
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