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Worse Outcomes for Weekend Admission for Pediatric Leukemia

Today - Children with newly diagnosed leukemia with an index admission on the weekend have an increased length of stay and risk for respiratory failure, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Factors ID'd for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients

Today - For patients with cancer, factors associated with late admission to hospice have been identified, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000 to 2009 in U.S.

Today - From 2000 to 2009 there was an increase in surgical treatment for spinal metastasis in the United States, which was accompanied by increased complication rates and costs, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Ups Decisional Conflict

Today - For economically disadvantaged men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, poor knowledge about prostate cancer is associated with increased decisional conflict and lower perceived effectiveness of decision-making, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of Cancer.


Photodynamic Therapy Beats Cryotherapy for Actinic Keratoses

Today - For actinic keratoses, photodynamic therapy is associated with improved response compared with cryotherapy, according to a meta-analysis published online Aug. 27 in JAMA Dermatology.

Cancer Patients With Depression Often Untreated

Aug 29, 2014 - Patients with cancer and depression frequently do not receive effective treatment; however, an integrated program is effective in patients with cancer, and specifically lung cancer, according to three studies published online Aug. 28 in The Lancet Psychiatry, The Lancet, and The Lancet Oncology.


Risk of Diabetes Up in Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors

Aug 28, 2014 - Para-aortic radiation correlates with increased diabetes mellitus risk for Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

CRC Mortality Down With Removal of Low-Risk Adenomas

Aug 28, 2014 - For patients who undergo removal of adenomas, colorectal cancer mortality risk is increased for those who had high-risk adenomas removed and reduced for those who had low-risk adenomas removed, according to a study published in the Aug. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


Vitamin D Deficiency Worsens Outcomes With B-Cell Lymphoma

Aug 27, 2014 - Vitamin D deficiency contributes to worse outcomes in elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with rituximab, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Medicaid Office Visit Payment Tied to Cancer Screening Rates

Aug 27, 2014 - Increased Medicaid reimbursement for physician office visits is associated with a greater likelihood of Medicaid beneficiaries receiving common cancer screening tests, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Cancer.


Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Aug 27, 2014 - Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.

No Link Found Between Diverticular Disease, Cancer

Aug 26, 2014 - Colonic diverticular disease does not appear to be linked to an increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer, according to research published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


Guidelines Presented for Electronic Cigarette Use

Aug 26, 2014 - Recommendations have been developed regarding electronic cigarette use and published online Aug. 24 as an American Heart Association policy statement in Circulation.

Number of Young Non-Smokers Trying E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

Aug 26, 2014 - More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a three-fold increase from 2011, according to a new U.S. study published online Aug. 20 in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.


Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes Don't Up Smoking Intensity

Aug 25, 2014 - Reduced nicotine cigarettes are not associated with increased smoking intensity versus usual brand cigarettes, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Endogenous Hormones Improve Breast Cancer Risk Models

Aug 25, 2014 - Inclusion of endogenous hormones in prediction models improves prediction of invasive breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Survival Advantage With Surgery in Advanced Laryngeal Cancer

Aug 25, 2014 - For patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, there is a small but significant survival advantage with surgical treatment versus laryngeal conservation, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Clinicopathology of High-Mitotic Rate Melanoma Described

Aug 22, 2014 - High-mitotic-rate primary cutaneous melanomas more often occur on the head and neck and in men, older patients, and those with a history of solar keratosis, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Dermatology.


Active Surveillance Works Well for Stage I Testicular Cancer

Aug 21, 2014 - Active surveillance for clinical stage I testis cancer leads to excellent outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Factors Identified for Reconstruction Post-Mastectomy

Aug 21, 2014 - More than 40 percent of women undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy and most patients are satisfied with the reconstruction decision-making process, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Surgery.



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