Today's Health News

Surgical Delays Not Life-Threatening in Early Breast Cancer

Increased time to surgery linked to elevated odds of pathological upstaging in DCIS, not in invasive cancer

ASH Issues Guidelines on Newly Diagnosed AML in Older Adults

Antileukemic therapy recommended over supportive care for patients who are candidates for such therapy

Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors

Physicians should be mindful of cues that patient may not hear or understand and repeat or rephrase

Standardized Treatment Improves Outcomes in Germ Cell Tumors

Outcomes similar for patients treated at public safety net hospital, academic tertiary care center

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million

Given the increase in uninsured due to COVID-19-related unemployment, this estimate is likely low

Overscreening for Cancer Common Among Older Adults

Findings seen across cancer types, particularly for women living in U.S. metropolitan areas

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Trouble With Daily Activities Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

Authors call for routine assessment of functional status on hospital admission

Gastric Cancer Incidence in Those ≥50 Differs by Race/Ethnicity

Incidence of noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma higher in nonwhites than in non-Hispanic whites