Today's Health News

Further Improvements in Survival Seen After Allogeneic Transplant

2003 to 2017 saw reduction in nonrelapse mortality, relapse of cancer, relapse-related and overall mortality

Dasatinib Tops Imatinib for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Four-year cumulative risk of any relapse lower for dasatinib in the context of intensive chemotherapy

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients

Compared with placebo, cannabinoids show no improvement in pain scores in adult cancer patients

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Charges for Prostate Cancer Vary

Mean charge for standard 28-fraction was $111,728.80, 10.1 times the price paid by Medicare

Lack of Self-Exams Hampers Early Melanoma Identification

Of those surveyed in rural communities, 43 percent intended to perform self-exam but did not follow through

Cancer Survivors Have Substantial Medical Financial Hardship

Financial sacrifices also reported, with hardship and sacrifices more common in survivors aged 18 to 64

Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong

Decline in all-cause mortality from 2001 to 2016 not statistically significant for those aged 20 to 44 years

Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Even after adjustment for tumor stage, patients with ulcerative colitis have higher risk for CRC mortality

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states