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Adherence to Diabetes Meds May Cut Mortality in Colorectal Cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer and diabetes have better survival with adherence to diabetes meds

Insulin Resistance May Add to Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Prognosis

Tumors from black women with invasive breast cancer have higher expression of the insulin receptor

May 2020 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for May 2020. This roundup includes...

ASCO: Mortality High for Cancer Patients With COVID-19

Factors linked to 30-day mortality include age, male sex, smoking status, comorbidities, active cancer

Radiation Oncology Clinic Visits Down Due to COVID-19

Patient volume decreased despite vast majority of practices adopting enhanced safety practices

ASCO: Relugolix Superior to Leuprolide in Advanced Prostate Cancer

And, enzalutamide improves median overall survival in nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer

Outcomes Equal for AYA Hodgkin Therapy at Peds, Adult Centers

Treatment strategies differ, but outcomes equivalent among adolescent, young adult Hodgkin patients

Infection Risk Up in Month After CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy

Infection rates increase in patients with ALL aged ≤26 years in first month, then decrease at days 29 to 90

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured

Risk for Later Invasive Breast Cancer Up for Women With DCIS

Risks for invasive breast cancer, death from breast cancer higher for up to 20 years following diagnosis