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ASTRO Issues Guideline for Radiation Tx in Pancreatic Cancer

Evidence reviewed for radiation therapy in adjuvant, neoadjuvant, definitive, and palliative settings

Skipping Cancer Referral Appointments Linked to Earlier Death

U.K. study reveals that more than 5 percent of patients skip their urgent referral appointment

Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care

Findings consistent regardless of country of training, year of medical education

Many Older Patients With AML Not Receiving Active Treatment

No active treatment more likely with older age, lower household income, unmarried status, comorbidities

Nonphysician Providers Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Images

Radiography and fluoroscopy were most common NPP-billed imaging services over all years

Electronic Nose Analysis May Predict Response to Anti-PD-1 Therapy in NSCLC

Initial breath analysis predicts individual treatment response to anti-PD-1 therapy at three months

Anemia in Early Pregnancy May Harm Child Neurodevelopment

Odds for ASD, ADHD, intellectual disability increased with anemia diagnosed during first 30 weeks

Screening for Breast Cancer in Men Has Increased Over Time

Risk higher for older age, Ashkenazi descent, genetic mutations, and personal, first-degree family hx

Initiating Empirical Tx for Sepsis Reduces Blood Culture Sensitivity

12 percent difference seen in proportion of positive blood cultures before and after antimicrobial therapy

Men Less Knowledgeable About HPV, HPV Vaccination

Most men and women did not know anal, penile, and oral cancers are caused by HPV