Today's Health News

Prostate Cancer Surgery Lagged for Black Men During Pandemic

Black men less likely than White men to undergo prostatectomy despite similar COVID-19 risk factors, biopsy Gleason grade groups

Racial Disparities Persist in Multiple Myeloma Care, Outcomes

Hispanics have higher MM-related in-hospital mortality; recent decline seen in in-hospital mortality for all except NH-Blacks

Abelacimab Prevents VTE After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Single, postoperative IV dose of abelacimab superior to enoxaparin for preventing venous thromboembolism, with no increase in bleeding risk

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults

Limited or no improvement seen in female breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and bone and joint sarcomas

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices

Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery

Carboplatin Intensification Beneficial for Group 3 Medulloblastoma

Therapy intensification with carboplatin improved five-year event-free survival in children with high-risk group 3 medulloblastoma only

Recommended TVUS Screening Thresholds May Miss Endometrial Cancer in Black Women

Current criteria for noninvasive transvaginal ultrasound used to determine the need for endometrial biopsy not as accurate in Black women

Risk Factors ID’d for VTE, ASCVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease increased twofold after unprovoked VTE in rheumatoid arthritis

Geographic Disparities Found in Cancer Diagnosis Stage, Mortality for AYAs

Living in rural counties and living farther from reporting hospital detrimental for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Should Changes Made to Clinical Trials During Pandemic Be Kept?

Changes were recommended to preserve potential patient benefit while minimizing risks associated with COVID-19