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Blood Biomarkers May Help Assess Need for Lung Cancer Screening

Blood test based on four-marker protein panel combined with risk prediction model may improve assessment of risk for lung cancer

Managing Pulmonary Embolism in Primary Care Feasible for Some Patients

About 21 percent of adults diagnosed with acute PE in primary care sent home; few experienced adverse events within 30 days

Prognostic Index May ID CLL Patients Who Will Not Need Treatment

Novel prognostic index CLL-WONT identifies patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who are at low risk for ever requiring treatment

Frailty Mars Outcomes After aHSCT in Lymphoid Malignancies

Links found for frailty with in-hospital mortality, prolonged length of stay for patients with NHL, HL, MM undergoing aHSCT

Risk for Cancer Increased After VTE for Patients With Psoriasis

Standardized incidence ratio was 3.0 during first year of follow-up after VTE and decreased to 1.5 during subsequent years

Pandemic Having Major Impact on Pediatric Oncology Providers

51 percent of institutions cite decreased clinical staff availability; HCPs experiencing psychological distress, financial concerns

Combo Immunotherapy Ups Survival in Advanced Liver Cancer

Overall survival, but not progression-free survival, improved with tremelimumab plus durvalumab versus sorafenib for unresectable HCC

Adding Immunotherapy to Chemo Ups Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer

Overall survival, progression-free survival prolonged in those receiving durvalumab versus placebo in addition to gemcitabine and cisplatin

Overall, Night Shift Work Not Tied to Higher Lymphoma Risk

However, nonlinear association seen between night shifts and chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

Compared with White patients, Black patients have 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in EHR