Today's Health News

Pneumococcal Infection Reduced in Children With Sickle Cell Since PCV13

After 2010, all invasive pneumococcal infection serotypes were those not included in 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Subsequent Breast Cancer Risk Higher for Child Cancer Survivors Receiving Doxorubicin

More than twofold increase in risk seen for those treated with ≥200 mg/m² cumulative doxorubicin versus no doxorubicin

Cediranib Shows Promise for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

No significant improvement in progression-free, overall survival seen with addition of lenalidomide to cediranib

Use of AI Plus One Radiologist Noninferior for Detecting Breast Cancer

Double reading by one radiologist plus AI noninferior to standard-of-care double reading by two radiologists

Risk for Intracerebral Hemorrhage May Be Transmissible Via Blood Transfusion

Risk was increased for those receiving transfusion from donors who later developed multiple spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhages

Advanced Young-Onset Adenoma Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

However, overall 10-year colorectal cancer incidence relatively low in veterans younger than 50 years of age

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Best for Locally Advanced NSCLC

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy spares more normal tissue than 3D-conformal radiotherapy

Reproductive Factors Linked to Risk for Lung Cancer

Early menarche, early menopause, shortened reproductive life span linked to increased risk, especially for NSCLC

E-Cigarettes, Cytisine, Varenicline Most Effective to Help Stop Smoking

Combination of a patch and fast-acting nicotine replacement therapy also effective

Diet, Exercise Intervention May Aid Chemotherapy Outcomes in Breast Cancer

Although relative dose intensity similar, pathologic complete response higher with intervention