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Transplant Beneficial for Kidney Failure in Sickle Cell

Patients with kidney failure associated with sickle cell disease are less likely to receive a transplant despite similar reduction in mortality

Optimal Therapy for Esophageal Cancer Feasible in Fit Elderly

Those 70 years and older have similar postoperative complication scores and long-term survival

Liver Cancer Profile Differs in Black Patients With Hep C

Black patients have better liver function at the time of hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis; have less early-stage HCC, larger tumors

Model Can Aid Assessment of Multiple Pulmonary Nodules

Validated machine-based learning model performs better than surgeons, radiologists, CADx for predicting malignancy

Mortality Gap Between Cancer, Heart Disease Narrowing for Women Younger Than 65

Age-adjusted mortality rates decreased for cancer and heart disease from 1999 to 2018, but increased for heart disease from 2010

Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions Up Among Veterans

Prevalence of MCC remained higher for male, female veterans after stratification by age and adjustment for sociodemographics

Trial of Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease Halted

Two patients participating in the study developed cancer years after treatment

Fecal Transplant May Counter Anti-PD-1 Resistance in Melanoma

FMT plus anti-PD-1 therapy may change gut microbiome and help overcome drug resistance in some patients with advanced melanoma

GERD Linked to Squamous Cell Cancers of Larynx, Esophagus

An estimated 16.92 and 17.32 percent, respectively, of cases of LSCC and ESCC among individuals aged 50 to 71 years linked to GERD

Bone Cancer Survivor Selected for SpaceX Flight

Hayley Arceneaux will join billionaire Jared Isaacman, who wants to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital