Today's Health News

Artificial Intelligence Better Than Risk Factors for Predicting Cancer Risk

Findings seen for screening-detected breast cancer, but not interval cancer risk

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics

But rates higher for infection-related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer

Trastuzumab Deruxtecan Slows Metastatic Breast Cancer

Progression-free survival longer with T-DXd versus T-DM1 for HER2+ metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and taxane

Many Oral Anticancer Drugs Require Prior Authorization

Median time to drug receipt was seven days; prior authorization was associated with delayed time to drug receipt

Survival Up With Tebentafusp in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

Overall survival longer with tebentafusp for HLA*02:01-positive patients with previously untreated metastatic uveal melanoma

RAI Therapy for Hyperthyroidism Not Tied to Overall Cancer Risk

However, linear radiation dose-response association between radioactive iodine and solid cancer mortality seen in two studies

Urban-Rural Disparity Seen in New Liver Cancer Cases

Incidence of liver cancer rising at an annual rate of 5.7 percent in rural areas

HPV Vaccine Will Have Modest Impact on Oropharynx Cancer Incidence by 2045

However, reductions in oropharynx cancer incidence should be seen among young and middle-aged adults

Many Pregnancies Affected by Iron Deficiency

Yet, less than half of individuals have their ferritin levels checked during pregnancy