population health

In a session Saturday morning, Artia Hurria, MD, FASCO, detailed the current state of treatment for older patients with cancer and the reasons why further efforts are needed to improve the evidence base in this population.
Four risk prediction models have been shown to accurately select the highest risk smokers for lung cancer screening.
Older age, African American race, and low socioeconomic status may be linked with a reduced likelihood of receiving multiple myeloma treatment of any kind.
Referral of newly diagnosed adolescent patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia to pediatric and National Cancer Institute-designated centers should be strongly recommended.
A new study compared medical care cost estimates of different cancer types for patients aged at least 18 years and provided important evidence about the cost of cancer care across the age spectrum.
In comparison to the funding and survival rate of many other cancer types, funding for ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancer does not align with their survival rates.
Participation in clinical trials may help overcome health disparities in the treatment of advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer, according to a presentation at the SGO 2018 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.
A session highlighted strategies for managing clinical trials for cancer and improving patient accrual in the community setting.
Socioeconomic inequalities may affect cancer-specific survival and overall survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus.
Research presented at the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings showed that potential role of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the post-transplant setting for patients with relapsed or large B-cell lymphomas.