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In 2017

Half of Physician Directors of NCI Cancer Centers Receive Industry Payments

Authors question whether these payments serve the public interest
The economic burden of disease progression is considerable among multiple myeloma patients receiving drug therapy across all lines of therapy

Cost Burden of Disease Progression High in Multiple Myeloma

For patients receiving drug therapy, economic burden substantial across lines of therapy
From 2000 to 2016

Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers Shifted to Younger Age Groups

Large study shows particular increase in the 50- to 64-year-old age group from 2000 to 2016
A vaping industry group has launched legal action to delay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's upcoming review of electronic cigarettes.

Vaping Industry Group Sues to Delay FDA Review of E-Cigarettes

Current deadline is May 2020 for all companies to submit their vaping products for federal review
Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

New labels would be the most significant change to cigarette labels in more than 35 years
Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research

Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

Short-term interest significantly increased for those viewing large TV monitors in ED waiting room
Catch-up human papillomavirus vaccinations are recommended for all persons through age 26 years and should be considered for some persons aged 27 to 45 years

ACIP Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccines Through Age 26

For adults aged 27 to 45 years, vaccination may be beneficial for some who are inadequately vaccinated
Use of a deep learning artificial intelligence system for digital breast tomosynthesis images can improve cancer detection efficacy and reduce image reading time

AI Assists in Reading of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Images

Concurrent use of AI system improves cancer detection, reduces reading time and recall rate
The time to first postoperative bowel movement after elective laparoscopic colorectal resection is shorter in those drinking coffee versus noncaffeinated tea

Coffee May Speed Up Recovery of Function After Bowel Surgery

Time to first postoperative bowel movement and length of hospital stay shorter in coffee drinkers
Elderly prostate cancer patients with preexisting cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) using abiraterone acetate or enzalutamide have higher short-term mortality compared with their counterparts without CVDs

Comorbid CVD May Up Mortality With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Seniors with preexisting cardiovascular diseases have higher risk for short-term mortality with AA, ENZ