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Radiological Society of North America, Dec. 1-6

The 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North...
Adding tucatinib to trastuzumab and capecitabine is associated with improved progression-free and overall survival among heavily pretreated patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive metastatic breast cancer

SABCS: Addition of Tucatinib Ups Survival in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

In heavily pretreated patients, adding tucatinib versus placebo improves overall, progression-free survival
From 2003 to 2017

2003 to 2017 Saw Increase in Deaths at Home, Hospice Facility

Greatest odds of death at home and at hospice facility seen for patients with cancer
For nonelderly adults in the United States

Insurance Disparities ID’d in Diagnosis of Late-Stage Melanoma

Odds of late-stage melanoma up for individuals with Medicaid, no insurance versus those with private insurance
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation performed after programmed cell death 1 or programmed cell death ligand 1 monoclonal antibody treatment seems feasible for patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma

ASH: AlloHSCT Feasible After PD-1, PD-L1 mAb in Hodgkin Lymphoma

Outcomes good for those treated with a PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitor before undergoing allogeneic HSCT
Adventists have substantially lower rates of all-cause mortality and cancer incidence than nonsmokers from the general population in the United States

All-Cause Mortality, Cancer Incidence Lower for Adventists

All-cause mortality lower in Adventists versus nonsmokers in general population at ages 65 and 85 years
Acupuncture results in significantly fewer and less severe symptoms of radiation-induced xerostomia among patients with oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Fewer Cases of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture

Patients receiving true acupuncture have significantly lower least square mean xerostomia score
In 2018

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare
Almost one-third of high school students report current use of tobacco products

Current Tobacco Use Prevalent in Middle, High School Students

Overall, 31.2 and 12.5 percent of high school and middle school students, respectively, reported current use
For critically ill pediatric patients

Fresh Red Blood Cell Transfusion No Better in Critically Ill Children

Incidence of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome similar with use of fresh, standard-issue RBCs