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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

Individual Risk Assessment Ups Mammography in Women at High Risk

Use of mammography increased among women in racial- and ethnic-minority groups who were at high risk

Artificial Intelligence May Speed Lung Cancer Detection

Researchers say minimization of false positives necessary prior to clinical use

Robotic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Does Not Cut Postop Infections

But overall incidence of postoperative complications significantly lower with robotic versus laparoscopic gastrectomy