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Precision Medicine Can Be Integrated Into Routine Cancer Care

Implementation of precision oncology recommendations has clinical utility for patients with gastrointestinal cancers

Behavioral Nudges to Prompt Serious Illness Conversations Beneficial

Among patients with cancer, intervention can increase serious illness conversations for all patients and decrease end-of-life systemic therapy

Female Cancer Survivors Experience Accelerated Declines in Physical Function

Physical function remains below that of age-matched controls even five years later

Most U.S. Children Have Adequate Geographic Access to Cancer Care

Some disparities exist by racial and ethnic groups, rural residents, and areas with high deprivation levels

Nab-Paclitaxel Does Not Increase Overall Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

No significant improvement seen in survival with gemcitabine and cisplatin for patients with locally advanced disease, gallbladder adenocarcinoma

Risk for Suicide Still Elevated for Individuals With Cancer

Elevated risks seen across all sociodemographic groups, with particularly high rates for Hispanics, Medicaid-insured, uninsured

Racial, Ethnic Inequities Seen in Opioid Access for Patients Dying of Cancer

Black and Hispanic patients less likely to receive any opioids compared with Whites; Black patients more likely to undergo urine drug screening

Inequities Seen in Cancer Treatment Delay in Patients With SARS-CoV-2

Race and ethnicity, area-level social determinants of health linked to delayed or discontinued cancer treatment

Increased Suicide Risk Seen for Patients Undergoing Cancer Surgery

Greatest risk of suicide seen for male, White, and divorced or single patients

Overall Cancer Mortality Continued to Decline From 2019 to 2020

Prostate cancer incidence increased from 2014 to 2019; large decrease in cervical cancer incidence linked to HPV vaccine