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Different genetic test interpretations have been identified for genetic variants

Genetic Tests May Differ in Their Interpretation of Certain Variants

11 percent of interpretations were different for TP53 gene; difference can impact management

June 2020 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for June 2020. This roundup includes...

American Association for Cancer Research, June 22-24

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2020 The American Association for Cancer Research held a second virtual meeting as part of...
Patients with stage III and IV cancer have worse quality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic

Quality of Life Worse for Cancer Patients During COVID-19

Quality of life significantly lower than reference group; symptom scales worse, including insomnia
Greater sedentary time is independently associated with a higher cancer mortality risk

More Sedentary Time Tied to Higher Risk for Cancer Mortality

Replacing sedentary time with 30 minutes of light or moderate physical activity cuts risk
African-Americans are underrepresented in clinical trials leading to approval of cancer medications

African-American Participation Inadequate in Cancer Drug Trials

Consistent underrepresentation seen in clinical trials evaluating medications across major cancer types
Higher medical and nonmedical financial hardships are associated with a greater number of emergency department visits and lower receipt of some preventive services among cancer survivors

Financial Hardship Linked to More ED Visits in Cancer Survivors

Medical financial hardship linked to lower uptake of influenza vaccine, lower breast cancer screening
Cardioprotective therapies

Cardioprotective Therapy Use Lower With Cancer History

Utilization rate of antiplatelet therapies and statins significantly lower for patients with cancer history
The national costs attributed to medical care for cancer are considerable and are projected to increase 34 percent by 2030 based on population growth

Considerable National Costs Attributed to Cancer Medical Care

Overall annualized average costs highest for end-of-life cancer phase followed by initial, continuing phases
There are considerable racial/ethnic disparities in the economic burden due to premature cancer deaths

Racial/Ethnic Disparities Seen in Economic Burden Due to Cancer Deaths

Non-Hispanic blacks have higher age-standardized PYLL, lost earning rates than whites for 13 of 19 sites