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Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for developing or dying from cancer

Risk for Cancer Incidence, Mortality Increased With Psoriasis

Overall cancer mortality and mortality for liver, esophageal, pancreatic cancer up with severe psoriasis
Ibrutinib is associated with an increased risk for new or worsened hypertension in patients treated for B-cell malignancies

Ibrutinib Therapy Linked to New, Worsened Hypertension

Ibrutinib-related hypertension associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events
The U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native population faces a higher risk for many cancers than white Americans living in the same geographical region

American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Cancer Incidence

Higher rates reported for lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, and stomach cancers versus whites
Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure

With Comorbidities, Less Than Six Hours of Sleep Ups Risk for Early Death

Risk for dying from heart attack, stroke twofold higher among those with high BP, diabetes and short sleep

September 2019 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for September 2019. This roundup includes...

American Society for Radiation Oncology, Sept. 15-18

The 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology The annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology was held...
A stepped care approach seems beneficial for insomnia treatment among cancer survivors

Behavioral Treatment Helps Reduce Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

Insomnia Severity Index scores improved for many cancer survivors with single sleep education session
About 11 percent of cancers are diagnosed following an emergency department visit

11 Percent of Cancers Detected Via Emergency Department Visit

Patients with ED-mediated diagnoses more likely to be unmarried, Hispanic or black, in lowest income quartile
Cancer diagnosis is less likely in patients not attending referral appointments for suspected cancer

Skipping Cancer Referral Appointments Linked to Earlier Death

U.K. study reveals that more than 5 percent of patients skip their urgent referral appointment
Users of mint- and menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are exposed to pulegone levels higher than what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers acceptable for intake of synthetic pulegone in food

Pulegone Levels in Mint, Menthol E-Cigarettes May Be Unsafe

Exposure levels higher than those found in combustible menthol cigarettes