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Race Alone Does Not Explain Disparities in Cancer Screening

Other factors like physical disability and insurance coverage also play a role in explaining disparities

Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics

But rates higher for infection-related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer

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

Cancer Linked to Shortened Life Span for Solid Organ Recipients

Overall, cancer responsible for loss of 1.9 percent of total life years expected in the absence of cancer in transplant recipients

Removing Race Term From CKD-EPI Could Worsen Cancer Care for Blacks

Removing race from CKD-EPI will calculate lower eGFR for Black patients and exclude more from receiving chemo

Obesity Ups Medical Spending for Long-Term Cancer Survivors

Survivors with obesity have additional $3,216 in medical spending per person per year, translating to $19.7 billion in 2016

COVID-19 Immune Response Appears Strong in Cancer Patients

Vast majority show seropositivity four months after the second COVID-19 vaccine dose

Cannabis Use Lower in Cancer Survivors Than General Population

Factors associated with use or nonuse found to be similar between the groups