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AACR Cancer Progress Report Reveals 33 Percent Decrease in Cancer Death Rate, 1990 to...

Report highlights advances such as approval of 14 new anticancer therapeutics, expansion of use of 12 previously approved therapeutics

Opioids Can Be Continued in Cancer Patients With Nonmedical Stimulant Use

Regardless of prognosis, panel deemed it appropriate to continue opioids, increase monitoring, and avoid opioid tapering

Linguistic Disparities Impact Patient Access to Cancer Care

Non-English-speaking patient callers to hospital are less likely to be provided with next steps to access cancer care

Early-Onset Cancer Morbidity Continuing to Increase

Main risk factors underlying early-onset cancers are dietary risk factors, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use

Atezolizumab Can Induce Response in Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma

Anti-PD-L1 agent induces sustained responses seen in about one-third of patients with advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma

Mitotane Not Needed With Low- to Intermediate-Risk Adrenocortical Carcinoma

No significant improvement seen for relapse, but treatment was associated with side effects

Higher Administrative Payment Burden Causes Delays in Cancer Care

Younger patients, African American patients appear to have more cost-related delays/nonadherence

Subcutaneous Securement System Best for Reaching End of PICC Need

Subcutaneous anchor securement system better than adhesive securement device for reaching end of need with a single PICC

Evidence Lacking for Cannabinoid Use in Children With Cancer

However, review reports no serious cannabis-related adverse events

Adherence to Mediterranean Lifestyle Linked to Lower Mortality

Increasing quartiles of MEDLIFE index associated with reduced hazard ratios for all-cause, cancer mortality