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May 2023, Vol 13, No 5

Every industry, from healthcare to food service, has felt the strain of employee recruitment and retention over the past few years. Employees who were left with a short-staffed team have experienced increased burdens, and consumers have experienced a decline in service levels. Read More ›

Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent several types of cancer, including cervical, oral/oropharyngeal, penile, and anal cancers. Unfortunately, vaccination rates, as well as public knowledge regarding the link between HPV and these cancers, are lagging, according to research presented during the 2023 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Read More ›

In a session during the 2023 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Annual Conference, Deborah M. Stephens, DO, provided important updates to treatment recommendations for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), and identified key factors for selecting frontline and subsequent therapies, including IGHV gene status, 17p deletion/TP53 mutation status, age, patient comorbidities, and resistance mutations. Read More ›

Surgery is typically the gold standard for patients with biopsy-proven, clear cell, renal cell carcinoma with no evidence of metastatic disease, said Eric Jonasch, MD, in a session during the 2023 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Conference. In this setting, there is probably not a role for systemic neoadjuvant treatment, as response rates of 15% to 45% have been recorded with axitinib (Inlyta), sunitinib (Sutent), and other tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Read More ›

Molecular/genetic characterization has taken on greater importance in the classification of adult gliomas and in diagnostic and treatment decision-making. “These tumors are now grouped and predicated more on molecular features rather than histopathologic criteria,” said L. Burt Nabors, MD, in a presentation during the 2023 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference. Read More ›

The results of a recent survey commissioned by AccessOne, which focused on healthcare affordability and the impact of rising costs of living, revealed that the majority (71%) of consumers feel that inflation is having a significant effect on their healthcare purchasing decisions or their ability to pay medical bills. Read More ›

Cybercrime can disrupt care, delay prognosis or treatment, and in the worst cases, cause fatalities. Healthcare organizations must protect data before a breach occurs and when successful remediation can contain risk and cost at the lowest possible levels. Read More ›

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a rare and aggressive form of cancer, has seen a steady increase in incidence in the United States, with a predominant increase in intrahepatic CCA, from 2001 to 2017, according to a recent epidemiological study. Read More ›

The consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk for cancer and cancer-related death, according to findings from a recent study. Read More ›

On April 17, 2023, the FDA approved omidubicel-onlv (Omisirge; Gamida Cell), a substantially modified allogeneic cord blood–based cell therapy, to quicken the recovery of neutrophils in the body and reduce the risk for infection in adults and pediatric patients aged ≥12 years with hematologic malignancies who have a planned umbilical cord blood transplant after a myeloablative conditioning regimen, such as radiation or chemotherapy. Read More ›

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