Older minority cancer patients have worse surgery outcomes than similar white patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Older minority cancer patients with poor social determinants of health are significantly more likely to experience negative surgical outcomes compared to white patients with similar risk factors, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. […]

Study explains why patients with cancer spread to the liver have worse outcomes

IMAGE: Weiping Zou, M.D., Ph.D. view more  Credit: University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Michael Green, M.D., Ph.D., noticed that when his patients had cancer that spread to the liver, they fared poorly – more so than when cancer spread to other parts of the body. Not only that, but transformative immunotherapy […]

Transfusions with higher red blood cell levels do not improve preterm baby outcomes

IMAGE: This large, multi-center randomized clinical trial was conducted by Dr. Haresh Kirpalani of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Edward Bell of the University of Iowa, and colleagues of the Neonatal… view more  Credit: George Mason University Very low birthweight infants are at a high risk for anemia and often need blood transfusions to survive. Some […]

Stopping RAS inhibitors tied to worse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

IMAGE: Principal investigator Juan Jesus Carrero, professor at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. view more  Credit: Ulf Sirborn. Small studies have suggested that a group of medications called RAS inhibitors may be harmful in persons with advanced chronic kidney disease, and physicians therefore often stop the treatment in such […]

Mayo Clinic Model of Care and Research leads to favorable outcomes for patients with COVID-19

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with COVID-19 who received care at Mayo Clinic, whether in the hospital or at home, had outcomes that compared favorably to those reported nationally and internationally. These results demonstrate the value of an integrated, team-based approach to patient care and monitoring, according to a retrospective study of all patients with COVID-19 […]

Implementing policies and strategies to eliminate racial disparities could improve outcomes for both diseases — ScienceDaily

Income level, employment, housing location, medical insurance, education, tobacco and alcohol use, diet and obesity, access to medical care. These are some of the factors causing worse cancer outcomes in people who are Black. The same factors are also causing worse outcomes from COVID-19 in this population. “The similarities between COVID-19 issues and cancer disparities […]

Triple chemotherapy combination improves metastatic colorectal cancer outcomes

IMAGE: Scott Kopetz, MD, of SWOG Cancer Research Network view more  Credit: SWOG Cancer Research Network Researchers from SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have shown that a triple drug combination – of irinotecan, cetuximab, and vemurafenib – is […]