Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Transplantation
Maternal infection in pregnancy ups risk for childhood leukemia?
Maternal infections during pregnancy may be associated with chromosomal and immunologic alterations in the fetus, the authors of the study...
Leukemia rates two to three times higher in children born near fracking
“This study is among the few to focus on drinking water specifically and the first to apply a novel metric designed to capture potential exposure...
Quality of life benefit exaggerated in some cancer studies
Evidence still lacking that vitamins prevent CVD, cancer: USPSTF
In its final recommendation statement on the subject, the task force does, however, recommend against use of vitamin E and beta-carotene.
Patients with blood cancers underutilize palliative care
Today in “Diminutio,” Sarah D’Ambruoso, NP, highlights this and other key presentations on palliative care from the ASCO annual meeting.
Dodging potholes from cancer care to hospice transitions
The consequences of suboptimal hospice transitions can damage the mental health and well-being of patient and caregiver.
Novel COVID-19 vaccine could fill the void for patients with blood cancers
Existing vaccines provide weak protection for immunocompromised patients with B-cell deficiencies.
Few new cancer drugs replace current standards of care
Newer drugs could benefit patients but could increase the cost of care.
Eating olive oil may slow CLL disease progression
A pilot study in Greece suggested that consuming extra virgin olive oil daily induced the apoptosis of cancer cells.
Ways to lessen toxic effects of chemo in older adults
Three recent high-quality randomized trials evaluated the use of geriatric assessment in older adults with cancer.