Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

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Must reads for theWeek ending July 22, 2018

CMS freezing of risk adjustment payments predicted to drive up insurance premiums, United States District Court Ruling Puts Risk Adjustment On Hold

If confirmed as Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh could upend ACA, Case references, including Seven-Sky v. Holder

Software boosts accuracy of colonoscopies, Tripathi PV et al. DDW 2018 (Digestive Disease Week, 2018). Presentation 133.

Proposed fee schedule for 2019 could cut EHR hours,

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Must reads for theWeek ending July 8, 2018

EBUS-TBNA guides need for further treatment in RCC, Val-Bernal J et al. Pathology Research and Practice 2018; 214 (7), 949-56.

Clear cell papillary RCC distinguished by unique staining pattern, Wang Y et al. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology 36: 2018; 1-4.

Myelodysplasia risk high in RCC patients, Shenoy N et al. Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, Published online June 28, 2018.

Pembrolizumab in advanced clear cell RCC, McDermott DF et al. ASCO 2018 (annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology), Abstract 4500.

Do docetaxel nanoparticles boost response in mCRPC?, Autio KA et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018 July 5. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2168.

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Must reads for theWeek ending July 1, 2018

What standard should be used for clinical trials of checkpoint inhibitors?, Gyawali B et al. JAMA Network Open. 2018 June 22. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0416

Parvovirus not seen in cutaneous lymphoma biopsy specimens, Kreuter A et al. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Jun 27. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1628.

Durable responses seen from lisocabtagene in relapsed/refractory DLBCL, Abramson JS et al. ASCO 2018. Abstract 7505

Added pomalidomide reduced risk of progression, death in myeloma, Richardson PG et al. ASCO 2018, Abstract 8001.

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Must reads for theWeek ending June 24, 2018

New MOC pathway developed by ABIM, ASCO, Alternative to focus on oncology expertise

Survey indicates opioid prescriptions have decreased , Physicians' progress to reverse the nation's opioid epidemic. American Medical Association.

Oncologists sue over Medicare drug pay cut, Community Oncology Alliance v. Office of Management and Budget et al. ​

Gender disparity found in oncology research funding, Zhou CD et al. BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 30. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018625

Trump administration rejects ACA lawsuit, Texas v. The United States centers on the individual mandate

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Must reads for theWeek ending June 17, 2018

Risk categories predict mRCC survival, Rini B et al. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2018 May 3. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2018.04.005.

Access to care linked to better outcomes in black men with prostate cancer, Halabi et al, George et al. ASCO 2018 (annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology) Abstracts LBA5005 and LBA5009.

Prostate cancer before age 55 more likely in black men, Nettey OS et al. AUA 2018 (American Urological Association annual meeting). Abstract MP 21-17.

Statins may affect prostate cancer microenvironment, Allott E et al. AUA 2018 (annual meeting of the American Urological Association), Abstract MP21-01.

Prostate cancer risks higher in smokers, Foerster B et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.1071.

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