February 13th 2024
Your daily dose of the clinical news you may have missed.
February 6th 2024
Preventive health screenings have yet to rebound to pre-COVID-19 levels and Asian adults appear to have fallen behind more than other racial/ethnic groups, a new study finds.
January 18th 2024
Over 4 million cancer deaths have been reverted since 1991, but new cancer cases are estimated to reach over 2 million, according to new data from an annual American Cancer Society report.
January 9th 2024
Data from recent Austrian study suggest that sex should be considered when determining screening age for colorectal cancer, reported authors.
November 30th 2023
Lung Cancer Survival Improved Significantly Based on Early CT Screening: 20-Year Follow-Up Study Findings
Early CT screening led to a 20-year lung cancer survival rate of 81% in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program. Details, here.
The Future of Multi-Cancer Early Detection
To close this series, experts explore the challenges and guideline gaps in multi-cancer early detection while considering its potential impact on patient care, accessibility, and improved outcomes.
Optimizing Patient Pathways in Multi-Cancer Detection
Experts explore strategies for efficient patient care coordination through early cancer detection, highlighting cost challenges while ensuring timely diagnoses and treatments.
Understanding BBS: Interpreting and Responding to Results
Mylynda Massart, MD, PhD, nuances of blood-based screening (BBS) in early cancer detection and how doctors can respond to various results.
Daily Dose: Next Generation Cologuard for Colorectal Cancer Detection
Clinical Implementation of Cancer Screening Strategies
Experts delve into the complexities of cancer screening, from identifying high-risk individuals to counseling patients about the nuances of screening tests, all while aiming for early detection and improved outcomes.
Navigating the Transition to Precision Medicine in Early Cancer Detection
Experts discuss the transition from evidence-based medicine to precision medicine in the context of cancer screening, emphasizing the urgency of implementing multi-cancer screening for broad positive outcomes.
Next Generation Cologuard Outperforms FIT for CRC Detection, Shows Improved Sensitivity, Specificity
A pivotal phase 3 clinical trial showed Cologuard significantly more likely than FIT to detect cancerous and advanced precancerous lesions.
Landscape of Multi-Cancer Early Detection Tests
Experts discuss the evolving landscape of multicancer early detection tests, including those in development and currently available.
Multi-Cancer Detection: Transforming Screening
Experts discuss the emerging landscape of multicancer early detection testing through liquid biopsy, highlighting its potential to revolutionize cancer screening.
Guidelines and Inequities: Insights from Experts
Candace Westgate, DO, MPH, FACOG, and Mylynda Massart, MD, PhD, introduce this series on early cancer detection, multi-cancer detection tests, and the role of primary care physicians (PCPs) in preventative care.
Early Cancer Detection and the Role of PCPs
The Worst States for Health Care in the US: 2023
Get a quick look at the US worst states for health care ranked using a composite score that included measures of cost, access, and outcomes.
The Best States for Health Care in the US: 2023
The best states for health care were ranked using a composite score that included measures of cost, access, and outcomes. So, which state retains the most residents?
E-Cigarettes: US Sales Nearly Double over 2 Years, Youth Prefer Flavored Disposables
Sales of e-cigarettes in the US jumped by 46% from 2020-2022; rapid market shifts beg coordinated restrictions to protect public health, says the CDC.
SGLT-2 Inhibitors Linked to Reduced Risk for Wide Range of Cancers in Study from Taiwan
Reduced risk for 10 different cancers was reported among patients with diabetes treated with SGLT2 inhibitors compared with those not treated.
Medicinal Cannabis Effectively Reduced Cancer Pain, Opioid Use in Large Registry Study
Medicinal cannabis products reduced use of opioids and other medications and products that contained balanced measures of THC and CBD appeared most effective.
Remote Intervention Increases 3 Cancer Screenings Among Women in Rural US
A combination of outreach measures tailored to the needs of rural Midwest women increased recommended screenings by as much as 6-fold.
For Black Women, Breast Cancer Screening Should Begin Almost a Decade Earlier than Current Universal Recommendations
Race- and ethnicity-specific starting ages for screening would help prevent early breast cancer mortality among Black women, according to authors of a new study.
Study: Bariatric Surgery Linked to Significant Decrease in Mortality at 40-year Follow-up
A pivotal study with 40-year follow-up of post-bariatric surgery patients reinforces long-term benefits of the procedures on all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
Healthy Eating Patterns Associated with Reduced Risk of Mortality in Large Cohort Study
Adherence to several different healthy eating patterns was associated with reduced risk for all- and specific-cause mortality in a large prospective cohort study with 36 years of follow-up.
Heavy Alcohol Use Strongly Associated with Risk of Early-onset Colorectal Cancer, Study Finds
New research shows excessive alcohol use is strongly associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer, regardless of genetic risk.
Seen in the ED: Generalized Weakness
Persistent generalized weakness and decreased oral intake bring a man in his early 60s with hx of thyroid cancer to the ED. Do ECG and labs suggest a diagnosis?
NAFLD & NASH in Primary Care: Facts, Definitions, & Figures in Brief
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is increasing and early detection is critical. Brush up on basics with our slides.
New USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Draft Recommendation Includes Adults Aged 45 Years
For the first time, the USPSTF recommends colorectal cancer screening in adults beginning at age 45.
A Nutty Way to Prevent Cancer?
A large review ties nut consumption to a lower incidence of cancer, but not diabetes.
The IBD-Cancer Link: 3 Key Questions
There is a lot of new information about the link between various malignancies and inflammatory bowel disease. Here: answers to 3 key questions.
Stroke Risk Spikes After Cancer Dx
Cancer may be an under-appreciated, but common risk factor for stroke, which is most common the first month after cancer diagnosis.
Healthy Weight Trims Ovarian Cancer Risk
Being overweight increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new comprehensive report. The finding offers a way to reduce the risk.
Obesity Tied to a Variety of Health Problems
Recent studies have linked obesity with a number of clinical concerns, ranging from kidney disease to pancreatic cancer to hearing loss in women.
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