A ZIP code-based analysis homed in on the geography of disparities in cancer care and outcomes in the U.S. (ASCO Connection)
A majority of Americans favor regulating the manufacture and sales of e-cigarettes, including almost 40% who support an outright ban. (NORC at the University of Chicago)
“Virtual focus groups” provided insights into the urban/rural disparity in rates of vaccination against human papillomavirus. (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Worldwide, as many as half of all childhood cancers may go undiagnosed and untreated. (The Lancet Oncology, Harvard School of Public Health)
A phase III trial of the antibody-drug conjugate mirvetuximab soravtansine did not meet the primary endpoint of improved progression-free survival in patients with advanced, folate receptor-positive ovarian cancer, ImmunoGen announced.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosed in young patients appears to be clinically and genetically different from CRC in older patients. (Cancer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
A computer modeling analysis of more than 3,200 patients provided new insights into which types of breast cancer have the greatest long-term risk of recurrence. (Nature)
The growing number of approved biosimilars for trastuzumab (Herceptin) will erode sales of the branded product while increasing access to the drug for patients with HER2-positive breast and gastric cancers. (Global Data)
Coinciding with Patient Safety Awareness Week, the American Society for Radiation Oncology updated its guide for radiation therapy safety and effectiveness.
Use of an artificial intelligence program improved lung cancer screening efficiency by reducing the number of false-positive results. (University of Pittsburgh, Thorax)
A study involving 64,000 women showed a small but statistically significant association between infertility and cancer risk. (Human Reproduction)