Acute urinary retention tied to increased risk of certain cancers
November 24, 2021
“Admission with a first-time acute urinary retention could be an opportunity to diagnose an occult cancer.”
Severe COVID two times higher for cancer patients
November 8, 2021
Cancer patients are at high risk of developing COVID-19 with severe outcomes, but the magnitude of the risk hasn’t been documented on a wide scale until now.
In and out surgeries become the norm during pandemic
October 29, 2021
The number of same-day discharges has grown for various surgeries but it’s not always the right or the preferred choice, experts say.
Higher death rate seen in cancer patients with nosocomial COVID-19
July 30, 2020
All-cause mortality was higher in cancer patients with hospital-acquired COVID-19 than in those with community-acquired COVID-19.
Patient-focused precautions, testing help blunt pandemic effects on heme-onc unit
May 26, 2020
Multiple factors helped keep the anticipated COVID-19 surge manageable at the hematologic oncology service of Levine Cancer Institute.
Androgens may explain male vulnerability to COVID-19
May 8, 2020
Androgen deprivation therapy may be protective against COVID-19, a study suggests.
COVID-19 death rate was twice as high in cancer patients in NYC study
May 5, 2020
The overall case fatality rate was 28% for cancer patients with COVID-19 and 14% for noncancer COVID-19 patients.
Excess cancer deaths predicted as care is disrupted by COVID-19
May 1, 2020
Researchers are predicting that, 1 year from now, there will be 33,890 excess deaths among cancer patients in the United States over the age of 40.
Antitumor treatment may increase risk of severe events in COVID-19 patients
May 1, 2020
Receiving antitumor treatment within 14 days of COVID-19 diagnosis was linked to a higher risk of ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, or death.
Home-based chemo skyrockets at one U.S. center
April 10, 2020
The University of Pennsylvania’s home-based chemotherapy program experienced a 300% increase in participation in a 5-week period.