Androgens may explain male vulnerability to COVID-19
May 8, 2020
Androgen deprivation therapy may be protective against COVID-19, a study suggests.
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.
First report of MM patient successfully treated for COVID-19 with tocilizumab
April 6, 2020
The patient presented with chest tightness and shortness of breath, indicating that symptoms of COVID-19 can be atypical in patients with coexisting multiple myeloma.
Blood test might detect multiple cancer types, study suggests
March 31, 2020
The test, which uses methylation patterns in plasma cell-free DNA, had specificity and sensitivity approaching those needed for population-based screening.
Wilkie and the VA vs COVID-19: Who’s Winning?
March 27, 2020
As the VA races to address the COVID-19 crisis, Sec. Wilkie faces a battle on multiple fronts.
Guidelines on delaying cancer surgery during COVID-19
March 26, 2020
The American College of Surgeons has issued new guidelines for cancer surgery in the era of COVID-19.
COVID-19: Older patients with cancer especially vulnerable
March 12, 2020
Expert advises diligence in screening cancer patients and commonsense preventative measures.
‘Momentous’ USMLE change: New pass/fail format stuns medicine
February 19, 2020
Step 1 had been criticized as playing too big a role in the process of becoming a physician and for causing students to study for the test instead of engaging fully in their medical education.
CDC warns against misuse of opioid-prescribing guideline
April 24, 2019
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advising against misapplication of the agency’s guideline on opioid prescribing.
Positive FIT test should prompt colonoscopy
February 4, 2019
Retrospective study in a Korean population shows increased risk even if a colonoscopy was recently performed; backs up U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on CRC Screening recommendation.