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Structural, Clinical Barriers Prevent Cancer Trial Participation

Structural and clinical barriers prevent most cancer patients from participating in clinical trials, according to a review published online Feb. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes

Long-term outcomes are more favorable for early intensive treatment versus first-line moderate-efficacy disease-modifying therapy in multiple sclerosis, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Neurology.

Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups

Cancer death rates are decreasing faster in blacks than whites in the United States, according to a report published online Feb. 14 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients

Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in Circulation Research.

1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2

Between 1997 and 2014, screen time more than doubled for children aged 0 to 2 years, with television time accounting for most screen time, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

For first-line therapy of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, pembrolizumab plus axitinib and avelumab plus axitinib both show improved survival versus sunitinib, according to two studies published online Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, held from Feb. 14 to 16 in San Francisco.

Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus

The microbiome of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, particularly those with increased disease activity, has reduced taxonomic complexity, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

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