Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Hematology & Oncology for September 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
High-Risk Patients Not Aware of Needed Colonoscopy Intervals
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many patients with biopsy-confirmed advanced colorectal polyps are unaware of their need for repeat colonoscopy as well as the proper surveillance interval, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Systems.
Review IDs Dietary Factors Linked to Lower CRC Incidence
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Decreased colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence is seen in association with use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), magnesium, folate, and high consumption of fruits and vegetables, fiber, and dairy products, according to an umbrella review published online Sept. 28 in Gut.
Cancer Mortality Higher for U.S. Counties With Persistent Poverty
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. counties with persistent poverty (â‰¥20 percent of residents in poverty since 1980) have higher rates of cancer mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Hospital Admissions Not Related to COVID-19 Fell in Early 2020
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Non-COVID-19 hospital admissions decreased considerably with the onset of COVID-19, with declines generally similar across patient demographic subgroups from February to April 2020, according to a report published online Sept. 24 in Health Affairs.
Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 247 Percent of Medicare
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — During 2018, prices paid to hospitals by privately insured patients averaged 247 percent of what Medicare would have paid, according to a study from the RAND Corporation.
Suicidal Behaviors, Deaths Lower for Childhood Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Survivors of childhood cancer have a lower prevalence of suicidal behaviors and mortality, but the prevalence of suicidal ideation is similar to that of the general population, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in Cancer.
Measures of Central Adiposity Linked to All-Cause Mortality
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Several indices of central adiposity, including waist circumference and body adiposity index, are associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality, according to a review published online Sept. 23 in The BMJ.
J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Begins Final Stage of Clinical Trials