ASH 2020 – Focused on Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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Financial Intervention Decreases Mortality in Patients with Hematologic Malignancy

Patients with cancer often face financial toxicity due to the effects of disease on the ability to work, as well as the costs of...

Survey Asks European Physicians About Blood Supply Shortages and Factors That Affect Outcomes in...

Many patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are dependent on blood transfusions. Therefore, sufficient blood supply is essential for the care of this patient population. According...
Black, Hispanic Patients Have More Complications After Revision for Arthroplasty Failure

Study Explores Direct Medical Costs After Patients with High-Risk MDS Discontinue Hypomethylating Agents

Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) are the current standard of care in patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). However, for various reasons, some patients may not stick with the...
Platelet-rich Plasma Flops in Achilles Tendon Rupture

Study Uses Hemoglobin as a Continuous Variable to Refine Prognosis in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

The Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) is the standard tool to predict prognosis for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). It uses a variety...

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Improving Diversity in Smoking Cessation Trials

A study evaluated the efficacy of strategies meant to improve the recruitment of racially and ethnically diverse participants in smoking cessation trials. These findings...
NCI-funded Trials Network has Added 14 Million Years of Life for Cancer Patients

NCI-funded Trials Network has Added 14 Million Years of Life to Cancer Patients

A new analysis shows that over the past 40 years, people in the U.S. diagnosed with cancer gained 14 million years of additional life...

Fear of Recurrence Persists for Some Prostate Cancer Survivors

For prostate cancer survivors after radical prostatectomy, fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) remains a burden, even years after diagnosis, according to a study published...
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Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer

There is a positive association between antibiotic use and proximal colon cancer and an inverse association with rectal cancer in women, according to a...