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September 20th 2021
Zev A. Wainberg, MD, discusses the importance of enrolling patients with colorectal cancer to clinical trials, despite the difficulties caused by COVID-19.
September 18th 2021
COVID-19 continued to result in high admission and fatality rates among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia during the first 13 months of the pandemic, and although risk of severe infection was determined to be independent of age, CLL status, and treatment, being age 75 years or older was revealed to be a significant risk factor for death.
August 31st 2021
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black patients were significantly less likely to undergo prostate cancer surgery compared with White patients, highlighting potential systemic inequities in care across medical specialties, and providing further rationale to recognize and the unintended diversion in cancer care due to the pandemic.
August 25th 2021
A survey of more than 6,800 cancer patients conducted this month by Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute found that patients overwhelmingly prefer that the FCS physicians, nurses and staff members who provide their care are vaccinated and wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provide a safe environment within clinics.
August 23rd 2021
The National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network has issued an official statement calling on all healthcare systems to ensure that their workforces are immunized with one of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines.
August 23rd 2021
The FDA has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals aged 16 years or older.
August 19th 2021
Chris Labaki, MD, and Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD, discuss their research on the decline in cancer screenings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recovery of these tests, and potential existing disparities to be addressed.
August 19th 2021
Dr. Labaki and Dr. Trinh discuss their research on the recovery of cancer screening tests, its link with potential racial disparities from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the community can continue to emphasize the importance of cancer screening while working to close these disparities in cancer care.
August 16th 2021
COVID-19 vaccination has been shown to induce high rates of seroconversion in patients with cancer, although those with hematologic malignancies have demonstrated lower immunogenicity and those who previously received immunosuppressive therapies appear to be less responsive.
August 15th 2021
One year ago, few objective observers would have suggested that the percentage of individuals who are currently fully vaccinated is less than 30%, despite the well-documented real-world success data for the vaccines in preventing serious illness, hospitalizations, and death from COVID-19 infection.
August 10th 2021
After a dramatic decrease during the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a substantial increase in cancer screening procedures during more recent time periods has been reported, according to data from a research letter published in Cancer Cell.
August 9th 2021
Chris Labaki, MD, discusses racial disparities with regard to mammography screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 9th 2021
Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD, discusses findings from a study examining the temporal changes in cancer tests and diagnoses in a large healthcare system in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 7th 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic had a relatively limited effect on immuno-oncology research, according to results from the Association of Community Cancer Centers fourth annual analysis of the IO landscape.
August 2nd 2021
Chevon M. Rariy, MD, discusses how the implementation of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic shed light on the need for increased access to care for patients with cancer, as well as the potential benefits in-home infusions could offer to patients receiving chemotherapy.
July 26th 2021
More than 50 health care professional organizations, including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the Society for Gynecologic Oncology, and the American Medical Association issued a joint statement Monday calling for all health care employers to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all their employees.
July 18th 2021
Suboptimal antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination have been reported in patients with multiple myeloma, leaving them at a greater risk for developing severe COVID-19.
July 10th 2021
Patients with a urological cancer who were also infected with COVID-19 and undergoing elective surgery for their disease, were found to have a significantly higher likelihood of experiencing respiratory complications and mortality than those without the virus.
July 9th 2021
The provision of urologic care underwent a significant decline during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic across all demographic groups and practice settings in the United States, regardless of the timing of stay-at-home order mandates.