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People aged 75 years and older are underrepresented in blood cancer clinical trials

(American Society of Hematology) In the first comprehensive analysis of clinical trial enrollment among older adults with blood cancers, researchers from the US FDA found significant gaps in participation among those aged 75 and older...Show More Summary

Physical activity data, emojis on Apple Watch correlated with patient-reported outcomes

ATLANTA - In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients' physical, emotional and overall quality of life. Show More Summary

Immunotherapy drug nearly eliminates severe acute graft-versus-host disease

(Seattle Children's) Results from a phase 2 clinical trial, presented by Seattle Children's Research Institute at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, show that the drug Abatacept (Orencia) nearly eliminated life-threatening severe acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplants.

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Emojis Promising Tool for Tracking Cancer Patients' Quality of Life

In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients' physical, emotional and overall quality of life....Show More Summary

Immunotherapy Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Nearly Eliminates Severe Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Results from a phase 2 clinical trial, presented by Seattle Children's Research Institute at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, show that the drug Abatacept (Orencia) nearly eliminated life-threatening severe acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplants.

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Spearheads Initiative to Align Management of Immunotherapy Side Effects

The first consensus recommendations on recognition and clinical management of immune-related side effects from cancer immunotherapy are published today in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC).

AACE and Endocrine Society Partner to Address Insulin Affordability and Access

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Endocrine Society have teamed up to address the high cost of insulin and the associated burdens placed on the millions of Americans who rely on costly daily insulin injections.

New guidelines issued for diagnosis and care of LAM, a rare lung disease

(American Thoracic Society) The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM.

New Guidelines Issued for Diagnosis and Care of LAM, a Rare Lung Disease

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM.

Drinking A Lot Has Been Linked to Cancer, Doctors Warn

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a new statement

The nation's top cancer doctors are asking people to drink less in an unprecedented warning

In a statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology asked Americans to drink less alcohol. The group, which includes the nation's top cancer doctors, cited several years of research that links alcohol — even as little as a glass...Show More Summary

Treating Menopausal Symptoms Can Protect Against Stress' Negative Effects

Menopausal hormone therapy may shield women from stress' negative effects on some types of memory, according to a small-scale study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Media Alert: American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week Press Briefing

Briefing will feature presentations of High-Impact Clinical Trials. Dr. Pascale Lane and Dr. Kelly Hyndman will moderate and provide context and expert commentary on the science presented.

Revolutionizing the future of real-world, 'big data' cancer care: ASCO's CancerLinQ

(Future Science Group) Future Science Group (FSG) today announced the publication of an article in Future Oncology discussing the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO's) CancerLinQ (Cancer Learning Intelligence Network for Quality) real-world, rapid learning health system.

Resilience intervention improves well-being in young patients with cancer

(American Society of Clinical Oncology) A new randomized clinical trial of a pilot program found that a brief in-person intervention can improve psychosocial health in a particularly vulnerable population -- adolescents and young adults living with cancer.

Yoga can be an effective supportive therapy for people with lung cancer and their caregivers

(American Society of Clinical Oncology) In a feasibility trial of people with advanced lung cancer receiving radiation therapy, and their caregivers, yoga was beneficial to both parties.

People with leukemia and their oncologists have vastly different perceptions of prognosis

(American Society of Clinical Oncology) A study of 100 people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) receiving chemotherapy found that patient and physician perceptions of treatment risk and the likelihood of a cure varied widely. Overall, patients tended to overestimate both the risk of dying due to treatment and the likelihood of a cure.

Patients prefer doctors not use computers in exam room

(American Society of Clinical Oncology) A new study suggests that people with advanced cancer prefer doctors communicate with them face-to-face with just a notepad in hand rather than repeatedly using a computer.

Endocrine Society Hires Experienced Endocrinologist to Join Leadership Team

The Endocrine Society has hired Robert W. Lash, MD--an endocrinologist with more than 25 years of experience in the field--to serve as its Chief Professional & Clinical Affairs Officer.

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) Announces Patient Voice Initiative

Patient perspectives are often not considered by researchers and health care providers when making decisions that are inevitably going to influence the health and well-being of patients.

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