Teen Cancer Survivors Have Strong Social Networks

New functional social network index shows connections stronger than those of non-cancer peers

USPSTF Recommends Skin Cancer Counseling for Fair-Skinned Youth

B recommendation for counseling for those aged 6 months to 24 years to prevent skin cancer

Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals

Highest proportion of personal health information, identifiable information found at doctors’ offices

Adcetris FDA Approval Expanded to Include Later-Stage Hodgkin’s

Approved for first-line treatment of stage III or IV classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma in combo with chemo

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Enter to win a free office lunch by taking our quick, 6 multiple choice survey to help guide us as we update and improve our PW Tablet

Dose-Escalated Radn Does Not Up Survival in Localized Prostate CA

No improvement in overall survival; no difference in cumulative rate of distant metastases

Risk of Breast CA May Be Higher in Women With Schizophrenia

Findings based on a meta-analysis that showed significant study heterogeneity

Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Poor Identified

Structural barriers included economic, health care, and health educational resources

Many Teens Using Tobacco Don’t Self-Identify As Users

Those in denial often single product users of roll-your-own, pipe, e-cigarette, cigar, or hookah tobacco

More Harms Than Benefits for E-Cigarettes at Population Level

Estimated 168,000 never-smoking young people could become daily smokers after starting e-cigs

Review: Virtual Reality Distracts From Pain of Medical Procedures

VR effective for reducing pain and distress of even extremely painful procedures

Prevalence of Sunburn 34.2 Percent in U.S. in 2015

About half of individuals aged 18 to 29 and those with sun-sensitive skin experienced sunburn

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians

Researchers conducted an anonymous, 24-question survey that asked physician mothers representing all medical specialties about mental health history and treatment, perception of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting.

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs

Too Few Early Breast CA Patients Given Formal Genetic Counseling

43.5% of women with early-stage breast cancer with indications for risk evaluation get counseling

Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco System Releases Toxic Chemical

Charring of tobacco plug and release of formaldehyde cyanohydrin identified as health concerns

The Importance of Genetic Testing in Early-Stage Breast Cancer | Feature

Genetic testing for breast cancer risk is evolving quickly, with growing use of multiple-gene panels that can yield uncertain results. However, little is known about the context of such testing or its impact on treatment.

Vit D Concentration Associated With Reduced Risk of Cancer | Feature

Inverse correlation for plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with total cancer, liver cancer

Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings | Feature

Fifty-three percent of intervention participants used app to self-order a screening test

U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization | Feature

U.S. has higher administrative and pharmaceutical costs than 10 other high-income countries

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