Caregiver Vax Hesitancy; Mystery of Younger CRC Patients; Smoking Goal Out of Reach

Almost a third of caregivers for childhood cancer survivors were reluctant to have the youngsters vaccinated against COVID-19. (Duke Health, Pediatric Blood & Cancer)

A new immunotherapy combination showed activity in a preliminary study involving patients with advanced melanoma. (Yale School of Medicine, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer)

More evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and produces adequate immune responses in most patients with cancer. (Massachusetts Cancer Center, Journal of Clinical Oncology)

A separate study suggested that most cancer patients who do not respond adequately to COVID vaccination do achieve adequate immunity with a booster dose. (Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center)

Lung cancer survival continues to improve but remains significantly lower in people of color. (American Lung Association)

Still no definitive explanation for the rising incidence of colorectal cancer in younger people. (Scientific American)

Using DNA and RNA sequencing, researchers identified a previously unrecognized subtype of multiple myeloma, as well as potential targets to treat the subtype. (Mount Sinai)

Seeking to increase its pipeline of oncology products, Sanofi announced a $180 million equity stake in a company that uses artificial intelligence to develop predictive models.

Fewer than a third of hospitals had ready access to a drug commonly used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia and certain other types of acute myeloid leukemia. (Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network)

Lung cancer screening in older high-risk men increased after they became eligible for Medicare. (University of Colorado Cancer Center)

The U.S. will not reach the goal of 5% smoking prevalence by 2030 without additional taxes on tobacco products. (Tobacco Control)

Women have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and dying of cardiovascular disease in the first year after breast cancer diagnosis. (European Heart Journal)

Short-term severe calorie restriction that mimicked fasting induced metabolic changes associated with increased natural antitumor immunity in patients with cancer. (American Association for Cancer Research)

  • Charles Bankhead is senior editor for oncology and also covers urology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. He joined MedPage Today in 2007. Follow

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