• Black men far less likely than white men to undergo prostate cancer surgery amid pandemic

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Black men with untreated, nonmetastatic prostate cancer appeared significantly less likely than their white counterparts to undergo prostatectomy during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.
    Results of the multicenter, retrospective cohort study suggest systemic inequities exist within health care and likely are applicable across specialties, researchers concluded.
    “The study was prompted by early reports showing that minority populations were disproportionately adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Andres F. Correa, MD,
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  • Keep some pandemic-initiated changes to cancer clinical trials, task force members urge

    Keep some pandemic-initiated changes to cancer clinical trials, task force members urge

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Some changes to cancer clinical trials instituted during the COVID-19 pandemic should have a permanent place in oncology research, according to an article published in Cancer Discovery.
    Adaptations the authors highlighted include increased remote consenting and telemedicine, use of alternative laboratories and imaging centers, investigational drug delivery, the administration of IV investigational drugs at the patient's home or local clinic, and commercial attainment of study drugs approved for other indications.
    “For many years, oncology clinical investigators have been posing the
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