• Top in hem/onc: Smokers with breast cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma therapy

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A recent study found that Black women who smoked at the time of breast cancer diagnosis had a greater risk for all-cause mortality than those who never smoked, highlighting the importance of smoking cessation.
    The increased mortality risk appeared to be most pronounced among women with 10 or more pack-years of smoking, according to researchers. It was the top story in hematology/oncology last week.
    Another top story was about a phase 3 study that showed radiation therapy reduced pain among patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
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