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Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks Read article

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AACR: Longer Survival With Gilteritinib in FLT3mut+ AML

April 01, 2019 Longer overall survival, better remission rates seen for patients receiving gilteritinib versus salvage chemo

AACR: High BMI Before 50 Raising Pancreatic Cancer Mortality

April 01, 2019 Twenty-eight percent of pancreatic cancer deaths due to higher BMI in those born in 1970 to 1974

Brachytherapy Boost Ups Survival in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer

March 25, 2019 Findings observed regardless of treatment duration; disparities for brachytherapy use seen in vulnerable populations

Niraparib Extends Time Without Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer

March 22, 2019 Findings based on phase 3 study of maintenance therapy with PARP inhibitor following treatment

Younger Age at Menopause Tied to Higher Risk for Bladder Cancer

March 22, 2019 Women with menopause onset by age 45 at higher risk than those with onset at age 50 or older

Testosterone Replacement Slows Prostate Cancer Recurrence

March 19, 2019 Being on testosterone replacement slows time to biochemical recurrence in multivariable analysis

Liquid Biopsy-Based Test IDs Biomarkers in Metastatic NSCLC

March 01, 2019 Test led to increase in number of patients with identified G7 biomarker, reduction in turnaround time

Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer May Often Be Misdiagnosed

February 28, 2019 Most patients are diagnosed at advanced stages of disease, report waiting months before seeing doctor

Darolutamide Slows Spread of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

February 19, 2019 Significant survival benefit seen, adverse events similar between darolutamide and placebo

ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors

February 11, 2019 Bolus plus two-hour infusion of andexanet alfa cuts antifactor Xa activity by 92 percent

SABCS: Breast Cancer Outcomes Worse for Blacks Despite Similar Gene RS

December 06, 2018 Black race was associated with worse clinical outcomes among entire population

SABCS: Low-Dose Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Dz

December 06, 2018 More second primary cancers and more frequent menopausal symptoms seen in tamoxifen vs. placebo arm

SABCS: Delaying Chemo Lowers Survival in Triple-Neg Breast CA

December 05, 2018 Findings show delaying chemo over 30 days postsurgery lowers triple-negative breast cancer survival

ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

December 05, 2018 Risk for patients in rivaroxaban group reduced during the on-treatment period

ASH: A+CHP Bests CHOP for Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma

December 05, 2018 Median progression-free survival improved with A+CHP vs CHOP; similar incidence of adverse events