A U.S. population ‐based study of insurance disparities in cancer survival among adolescents and young adults

ConclusionsAYA in the US experience disparities in cancer survival based on insurance status, independent of late stage of presentation. Patients age 26 ‐39 may be especially vulnerable to health outcomes associated with poor socioeconomic status, treatment disparities, and poor access to care.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

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by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.  “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun” – President Trump, 4 August 2019 In 2019 (as of September 13), there have been 297 “mass shootings” (4 or more people killed or injured) in the United States resulting in 326 deaths and 1,229 injuries. The reason, according to Trump’s administration is untreated mental illness. According to many mental health specialists, lots of people with mental illness never injure another person and many of the shooters have not been diagnosed with a mental illness.…
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Featured Posts Psychiatric Ethics Public Health Social Justice gun control guns HARPA Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Epidemiological figures emerging from this study confirm that trends in Lebanon are in line with a global pattern of decreasing age at menarche. Urban-rural differences suggest that higher caloric content of diet and consequent early overweight, more evident in urban areas, are likely determinants of younger menarche. Evidence from this study calls for an urgent implementation of comprehensive multisectoral obesity prevention in children in Lebanon. PMID: 31519350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue d Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2019Source: Molecular Genetics and MetabolismAuthor(s): Farrah Rajabi, Frances Rohr, Ann Wessel, Leslie Martell, Steven F. Dobrowolski, Per Guldberg, Flemming Güttler, Harvey L. LevyAbstractPhenylketonuria (PKU) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism caused by pathogenic variants in the phenylalanine hydroxylase gene (PAH). The correlation between genotype and phenotype can be complex and sometimes variable but often very useful for categorizing and predicting dietary tolerance and potential outcome. We reviewed medical records for 367 patients diagnosed wi...
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionsEndovascular coil fiducial placement for lung SBRT is associated with high procedural success rates and lower rates of clinically relevant complications than transthoracic marker placement.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe clinical model with radiomic features demonstrated improved survival predictive performance than the model without radiomic features, thus suggesting incremental prognostic value of peritumoral radiomics as MR imaging biomarker in pretreatment glioblastoma.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsHistogram parameters derived from Kep might be used as surrogate imaging biomarkers for microvessel density parameters in HNSCC. MinimumKep showed the highest correlation with vessel area and Mode Kep with vessel count.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Bangi E Abstract In recent years, there has been growing interest in using Drosophila for drug discovery as it provides a unique opportunity to screen small molecules against complex disease phenotypes in a whole animal setting. Furthermore, gene-compound interaction experiments that combine compound feeding with complex genetic manipulations enable exploration of compound mechanisms of response and resistance to an extent that is difficult to achieve in other experimental models. Here, I discuss how compound screening and testing approaches reported in Drosophila fit into the current cancer drug discovery...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Su TT Abstract Ionizing radiation (IR) is used to treat more than half of human cancer patients. The therapeutic effect of IR is due to its ability to induce apoptosis. Success of radiation therapy relies not only on apoptosis induction but also on whether surviving cancer cells proliferate and regenerate a tumor. Drosophila melanogaster is a premier genetic model and, relevant to radiation biology of cancer, Drosophila larvae display an amazing capacity to regenerate. IR doses that kill more than half of the cells in larval tissues still allow complete regeneration to produce an adult fly of normal size a...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Chen AS, Read RD Abstract Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary malignant adult brain tumor. Genomic amplifications, activating mutations, and overexpression of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) such as EGFR, and genes in core RTK signaling transduction pathways such as PI3K are common in GBM. However, efforts to target these pathways have been largely unsuccessful in the clinic, and the median survival of GBM patients remains poor at 14-15 months. Therefore, to improve patient outcomes, there must be a concerted effort to elucidate the underlying biology involved in GBM tumorigenesi...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Saavedra P, Perrimon N Abstract In humans, cancer-associated cachexia is a complex syndrome that reduces the overall quality of life and survival of cancer patients, particularly for those undergoing chemotherapy. The most easily observable sign of cachexia is organ wasting, the dramatic loss of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue mass. Estimates suggest that 80% of patients in advanced stages of cancer show signs of the syndrome and about 20% of cancer patients die directly of cachexia. Because there is no treatment or drug available to ameliorate organ wasting induced by cancer, cachexia is a relevant cli...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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