October 8, 2020
Association of Current Opioid Use With Serious Adverse Events Among Older Adult Survivors of Breast CancerBookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
Research paper from JAMA Network Open curated by Contributing Editor George Lundberg, MD, who notes:
This study linked continued opioid use after breast cancer treatment to many serious adverse effects in older women.
December 5, 2017
Study Questions Exclusion of Cancer Survivors from TrialsBookmarkEmma Shtivelman, PhD
“A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer — often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have found.
“The UT Southwestern scientists found that 11 percent of individuals ages 20-64 had a history of a prior cancer, and 25 percent of individuals 65 or older had a history of a prior cancer.
“As the number of cancer survivors grows, more individuals are being excluded from cancer clinical trials that could benefit them when diagnosed with a second cancer.”
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