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Clinical Guidelines

Cancer remains the leading cause of death in individuals aged <80 years in the United States, and was responsible for nearly 10 million deaths worldwide in 2020.1,2 According to the National Cancer Institute, the 5-year survival rate for individuals diagnosed with localized cancer of any type is 89%.3 However, this rate drops to only 21% for those diagnosed with metastatic disease,3 highlighting the detrimental impact of late-stage diagnosis on patient outcomes.
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Boston, MA—A new guidance statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) provides the first formal, consensus-based recommendations regarding high-quality primary palliative care in oncology, according to Kathleen E. Bickel, MD, MPhil, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH.
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“Especially for average-risk women, decisions to undergo regular mammography screening must also consider the harms of mammography,” stated Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH, and Lydia E. Pace, MD, MPH.
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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has added a new value criterion to its clinical practice guidelines in the form of “Evidence Blocks” for the evaluation of treatment options.
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Chairpersons of the various National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) tumor panels presented clinical practice updates at the recent 16th Annual Conference of the NCCN. Key updates, and relevant discussions, are highlighted.
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