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Non-Drug Costs of CAR-T Cell Therapy May Exceed $50,000

Non-Drug Costs of CAR-T Cell Therapy May Exceed $50,000

Researchers noted that while non-drug costs account for only 7% of CAR-T therapy-related expenses, these costs may range from $30,000 to $56,000.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer May Cause Diabetes

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer May Cause Diabetes

It was unknown whether breast cancer treatment plays a causal role in the onset of diabetes.

Post-Surgery Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation vs Whole-Breast Irradiation: QoL Outcomes

Post-Surgery Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation vs Whole-Breast Irradiation: QoL Outcomes

A previous analysis showed that APBI had non-inferior efficacy.

Perioperative Gabapentin May Improve Pain Management in Head and Neck Cancer

Perioperative Gabapentin May Improve Pain Management in Head and Neck Cancer

The total morphine equivalents used were, however, not significantly different between arms.

Acetaminophen May Decrease Opioid Use After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Acetaminophen May Decrease Opioid Use After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

The number of PCA attempts did not differ between treatment arms.

Infections: A Cause for Concern Among Patients With CLL

Infections: A Cause for Concern Among Patients With CLL

Patients with CLL may have both disease-associated and systemic treatment-associated immune dysfunction, leaving them vulnerable to infection.

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.

Late-Onset Toxicity Possible With Immunotherapy

Late-Onset Toxicity Possible With Immunotherapy

Postapproval studies are needed to further characterize the risk and long-term safety of immune checkpoint inhibition.

Endocrine Therapy-Associated Alopecia Significantly Affects Quality of Life

Endocrine Therapy-Associated Alopecia Significantly Affects Quality of Life

Improvements in alopecia were, however, seen in 37 of 46 patients treated with topical minoxidil.

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

Immunotherapy and the Risk of Myocarditis

The risk should not discourage patients with cancer from taking these potentially life-extending therapies.

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