Social factors affect treatment for mantle cell lymphoma

Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) is associated with a lower likelihood of death among adult mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) patients, but certain sociodemographic factors may affect the selection of candidates for this type of treatment, according to a study published online March 12 in Blood Advances. Ingrid Glimelius, M.D., from Uppsala University in Sweden, and […]

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Men with low health literacy less likely to choose active surveillance for prostate cancer after tumor profiling

Tumor gene profiling is a tool that can help patients with a cancer diagnosis make informed decisions about treatment. In predominantly white populations, among men with early stage, favorable-risk prostate cancer, these tools have been shown to increase patient acceptance of active surveillance—a common, evidence-based approach to monitor the tumor before a more aggressive treatment, […]

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