Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 case fatality rate 29 percent in multiple myeloma patients

(HealthDay)—For patients with multiple myeloma and COVID-19, the case fatality rate is 29 percent among hospitalized patients, with increased odds of adverse outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hispanic Americans being hit hard by COVID-19

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 is being diagnosed in Hispanic communities at a disproportionately high rate, a new study of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area shows.

Oncology & Cancer

Public insurance tied to lower cancer survival in young patients

(HealthDay)—Young, low-income patients with bone or soft tissue sarcomas have decreased overall survival (OS), regardless of disease stage at presentation, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in Cancer Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to see such physicians, according to a new study from ...

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