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Racial Disparities in the End-of-Life Care for Hematologic Cancers

A new study, presented at ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, has shown that patients with hematologic malignancies received more aggressive care at the end of life than patients with solid tumors. 

In addition, racial minorities with hematologic malignancies had lower rates of advance directive documentation and received significantly more aggressive care at the end of life than white individuals with blood cancers.

Postoperative Chemoradiotherapy Offers No Extra Benefit in HNSCC

Although surgery and postoperative radiotherapy provided excellent freedom from locoregional relapse (FFLRR) in patients with high-risk cutaneous head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), there was no observed benefit with the addition of weekly carboplatin, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

AAP Issues Diversity and Inclusion Statement

In a policy statement published in Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is affirming its commitment that all children have optimal health and well-beingregardless of race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, special needs or other factors that make the pediatric population diverse.