Significant disparities in the quality of end-of-life lung cancer care were found among racial-ethnic minorities, with higher odds of experiencing potentially preventable medical encounters during end-of-life as compared with non-Hispanic whites.
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A review was conducted for research published on interventions targeting transitions in care for senior persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care for dementia patients.
On March 7, the FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 8-4 in Amgen's favor on the question of whether current research demonstrated a potential benefit for a new use of blinatumomab. The drug has been approved for the treatment of relapsed or refractory BCP ALL in adults and children.