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Pre-pandemic report shows a modest improvement for survival for people with hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer.
People with hepatocellular carcinoma had improved survival after the advent of direct-acting antiviral therapy.
Cancer mortality was about 3.5% lower in states that expanded Medicaid.
People with blood cancers or prostate cancer might be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 complications.
Basic, translational and clinical research improves, extends and saves lives.
Plus: Study shows that cutting down on alcohol consumption can reduce cancer risk.
The pandemic also disrupted medical care and had an indirect effect on other causes of death.
Thirty-five years post-cancer diagnosis, one in seven survivors developed new cancer and one in 16 survivors died from new cancer.
Lack of physical activity and sitting more than eight hours a day was associated with a higher risk for death.
Prostate cancer, breast cancer and disparities noted as areas of concern.
Women residing in locations with historic housing discrimination have lower breast cancer survival rates.
Screening Black women for breast cancer starting at age 40 would decrease deaths by 57%.
Excess deaths by population were three to four times higher among Black and American Indian men and women.
Identifying and caring for these children is a necessary and urgent part of the pandemic response.
The findings underscore the need for policies to expand vaccine administration, especially for low-income and minority populations.
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