Here are the top stories recently covered by DocWire News in the hematology/oncology section. In this edition, read about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on radiotherapy treatment, how to reduce colorectal cancer mortality, the effects of delayed surgery in very early breast cancer patients, characteristics and treatment of radiation-induced alopecia in patients with certain cancers, and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to cancelled surgeries, delayed treatments, and patients hesitating to seek care. For patients with ductal carcinoma in situ breast cancer, delaying surgery may not impact their overall survival, according to a study.
A study assessed the correlation between the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and found that the HPV vaccine was correlated with a reduced risk of high-grade CIN.
Black children with cancer may be less likely to undergo proton radiotherapy, according to a study. The analysis observed a correlation between race and proton radiotherapy treatment, while neighborhood poverty level did not appear to be a significant factor.