The FDA has approved the first cancer therapy biosimilar in the United States, a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of multiple types of cancer, including colorectal, lung, brain, kidney, and cervical cancers.
Children covered by Medicaid when diagnosed with cancer have similar survival rates compared with children with private insurance, according to a new study. Evidence shows a slightly increased risk of cancer death among uninsured children, which may be related to a more advanced stage at diagnosis.
Delirium is frequently encountered when caring for cancer patients, from initial diagnosis to the advanced stages of the disease; however, it is often missed. Oncologists need to be familiar with the various defining features of the condition, and should be able to identify common underlying causes.