A recent study examined the influence of social interactions between cancer patients during chemotherapy sessions, finding that patients who spent time with other patients who died within 5 years had an increased risk of dying within 5 years themselves. Pardon me for being underwhelmed.
When presented with different options, patients perceived physicians that communicated face to face without the use of a computer as being more compassionate, professional, and as having better communication skills.
The number of extranodal sites of disease did not influence outcomes among young patients with high-risk DLBCL treated with rituximab-dose-dense chemotherapy with or without high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation.
A large cohort study found no concerning safety issues associated with the use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in adult women. There was an increased rate of celiac disease, but this may be related to general underdiagnosis of the condition and its unmasking at vaccination visits.