Adherence to oral diabetes drugs may improve survival in diabetics with colorectal cancer

Bottom Line: Among patients with both colorectal cancer and diabetes in Korea, those who had a high adherence to their oral diabetes medication had a significantly reduced risk of overall mortality compared with those with lower adherence. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association…

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Update on PALLAS international breast cancer study evaluating adjuvant palbociclib

Vienna, Brussels, Chicago, Philadelphia, Neu-Isenburg/Frankfurt, Pittsburgh The Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG), Alliance Foundation Trials (AFT), the Breast International Group (BIG), PrECOG, LLC, the German Breast Group, and the NSABP Foundation today announced that the independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) for the global Phase 3 early breast cancer PALbociclib CoLlaborative Adjuvant Study…

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Researchers aim to reduce LGBTQ youth suicide with novel intervention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth and young adults, behind unintentional injury, with suicide attempts much higher among LGBTQ youth (23% to 45%) than their heterosexual and cisgender peers (5%). Despite this considerable disparity, few empirically supported suicide prevention programs exist for this highly vulnerable group. San Diego State University researchers…

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What to Do At Home This Week

Here are a few of events happening this week and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Monday Dr. Perri Klass, a professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University and a contributor to The New York Times, will answer parents’ questions about daily life during the pandemic. She joins Tara Parker-Pope, the…

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Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?

The spontaneous outpouring of protests are occurring as many states have warily begun reopening after weeks of stay-at-home orders with millions of American unemployed. Restaurants, schools, beaches and parks are under scrutiny as the public tentatively practices new forms of social distancing. In Los Angeles, where demonstrations led to the closing of virus testing sites…

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