HealthgradesOldest and Youngest Doctors by Specialty

Which specialties will be most affected by changing age demographics among doctors? That’s the question the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) asks in their latest survey of “Active Physicians by Age and Specialty”, which tallied up the results of 935,000 practicing physicians in the US. Where does your specialty fall on the list?

American Society of HematologyControlling CNS Relapse in Children with ALL Treated Without Cranial Irradiation

Publication: Blood Key Points: The authors identified the following four prognostic indicators that could help control CNS relapse in children with ALL. 1) Prephase dexamethasone treatment, 2) delayed intrathecal therapy, 3) use of total intravenous anesthesia during intrathecal therapy, and 4) flow cytometry examination of diagnostic CSF Design: 7,640 consecutive patients treated on Chinese Children’s […]

American Society of Clinical OncologyClinical Outcomes of Molecular Tumor Boards: A Systematic Review

In this systematic review to evaluate the clinical outcomes associated with molecular tumor board (MTB) review in patients with cancer, 14 studies were included with a total of 3,328 patients. As the number of targetable mutations continues to increase and cancer care becomes even more complex, consultation with an interdisciplinary MTB can help guide therapy […]

American Society of HematologyCytomegalovirus-Specific T-Cell Reconstitution Following Letermovir Prophylaxis After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Letermovir is a recently approved antiviral shown to decrease clinically significant cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in a phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Appearing in Blood, the authors make two key points: 1) Letermovir prophylaxis may be associated with decreased polyfunctional CMV-specific T-cell immunity after HCT, and 2) COMPASS is an analytical […]

Everyday HealthDoctors Beware: There’s a $400,000 Target on Your Back

In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, the author encourages readers to make some adjustments in their life to reduce the professional and personal risks associated with the stakeholders who target physicians, including corporate America, the government, patients, and the financial industry. The commentary is a response to President Biden’s multi-trillion spending plan, which targets rich corporations […]

American Medical AssociationAssociation of Breast Cancer Irradiation With Cardiac Toxic Effects

In this JAMA Oncology Narrative Review, the authors attempt to discover whether cardiovascular risks may be associated with the multimodal approach, including systemic therapies and breast radiotherapy (RT), in treating breast cancer patients. Although recent advancements in breast cancer treatment have led to a decrease in mortality rates, the prevalence of survivors with a potentially […]

Healthgrades6 Career Factors That Matter Most to Female Physicians

Would it surprise you to know that women make up the majority of total enrolled medical students? As the landscape shifts and the medical industry evolves toward a women’s professional goals and responsibilities, the Medscape Women Physicians Report 2020 surveyed 3,000 female doctors to pinpoint the core issues important to women doctors. Here’s what the […]