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$150K: Average Industry Payment to Top 1% of Oncs

These high-paid oncologists often are in leadership positions, draft treatment guidelines, and sit on journal editorial boards, raising possible conflict of interest red flags. Medscape Medical News

Exercise Reduced Risk of Frailty Fractures in Cancer Survivors

Patients with cancer who met physical activity guidelines 5 years after diagnosis had a 12% reduced risk for fractures. Medscape Medical News

Updated Guideline Prompts Younger People to Undergo CRC Screening

A new study shows that Americans are getting their first colonoscopies at 45 years old following the update to the US colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Medscape Medical News

Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases: ASTRO Updates Guidelines

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued new recommendations on radiotherapy treatment in patients with brain metastases, which updates the last guidelines issued in 2012. Medscape Medical News

Overuse of Surveillance in Bladder Cancer, Despite Guidelines

Guidelines that recommend de-escalating surveillance in patients with low risk non–muscle-invasive bladder cancer are being ignored by clinicians. Medscape Medical News

Many Cancer Centers May Not Be Following PSA Screening Advice

Contrary to national guidelines, more than a quarter of US cancer centers do not recommend shared decision-making before initiating PSA screening. Medscape Medical News

Guideline-Concordant Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Declining in US

The proportion of US women without up-to-date cervical cancer screenings based on guidelines from the USPSTF appears to be rising, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information

Unnecessary Use of Radiotherapy Persists in End-of-life Patients

The use of unnecessary radiotherapy in metastatic cancer patients near the end of life is still higher than guidelines recommend, suggesting the need for better adherence to the guidelines. Medscape Medical News

Women in Rural Areas Are Less Likely to Undergo CRC Screening

But geography did not appear to have an impact on adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines. Medscape Medical News

New Guidelines for BMD Surveillance in Young Cancer Survivors Released

New bone mineral density surveillance guidelines for childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors have been released by the IGHG to facilitate evidence-based care globally. Reuters Health Information

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