Disparities Persist for Rural Cancer Survivors | News Brief

An analysis from Wake Forest University suggests that cancer survivors living in rural areas of the United States are at greater risk for poor health outcomes when compared with survivors from urban areas. When compared with urban survivors, rural survivors were more likely to report fair or poor health (odds ratio [OR], 1.39), psychological distress (OR, 1.23), two or more non-cancer comorbidities (OR, 1.15), and health-related unemployment (OR, 1.66).

Abstract: Cancer, October 23, 2012 (online).


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CME: On the Spot Oncology
CME Credit: .25 hour activities

While several aspects of therapy for patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) have remained unchanged for several decades, new therapeutic options have emerged within the past 5 years, particularly targeted agents. These agents represent a new era for treatment of GEP-NETs, but also create a key area of educational need, as the new data challenge the current paradigm of patient treatment. These activities review the novel treatment choices for improving care in patients diagnosed with GEP-NETs.

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