oncology

News in brief: Call to step up latent infection screening; Genetic clue to oesophageal cancer; Obesity paradox in breast cancer

Multicultural community requires better ID screening   Researchers have called for universal screening for latent and undiagnosed infections among overseas-born patients with cancer. An audit of 952 overseas-born patients presenting at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2019 found only about half were screened for hepatitis B (58.9%) and hepatitis C infections (50.7%). Fewer patients were ...

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