A new “frailty index” predicts overall survival for patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma, according to a study published on July 25 in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.
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On June 29, JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI) published its second special collection of articles. This collection highlights new areas of digital health, providing a broad overview of the current state of technology in cancer care, as well as where the field may be headed in the future.
On June 7, a new article published in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, “Applied Informatics Decision Support Tool for Mortality Predictions in Patients With Cancer,” reports on a prediction model the authors developed to identify patients with high mortality risk prior to the start of treatment regimens.
Congress passed the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018,” which funds the federal government through March 23, 2018, raises the federal budget caps for the next two years, and addresses several policies of importance to the cancer community.