May 23, 2019

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Brief, Report – May 23, 2019

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A. “Strategies Used by Adults Aged 65 and Over to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs, 2016–2017,” by Robin A. Cohen and Peter Boersma (NCHS Data Brief No. 335, May 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

B. “Trends in Cancer and Heart Disease Death Rates Among Adults Aged 45–64: United States, 1999–2017,” by Sally C. Curtin (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 68, No. 5, May 2019, .pdf format, 8p.).

January 17, 2019

CAAR – Nature Article Abstract – January 17, 2019

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Age-related remodelling of oesophageal epithelia by mutated cancer drivers,” by Akira Yokoyama, Nobuyuki Kakiuchi, Tetsuichi Yoshizato, Yasuhito Nannya, Hiromichi Suzuki, Yasuhide Takeuchi, Yusuke Shiozawa, Yusuke Sato, Kosuke Aoki, Soo Ki Kim, Yoichi Fujii, Kenichi Yoshida, Keisuke Kataoka, Masahiro M. Nakagawa, Yoshikage Inoue, Tomonori Hirano, Yuichi Shiraishi, Kenichi Chiba, Hiroko Tanaka, Masashi Sanada, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Yusuke Amanuma, Shinya Ohashi, Ikuo Aoyama, Takahiro Horimatsu, Shin’ichi Miyamoto, Shigeru Tsunoda, Yoshiharu Sakai, Maiko Narahara, J. B. Brown, Yoshitaka Sato, Genta Sawada, Koshi Mimori, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Hironori Haga, Hiroshi Seno, Satoru Miyano, Hideki Makishima, Manabu Muto & Seishi Ogawa (Vol. 565, No.7739, January 17, 2019, p. 312-317).

December 10, 2018

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – December 10, 2018

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Annuity Pricing in Public Pension Plans: Importance of Interest Rates,” by Nino Abashidze, Robert L. Clark, Beth Ritter, and David Vanderweide (w25343, December 2018, .pdf format, 37p.).

B. “The Effects of Medicare Advantage on Opioid Use,” by Laurence C. Baker, Kate Bundorf, and Daniel Kessler (w25327, December 2018, .pdf format, 28p.).

C. “The Long-run Impact of New Medical Ideas on Cancer Survival and Mortality,” by Frank R. Lichtenberg (w25328, December 2018, .pdf format, 19p.).

D. “Two Hundred Years of Health and Medical Care: The Importance of Medical Care for Life Expectancy Gains,” by Maryaline Catillon, David Cutler, and Thomas Getzen (w25330, December 2018, .pdf format, 56p.).

E. “The Effect of Economic Conditions on the Disability Insurance Program: Evidence from the Great Recession,” by Nicole Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen, and Alexander Strand (w25338, December 2018, .pdf format, 33p.).

September 20, 2018

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – September 20, 2018

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A. “The risk of developing cancer following metal-on-metal hip replacement compared with non metal-on-metal hip bearings: Findings from a prospective national registry “The National Joint Registry of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man”,” by Linda P. Hunt, Ashley W. Blom, Gulraj S. Matharu, Martyn L. Porter, and Michael R. Whitehouse (PLoS ONE 13(9): e0204356., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 19p.).

B. “The relationship between nursing home quality and costs: Evidence from the VA,” by Kathleen Carey, Shibei Zhao, A. Lynn Snow, and Christine W. Hartmann (PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203764., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, p.).


September 5, 2017

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 5, 2017

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Vitamin D supplementation to palliative cancer patients shows positive effects on pain and infections—Results from a matched case-control study,” by Maria Helde-Frankling, Jonas Höijer, Jenny Bergqvist, and Linda Bjorkhem-Bergman (PLoS ONE 12(8): e0184208., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

June 20, 2017

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – June 20, 2017

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Risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia following a cancer diagnosis,” by Erin J. Aiello Bowles, Rod L. Walker, Melissa L. Anderson, Sascha Dublin, Paul K. Crane, and Eric B. Larson (PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179857., XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

April 2, 2017

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article – April 2, 2017

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Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 317, No. 12, March 28, 2017). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

Effect of Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation on Cancer Incidence in Older Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” by Joan Lappe, Patrice Watson, Dianne Travers-Gustafson, Robert Recker, Cedric Garland, Edward Gorham, Keith Baggerly, and Sharon L. McDonnell (p. 1234-1243).

September 7, 2016

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – September 7, 2016

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A. “Identification of a Chrysanthemic Ester as an Apolipoprotein E Inducer in Astrocytes,” by Jianjia Fan, Shahab Zareyan, Wenchen Zhao, Yoko Shimizu, Tom A. Pfeifer, Jun-Hyung Tak, Murray B. Isman, Bernard Van den Hoven, Mark E. Duggan, Michael W. Wood, Cheryl L. Wellington, and Iva Kulic (PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162384. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162384, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 27p.).

B. “Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping in Parkinson’s Disease,” by Christian Langkammer, Lukas Pirpamer, Stephan Seiler, Andreas Deistung, Ferdinand Schweser, Sebastian Franthal, Nina Homayoon, Petra Katschnig-Winter, Mariella Koegl-Wallner, Tamara Pendl, Eva Maria Stoegerer, Karoline Wenzel, Franz Fazekas, Stefan Ropele, Jurgen Rainer Reichenbach, Reinhold Schmidt, and Petra Schwingenschuh (PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162460. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162460, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

C. “Identification of Aging-Associated Gene Expression Signatures That Precede Intestinal Tumorigenesis,” by Yoshihisa Okuchi, Masamichi Imajo, Rei Mizuno, Yuji Kamioka, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Makoto Mark Taketo, Satoshi Nagayama, Yoshiharu Sakai, and Michiyuki Matsuda ( PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162300. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162300, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 22p.).

D. “Development of Clinical Vignettes to Describe Alzheimer’s Disease Health States: A Qualitative Study,” by Mark Oremus, Feng Xie, and Kathryn Gaebel (PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162422. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162422, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

August 25, 2016

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief – August 25, 2016

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Changes in the Leading Cause of Death: Recent Patterns in Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality,” by Melonie Heron and Robert N. Anderson (Data Brief No. 254, August 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

September 16, 2015

CAAR – International Longevity Centre [UK] Reports – September 16, 2015

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A. “Village Life,” by Brian Beach (August 2015, .pdf format, 37p.).

B. “Rethinking Cancer,” by Helen Creighton, Brian Beach and Sally-Marie Bamford (September 2015, .pdf format, 26p.).

January 14, 2015

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – January 14, 2015

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The Association between Individual Income and Aggressive End-of-Life Treatment in Older Cancer Decedents in Taiwan,” by Chih-Yuan Huang, Yeh-Ting Hung, Chun-Ming Chang, Shiun-Yang Juang, and Ching-Chih Lee (PLoS ONE 10(1): e0116913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116913, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

May 8, 2014

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – May 8, 2014

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The Fight Against Cancer: Challenges, Progress, and Promise,” a hearing held May 7, 2014 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 47 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 20:00 mark.

February 3, 2014

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Press Release – February 3, 2014

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NIH study offers insight into why cancer incidence increases with age,” (Feb. 3, 2014).

September 12, 2013

CAAR – Institute of Medicine Monograph – September 12, 2013

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Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis, (National Academies Press, 2013, OpenBook and .pdf format, 360p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.

November 5, 2012

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Article – November 5, 2012

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Linking Medicare, Medicaid, and Cancer Registry Data to Study the Burden of Cancers in West Virginia,” by Pramit A. Nadpara and Suresh S. Madhavan (Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 2, No. 4, November 2012, .pdf format, 25p.).

August 1, 2012

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Articles – August 1, 2012

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A. “Cancer Outcomes in Low-Income Elders: Is There An Advantage to Being on Medicaid?” by Siran M. Koroukian, Paul M. Bakaki, Cynthia Owusu, Craig C. Earle, and Gregory S. Cooper (Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012 Q2, .pdf format, 22p.).

B. “Linkages Between Utilization of Prostate Surgical Pathology Services and Physician Self-Referral,” by Jean M. Mitchell (Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012 Q3, .pdf format, 18p.).

June 29, 2012

CAAR – Lancet Oncology Article Abstracts – June 29, 2012

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A. “Thoracic radiotherapy with or without daily low-dose carboplatin in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial by the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG0301),” by Dr. Shinji Atagi, Masaaki Kawahara, Akira Yokoyama, Hiroaki Okamoto, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Yuichiro Ohe, Toshiyuki Sawa, Satoshi Ishikura, Taro Shibata, Haruhiko Fukuda, Nagahiro Saijo, and Tomohide Tamura (Vol. 13, No. 7, July 2012, p. 671-678).

B. “Temozolomide chemotherapy alone versus radiotherapy alone for malignant astrocytoma in the elderly: the NOA-08 randomised, phase 3 trial,” by Wolfgang Wick, Michael Platten, Christoph Meisner, Jorg Felsberg, Ghazaleh Tabatabai, Matthias Simon, Guido Nikkhah, Kirsten Papsdorf, Joachim P. Steinbach, Michael Sabel, Stephanie E. Combs, Jan Vesper, Christian Braun, Jurgen Meixensberger, Ralf Ketter, Regine Mayer-Steinacker, Guido Reifenberger, and Michael Weller, for the NOA-08 Study Group of the Neuro-oncology Working Group (NOA) of the German Cancer Society (Vol. 13, No. 7, July 2012, p. 707-715).

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