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Early recognition, prevention strategies could reduce costly burden of sepsis in patients with cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Jennifer Southall From: Sepsis is a leading cause of preventable death across the globe, and patients with cancer have a 10 times higher likelihood of developing this life-threatening condition than those without cancer. More than one in five sepsis hospitalizations is cancer-related, according to a study by Hensley and colleagues, who also found significantly higher rates of hospital …