FDA issues black box warning for rolapitant regarding the potential for anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock, and other hypersensitivity reactions in patients receiving the injectable emulsion for CINV prophylaxis.
The unique adverse events related to treatment with immunotherapy require a proactive approach in the assessment of side effects and patient education.
Short-term fasting may alleviate toxic effects caused by high blood glucose levels associated with common cancer drugs.
Managing pain with opioids and keeping a close eye on adverse effects is an important part of cancer care. But there is room for improvement in pain management tools, and nurses play a key role in their evolution.
Genetic Biomarker Predictive of Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients Receiving Docetaxel for Prostate CancerMay 25, 2016
Docetaxel-induced neuropathy may be predicted by single nucleotide polymorphisms in VAC14.
Bacteria present in the gut may predict a patient's risk for life-threatening blood infections after high-dose chemotherapy.
A group of pediatric oncology psychosocial experts developed evidence-based standards for the care of children with cancer and their families.
A significant decrease in muscle area was seen in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving chemotherapy, which was independently associated with survival in these patients.
How is loratadine used to treat bone pain in patients receiving white blood cell growth factors?
Older patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery often experience postoperative delirium. In an analysis of 11 studies, incidence of postoperative delirium ranged from 8.2% to 54.4%.
An antiscarring paste halted the fibrosis caused by the radiation used in cancer therapy when applied to the skin of mice, according to early findings of a recent study.
New Studies Reveal Long-Term Vision-related Health Concerns of Survivors of Childhood Retinoblastoma and Brain CancerJanuary 11, 2016
Two new studies investigate the impact of retinoblastoma on long-term health of survivors and the long-term psychological and socio-economic effects of blindness in survivors of brain tumors.
Risks of Adverse Effects Lower With Surgical Castration Vs. Chemical Castration for Metastatic Prostate CancerJanuary 07, 2016
Surgical castration via orchiectomy for metastatic prostate cancer is associated with lower risks for adverse effects compared with medical castration via GnRHa therapy.
Nurse researchers examined the validity, sensitivity, and specificity of various symptoms indicative of breast cancer-related lymphedema. They also determined the best cutoff points for diagnosing lymphedema and risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors.
Discrepancies Exist Between Patient and Clinician Reports of Adjuvant Chemotherapy-related Adverse EffectsJanuary 05, 2016
Patient self-reports of adjuvant chemotherapy-related adverse effects are consistently higher in frequency and greater in severity than physician reports, according to a recent study.
Humanin analogue protects both male germ cells, essential to fertility, and white blood cells, the soldiers in the body's defense system, during chemotherapy.
Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer. These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Reduces Cognitive Deficits in Survivors of Breast and Colorectal CancersDecember 24, 2015
Participation in an MBSR program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment.
In a study that demonstrates the emerging technique of extracting biomedical data from ordinary patient medical records, a nearly 2-fold increase was seen in the rate of Alzheimer disease diagnoses among men with prostate cancer who received ADT.
Association Is Found Between Bone Complications in Young Pediatric Patients With Leukemia and Gene VariationsDecember 22, 2015
Variations in genes involved in normal bone development are associated with an 8- to 15-fold increased risk for osteonecrosis in young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Risk of death from all causes is 45% higher in women with breast cancer and a subsequent diagnosis of depression, according to a recent study. This finding could help identify those women most at risk for depression and in need of support.
Women who were taught how to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment showed greater length of survival and longer time until disease recurrence over 8 to 15 years after their original diagnosis.
Radiogenomics is maturing into a predictor of patients' likelihood of experiencing radiotoxicities and late radiation effects.
EGFR inhibitors are widely used to treat metastatic NSCLC; however, they can cause various adverse effects that differ from those caused by traditional intravenous chemotherapy.
Increased odds for spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, and ectopic pregnancies were seen for smokers, compared to never-smoking women.
Researchers have not only confirmed that tamoxifen induces cognitive dysfunction in users, they have also found an existing treatment that can prevent this adverse effect.
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma who received subdiaphragmatic radiotherapy had dose-dependent increased risk for stomach cancer, researchers discovered.
The national frequency of potentially avoidable adverse events after major oncologic surgery has increased substantially over the past decade, yet overall mortality rates have fallen.
Understanding pain mechanisms and the types, triggers, and alleviating factors is needed to provide effective analgesia for patients with cancer.
Women at high risk for breast cancer may benefit most from preventive drug therapy, shows a study done for the US Preventive Services Task Force.
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