ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Clinician Communication, Adherence to Protocols, and Presence of Pharmacists Improve Outcomes in ICUs

Oncologic patients are among the main users of ICUs and are vulnerable to infections and adverse drug reactions. However, relatively simple processes of organization can reduce the risk of these problems.

Identifying Smaller ctDNA Fragments Improves Sensitivity of Liquid Biopsy

Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has shorter fragment sizes than DNA fragments from healthy cells that have died, and this may increase the clinical utility of liquid biopsies.

Dual Antigen Targeting by CAR T Cells Improves Immunotherapeutic Technique

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells may have improved therapeutic potential when they have 2 targets, according to preclinical findings using a mouse model.

Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Principles in Daily Patient Interactions

Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques can help patients with cancer turn their negative thoughts into positive attitudes, as well as find meaning and purpose to their life.

Decision Support and Shared Decision Making Help Patients Choose Plan for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Using an online decision-support tool led to most men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance with less conflict about their decision.

Comprehensive Mental Health Screening Recommended for Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

Although most adolescent survivors of childhood cancer have no reported psychological symptoms, those who do often have multiple symptoms and distinct symptom profiles.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking to Recommend Full-body Skin Cancer Screens

New report doesn't change Task Force's prior statement on skin cancer screening issued in 2009

Advanced Cancer Patients Often Unaware That They Are More Optimistic About Their Prognosis Than Their Oncologists

Most patients with advanced cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival prognosis than their oncologists because patients misunderstand their oncologists' clinical judgment.

Transforming the Care of Patients With Thyroid Cancer

There were no effective therapeutic options for advanced thyroid cancer until 5 years ago.

VP Biden Talks About the Role of CancerLinQ at ASCO 2016

At the 2016 ASCO meeting, Vice President Joe Biden spoke about his vision for comprehensive data-sharing as part of the Cancer MoonShot initiative.

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