ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

Eischens Yoga May Benefit Men Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Patients who practiced Eischens yoga twice a week had less fatigue, sexual dysfunction, and certain scores related to quality of life.

Rubraca Granted Accelerated FDA Approval for Advanced BRCA-positive Ovarian Cancer

Rubraca (rucaparib) received accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with previously treated BRCA-positive ovarian cancer.

New Criteria for Appropriate Use of Bone Scintigraphy to Diagnose and Manage Prostate and Breast Cancer

Several clinical societies came together to create appropriate use criteria for the use of bone scintigraphy in patients with prostate and breast cancer.

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

Given recent guideline changes and lack of consistency in guidelines, a survey sought to highlight how primary care physicians recommend breast cancer screening to their patients.

Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups

Researchers found that low acculturated Latina women were moderately less satisfied with surgeon and oncology communication compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Researchers compared cost data and complications between mastectomy with reconstruction and other guideline-based treatments for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Distress Management Tool Gets an Update, Patient Version

A review of the updated NCCN Guidelines is presented with a look at the newly published Guideline for Patients.

PSA Screening Rates Level Off in United States

Decline in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening followed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.

CQGS Releases Standards for Surgical Care of Older Adults

The Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS) released its standards of surgical care in older adults with the goal of ensuring high-quality and safe surgical care for older adults in an interdisciplinary setting.

Radiation Protocol Deviations Linked to Worse Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Malignancy

Deviation from radiation treatment protocol in young children being treated for brain neoplasms was associated with decreased overall survival.

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