ASH 2011 Conference Coverage

HIIT Improves Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Patients With Resectable NSCLC

This study focused on determining the effectiveness of a short-term high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program to improve patients' cardiorespiratory fitness prior to NSCLC resection.

More Than Half of Melanomas Are Self-Detected, Especially by Women

More melanomas are self-detected by women; men tend to have more melanomas in less visible locations.

Recurrence Score Appears To Be Driving Personalized Treatment for Breast Cancer

The recurrence score assay stratifies early stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer by recurrence risk. This study assessed how clinicians use the recurrence score to recommend adjuvant systemic therapy or patients' experiences with testing decision-making.

Smoking-related Cancer Deaths Highest in Southern United States

Smoking-attributable cancer mortality estimates have not been established by state; therefore, in this study, the proportion of cancer deaths among persons 35 years and older related to cigarette smoking in 2014 was calculated for each state and DC.

Study Suggests More Men With Prostate Cancer Would Choose Active Surveillance if it Were Offered

Researchers analyzed data from the NPCR of Sweden to determine whether more US men with prostate cancer would choose active surveillance if it were presented as a treatment option.

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

How long were you a nurse before you felt competent? Reflections on creating an atmosphere of learning and growing from our own mistakes.

Olaratumab in Combo With Doxorubicin Approved for Soft Tissue Sarcoma

The US FDA granted accelerated approval to olaratumab (Lartruvo) in combination with doxorubicin for the treatment of certain patients with soft tissue sarcoma.

POLST Programs Can Benefit from the Relationship Between Patients and Nurse Practitioners

POLST Programs Can Benefit From the APRN-Patient Relationship

Hydroxyurea May Improve Kidney Function in PV-Associated Nephrotic Syndrome

The clinical course of a patient with polycythemia vera and proteinuria whose biopsy lead to a diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is described.

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Epidemiologic study reveals the impact of cancer and its treatment on diet quality among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

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