ORLANDO, FL—When nurses verbalized a lack of comfort level in caring for pediatric patients, a model was created to address the challenges of educating staff that care for both adult and pediatric patients, a study reported at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Employing the kaizen lean methodology of daily huddles and huddle boards in ambulatory oncology over 10 months has led to improved patient care, a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress concluded.
A workflow system developed at military medical facilities could prove beneficial for civilian patients and clinicians.
A pharmacist-led comprehensive medication assessment showed a high prevalence of polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use among older patients with cancer.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is listening to physicians and addressing concerns including EHR usability, meaningful use, and other challenges.
In infrequent situations in which coagulation factor replacement is needed, plasma can be vital for patients with cancer. Granulocyte transfusions may sometimes be considered for recalcitrant infections in patients with neutropenia. This article summarizes the current clinical indications and uses of RBCs, plasma, and granulocytes.
Initiatives can decrease hospital visits, cut morbidity and mortality, and up treatment adherence.
A weakened strain of Clostridium novyi-NT bacteria killed cancer cells when injected into tumors, investigators reported.
Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer treatment ends.
Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason for not discussing supplements, survey finds.
Cannabis and cannabinoid pharmaceuticals can prove beneficial for nausea and vomiting, pain, weight loss; but more research is needed on potential harmful side effects.
Lower use of imaging seen in the VA than in fee-for-service Medicare; not associated with less geographic variation.
Researchers found that non-hospice patients used significantly more health care resources, mainly for acute conditions not directly related to their cancer.
A summary of site, platform, and social media use by oncologists in 2014.
Presence of residual vein thrombosis may help determine the optimal duration of anticoagulant therapy in cancer patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs.
[Cancer Control] Age has in impact on the biology of cancer, treatment goals, and barriers to treatment. Older patients are also currently under-represented in clinical trials, but this need not be the case.
Shorter time to testosterone recovery with 18 versus 36 months androgen deprivation therapy.
More than 25% of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order, according to recent data.
Animal assisted interventions such as visits from therapy dogs and patients' pets are proven to improve patient outcomes.
New multiple myeloma treatment options have shown promise for patients aged 65 years and younger and for newly diagnosed individuals ineligible for stem-cell transplantation, according to two studies.
For patients with cancer, late admission more likely for younger patients, married men, hematologic malignancies.
Patients with Medicaid insurance or no insurance coverage are less likely to receive cancer-related surgery and/or radiation and are more likely to die from cancer than those with insurance, according to an online study.
Researchers devised an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.
A research team has created a new, self-assembling nanoparticle that can increase the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cancer detection.
In advanced cancer patients receiving opioids, methylprednisolone does not add to analgesic effect.
Physicians who diagnosed low-risk prostate cancer had more influence over the decision to enter active surveillance than did the disease characteristics, according to a case review.
HIV-infected individuals with cancer are less likely to receive treatment, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Long-term central venous catheters (CVCs) are associated with an increased risk of infection in older adults with cancer, according to research published online.
Researchers have found that as antihistamines do their job, they also interfere with the function of myeloid-derived suppressor cells—a type of cell known to hinder the body's ability to combat tumors.
A landmark survey of more than 700 specialists provides crucial real-world insight into the treatments that most oncologists choose for lung cancer patients whose tumor has been incompletely resected.
- Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)
- Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery
- Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
- Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activity
- Promising drug offers new paradigm for treating leukemia
- Multidisciplinary Bone Marrow Program Prepares RNs to Perform Aspirations, Biopsies
- Model Details Challenges of Educating Staff to Care for Both Pediatric and Adult Oncology Patients
- Oncology-Specific, One-Day Orientation Program Encourages Multidisciplinary Collaboration
- Educational Walk Through A Colon Promotes Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Gastrointestinal Oncology Nurse Navigation Improves Patient Outcomes
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