A new risk assessment scoring system could help physicians determine which patients can forgo invasive colonoscopy for cancer screening and which patients should undergo the procedure.
More than a third of colon cancer patients in study received care from different facilities.
Exposure to peers who were early adopters of brachytherapy is associated with increased use, a study found.
Providing care for a loved one with cancer is even more difficult for long-distance caregivers. In this column, an oncology social worker offers tips on helping caregivers overcome these challenges.
The nation's leading cancer experts have drafted a plan to reduce the high cost of cancer drugs and voiced support for a grassroots movement demanding action on the issue.
A nationwide survey indicates that many hospital training programs have no formal training or services in cardio-oncology, and barriers exist to establishing these programs.
A new, accurate imaging technique, combining photoacoustics with nanosensors, has been developed for the noninvasive screening of lymph nodes for metastatic cancer.
An oncologist's exercise recommendations coupled with an exercise motivation package can greatly increase exercise participation by cancer survivors.
Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.
A recent study examined choices patients with cancer and their caretakers make with regard to willingness to purchase high-cost treatments that may only increase a patient's quality of life slightly.
A model was created to address the challenges of educating staff that care for both adult and pediatric patients.
Employing the kaizen lean methodology of daily huddles and huddle boards in ambulatory oncology over 10 months has led to improved patient care.
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.
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