Cancer

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

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The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program significantly improved physical activity, fitness, and quality of life in survivors of cancer.

Rasburicase More Effective Than Allopurinol for Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Rasburicase More Effective Than Allopurinol for Tumor Lysis Syndrome

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In patients with tumor lysis syndrome, rasburicase was significantly more effective in treating hyperuricemia and was associated with significantly shorter ICU stay.

Naldemedine May Improve Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients With Cancer

Naldemedine May Improve Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients With Cancer

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Treatment with naldemedine improved opioid-induced consiptation in a timely manner and was well tolerated in patients with cancer.

Caregiver Well-being Associated With Perceived Quality of Care

Caregiver Well-being Associated With Perceived Quality of Care

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The well-being of patients' informal caregivers is associated with perceived quality of care among patients with cancer.

Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death in Many European Nations

Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death in Many European Nations

Gains against cardiovascular disease, especially in Western Europe, is likely a cause for the shift.

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

More Survivors of AYA Cancer Smoke Than Those Without Cancer

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Cigarette smoking is more common among survivors of AYA cancer than those without cancer, and smoking is associated with greater comorbidities and poorer general health.

Structured Exercise Programs Effectively Lead to Increased Physical Activity Among Trial Participants

Structured Exercise Programs Effectively Lead to Increased Physical Activity Among Trial Participants

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A structured exercise program more effectively increased physical activity among patients participating in a clinical trial.

Reasons for Mind-body Therapy Use Among Cancer Survivors Vary by Stage

Reasons for Mind-body Therapy Use Among Cancer Survivors Vary by Stage

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Cancer survivors use mind-body therapies (MBTs) to manage their cancer-related symptoms, but this use may differ for each cancer survivorship stage.

Psychosocial Support May Be Lacking at Cancer-treating Institutions

Psychosocial Support May Be Lacking at Cancer-treating Institutions

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Cancer programs are performing moderately well with regard to communicating the importance of psychosocial care to patients.

Marriage May Be Linked to Improved Survival in Patients With a Primary, Invasive Cancer

Marriage May Be Linked to Improved Survival in Patients With a Primary, Invasive Cancer

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Unmarried patients with a first primary, invasive cancer appear to have worse survival compared with married patients.

Increase in Prescription, Dietary Supplement Use Leads to Higher Risk for Drug-Drug Interactions

Increase in Prescription, Dietary Supplement Use Leads to Higher Risk for Drug-Drug Interactions

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Fifteen percent of older adults are at risk for a major drug-drug interaction due to increased use of prescription medications.

Patients With Cancer Dying at Home May Have Longer Survival

Patients With Cancer Dying at Home May Have Longer Survival

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Patients with cancer who died at home had similar or longer survival compared with patients who died in a hospital.

Netupitant Plus Palonosetron Does Not Cause Increased Toxicity

Netupitant Plus Palonosetron Does Not Cause Increased Toxicity

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Adding netupitant to a chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) regimen can improve outcomes without increased toxicity.

Collaborative Care Intervention Improves Side Effects, Quality of Life for Patients and Caregivers

Collaborative Care Intervention Improves Side Effects, Quality of Life for Patients and Caregivers

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Active screening and symptom management in patients with cancer reduces depression, pain, and fatigue.

Instant Blood Pressure Smartphone App Fails Validation Study

Instant Blood Pressure Smartphone App Fails Validation Study

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A popular mobile health (mHealth) app for a smartphone that measures blood pressure (BP) was found highly inaccurate.

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use Linked With Nurse Characteristics

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use Linked With Nurse Characteristics

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Both patient and nurse characteristics may be associated with discussions about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Ramucirumab Does Not Prolong Corrected QT Interval

Ramucirumab Does Not Prolong Corrected QT Interval

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Ramucirumab administered at a dose of 10 mg/kg every 21 days for 3 cycles did not produce significant prolongation of corrected QT (QTc).

EOL Discussions Positively Impact Care for Latino Patients With Advanced Cancer

EOL Discussions Positively Impact Care for Latino Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Latino patients with advanced cancer who discussed their end-of-life (EOL) care with their clinicians were more likely to complete a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order.

Cancer-related Financial Burden Linked to Lower Quality of Life

Cancer-related Financial Burden Linked to Lower Quality of Life

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Cancer-related financial burden was linked to lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL).

Most Patients Want To Know About Incidental Genomic Findings

Most Patients Want To Know About Incidental Genomic Findings

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Patients with cancer seem to prefer to receive information regarding incidental germline variants found during the process of tumor profiling.

Cancer Survivors Report Higher Vitamin, CAM Use

Cancer Survivors Report Higher Vitamin, CAM Use

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A higher proportion of cancer survivors in the United States report use of vitamins/minerals and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Over-sedation Challenges Pain Management in Mechanically Ventilated Oncology Patients

Over-sedation Challenges Pain Management in Mechanically Ventilated Oncology Patients

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The analgesia-first sedation approach is crucial to adequate pain management in critically ill oncology patients on mechanical ventilation.

Young Adult Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Young Adult Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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A recent study examined the risk of cardiovascular disease for the survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer.

Fosaprepitant Improves CINV Prevention During Chemoradiotherapy

Fosaprepitant Improves CINV Prevention During Chemoradiotherapy

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Adding fosaprepitant to palonosetron and dexamethasone reduced the risk for nausea and emesis in patients undergoing radiotherapy.

Ovarian Cancer Includes More Than One Kind of Malignancy

Ovarian Cancer Includes More Than One Kind of Malignancy

Ovarian cancer isn't a single disease, but rather a number of different malignancies, and better understanding is needed to improve prevention and treatment according to a U.S. panel.

AHA: Daily Tea Consumption May Boost Cardiovascular Health

AHA: Daily Tea Consumption May Boost Cardiovascular Health

Regular tea drinkers had fewer heart attacks, and had less calcium build-up in their arteries.

Streamlined Process, Staff Education Improve Informed Consent and Patient Education

Streamlined Process, Staff Education Improve Informed Consent and Patient Education

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Significant improvement was achieved in obtaining written informed consent and providing patient education.

Different Opioids Provide Similar Control of Cancer Pain

Different Opioids Provide Similar Control of Cancer Pain

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Oral morphine, oxycodone, transdermal fentanyl, and buprenorphine provided similar pain control, response rates, in patients with cancer pain.

Type 1 Diabetes Linked With Several Common Cancers

Type 1 Diabetes Linked With Several Common Cancers

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Type 1 diabetes was associated with differences in the risk for developing several common cancers.

Standardized Staffing Model Ensures Efficiencies in Outpatient Chemotherapy Centers

Standardized Staffing Model Ensures Efficiencies in Outpatient Chemotherapy Centers

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A staffing template based on daily patient volume and hours of operation with defined nurse roles and responsibilities.

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