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There were no effective therapeutic options for advanced thyroid cancer until 5 years ago.
At the 2016 ASCO meeting, Vice President Joe Biden spoke about his vision for comprehensive data-sharing as part of the Cancer MoonShot initiative.
Funding, informatics system, clinical data capture, and European data protection legislation were considered the greatest barriers to effective data sharing.
Cbimetinib and atezolizumab was well tolerated and demonstrated encouraging clinical activity in microsatellite stable colorectal cancer (CRC).
Mogamulizumab induced an encouraging response rate in patients with relapsed/refractory adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.
Adding a second autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) to standard therapy improves outcomes for pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.
A Web application called Moovcare that guides follow-up improved survival for patients with advanced lung cancer after receiving initial therapy.
MYL-1401O is comparable in efficacy and safety to the anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody trastuzumab as frontline therapy in breast cancer.
More transparency regarding the costs of various treatment regimens in real time is needed to "choose wisely" for patients, providers, and payers.
Physical exercise may have a direct effect on cancer that is as effective as drugs for treating patients with prostate cancer, even for those with advanced stages of the disease.
A nurse-facilitated oral chemotherapy care model has improved delivery times, patient satisfaction, and co-pay support at a Connecticut cancer hospital.
Follow-up telephone calls and clinician assessment may be an effective strategy to identify early which patients require support with adhering to oral cancer therapy.
A nurse-managed precision cancer treatment education resource center may improve information dissemination about genomic health and targeted therapy.
Instituting a Chemotherapy Safety Committee and developing an administration process successfully standardized the inpatient oral chemotherapy administration process.
A formal nursing practice was developed to promote patient safety and adherence with oral chemotherapy.
Implementation of the Massey Bedside Swallowing Screen and strict oral care regimens in high-risk patients reduced the rate of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) at an oncology treatment center.
A central venous catheter self-management education program is an effective nursing intervention to promote long-term self-management of a CVC for discharged patients with cancer.
The formation of a multidisplinary taskforce and the introduction of improved products successfully reduced the rates of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at an oncology hospital.
Daily chlorhexidine gluconate bathing on all patients with ports and tunneled catheters decreased the rates of CLABSI on an inpatient oncology unit.
Formation of a multidisciplinary team and a focus on evidence-based interventions successfully reduced the rate of central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) on an inpatient oncology unit.
Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women
A community breast navigation program successfully increased mammogram screening rates among African American and Latino women, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Live-streamed videos are a novel and forward-thinking approach for individuals to learn about end-of-life (EOL) planning and decision-making, according a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Patients with metastatic breast cancer have significantly diminished quality of life (QoL) compared with those without metastatic disease and those without breast cancer, a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
History of Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy Are Predictive of Breast Density at Cancer Diagnosis
A history of surgical menopause and were receiving hormone replacement therapy are a factor in breast density, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Study data presented at SABCS 2016 indicates that preoperative MRI is effective for detecting mammographically occult, early-stage, hormone receptor (HR)-positive contralateral breast cancer (CBC) in older patients.
Clinical breast examination (CBE) is superior to MRI for predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) in women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium indicates.
A new tool may show promise for improving clinical trial participation among black women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Research presented at SABCS 2016 identified biomarkers predictive of response to trastuzumab-containing therapies in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Results of a comparison study of radioactive seed localization and wire guided localization in patients with nonpalpable invasive breast cancer or DCIS were presented at SABCS 2016.
A novel bromodomain-containing protein 4 inhibitor demonstrated antitumor activity in both endocrine-sensitive and endocrine-resistance breast cancer models, according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.
- Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer
- Prehabilitation Program Improves Preoperative Fitness in Patients With Colorectal Cancer
- Alcohol Consumption, Particularly White Wine, Associated With Increased Risk of Melanoma
- Combination of Gemcitabine and New CHK1 Inhibitor Is Effective in Soft Tissue Sarcomas
- Omitting RT in Certain Older Women With Early Breast Cancer is Safe
- Exercise is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication
- Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice
- Vaccine Enters Phase I Study for Safety and Effectiveness in Multiple Myeloma
- Timing Chemotherapy Administration to Circadian Rhythm Improves Drug Effectiveness
- New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases
- Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women
- Live-streamed Videos Address End-of-Life Planning, Decision-making
- Metastatic Disease Linked to Patients Reporting Diminished QoL
- History of Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy Are Predictive of Breast Density at Cancer Diagnosis
- Mammographically Occult Contralateral Breast Cancer Detection is Effective With Preoperative MRI
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