Universal screening of women with gynecologic malignancies for early palliative care decreased the use of aggressive measures at the end of life.
Living in a high-poverty region is associated with lower access to obesity-related self-care resources.
There are 18 core priority symptoms that should be routinely assessed in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer to provide higher quality of care.
Nurse-guided and self-directed web-based symptom management interventions (WRITE Symptoms) improved symptom controllability among women with recurrent ovarian cancer.
Study finds that instituting a health system-wide quality metric, such as postoperative hospital readmission rate, may be inconsistent with long-term clinical outcomes goals.
Perioperative Pain Control Reduces Need for Postoperative Narcotics After Hysterectomy for Uterine CancerMarch 15, 2017
Preoperative intravenous acetaminophen plus local infiltration of LB during hysterectomy and surgical staging of uterine cancer may reduce the need for postoperative narcotics.
Perioperative celecoxib use during hysterectomy may reduce the need for oral narcotics after hospital discharge.
Use of chemotherapy or vaginal brachytherapy (VBT) may improve survival among patients with early-stage uterine papillary serous carcinoma.
Nearly 3 in 10 cervical cancer survivors were still using opioids at 6 months after completing radiotherapy.
Nonadherence to NCCN guideline treatment recommendations was strongly associated with decreased survival from early-stage cervical cancer.
A study that integrated genomic and clinical data identified 3 distinct clusters of patients with serous epithelial ovarian cancer who do not respond to chemotherapy.
An enhanced recovery program is more cost-effective than usual care in patients undergoing primary cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer.
Rucaparib was active with an acceptable safety profile in patients with relapsed, platinum-sensitive high-grade ovarian carcinoma with germline or somatic BRCA mutations.
There was no additional protective effect with a third dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine compared with receiving only 2 doses of the vaccine.
Patients who speak to an oncology nurse prior to their first appointment are significantly more likely to be retained for their treatment.
Treatment expectations of individuals with metastatic prostate cancer and their health care providers often do not match.
African American men choosing active surveillance for their low-grade prostate cancer have overall poorer health than non-African American men undergoing active surveillance.
Follow-up Rates in Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Higher in University-Based vs Safety-Net HospitalsFebruary 24, 2017
A significant difference exists in the failure to follow-up rates among patients undergoing active surveillance at university-based hospitals versus safety-net hospitals.
Video Based Personal Webpages (VBPWP) Can Be Used as a Compliment to Clinical Trial Patient Management
Patients with urologic cancer should be offered psycho-oncologic support to manage effects of emotional stressors.
Studies presented in the last year demonstrated a revolutionary role for immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of urothelial carcinoma.
Adding chemotherapy with fluorouracil and mitomycin to radiotherapy improves locoregional control.
A phase 3 study presented at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium demonstrated the feasibility of conducting adjuvant trials.
A higher overall number of genetic alterations in cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) were associated with worse treatment outcomes.
Clinical trials show pembrolizumab active against mucosal melanoma, extends survival in bladder cancer.
Patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who discontinued anti-PD-1/PD-L1 immunotherapy early may still achieve durable responses.
An investigation into whether onset or worsening of diabetes causes pancreatic cancer or vice versa was presented at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.
Patients with advanced kidney cancer received broad-spectrum antibiotics less than a month before initiating immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
Research presented at the 2017 European Cancer Congress describes the potential of a noninvasive diagnostic test for esophageal and gastric cancers that measures chemicals in the breath.
Investigators from the Netherlands present their research findings on survival in women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving therapy vs mastectomy at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.
- Novel Blood Test Detects Cancer, Locates Tumor Without Invasive Procedures
- Cabozantinib Activates Innate Immune Response, Eliminating Prostate Cancer
- Shorter Treatment of Breast Cancer with Trastuzumab May Lead to Improved Results
- Colorectal Cancer Rates Increased Sharply Among Generation X and Millennials
- Pneumonia Associated With Common Cold May Cause Fatal Illness in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
- Early Palliative Care Reduced ICU Use in Patients With Advanced Cancer
- Ginger Extract Raises Antioxidant Levels in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy
- Nurse Navigators Improve Physician Engagement in Pretreatment Discussions
- Screening Increases Early Palliative Care, Reduces Aggressive EOL Measures
- Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)
- Genome Sequencing Explains Resistance to CTLA-4 and PD-1 Inhibitors in Metastatic Melanoma
- Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk
- Kidney Cancer Metastases in Lung May Hide Undiagnosed Primary Lung Cancer
- Nasal Biomarker in Smokers Could Predict Lung Cancer
- Arm Lymphoscintigraphy After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection or Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer
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