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Geriatric Consults Rare in Kidney Cancer Care

Geriatric Consults Rare in Kidney Cancer Care

Although use of medical co-management and rehabilitation services increasing for older patients with kidney cancer, consultation remains sparse for those undergoing surgery.

Worse Survival Seen for Alternative Versus Usual Cancer Therapy

Worse Survival Seen for Alternative Versus Usual Cancer Therapy

Alternative medicine was independently tied to greater mortality risk compared to conventional treatment, researchers found.

Anorexia-Cachexia in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Improved With Anamorelin

Anorexia-Cachexia in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Improved With Anamorelin

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Data from 5 phase 2/3 studies demonstrate improved weight and body mass in patients with NSCLC receiving anamorelin.

Lenalidomide After ASCT Prolongs Time to Progression in Multiple Myeloma

Lenalidomide After ASCT Prolongs Time to Progression in Multiple Myeloma

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Time to disease progression was significantly prolonged in patients with multiple myeloma who received lenalidomide therapy after ASCT.

Arthritis Medication Shows Potential in the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera

Arthritis Medication Shows Potential in the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera

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Methotrexate, a medication used commonly in the treatment of arthritis, shows promise as a treatment for polycythemia vera, a blood cancer classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm.

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Granted FDA Approval for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Granted FDA Approval for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa), an antibody-drug conjugate comprised of a monoclonal antibody that targets CD22 linked to the cytotoxic agent calicheamicin, was granted FDA approval for the treatment of R/R B-cell precursor ALL.

Osteoporosis Medication Improves Bone Health in ADT-Treated Prostate Cancer

Osteoporosis Medication Improves Bone Health in ADT-Treated Prostate Cancer

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Osteoporosis medications were found to reduce bone mineral density loss and risk of fracture in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer being treated with androgen-deprivation therapy.

Breast Conservation Improves Survival vs Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

Breast Conservation Improves Survival vs Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

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Results of a recent study demonstrated overall survival was better among women who underwent breast-conserving surgery vs mastectomy. Furthermore, best overall survival was achieved with adjuvant radiotherapy in the former group and systemic therapy in the latter group.

Cabazitaxel in Prostate Cancer: Reduced Dose Noninferior to Standard Dose

Cabazitaxel in Prostate Cancer: Reduced Dose Noninferior to Standard Dose

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A smaller dose of cabazitaxel (C20) is noninferior to a larger dose (C25) in the post-docetaxel treatment of mCRPC.

Digital Recording in Skills Lab Beneficial for Nursing Students

Digital Recording in Skills Lab Beneficial for Nursing Students

The use of digital recording may aid in the transition from theory-based learning to practice.

Risk of Arterial Thromboembolism Greater With First-Time Cancer

Risk of Arterial Thromboembolism Greater With First-Time Cancer

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An increase in risk for arterial thromboembolism was correlated with cancer stage and varied by cancer type.

Cancer Patient Caregivers Have Increased Burden With Assessment Dissonance

Cancer Patient Caregivers Have Increased Burden With Assessment Dissonance

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There is an increased burden on caregivers to not only assist with IADLs but also to assess patient conditions and provide health care information.

Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Cancer: A Review of Available Interventions

Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Cancer: A Review of Available Interventions

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Investigators conducted a review of available biologic and psychosocial interventions that address sexual dysfunction in women arising from cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Hospital Volume, Quality Impact Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Hospital Volume, Quality Impact Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Survival rate were worse for lower volume hospitals with higher quality scores, versus higher volume hospitals.

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates Down in African Americans

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates Down in African Americans

Among adults aged 20 to 54 years, increase in CRC mortality only seen in whites aged 30 to 54 years.

Insured Patients with Cancer May Experience Financial Distress

Insured Patients with Cancer May Experience Financial Distress

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Cancer treatment is far costlier than expected, even for patients with cancer who have health insurance coverage, with being underinsured causing in the most distress for patients.

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

Awareness of Genomic Risk for Melanoma May Increase Conversations With Family, Health Care Providers

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Awareness of personal genetic risk for melanoma may prompt patients to discuss cancer risk with family and health care professionals, and make lifestyle changes.

Breast-Conserving Surgery Recommended For Younger Women With Breast Cancer

Breast-Conserving Surgery Recommended For Younger Women With Breast Cancer

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A study finds that report that overall outcomes and prognosis have significantly improved over time for women aged 40 years and younger with breast cancer who undergo breast conserving surgery, and the procedure should be recommended to these patients.

Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

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A look at the significant influence of age-adjusted prognoses and treatment priorities for radiation therapy in the oldest patients with cancer.

Induction Regimens for Untreated Multiple Myeloma Compared for ORR, OS, PFS

Induction Regimens for Untreated Multiple Myeloma Compared for ORR, OS, PFS

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Comparison study demonstrates early response and survival benefits of VTD, VTDC, and TAD regimens in transplant-eligible patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Bullying Common to Nursing Students

Bullying Common to Nursing Students

Interviews with undergraduate nursing students revealed that many report bullying in both clinical and academic settings.

Utilization of Optimal End-of-Life Care for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Often Delayed

Utilization of Optimal End-of-Life Care for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Often Delayed

Hospice services and effective health care strategies are underutilized by patients with AML leading to suboptimal end-of-life care.

Most Skull Radiation Patients Show No Cognitive Impairment

Most Skull Radiation Patients Show No Cognitive Impairment

The researchers found that the majority of patients had no frank detectable cognitive impairment after undergoing skull base irradiation.

Opioid Use Higher Among Cancer Survivors, Even After Long-Term Survivorship

Opioid Use Higher Among Cancer Survivors, Even After Long-Term Survivorship

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Rates of opioid prescription use is higher among patients with cancer compared with patients who have never had cancer, even after survivorship.

Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Lower in Survivors Who Exercise, Have Low Body Fat Mass

Colorectal Cancer Recurrence Lower in Survivors Who Exercise, Have Low Body Fat Mass

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This study investigated the impact of exercise (1 hour/week) and low body fat mass on recurrence of colorectal polyp recurrence among survivors of colorectal cancer.

Palonosetron Prevents Delayed Nausea and Vomiting After CHOP in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Palonosetron Prevents Delayed Nausea and Vomiting After CHOP in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Palonosetron effectively prevents and manages delayed CINV in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Adjuvant Partial Breast Radiotherapy Noninferior in Preventing Relapse in Local Breast Cancer

Adjuvant Partial Breast Radiotherapy Noninferior in Preventing Relapse in Local Breast Cancer

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Partial-breast and reduced-dose radiotherapy was found to be noninferior in preventing local relapse compared with whole-breast radiation therapy in patients with early stage breast cancer with a lower-than-average risk of relapse.

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Increased With Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers found that an association between alcohol consumption and nonmelanoma skin cancers may be dose-dependent. This risk includes basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

ASCO Updates Guidelines for Antiemetic Therapy in Adult, Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

ASCO Updates Guidelines for Antiemetic Therapy in Adult, Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened a panel of experts to update its clinical guidelines for antiemetic therapy in patients receiving chemotherapy. A notable change is the addition of olanzapine in emetic regimens for adult patients.

Mechanisms Identified for Curcumin Resensitization of Cancer Cells

Mechanisms Identified for Curcumin Resensitization of Cancer Cells

Curcumin helps to turn off pathways linked to chemoresistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a study indicates.

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