Significant bone loss in children receiving chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) occurs during the first month of treatment.
Almost half of patients with metastatic HR-positive breast cancer treated with everolimus and exemestane required a dose reduction.
An in-depth look at the issues associated with the care reveals a need to improve how clinicians can help these women sort through their options.
Listening to guided meditation significantly reduced biopsy pain during imaging-guided breast biopsy.
Dasatinib, nilotinib, and ponatinib, used in the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) increase vascular occlusive events.
Identifying and reducing barriers to recommended treatment and surveillance in those at higher risk of mortality is essential.
Medication adherence rates are significantly improved when a mobile phone text message intervention is used to support adherence.
Minimally invasive hysterectomy does not appear to compromise long-term survival compared with abdominal hysterectomy.
Higher dietary fiber intake during adolescence and early adulthood may reduce the risk for developing breast cancer.
Risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in survivors of adult-onset cancer varies according to cancer type.
A majority of Americans polled support Vice President Joe Biden's 'moonshot' initiative.
Fosaprepitant may have a lower complete response rate than aprepitant when used in combination with a 5HT3 receptor antagonist.
An individual intervention may help reduce fears of cancer recurrence among patients with cancer.
Dabrafenib plus trametinib achieves good overall and progression-free survival in BRAF inhibitor-naïve patients with melanoma.
A progressive resistance-training intervention had a small-to-medium effect on fitness, quality of life, and nutrition status.
Cancer incidence continues to be higher in Appalachian regions compared with non-Appalachian regions.
Addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy beyond disease progression may be effective in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
A population-based study showed no protective association between metformin use and cancer mortality among patients with lung cancer.
A recent study examined the varying survival rates among US racial/ethnic patient groups with peripheral T-cell lymphoma subtypes.
Clinicians need to collaboratively work with cancer survivors to determine if they are cognitively, emotionally, and physically ready to return to work.
US cancer survivors are not more likely than the general population to engage in all healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Older Age, Quality of Life Associated With Deviations From Initial Treatment Decisions in Breast Cancer
Nonadherence to recommended adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer is associated with poor quality of life (QoL).
Treatment with sorafenib in patients with progressive metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is well tolerated and resulted in disease control.
Pemetrexed plus cisplatin in combination with concurrent thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) was not superior to standard chemotherapy.
Approximately two-thirds of women with stage 1 breast cancer who are 70 years or older are eligible to safely omit subsequent radiation therapy (RT).
Many patients at high risk for lung cancer would not meet the current US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening criteria.
Current presence of pain was associated with both greater depression and fatigue in survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).
Smoking before or after cancer diagnosis was associated with a higher mortality from breast cancer and several other causes.
First-line monotherapy with low-dose gemtuzumab ozogamicin significantly improved overall survival compared with best supportive care.
Enzalutamide significantly reduced the risk of prostate cancer progression or death in prostate cancer.
A recent analysis of data from the SEER registry showed that 1 of every 7 patients with colorectal cancer was younger than 50 years at diagnosis.
A 20-minute post-infusion cooling time is effective and tolerable for patients treated with scalp cooling to prevent docetaxel-induced alopecia.
Adjuvant chemotherapy was associated with improved survival in patients with locally advanced bladder cancer.
Phase 3 results of the TRAPEZE trial of patients with bony metastatic castrate-refractory prostate cancer (CRPC).
Induction therapy with lenalidomide plus rituximab may result in control that is comparable to rituximab plus chemotherapy for the initial treatment.
The addition of mapatumumab to sorafenib did not improve time to progression, progression-free survival, overall survival, or objective response.
Detection of oral human papillomavirus 16 (HPV-16) associated with an approximately 22 times higher risk for developing oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Hospitals that offer nurses a better nursing environment and above-average staffing levels are associated with better value.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published its NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines).
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) were effective in preventing outpatient encounters for fever and infection in elderly patients.
Single-agent olaparib delivered after failure of standard systemic therapy did not demonstrate activity in patients with colorectal cancer.
Palonosetron 20 μg/kg during the acute phase of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in pediatric patients.
Age, surgery, and radiation were associated with the initiation of tamoxifen after ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
A new study examined levels of procedure-related anxiety in children with standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
An established transition plan with a shared nurse navigator can minimize anxiety experienced by patients who are childhood cancer survivors.
Olanzapine is more efficacious than other standard antiemetics for the rescue of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
Nurse-navigated treatment summaries and survivorship care plans (TSSCPs) may improve adherence.
Cardiovascular effects after treatment with anthracycline-containing chemotherapy (Anth-C) appear to be isolated to the heart.
There are no therapies that appear to be uniquely effective for patients with mantle cell lymphoma who have pressed on ibrutinib.
Tumor depth is associated with the highest risk of local recurrence and metastasis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
Decreased serum albumin levels may be significantly associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and mortality.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is diagnosed in younger persons in a significantly higher proportion of minority groups in the United States.
There was a statistically significant improvement in knowledge of self-identification and management of hand-foot syndrome.
Uptake of screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast into clinical practice has the potential to worsen population-based health disparities.
Lifelong screening is recommended for survivors of childhood cancer that affects the vision, in order to detect issues early.
Humanin analogue protects both male germ cells, essential to fertility, and white blood cells, the soldiers in the body's defense system, during chemotherapy.
A significant percentage of patients with metastatic cancer continue to work after diagnosis, with symptom burden having the strongest influence.
Survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) exposed to rituximab do not have an increased risk for developing second primary malignancies.
In patients with cancer, clinicians can encourage hope through dialogue, sincerity, and reassurance, as well as by assessing.
Mood disturbances are more prevalent in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) than in the general population.
Adding tumor-treating fields to maintenance temozolomide chemotherapy significantly prolonged progression-free survival.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made colonoscopy screening available at no cost to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
Andexanet alfa reversed the anticoagulant activity of apixaban and rivaroxaban in older healthy participants within minutes.
Multiple small doses of highly focused radiation therapy may be safer and more effective than a single larger dose of radiation.
Tracking levels of the CA125 protein over time may help to reduce ovarian cancer deaths by as much as 20%.
Preoperative use of blood-thinning drugs does not increase major bleeding or transfusion rates.
Depression and health utility were associated with survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC).
Fecal colonization by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli is associated with an increased risk of bacteremia.
Deterioration of Quality of Life, Mood Predict Risk of PTSD After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Patients experience a decline in quality of life (QOL) and mood during hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT).
Women with stage IV breast cancer are more likely to not only survive but survive for an increasingly longer period of time after diagnosis.
A recent study examined possible increased relapse risk for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who become pregnant.
High quantities of phospholipase were produced by Candida albicans in patients with cancer undergoing therapy.
The risk of second-cycle febrile neutropenia was significantly higher among patients who discontinued pegfilgrastim after the first cycle.
Self-reporting of symptoms via tablet was benefit for patients, according to a study performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Socioeconomic factors and comorbidity are important predictors of quality of life (QOL) in survivors of head and neck cancer.
Pregabalin is no more effective for cancer-induced bone pain than a placebo in patients receiving radiotherapy, a recent study indicates.
Complete surgical excision of the implant and surrounding capsule is the optimal treatment strategy for the majority of women.
Women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may have an increased risk for developing breast cancer.
Guidelines developed by an international consensus meeting may be able to direct health care professionals in the optimal treatment.
Late-onset remission in patients with mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma treated with thalidomide or lenalidomide.
A recent study examined the impact of early palliative care (EPC) on quality of life for patients with advanced cancer.
Overweight and obesity may be a new challenge in the care of patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC).
Men undergoing active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer may not be receiving proper monitoring.
Receipt of the 21-gene recurrence score assay (RS) impacts breast cancer treatment and health care costs.
The incidence of febrile neutropenia was significantly higher among patients who received pegfilgrastim prophylaxis on the same day.
Use of estrogen with progestin increases the risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer in African American women.
S-1 is just as effective in terms of overall survival as a taxane as first-line treatment for patients with metastatic breast cancer.
Nanoliposomal irinotecan in combination with fluorouracil and folinic acid improves survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Both in-person and telephone counseling were effective weight loss strategies in breast cancer survivors and resulted in favorable effects.
The use of anastrozole for the prevention of breast cancer was associated with a higher incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Overall screening colonoscopy rate in New York City got a boost from a concerted effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
Survivors of the 10 most common cancers diagnosed in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are at considerably higher risk for diseases.
Patients who are undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer may benefit from yoga.
TESARO Inc has announced that rolapitant (Varubi), a neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonist, is now available in the United States.
Herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with a modestly increased risk of several cancers, particularly hematologic malignancies.
Survival for follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is improving in Europe.
Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma have an increased risk for developing various late complications, including cardiovascular disease.
Depression and antidepressant use may not be associated with increased risk of breast cancer.
Both the incidence of early stage prostate cancer and rates of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening oincide with the 2012 USPSTF recommendation.
Androgen deprivation therapy is associated with declines in self-reported physical functioning and upper body muscle strength.
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