An analysis of ESAS scores identified factors that increased the odds patients with cancer would experience greater symptom burdens and at what points in the cancer experience this was more likely to occur.
Patients presenting with lesions with shiny white streaks on dermoscopy should undergo biopsy for possible melanoma.
Questionnaires completed before and after a clinic visit revealed the potential anxiety of patients during the diagnosis and treatment planning phases of their cancer journey.
When researchers sent sample slides to pathologists for review, the assessments varied widely and some pathologists even disagreed with their own initial assessment when retested months later.
Cancer centers and hospital networks are finding both utility and value in clinical care pathways to help standardize diagnosis, treatment, and management of the most common disease presentations.
A texture analysis technique improved classification of different types of breast tissue imaged with optical coherence microscopy.
Geographic location was seen to affect disease stage at diagnosis among people with colorectal cancer who live in ethnically or racially segregated communities.
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.
More melanomas are self-detected by women; men tend to have more melanomas in less visible locations.
Patient navigation reduces delays in diagnostic resolution among patients with a Charlson Comorbidity Index greater than 1 with abnormal findings
DNA methylation profiling identified the primary cancer in cases of cancer of unknown primary, informing tumor-type specific treatment that improved overall survival in these patients.
Breath analysis offers an option for both primary screening and postsurgery monitoring of patients with lung cancer. Exhaled breath has certain carbonyl VOCs that indicate the presence of lung cancer in a process researchers hope will receive FDA approval.
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develop in a majority of patients with breast cancer, and these symptoms persist for at least a year for most.
More than 3 months from surgery to chemotherapy and increasing delays from diagnosis to surgery in patients with breast cancer are associated with increased risk of death from the disease.
Blood samples collected from the portal vein can tell physicians far more about a patient's pancreatic cancer than peripheral blood collected from a more easily accessed vein in the arm.
A personalized testing method may quickly and more accurately predict the effectiveness of a treatment for multiple myeloma in individual patients. The process may also aid patients with leukemia or lymphoma.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts Stage at Diagnosis and Fertility-Sparing Treatment in Young Women With Cervical CancerNovember 30, 2015
Both the stage of cervical cancer at diagnosis and the receipt of fertility-sparing treatment among young women age 21 to 25 years, but not among women age 26 to 34 years, is associated with the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion provision.
A new test is better at detecting aggressive prostate cancer than measuring PSA levels. The new test discovers aggressive cancer earlier and reduces the number of false positive tests and unnecessary biopsies.
RNA test of blood platelets can detect, classify, and pinpoint the location of cancer by analyzing a sample equivalent to 1 drop of blood. Using this new method, researchers were able to identify cancer with 96% accuracy.
The genetic landscape of fibroepithelial tumors has been uncovered. The culprit genes behind the formation and progression of these tumors were identified, potentially improving the diagnostic accuracy of breast cancer and enhancing clinical intervention for patients with this tumor type.
Researchers report that CRC tumors in younger persons may be molecularly distinct from those of older persons, and that these differences are related to epigenetics of the tumors in younger patients.
A new proof of principle study seems to validate the usefulness of DNA testing to detect cancers in the oral cavity.
A seemingly innocuous injury to the foot produces a persistent lesion. Punch biopsy reveals an unusual diagnosis.
New diagnoses of prostate cancer have declined in the U.S. following the 2011 USPSTF draft recommendation regarding the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screenings.
CHICAGO, IL—Functional subtyping with a multigene classifier resulted in 1 in 5 tumors being reclassified compared with conventional immunohistochemistry/fluorescent in situ hybridization (IHC/FISH) analysis. This study was presented at the 2015 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.
Study data suggests that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could one day make biopsies more effective, or even replace them altogether, via noninvasive detection of telltale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells.
A comparison of the diagnostic interpretation of breast biopsy slides by pathologists and that of an expert consensus panel yielded an overall agreement of 75%.
Patients with multiple myeloma seem to have improves survival if they are found to have monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) first.
Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases
When diagnosed with cancer, individuals with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medication, especially in cases of a poor cancer prognosis.
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