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A Structured Group Exercise Program for Patients With Metastatic Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy and CTNNB1 (β-catenin) as a Biomarker of Exercise Efficacy

A Structured Group Exercise Program for Patients With Metastatic Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy and CTNNB1 (β-catenin) as a Biomarker of Exercise Efficacy

[Cancer Management and Research] This research explores the feasibility of group exercise intervention using strength and aerobic training for patients with metastatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy.

Improving Emergency Department Care for Older Adults With Cancer

Improving Emergency Department Care for Older Adults With Cancer

Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center sought to determine if observation status may be a better treatment option for older adults with cancer who present to the ED.

Warfarin Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Older Adults

Warfarin Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Older Adults

Warfarin use may provide cancer protection across a broad range of malignant neoplasms.

Age, Race, Sex Affect Survival for Patients With HPV-Associated Cancers

Age, Race, Sex Affect Survival for Patients With HPV-Associated Cancers

Using a data sample from the CDC National Program for Cancer Registries, investigators determined how demographic factors — age, race, and sex — impact 5-year survival rates for HPV-associated cancers from initial diagnosis until death.

HPV and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

HPV and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible links between human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and cancer.

Anxiety Levels High in Diagnosis, Treatment Planning Phases of Cancer Journey

Anxiety Levels High in Diagnosis, Treatment Planning Phases of Cancer Journey

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.

Outcomes Best With Discharge to Home vs PAC or Hospice in Advanced Cancer

Outcomes Best With Discharge to Home vs PAC or Hospice in Advanced Cancer

In a prospective study, researchers assessed survival and quality of life measures for patients with advanced cancer in relation to where they are discharged from hospital: postacute care (PAC), hospice, or home without hospice.

Using Nutrition-Based Strategies to Manage Adverse Effects of Cancer

Using Nutrition-Based Strategies to Manage Adverse Effects of Cancer

Patients and caregivers are sure to ask for tips and advice on nutrition practices that can improve their cancer journey. This articles reviews recommendations for nurses and patients.

Pain Control More Easily Achieved With Nurse-Led Education in Bone Metastases

Pain Control More Easily Achieved With Nurse-Led Education in Bone Metastases

A phase 3 study demonstrated the impact of nurse-led education on pain vs care as usual in terms of number of patients reporting pain scores.

Fosaprepitant for CINV Prevention Dose Proportional in Older Pediatric Patients

Fosaprepitant for CINV Prevention Dose Proportional in Older Pediatric Patients

Fosaprepitant is used to prevent CINV in adult patients, and this phase 2b dose-ranging study of pediatric patients aged newborn to 17 years determined the appropriate doses for younger patients.

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