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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Fosaprepitant for CINV Prevention Dose Proportional in Older Pediatric Patients

Fosaprepitant for CINV Prevention Dose Proportional in Older Pediatric Patients

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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.

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

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

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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.

Three Factors Impede Cancer Survivorship Care in Primary Care Practices

Three Factors Impede Cancer Survivorship Care in Primary Care Practices

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A comparative case study of 12 advanced primary care practices identified the 3 factors that are barriers to integrating comprehensive cancer survivorship services into primary care practices.

Adolescents With Cancer May Derive Benefit From Skills-targeted Interventions

Adolescents With Cancer May Derive Benefit From Skills-targeted Interventions

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Investigators randomly assigned 100 adolescents and young adults with cancer ages 12 to 25 years old 1:1 to the PRISM intervention or to non-directive usual psychosocial care.

Palliative Care Associated With Decreased Costs For Patients With Advanced Cancer

Palliative Care Associated With Decreased Costs For Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Previous studies have shown that patients with advanced cancer may experience some financial relief integrating palliative care with standard oncologic care, but these results were coincidental findings and have not yet been fully explored.

Patients With Advanced Cancer Prefer Face-to-Face Communication With Clinicians

Patients With Advanced Cancer Prefer Face-to-Face Communication With Clinicians

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As the use of computers and EHRs increase in health care, results of a study on patients' perception of clinicians who communicate from behind an electronic screen were presented at the 2017 Palliative Care Symposium.

Hospitalizations in Advanced Cancer: What Makes Patients Stay or Come Back

Hospitalizations in Advanced Cancer: What Makes Patients Stay or Come Back

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Investigators conducted a study involving more than 1000 patients with advanced cancer to assess the factors that contribute to prolonged hospital stays and increased risk for readmissions.

Cryotherapy May Help Prevent Chemo-Induced Neuropathy

Cryotherapy May Help Prevent Chemo-Induced Neuropathy

Breast cancer patients on paclitaxel had lower incidence of peripheral neuropathy with cryotherapy, researchers found.

New Class of Clinical Trial Enhances Research on Cancer Care Delivery

New Class of Clinical Trial Enhances Research on Cancer Care Delivery

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What is a CCDR clinical trial and how does it differ from clinical trials that test new drugs?

Combining Radiation, Immunotherapy: An Emerging Challenge for Oncology Nursing

Combining Radiation, Immunotherapy: An Emerging Challenge for Oncology Nursing

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Combining radiotherapy and immunotherapy has shown early promise against some advanced cancers, but oncology nurses need to be wary of potential overlapping toxicity profiles from each of these treatment modalities.

Disruptions to Circadian Rhythm Linked to Prostate Cancer Surgery Regret

Disruptions to Circadian Rhythm Linked to Prostate Cancer Surgery Regret

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A survey followed up with an assessment via validated tools determined that patients with prostate cancer who experienced regret after radical prostatectomy were more susceptible to depression-associated sleep disorders.

High Rates of Adverse Events Lead to Earlier Dropouts in Phase 1 Cancer Trials

High Rates of Adverse Events Lead to Earlier Dropouts in Phase 1 Cancer Trials

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Phase 1 trials are used to determine the safety profiles of treatment regimens. In this retrospective review, investigators sought to understand the reasons participants in these studies drop out.

Rate of Obesity-Related Cancers High in the United States

Rate of Obesity-Related Cancers High in the United States

Approximately 40 percent of cancer diagnoses in the U.S. are tied to extra weight; rate higher in older individuals, females.

Symptoms, Economic Burden Reduce QoL in Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivors

Symptoms, Economic Burden Reduce QoL in Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivors

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A cross-sectional survey revealed the impact of symptoms and economic burden on quality of life for survivors of gastrointestinal cancer.

Study Examines Role of MicroRNA in Tumor Growth

Study Examines Role of MicroRNA in Tumor Growth

A study examines the role of two hypoxia-responsive microRNAs, miR-25 and miR-93, in establishing an immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment.

Anticancer Properties of The Probiotic Kefir: A Review

Anticancer Properties of The Probiotic Kefir: A Review

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A review of data on kefir has shown that the probiotic milk drink has potential anticancer properties affecting apoptosis, proliferation, and the anti-oxidative process in several cancers, including breast or gastric cancer, leukemia, and sarcoma.

CDC Launches Campaign to Battle Prescription Opioid Epidemic

CDC Launches Campaign to Battle Prescription Opioid Epidemic

The Rx Awareness campaign uses testimonials to educate the public, increase awareness about opioid abuse risks.

Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During Chemotherapy

Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During Chemotherapy

Long-term benefits seen for those who practice at least two times a week

Cost of Care Significantly Increased With Carcinoid Syndrome in NETs

Cost of Care Significantly Increased With Carcinoid Syndrome in NETs

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Development of carcinoid syndrome has a profound effect on cost of care for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

Childhood-Onset IBD May Increase Adult Cancer Risk

Childhood-Onset IBD May Increase Adult Cancer Risk

Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may increase the future risk of gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoid neoplasms, and skin cancer.

Efficacy of Octreotide LAR, Lanreotide in Management of Carcinoid Tumors

Efficacy of Octreotide LAR, Lanreotide in Management of Carcinoid Tumors

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Benefits of long-acting, repeatable octreotide and lanreotide in neuroendocrine tumors, formerly known as carcinoid tumors, are similar.

FDA Grants Approval to Bevacizumab-awwb as First Biosimilar for Anticancer Therapy

FDA Grants Approval to Bevacizumab-awwb as First Biosimilar for Anticancer Therapy

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Bevacizumab-awwb is a recombinant IgG1 monoclonal antibody that works by binding to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and inhibits angiogenesis.

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