General Oncology

Comprehensive After Surgery Recovery Program Reduces Complication Rates and Improves Surgical Outcomes

Comprehensive After Surgery Recovery Program Reduces Complication Rates and Improves Surgical Outcomes

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Postoperative program improves complication rates, opioid prescribing, and hospital mortality and increases home discharge rates after colorectal or hip fracture surgery.

One in Five Cancers in the United States Is Classified as Rare

One in Five Cancers in the United States Is Classified as Rare

Little-known malignancies are harder to diagnose and treat, and appear with far greater frequency in children and teens.

New Safety Concerns in One-Third of FDA-Approved Drugs 3 Years After Approval

New Safety Concerns in One-Third of FDA-Approved Drugs 3 Years After Approval

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New safety issues are detected in almost one-third of drugs approved by the US FDA in the first 3 years after approval.

Plan Suggests Ways for Reducing Health Care Costs

Plan Suggests Ways for Reducing Health Care Costs

Nine-point plan includes streamlining billing, reducing high facility fees, and reducing drug costs.

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

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A diagnosis of a rare cancer is compounded by a greater sense of isolation because patients often struggle to find "someone like me." Support measures need to provide a sense of inclusion as well as meet unique needs.

PAD4 Inhibition Repairs, Reverses Cancer Tumor-Induced Kidney Damage

PAD4 Inhibition Repairs, Reverses Cancer Tumor-Induced Kidney Damage

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A potential treatment targeting neutrophils holds promise for limiting kidney damage and improving renal function in cancer.

PAS: Internet Info Can Affect Parent Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

PAS: Internet Info Can Affect Parent Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

Computer-generated diagnoses may mislead patients or parents, research indicates.

Handheld Endoscopic Probe Set to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

Handheld Endoscopic Probe Set to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

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An endoscopic imaging tool in development could aid diagnosis of cancer without the delay of pathologic review of tissue sampling and staining.

Many Americans Concerned About ACA Repeal

Many Americans Concerned About ACA Repeal

Only twenty percent of Americans support repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but overall opinions differ by political affiliation.

Research Shows Temozolomide Has Potential to Increase Depression

Research Shows Temozolomide Has Potential to Increase Depression

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Temozolomide, an antimitotic chemotherapy used to treat brain cancer, demonstrated the potential to increase depression in a mouse model.

Multiscale Modeling Framework Predicts Tumor Growth

Multiscale Modeling Framework Predicts Tumor Growth

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Researchers from 3 Texas institutions collaborated on a multiscale framework for modeling tumor growth, with potential to inform growth patterns and tumor density.

CQGS Releases Standards for Surgical Care of Older Adults

CQGS Releases Standards for Surgical Care of Older Adults

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The Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS) released its standards of surgical care in older adults with the goal of ensuring high-quality and safe surgical care for older adults in an interdisciplinary setting.

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided

Dietary sodium intake inversely associated with systolic, diastolic blood pressure in long term

Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

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Cancer rates among people with HIV, particularly AIDS-defining cancers, are projected to decrease by 2030.

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

Tissue Biobank Procurement Consent Should Include Discussion of Confidentiality Risks

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Results from a small survey suggest a need to include risk of confidentiality breach in consent discussions.

Analysis & Perspective on Practical and Ethical Use and Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing Data During Clinical Trials

Analysis & Perspective on Practical and Ethical Use and Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing Data During Clinical Trials

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Despite the value of genomic sequence information, nurses need to be aware of the limitations of this information and ethical concerns regarding sharing it with patients.

Pre-Op Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Pre-Op Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance

Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals that 12% of Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Mutations in Genes that Increase Cancer Risk

Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals that 12% of Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Mutations in Genes that Increase Cancer Risk

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Whole genome sequencing of more than 3000 survivors of childhood cancers demonstrates the value of genetic testing for potential second cancers in this population.

Short-Term Fasting Alleviates Toxic Effects, High Glucose Levels Associated With Chemotherapy

Short-Term Fasting Alleviates Toxic Effects, High Glucose Levels Associated With Chemotherapy

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Short-term fasting may alleviate toxic effects caused by high blood glucose levels associated with common cancer drugs.

Annual Report Shows Decline in Cancer Death Rates, 1975-2014

Annual Report Shows Decline in Cancer Death Rates, 1975-2014

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The joint report states that overall cancer rates have decreased for men, women, and children in all major race and ethnic groups. However, progress has been limited for some cancers.

Vitamin D, Calcium Have No Affect on Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Vitamin D, Calcium Have No Affect on Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium was not found to influence risk of cancer in postmenopausal women aged 55 years and older.

AntiCancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Combination Produced Synergistic Attack on Tumor Cells

AntiCancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Combination Produced Synergistic Attack on Tumor Cells

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The combination of an anticancer agent with a rheumatoid arthritis medication results in synergistic effect that improves the efficacy of the anticancer agent.

Outcomes Improved When Targeted Cancer Therapies Based on Multigene Panel

Outcomes Improved When Targeted Cancer Therapies Based on Multigene Panel

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Progression-free survival rates are higher in patients treated with targeted therapies based on results of multigene panel tests.

High-Dose Vitamin C Infusions Increase Cancer Cell Sensitivity to Chemotherapy, Radiation

High-Dose Vitamin C Infusions Increase Cancer Cell Sensitivity to Chemotherapy, Radiation

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Regular infusions of high doses of vitamin C safely increased cancer cell sensitivity to treatment in patients with brain and lung cancers.

Barriers in Routine Care Coverage for Cancer Clinical Trial Participants Still Exist

Barriers in Routine Care Coverage for Cancer Clinical Trial Participants Still Exist

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Despite the ACA mandate on coverage for clinical trial participants, many facilities involved in cancer research still coping with insurance denials for participants.

Novel Blood Test Pinpoints Cancer Without Invasive Procedures

Novel Blood Test Pinpoints Cancer Without Invasive Procedures

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A new blood test employs a type of DNA signature to locate the presence of tumor in a particular tissue, avoiding the need for invasive diagnostic procedures.

Arm Measurements a Better Assessment of Nutritional Status in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Arm Measurements a Better Assessment of Nutritional Status in Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Arm anthropometry is a better tool for assessing nutritional status of survivors of childhood cancer.

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to School Nurse-led Implementation of Obesity Guidelines Identified

Barriers to implementation of national guidelines for obesity identified at system, subject, and professional level.

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

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Cancer treatment during childbearing years increased risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies.

Exercise, Psychological Interventions Better for Cancer Fatigue Than Medications

Exercise, Psychological Interventions Better for Cancer Fatigue Than Medications

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Psychological interventions and exercise were more effective at improving cancer-related fatigue than certain medications.

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