General Oncology

The Integration of Cannabis in Oncologic Care

The Integration of Cannabis in Oncologic Care

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Despite recent new legislation, medical marijuana as an adjunct to palliative and end-of-life care remains controversial. But a greater acceptance within both the medical community and the lay public is prompting research on how it can be integrated into standard care.

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

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AYAs continue to report lower social functioning scores than their peers 2 years after diagnosis.

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

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Cancer deaths within 1 month of diagnosis occur most often in patients younger than 1 years, especially among Blacks and Hispanics.

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

Survey Reveals Research Priorities for Cancer Patients, Oncology Nurses

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Palliative care and end-of-life care are top research priorities for oncology patients and nurses.

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Discharge Events Improved With Standardized Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation

Discharge Events Improved With Standardized Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation

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Standardized palliative care consultations for patients with advanced cancer improved postdischarge activities and use of services.

ONS Partners with ASCO CancerLinQ to Launch CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program

ONS Partners with ASCO CancerLinQ to Launch CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program

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CancerLinQ® Ambassadors Program is launched to provide support and guidance to practices participating in CancerLinQ®.

Characteristics of Clinical Trials and Barriers to Patient Enrollment Identified

Characteristics of Clinical Trials and Barriers to Patient Enrollment Identified

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Study identifies characteristics of clinical trials and barriers to patient accrual.

Exercise and Psychological Interventions Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise and Psychological Interventions Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue

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A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials found that exercise, psychological interventions, and the two combined are most effective.

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

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NYU Dean of Rory Meyers College of Nursing reminds nurses that they have a Code of Ethics to help guide their practice decisions.

Neurofeedback Reduces Symptoms of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Neurofeedback Reduces Symptoms of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

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A type of functional brain training improved the pain, burning, tingling, and loss of feeling associated with CIPN.

Novel Blood Test Detects Cancer, Locates Tumor Without Invasive Procedures

Novel Blood Test Detects Cancer, Locates Tumor Without Invasive Procedures

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

Improved Survival, Fewer Second Cancers With Less Radiation Therapy for Childhood Cancers

Improved Survival, Fewer Second Cancers With Less Radiation Therapy for Childhood Cancers

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A significant reduction in use of radiation therapy to treat childhood cancers improved survival, reduced second cancers in survivors.

Pneumonia Associated With Common Cold May Cause Fatal Illness in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Pneumonia Associated With Common Cold May Cause Fatal Illness in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

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The common cold can cause pneumonia and be deadly to patients recovering from stem cell transplants.

NCI Funds Project to Investigate Cancer Progression, Survival in African Americans

NCI Funds Project to Investigate Cancer Progression, Survival in African Americans

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NCI awarded a $9 million grant to Barbara A. Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University to explore factors contributing to racial disparities in cancer.

Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

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Dr Lori Baudino, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, discusses a program that helps children with cancer cope with their disease and treatment, and learn to be children again.

Some Quality Metrics Inconsistent With Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Goals

Some Quality Metrics Inconsistent With Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Goals

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Study finds that instituting a health system-wide quality metric, such as postoperative hospital readmission rate, may be inconsistent with long-term clinical outcomes goals.

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

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A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.

Walking Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Walking Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer

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Simply walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week has significant impact on symptom severity and ability to cope, as well as quality of life, for patients with advanced cancer.

Majority of Health Care Providers Can Offer Cost Estimates

Majority of Health Care Providers Can Offer Cost Estimates

Although 75 percent of provider organizations can offer estimate, less than 25 percent of patients request one.

Fewer Americans Trying to Lose Weight

Fewer Americans Trying to Lose Weight

More individuals in the United States are overweight and obese than two decades ago, but fewer are trying to shed pounds.

Ginger Extract Raises Antioxidant Levels in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Ginger Extract Raises Antioxidant Levels in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

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Supplemental ginger before and during treatment raises antioxidant levels in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Report Suggests Clinicians Should Advise Patients on Exercise

Report Suggests Clinicians Should Advise Patients on Exercise

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The researchers concluded that physical activity should be routinely assessed and that clinicians should collaborate with their patients to design a physical activity plan.

Financial Toxicity Impacts Prescription Drug Adherence in Patients With Cancer and Survivors

Financial Toxicity Impacts Prescription Drug Adherence in Patients With Cancer and Survivors

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Researchers found that non-elderly cancer survivors may be particularly vulnerable to financial toxicity.

Exercise and/or Psychological Interventions Best for Cancer-related Fatigue

Exercise and/or Psychological Interventions Best for Cancer-related Fatigue

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Exercise and/or psychological interventions effectively reduce cancer-related fatigue during and after cancer treatment.

Addressing Numeracy Levels in Patients With Cancer

Addressing Numeracy Levels in Patients With Cancer

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Numeracy is the ability to understand and use numbers and researchers have found that there are better ways to present numeric information about health risks and benefits so that all patients can take part in shared decision-making.

ASTRO Issues Updated Guidelines on Palliative Radiation Therapy

ASTRO Issues Updated Guidelines on Palliative Radiation Therapy

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The guideline recommends optimal RT dosing schedules for pain relief, including options for retreatment.

G-CSF May Help Preserve Fertility in Male Patients With Cancer

G-CSF May Help Preserve Fertility in Male Patients With Cancer

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The use of cytokine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) may help to preserve fertility in male patients with cancer, according to research.

Early Palliative Care Reduced ICU Use in Patients With Advanced Cancer

Early Palliative Care Reduced ICU Use in Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Early palliative care significantly reduced the use of the intensive care unit in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life.

VBPWPs Can Compliment Patient Management in Clinical Trials

VBPWPs Can Compliment Patient Management in Clinical Trials

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Video Based Personal Webpages (VBPWP) Can Be Used as a Compliment to Clinical Trial Patient Management

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