General Oncology

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

Communication Technology Improves Treatment Burden, Patient Perspective of Oncology Care

Communication Technology Improves Treatment Burden, Patient Perspective of Oncology Care

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Communication technology improves treatment burden, patient perspectives on oncology care.

E-cigarettes and Replacement Nicotine Therapy Safer Than Tobacco Use

E-cigarettes and Replacement Nicotine Therapy Safer Than Tobacco Use

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E-cigarettes and replacement nicotine therapy deposit fewer harmful chemicals in the body that smoking.

National Health Care Spending Expected to Grow Five Percent Annually

National Health Care Spending Expected to Grow Five Percent Annually

Researchers estimate that from 2016 to 2025, national health expenditures will grow at an annual rate of 5.6 percent yearly.

Best Approach to Infection and Tumor Treatment: Contain or Eliminate?

Best Approach to Infection and Tumor Treatment: Contain or Eliminate?

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Using mathematical analysis, researchers identified factors to help determine if containment or the elimination of an infection or tumor, is most effective.

Metronomic Chemotherapy: Improved Tumor Blood Supply Leads to Better Treatment

Metronomic Chemotherapy: Improved Tumor Blood Supply Leads to Better Treatment

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The mechanism of metronomic chemotherapy: Improved tumor blood supply leads to better treatment .

Patient, Physician Preferences Inform Guidelines for Discussing Molecular Testing in Cancer Treatment

Patient, Physician Preferences Inform Guidelines for Discussing Molecular Testing in Cancer Treatment

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Study identifies physician and patient preferences about information, who should communicate this information, and what guidelines should guide these discussions.

Access and Increasing Prices Are Universal Issues in Cancer Treatment

Access and Increasing Prices Are Universal Issues in Cancer Treatment

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Delays in the availability of new therapies and unjustifiable increases in the prices of well-established treatments disadvantage patients.

Trends, Patterns Show Fluctuating Cancer Mortality Rates in the United States

Trends, Patterns Show Fluctuating Cancer Mortality Rates in the United States

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Overall cancer mortality decreased in the United States between 1980 and 2014.

QoL, Pain from Bone Metastases May Improve as Early as 10 Days After RT

QoL, Pain from Bone Metastases May Improve as Early as 10 Days After RT

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A single 8-Gy dose of radiotherapy for painful bone metastases may improve quality of life and pain as early as 10 days after administration.

Despite High Morbidity, Mortality Low With Human Metapneumovirus

Despite High Morbidity, Mortality Low With Human Metapneumovirus

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Human metapneumovirus infections were associated with significant morbidity in patients with cancer; however, 30-day mortality rates were low.

Müllerian Inhibiting Substance Hormone Protects Ovaries From Chemotherapy Drugs in Mice

Müllerian Inhibiting Substance Hormone Protects Ovaries From Chemotherapy Drugs in Mice

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Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS) may be employed to protect ovaries from the effects of chemotherapy, according to research done with mice.

Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Solutions

Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Solutions

[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] This research evaluates methods that have been utilized in the clinical trial enrollment for adolescent and young adults with cancer.

Attaching an Anticancer Payload to Platelets Shows Promise Against Postsurgical Recurrence

Attaching an Anticancer Payload to Platelets Shows Promise Against Postsurgical Recurrence

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Researchers develop novel strategy for delivering immunotherapy agents to tumor surgical sites to eradicate tumor cells left behind after resection and reduce risk of recurrence.

GARD: A Move Toward Precision Radiation Therapy

GARD: A Move Toward Precision Radiation Therapy

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A new tool may enable oncologists to deliver radiation therapy targeted to a tumor's biology and radiosensitivity, similar to how anticancer agents target specific tumor mutation-affected gene pathways.

Focus on Treatment Options Diminishes Patients' Understanding of Poor Prognosis

Focus on Treatment Options Diminishes Patients' Understanding of Poor Prognosis

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The simple question: "Would you like to talk about what this means?" can lead to more thorough discussions about scan results and prognoses, better preparing patients to make informed treatment decisions.

Timing of Chemotherapy Infusion Affects Inflammatory Response to Chemotherapy

Timing of Chemotherapy Infusion Affects Inflammatory Response to Chemotherapy

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Light/dark cycle of the day influences inflammatory processes in various tissues in the body, potentially affecting risk factors in patients with cancer.

Blood-Forming Stem Cell Transplants (Fact Sheet)

Blood-Forming Stem Cell Transplants (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) as they relate to the cancer treatment.

Therapeutic Writing in Group Work For Patients With Cancer

Therapeutic Writing in Group Work For Patients With Cancer

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Journaling can offer patients with cancer a safe space to express and process emotions without fear of judgment or risk of burdening loved ones.

A Call for Greater Scrutiny of Industry-sponsored Patient Advocacy Groups

A Call for Greater Scrutiny of Industry-sponsored Patient Advocacy Groups

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Questions over potential bias in the activities of industry-supported patient advocacy groups spark the call for closer review and transparency.

A New Targeted Approach Suggested for Virus-Related Cancers

A New Targeted Approach Suggested for Virus-Related Cancers

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Researchers may have uncovered a way to target treatment for cancers that have a viral component.

Arsenic and APL: Review of Therapy for an Acute Leukemia

Arsenic and APL: Review of Therapy for an Acute Leukemia

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I was surprised to see an order for arsenic recently. What is this being used for?

Long Duration of Exposure to Work-Related Stress May Affect Cancer Development

Long Duration of Exposure to Work-Related Stress May Affect Cancer Development

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Prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been associated with an increased likelihood of colon, lung, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, research indicates.

Zoledronic Acid Every 12 Weeks Noninferior to Every 4 Weeks

Zoledronic Acid Every 12 Weeks Noninferior to Every 4 Weeks

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Researchers sought to determine the noninferiority of continuing zoledronic acid for an additional year every 12 weeks vs zoledronic acid every 4 weeks in patients receiving monthly intravenous zoledronic acid and/or pamidronate disodium for 1 year or longer.

Two Exercise Sessions Per Week Linked To Lower Mortality From Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Two Exercise Sessions Per Week Linked To Lower Mortality From Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

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Both men and women who exercised 1 to 2 days each week conferred significant health benefits.

Technology Issues, Price Are Obstacles to Real-time Reporting of Cancer Symptoms

Technology Issues, Price Are Obstacles to Real-time Reporting of Cancer Symptoms

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Real-time reporting and integration of patient symptom reports into clinical practice could benefit patients, but practical obstacles remain.

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

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Following the lead of a British cancer support organization, Teen Cancer America sponsors age-appropriate cancer center environments as well as peer and community support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

SL Fentanyl Less Effective Than SC Morphine for Severe Cancer Pain Episodes

SL Fentanyl Less Effective Than SC Morphine for Severe Cancer Pain Episodes

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Sublingual fentanyl tablets were not noninferior to subcutaneous morphine for the treatment of severe pain episodes in patients with cancer.

New Preventive Services Rankings Highlight Effectiveness of Preventive Medicine

New Preventive Services Rankings Highlight Effectiveness of Preventive Medicine

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The National Commission on Prevention Priorities updated its 2006 ranking of clinical preventive services to show cost-effectiveness and health impact.

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

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In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) offers hope for patients and survivors coping with disease-related and treatment-induced infertility, as well as providing a potentially unlimited supply of embryonic stem cells. However, legal and ethical issues need to be addressed before its widespread clinical use.

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