A significant variation in opioid prescribing practices was observed for each of 25 common elective procedures.
A cancer diagnosis often further stigmatizes gay men, particularly those who have not revealed their sexual orientation to others. In this review, CancerCare's Bill Goeren discusses the psychosocial challenges inherent to cancer care for gay men.
A recent study found that nodal tumors and distant metastases originate from different areas of the primary tumor, suggesting that cancer spreads independently of the lymph nodes.
The US FDA has granted expanded clearance for the DigniCap Cooling System to include use in patients undergoing chemotherapy for solid tumors in other areas of the body besides the breast.
Which vaccines should be avoided in patients receiving chemotherapy?
Patients with cancer experience several risk factors for developing Clostridium difficile, and results of a recent study have shown that infection with C difficile is increasing in frequency and negatively affects clinical and care outcomes.
An analysis of rates at certain milestones in clinical trials of treatments for mNSCLC suggests these rates reflect end point results for immunotherapies vs targeted and conventional therapies.
Risk of developing cancer as a result of childhood exposure to medical imaging radiation is not increased in children or adults, a new study reports.
E-cigarettes used with nicotine-based liquid have the same potential to produce cancer-causing DNA damage as unfiltered regular cigarettes.
Research on the effects of research demonstrated that oncology-related clinical trials provide measurable benefits in terms
U.S. cases of opioid-related hospitalizations rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say
Data from the National Cancer Database are indicating that wait times from cancer diagnosis to initial treatment were substantially longer over a 5-year period.
The Pediatric Cancer Working Group of the AACR released its first consensus screening guidelines for children with common cancer predisposition syndromes.
[Cancer Management and Research] This research examines the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act enactment and the possible beneficial role biosimilars may play in this environment.
Older patients with cancer most frequently adhere to recommendations to see a dietitian for nutritional issues.
Greater symptom burden in hospitalized advanced cancer patients ups the likelihood of being discharged to a post-acute care facility or hospice.
Open-label placebos can be effective, according to five studies involving patients with IBS, depression, allergic rhinitis, back pain, and ADHD.
IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching compares study enrollment criteria with patient data in electronic medical records.
Percentage increases in costs associated with obesity were highest for medications, higher for women
Pediatric patients are better able to tolerate radiation therapy without anesthesia when video movies are projected on the inside of the machine during treatment.
Although premiums may lower over the long-term, many would face much higher out-of-pocket costs under the new plan.
Oncolytic variants of the HSV-1 have successfully treated melanoma, glioma, and other cancers in adults; in this study, researchers test the effectiveness of an oncolytic HSV-1 in pediatric patients.
Comprehensive After Surgery Recovery Program Reduces Complication Rates and Improves Surgical OutcomesMay 24, 2017
Postoperative program improves complication rates, opioid prescribing, and hospital mortality and increases home discharge rates after colorectal or hip fracture surgery.
Little-known malignancies are harder to diagnose and treat, and appear with far greater frequency in children and teens.
New safety issues are detected in almost one-third of drugs approved by the US FDA in the first 3 years after approval.
Nine-point plan includes streamlining billing, reducing high facility fees, and reducing drug costs.
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.
A potential treatment targeting neutrophils holds promise for limiting kidney damage and improving renal function in cancer.
Computer-generated diagnoses may mislead patients or parents, research indicates.
An endoscopic imaging tool in development could aid diagnosis of cancer without the delay of pathologic review of tissue sampling and staining.
- Ixazomib, a New PI, Offers Improved Efficacy With Acceptable Toxicity Profile for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
- Acupuncture May Improve Fatigue in Patients with Lung Cancer
- A Review of CDK4/6 Toxicities and Interactions Management in Breast Cancer
- Neuropathic Cancer Pain Linked to Reduced Quality of Life
- "Light" Cigarettes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)
- Dexamethasone-Induced Hiccups in Chemotherapy May be Prevented by Rotating to Methylprednisolone
- New Evidence Shows Metastases May Spread Independently of Lymph Nodes
- Long Term Survivors of Prostate Cancer Express Treatment Decision Regret for Up to 15 Years
- FDA Expands Clearance for Cooling Cap Use With Chemotherapy for Solid Tumors
- Recommendations for Vaccine Administration During Chemotherapy
- Risk for Prostate Cancer Not Associated With Vasectomy, Meta-analysis Affirms
- Disease-Free Survival After Breast Cancer Comparable With Exemestane, Sequential Tamoxifen/Exemestane
- Treating the Other "Patient": Depressive Symptoms Are Predictive of Declining Physical Health in Caregivers
- Oropharyngeal Mucositis Pain Effectively Relieved With Indomethacin Oral Spray
- Opioids Overprescribed in Patients Undergoing Surgery
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