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Skin Cancer Skin Cancer Screening Programs: Are They Effective?

Skin Cancer Screening Programs: Are They Effective?

Skin cancer screening programs have led to diagnoses of melanoma that would have otherwise been missed, but the overall public health benefit of such programs remains unclear.

Navigator Notes Integrating Preoperative Oral Care Into Cancer Treatment Plans

Integrating Preoperative Oral Care Into Cancer Treatment Plans

Oral care by a dentist was found to reduce pathogenic bacterial plaque thereby decreasing the risk of postoperative pneumonia, a potentially fatal adverse effect, in patients undergoing surgical procedures for cancer.

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Myeloablative Conditioning Effective in AML Secondary to MDS/MPN Prior to Allogeneic HCT

Myeloablative Conditioning Effective in AML Secondary to MDS/MPN Prior to Allogeneic HCT

In the EBMT ALWP study, researchers sought to determine the efficacy of myeloablative conditioning to reduce the risk for post allogeneic HCT in patients with sAML without significantly increasing non-relapse mortality.

Side-Effect Management New Formulations Improve Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

New Formulations Improve Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

In a recent report, researchers evaluate the efficacy of newer 5HT3-RAs for the prevention of CINV in patients with cancer receiving moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy.

Lung Cancer Using Palliative Care to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes in Veterans at Risk of Suicide

Using Palliative Care to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes in Veterans at Risk of Suicide

In a review of data from more than 20,000 veterans, researchers determined the effects of palliative care on suicide rates among veterans with advanced lung cancer.

General Oncology How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

This simple framework for communicating can be adapted to fit each situation, regardless of it being a nurse-to-patient or a nurse-to-nurse setting.

General Oncology Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

Breast Cancer Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

In a randomization of women with early-stage breast cancer, researchers explored the potential benefits of chemotherapy for women whose Oncotype DX RS was midrange.

General Oncology Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

A reflection on how these elements affect patients at the time of diagnosis, during their cancer journey, and how it can change their life in survivorship.

Melanoma Is Radioimmunotherapy a Path Forward for Melanoma?

Is Radioimmunotherapy a Path Forward for Melanoma?

Recent research implicates patients' immune cells appear to stimulate radiation abscopal effects, raising the possibility that combining radiotherapy and immunotherapy could yield previously-untapped treatment synergies to improve tumor control.

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