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General Oncology No Benefit to Extensive Cancer Screening in Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism

No Benefit to Extensive Cancer Screening in Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism

Although unprovoked VTE may be a sign of occult cancer, results of a meta-analysis showed no benefit to extensive cancer screening in these patients.

Brain Cancer Invisible Burdens: The Complex Needs of Caregivers of Patients With Brain Cancer

Invisible Burdens: The Complex Needs of Caregivers of Patients With Brain Cancer

Caregivers of patients with malignant brain tumors often bear additional burdens in their role, as these patients often experience cognition-related adverse effects as well as the effects of their cancer and its treatment.

Oncology Nursing You Don't Say: Knowing When to Just Listen to Patients, Families Trying to Cope

You Don't Say: Knowing When to Just Listen to Patients, Families Trying to Cope

When patients and families are holding on to what you don't say, they may use combativeness and being argumentative to keep you — and your words — from bringing them to accept the unacceptable.

Navigator Notes Educational Program Explains Biomarker Testing for Colorectal Cancer

Educational Program Explains Biomarker Testing for Colorectal Cancer

A newly developed patient education resource helps nurses educate patients with colorectal cancer about biomarker testing and counsel them on the significance of the results.

Side-Effect Management Early Recognition of Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pneumonitis Improves Outcomes

Early Recognition of Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pneumonitis Improves Outcomes

As the use of checkpoint inhibitors increases in many types of cancer, oncology nurses need to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of pneumonitis, a rare but life-threatening adverse effect of these agents.

General Oncology Risk of Some Cancers Higher in Women With a History of Periodontal Disease

Risk of Some Cancers Higher in Women With a History of Periodontal Disease

A study on a cohort of women enrolled in the WHI-OS shows that those with a history of periodontal disease had a higher risk for developing some cancers.

General Oncology Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

A look at the significant influence of age-adjusted prognoses and treatment priorities for radiation therapy in the oldest patients with cancer.

Side-Effect Management Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Some patients undergoing radiation therapy may experience traumatic symptoms if they had a prior experience that triggered their "fight, flight, or freeze" response. Somatic experiencing may help these patients manage their symptoms during their radiation treatments.

Navigator Notes To Better Serve Patients With Cancer, Navigators Need Better Systems

To Better Serve Patients With Cancer, Navigators Need Better Systems

A navigator offers her take on how the ideal EHR system could unify the oncology care team toward the common goal of optimal patient outcomes.

Navigator Notes Pain Management, Cancer Care at End-of-Life Improved by Caregiver Education, Training Intervention

Pain Management, Cancer Care at End-of-Life Improved by Caregiver Education, Training Intervention

Novel intervention focuses on caregivers' beliefs, knowledge, and skills regarding home care for patients with cancer resulting in improved pain management and better overall care at the end of life.

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