New findings that run counter to federal recommendations indicate that women should be encouraged to initiate regular mammographic screening before age 50 years.
Persons with head and neck cancer who are undergoing radiation or chemoradiation can preserve swallow function by exercising involved muscles before, during, and after treatment.
Researchers have not only confirmed that tamoxifen induces cognitive dysfunction in users, they have also found an existing treatment that can prevent this adverse effect.
The US cancer care delivery system is in crisis and changes across the board are urgently needed to improve the quality of cancer care, concludes the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in its new report.
The Oncology Nursing Society has released a joint position statement on key issues surrounding the implementation of screening programs for psychosocial distress in cancer centers.
Changes made 5 years ago to accelerate time-to-initiation of clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute have paid off in the form of faster activation of studies.
Demonstrating the value of patient navigation programs is essential for sustaining these initiatives in community cancer centers, and nurses play a key role.
Clinicians should discuss the prophylactic use of tamoxifen as well as two other agents with women 35 years and older and at increased risk of ER-positive breast cancer, per ASCO recommendations.
A correlation between radiation doses to submandibular glands and the output saliva of those glands has been documented, in the largest study to date.
Researchers recommend that palliative radiotherapy be considered for painful bone metastases in the elderly, after patients demonstrated a meaningful response to this treatment with no QoL reduction.
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