Issues in Cancer Survivorship

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

In a review of the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study results, stratified for primary tumor location, palliative radiation therapy was found to reduce pain and improve quality of life for some patients.

Therapy Dogs and Children With Cancer

Therapy Dogs and Children With Cancer

Researchers hope to prove the positive effects of the use of therapy dogs in pediatric oncology.

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

A leading cancer institute developed an online course that teaches oncology nurses about cancer survivors' fertility options and prospects for adoption.

Survivors of adolescent and early adult cancers face neurocognitive, psychosocial challenges

Survivors of adolescent and early adult cancers face neurocognitive, psychosocial challenges

New study strengthens the case that some adolescents and young adults with cancer may struggle in later adulthood with brain and emotional function.

Understanding the stress of Latina cancer patients

Understanding the stress of Latina cancer patients

Cultural differences in the Latino community result in unique stressors for these patients after a cancer diagnosis. This study identified some of those stressors.

Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

Treatment for radiation-induced xerostomia

For patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, ALTENS may reduce symptom burden with less side effects than current standard treatment.

Cancer and intimate partner violence: Could you tell if one of your patients is a victim?

Cancer and intimate partner violence: Could you tell if one of your patients is a victim?

Oncology nurses can learn to identify cases of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination

Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination

Sensor technology is used to illustrate the amount of pressure applied in breast palpation, helping clinicians refine their clinical skills for locating a breast mass.

Vitamin D and prostate cancer: Higher intake improves active surveillance outcomes

Vitamin D and prostate cancer: Higher intake improves active surveillance outcomes

Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, discusses the findings from his study on the benefits of increasing vitamin D intake in patients with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance.

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.

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