An international scientific collaboration has revealed clues about genetic alterations that may contribute to a rare form of kidney cancer, providing new insights not only into this rare cancer but other types as well.
Olaparib has been deemed safe in combination with carboplatin/paclitaxel in advanced ovarian cancer.
The percentage of women that underwent a double mastectomy increased substantially between 1998 and 2011, even though the procedure was not associated with a lower risk of death than breast-conserving surgery plus radiation.
Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions.
Prediabetes has been linked to an increased risk of cancer overall and with increased risks of site-specific cancers, including liver, endometrial, and stomach/colorectal cancer.
Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies were issued jointly by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) in Canada.
There has been widespread adoption in the United States of robot-assisted prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer in recent years.
Weekend hospital admission for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia is associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy, and higher risk for respiratory failure.
Insurance coverage under ACA, population aging, and economic growth will likely drive future spending increases.
Researchers have developed a new integrated approach to identify the genetic drivers of cancer, uncovering eight genes necessary for cell proliferation in breast cancer.
Adoptive T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy, appears to recognize unique cancer mutations that stimulate immune responses.
A new lung screening service for persons at high risk for lung cancer with incorporates a same-day visit by a nurse practitioner after the patient undergoes low-dose CT to discuss test results and recommendations.
Although nurses are familiar with palliative care guidelines related to cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome, a needs-assessment survey revealed they are less familiar with novel therapeutic interventions in development.
Burnout was reduced and secondary trauma improved by a 6-week initiative to prevent compassion fatigue.
Pre- and postimplementation surveys are effective tools to confirm staff understanding of and adherence to a new neurologic assessment process for patients receiving high-dose cytarabine.
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