Culturally Appropriate Cancer Patient Navigator Pilot Program Helps American Indians/Alaska Natives Secure Diagnoses, CareFebruary 13, 2017
American Indians/Alaska Natives may face barriers to cancer diagnosis and care that can be overcome via cultural navigation services.
Although significant variation in care persists, underuse and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer has decreased since 2004.
Questions over potential bias in the activities of industry-supported patient advocacy groups spark the call for closer review and transparency.
Real-time reporting and integration of patient symptom reports into clinical practice could benefit patients, but practical obstacles remain.
A recent paper on the future of radiation oncology reports on the trend toward a greater role for shared decision making and patient-reported outcomes, such as the interrelated benchmarks of patient satisfaction, engagement, and treatment-plan adherence.
Researchers report their study findings on the safety of omitting radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery, sentinel node biopsy, and adjuvant endocrine therapy in older patients with early breast cancer and favorable histopathology at SABCS 2016.
Investigators examined the extent to which hospital volume explains variations in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Despite improved overall survival with standard of care, less than half of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer receive SOC treatment.
Overall, 66.2 and 69.1 percent of women perceive high PCP engagement and communication
Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, as more patients with cancer live longer.
Assessment and Monitoring of Patients Receiving Chemotherapy for Multiple Myeloma: Strategies to Improve OutcomesJuly 01, 2016
[Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research reviews updates in the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma, and provides for assessment and monitoring strategies for patients receiving chemotherapy for multiple myeloma.
Significant evidence indicates that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.
Three in four of young or middle-aged patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive therapies in their last months of life.
Treatment gap exists, but the reasons for the care disparity aren't entirely clear.
Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean.
Next week, FDA committee of outside experts will meet to review risk-management plans
Despite the benefits of early palliative care intervention, palliative care is less frequently employed at the emergency department. Researchers sought to evaluate patient outcomes related to ED palliative care.
Oncology rehabilitation is cost-effective; it lowers both direct and indirect health care costs and improves physical and psychological quality of life for patients with cancer.
Researchers have noted a link between supportive care and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.
Physicians in Pennsylvania call for state- and national-level medical associations to address drug pricing issue.
A new study has linked satisfaction with nurse navigators to satisfaction with cancer-related care.
Intensive care unit survivors have higher mortality, use of hospital resources in five years after discharge.
Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room, and online access to info were key factors in trend.
Families of patients dying of cancer believe their loved one had better care when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, according to new research.
The high cost of for first-line oral targeted therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia needs to be addressed, based on model data examining CLL prevalence and patient affordability.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges PCPs to offer interventions to help adults, including pregnant women, stop smoking.
The shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say.
A reduction in anxiety scores preoperatively with live or recorded music was observed vs usual care.
Use of patient navigators on general medical service was associated with shorter hospital stays and didn't affect readmissions, a recent study indicates.
An art-based learning approach can help students become better at observation and appreciate the importance of communication.
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