Researchers employed a literature search and in-person qualitative interviews to determine the key elements to successful NP-physician comanagement.
[Gastrointestinal Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This review presents the most up-to-date molecular, clinical, and therapeutic data, including an overview of a current phase 3 study assessing the efficacy of simultaneous BRAF, EGFR, and MEK inhibition among patients with BRAFV600E-mutant CRC.
In this study the records of 5,216 cancer survivors and 19,588 non-cancer controls were reviewed for patterns of prescription medication use and polypharmacy.
Students better at identifying physical care needs, less so psychosocial, relational needs.
In the 2010 to 2016 period, the proportion of survivors reporting delayed medical care decreased yearly.
Insurer approval rates rose from 85 percent before Affordable Care Act to 95 percent after the health care bill was enacted.
Lay cancer patient navigators can address barriers to care such as financial burden and psychosocial distress, and can help reduce disparities across the continuum of care.
Older cancer survivors typically have higher severity of disease and pre-existing conditions, which makes their cancer treatment additionally challenging. The Patient Care Connect Program was created to help address these issues.
More public tolerance for health care inequalities has been observed in the United States than other countries.
American Cancer Society (ACS) program teaches patients with cancer how to repair their physical image when faced with the changes in their appearance brought on by cancer treatments.
For those aged 75 to 84 years, LIS receipt linked to increased odds of receiving immunomodulatory drugs
Researchers find many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications
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.
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