A new tool may show promise for improving clinical trial participation among black women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.
Patient understanding of lung cancer screening increased after participation in focus groups.
A new colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test that can be done in the privacy of patients' homes, at their convenience, and with no prep needed may help patients overcome their reticence.
Oncology nurses face a difficult challenge in getting patients to consider palliative care because despite knowing that palliative care is comfort care, many patients and caregivers still equate it with end of life.
Social media has become a mainstay of day-to-day life. For patients with cancer, it can be a lifeline to unprecedented support that is unique to their needs.
Using an online decision-support tool led to most men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance with less conflict about their decision.
US cancer centers have dramatically increased their spending on advertising to promote their services, and the bulk of this spending was by for-profit organizations.
Patient navigators may improve rates of comprehensive cancer screening among low-income and ethnic minority populations. These patients were more likely to adhere to cancer-screening guidelines when assisted by patient navigators.
Patient Illness Understanding Is Influenced by Recent Prognosis and Life Expectancy Discussions With Oncology CliniciansMay 31, 2016
Patients with advanced cancer have a better understanding of the terminal nature of their illnesses if they have had recent discussions with their oncologists about prognosis/life expectancy.
Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health InformationMay 23, 2016
Available information on pancreatic cancer was written at too high a level and contained inaccuracies regarding alternative therapies, a recent study has shown.
A nurse-managed precision cancer treatment education resource center may improve information dissemination about genomic health and targeted therapy.
A central venous catheter self-management education program is an effective nursing intervention to promote long-term self-management of a CVC for discharged patients with cancer.
Patient responses to the medication questions on the HCAHPS survey demonstrate improved understanding of their medications after implementation of an improved patient education process.
A nurse-directed independent survey for patient feedback can inform measurable improvements in patient education and satisfaction survey scores.
Comprehensive patient education that includes information on breast reconstruction, with photos, can help women with breast cancer make more informed decisions about their treatment options.
An AYA patient survivorship program jointly designed by a cancer institute and a community organization educates patients about their oncologic history and the effects of therapy, as well as provides resources to improve quality of life.
Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.
Unmet health information needs, even nearly a decade after a cancer diagnosis, were a key finding of a study of the needs of cancer survivors who are at least 9 years beyond an initial diagnosis.
Patient education on clinical trials prior to the first oncologic visit improves knowledge, attitudes, and preparation for decision making about clinical trials.
Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer Address an International Conference About Misleading Disease-Specific MessagesNovember 19, 2015
Patients with advanced breast cancer spoke out about the damaging messages some organizations issue about advanced breast cancer. They need to be identified and educated to change the way they talk about the disease.
Many pediatricians and primary care physicians reported communicating about HPV vaccination with parents in ways that likely discourage them from having their children vaccinated.
Understanding the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patient: Tips and Tools for Health Care ProfessionalsOctober 21, 2015
Although treatment options are different and recurrence rates higher for triple negative breast cancer, patients with this subtype of the disease can be hopeful for good treatment outcomes.
Skin self-examination (SSE) training to aid early detection of melanoma recurrence is beneficial for patients with melanoma and their partners, and has additional benefits for those who report having low relationship quality because it gives them activities to do together.
Age-related decline in older patients further complicates their ability to maintain an adequate health literacy level. This discussion presents key points to help nurses improve the health literacy of their older patients.
A leading cancer institute developed an online course that teaches oncology nurses about cancer survivors' fertility options and prospects for adoption.
A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with cancer.
Cultural differences in the Latino community result in unique stressors for these patients after a cancer diagnosis. This study identified some of those stressors.
DENVER, CO—The nurse navigator's role in cancer risk identification is three-fold. Despite the changes brought on by genetic/genomics, aspects of the nursing role are consistent with the essential competencies required of all professional nurses, according to a presentation at the 2015 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.
Attitudes and beliefs drive use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among cancer patientsJune 10, 2015
A new study explored the reasons why cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
- Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer
- Prehabilitation Program Improves Preoperative Fitness in Patients With Colorectal Cancer
- Alcohol Consumption, Particularly White Wine, Associated With Increased Risk of Melanoma
- Combination of Gemcitabine and New CHK1 Inhibitor Is Effective in Soft Tissue Sarcomas
- Omitting RT in Certain Older Women With Early Breast Cancer is Safe
- Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice
- Vaccine Enters Phase I Study for Safety and Effectiveness in Multiple Myeloma
- Timing Chemotherapy Administration to Circadian Rhythm Improves Drug Effectiveness
- New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases
- Baseline PSA Levels in Midlife Could Predict Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer
- Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women
- Live-streamed Videos Address End-of-Life Planning, Decision-making
- Metastatic Disease Linked to Patients Reporting Diminished QoL
- History of Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy Are Predictive of Breast Density at Cancer Diagnosis
- Mammographically Occult Contralateral Breast Cancer Detection is Effective With Preoperative MRI
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