Educational intervention for oncology clinicians at a rural Michigan oncology clinic does not demonstrate a statistically significant increase in referrals to rehabilitation; however, results show a clinically significant improvement in identification of need, communication among staff, and potential for greater referrals.
Although corticosteroids are frequently used to manage adverse effects (AEs), data on AEs related to these agents are lacking. Therefore, these researchers sought to determine if better reporting of corticosteroid-related AEs would be of benefit.
In a randomized study, researchers sought to determine the effect of IV injections of coix seed oil, a Chinese CAM, on pain and quality of life measures for patients with advanced cancer.
Researchers sought to determine if handgrip force could provide objective measures of CRF in patients with cancer.
The effectiveness of a novel intervention intended to reduce and/or prevent depression in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life was investigated in a randomized study with more than 300 patients.
Post-traumatic stress symptoms are linked to a greater symptom burden in hospitalized cancer patients.
Mindfulness-based interventions are proven effective in helping patients with cancer manage distress and other psychological symptoms. In this study, researchers sought to determine if Internet-based MBCT can be as effective as face-to-face interventions.
In this retrospective study, researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of fentanyl for dyspnea in dying patients with advanced cancer.
Interventions specifically designed to target cachexia in patients with thoracic or gastrointestinal cancer and established cachexia were effective in helping patients preserve functional stability and rehabilitation potential.
In a retrospective study, researchers investigated the effect of primary prophylaxis on incidence of febrile neutropenia in patients with early stage breast cancer.
A review of current options and ongoing trials for managing ARIE, a common esophageal adverse effect caused by radiotherapy to the thoracic region for lung, breast, or head and neck cancers, or lymphoma.
Children's Oncology Group study reported on the effect of dexrazoxane on cardiotoxicity of anthracycline-containing regimens in pediatric patients with AML at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
In a multicenter phase 2 study, the Walk With Ease program was evaluated for its effectiveness in reducing radiotherapy-associated fatigue vs usual care in older patients with breast cancer. Results were presented at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Consultations for palliative care for hospitalized highly symptomatic patients with cancer is low regardless of curability or whether patient has hematologic or solid cancer, a study presented at 2018 ASCO has shown.
In a case study, olaparib was found to induce folate deficiency in most patients with relapsed ovarian cancer. Researchers discuss the significance of this adverse effect and how it was managed.
Outcomes assessment of patients participating in several different trials quantified the effect of nausea and vomiting separately, and on both the patient and the caregiver.
In fielding reports of CNS-related adverse effects from patients in the ambulatory infusion room, nurses were able to prompt a pharmacy practice review. The outcomes of the resulting switch in premedication for HSR was presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
A clinic staffed with clinical research nurses provided needed care for patients in clinical trials who experienced adverse effects, and also ensured consistent documentation of treatment-related AEs, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
Researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of a multimodal continuity of care program for women receiving radiation therapy for gynecologic or lower GI cancers. Their findings were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
A study results presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress demonstrated that incorporating scalp cooling with the Dignicap device prior to chemotherapy for breast cancer may reduce treatment-related alopecia.
Researchers assessed the effectiveness of low level laser therapy in preventing or minimizing oral mucositis in patients with hematologic cancers preparing to undergo HSCT. Results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
Electronic Self-Report Assessment-Cancer May Preserve Physical Function in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral NeuropathyMay 18, 2018
Research presented at the 2018 ONS Congress reported on the effectiveness of ESRA-C, a web-based assessment and self-care intervention program, in the management of CIPN in patients receiving platinum and/or taxane-based chemotherapy.
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Faced with an increasing CLABSI rate on their oncology unit, nurse leaders at this rural Northwest hospital surveyed their staff to identify the changes they needed to make. Implementing those changes resulted in a dramatic improvement in patient care outcomes.
Based on results of a prospective and retrospective study evaluating emetogenic potential of 50 chemotherapeutic regimens, researchers suggest changing the classification of irinotecan.
A cross-sectional analysis evaluated the impact of hope and optimism on different facets of psychological distress among patients with advanced melanoma, colorectal, lung, or gastrointestinal cancers.
A randomized study assessed the effectiveness of an Internet-based psychological intervention in helping women survivors of breast cancer cope with the changes brought by their disease and treatment.
Which organizations recommend incorporating physical activity into cancer care and why?
The ALLIVE trial sought to determine if eLPI levels were predictive of iron-related toxicity and mortality after HCT in patients with AML or MDS.
In a phase 2 study, researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of adding HMB/Arg/Gln to cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy for patients with head and cancers to prevent CRT-induced oral mucositis.
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