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Cognitive Therapy Not More Effective Than Usual Care for Distress Reduction in Advanced PCa

Cognitive Therapy Not More Effective Than Usual Care for Distress Reduction in Advanced PCa

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Advanced prostate cancer is associated with substantial psychosocial morbidity; therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate whether mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduces distress in this population.

AYA Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Mental Distress Than Healthy Individuals

AYA Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Mental Distress Than Healthy Individuals

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Using the Kessler nonspecific mental/psychological distress scale, investigators examined whether AYA cancer survivor experienced greater mental distress and assessed their access to mental health care.

Depression May Contribute to Receipt of Inappropriate Breast Cancer Treatment

Depression May Contribute to Receipt of Inappropriate Breast Cancer Treatment

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An analysis of data from Danish women with early-stage breast cancer assessed women's risk of receiving nonguideline treatment for their disease if they had a prior diagnosis of depression or prior treatment with antidepressants.

Vaginal Ring/Cream May Be Feasible for Urogenital Atrophy

Vaginal Ring/Cream May Be Feasible for Urogenital Atrophy

The feasibility of an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring vs intravaginal testosterone cream for women with HR-positive stage I to III breast cancer using aromatase inhibitors who reported vaginal dryness, decreased libido, or dyspareunia is evaluated in a phase 2 study.

Web-based Rehab Program Improved Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Web-based Rehab Program Improved Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

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Insight, a web-based cognitive rehabilitation program, was evaluated for its potential in improving self-reported cognitive symptoms in cancer survivors.

Pilot Study Assesses Feasibility of Nurse-led Sexual Rehabilitation Program

Pilot Study Assesses Feasibility of Nurse-led Sexual Rehabilitation Program

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Researchers report on the feasibility of a nurse-led sexual rehabilitation intervention to target sexual recovery and vaginal dilation in women who underwent pelvic radiation therapy and brachytherapy for gynecologic cancers.

Caregiver Mastery Linked to Patient Survival in Glioblastoma

Caregiver Mastery Linked to Patient Survival in Glioblastoma

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An analysis of data from caregivers and patients participating in a longitudinal study funded by the National Institutes of Health examines whether caregivers' anxiety, depressive symptoms, burden, and mastery influence survival for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme.

Educational Program Improves Opioid Use Safety, Storage, and Disposal

Educational Program Improves Opioid Use Safety, Storage, and Disposal

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This study assessed whether the implementation of a patient educational program would improve patterns in the use, storage, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients.

Psychoeducational Intervention Effective for Reducing Fear of Melanoma Recurrence

Psychoeducational Intervention Effective for Reducing Fear of Melanoma Recurrence

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A newly developed, evidence-based psychoeducational intervention effectively reduced fear of cancer recurrence and stress in patients at high risk for developing another melanoma.

Study Confirms Long-term Risk of VTE in Patients With Breast Cancer

Study Confirms Long-term Risk of VTE in Patients With Breast Cancer

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Patients with breast cancer have more than 2 times the risk for developing a venous thromboembolism 5 years after diagnosis compared with the general population.

Severe Fatigue Associated With Unemployment in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Severe Fatigue Associated With Unemployment in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

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Severe fatigue is associated with unemployment and financial problems in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, highlighting the need for clinicians to address fatigue in these patients.

Depression Linked to Increased Mortality in Lung Cancer

Depression Linked to Increased Mortality in Lung Cancer

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Changes in depression symptoms over time are associated with differences in survival among patients with lung cancer, especially those with early stage disease.

Definitive IMRT Associated With Shorter Feeding Tube Placement Duration in HNC

Definitive IMRT Associated With Shorter Feeding Tube Placement Duration in HNC

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Patients with head and neck cancer treated with IMRT had a significantly shorter duration of feeding tube placement compared with those who received 3DRT.

Half of Patients With Advanced Cancer Believe They Will Be Cured

Half of Patients With Advanced Cancer Believe They Will Be Cured

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Nearly half of patients with advanced cancer around the world believe they will be cured, with the perception of curability significantly differing by education, performance status, and country of origin.

Inpatient Palliative Care Improves QoL for Patients Hospitalized for HCT

Inpatient Palliative Care Improves QoL for Patients Hospitalized for HCT

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Palliative care improved quality of life, depression, anxiety, and symptom burden in patients with hematologic malignancies hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT).

Cancer-related Fatigue Common in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Cancer-related Fatigue Common in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

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There is a high incidence of severe acute and persistent cancer-related fatigue in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, regardless of tumor stage or treatment.

Caregivers of Patients With Cancer Report Higher Burden vs Other Caregivers

Caregivers of Patients With Cancer Report Higher Burden vs Other Caregivers

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Caregivers of patients with cancer report a higher burden and significantly more time providing care compared with caregivers of patients with other conditions.

Family Caregivers of Patients With Advanced Cancer Report High Anxiety, Depression

Family Caregivers of Patients With Advanced Cancer Report High Anxiety, Depression

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Nearly 25% to 33% of family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers report high levels of anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as significant time providing care.

ADT for up to 36 Months Not Associated With Cognitive Decline

ADT for up to 36 Months Not Associated With Cognitive Decline

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The long-term use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for up to 36 months does not appear to be associated with cognitive decline in patients with prostate cancer.

Caregiver Well-being Associated With Perceived Quality of Care

Caregiver Well-being Associated With Perceived Quality of Care

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The well-being of patients' informal caregivers is associated with perceived quality of care among patients with cancer.

Rolapitant Improves QoL in Patients Receiving HEC or MEC

Rolapitant Improves QoL in Patients Receiving HEC or MEC

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Adding rolapitant to a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone improved quality of life.

Supportive Care Needs Assessed in Localized Cutaneous Melanoma

Supportive Care Needs Assessed in Localized Cutaneous Melanoma

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Patients with localized melanoma see their supportive care needs peak at their initial cancer diagnosis and if they experience disease recurrence.

Insurance Status Affects Anticoagulant Selection in Patients With Cancer

Insurance Status Affects Anticoagulant Selection in Patients With Cancer

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Insurance status is associated with whether patients with cancer receive an oral anticoagulant or a parenteral one for the prevention of venous thromboembolism.

Study Identifies Disparities in Cancer Pain Management

Study Identifies Disparities in Cancer Pain Management

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Cancer survivors who are nonwhite, less educated, older, and/or have comorbidities were less likely to receive adequate cancer pain management.

Methylphenidate Not Effective for Depression in SSRI-treated Patients

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Treatment with methylphenidate is not effective for depression in SSRI-treated patients with advanced cancer in hospice or receiving palliative care.

Massage Therapy Promising for Pain, Anxiety in Patients With Cancer

Massage Therapy Promising for Pain, Anxiety in Patients With Cancer

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Massage therapy may be promising for reducing the intensity/severity of pain, fatigue, and anxiety in patients with cancer.

Use, Outcomes of Urine Drug Tests Among Patients With Advanced Cancer

Use, Outcomes of Urine Drug Tests Among Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Despite the infrequency of urine drug test ordering, greater than half of all urine drug tests results were abnormal among outpatients with advanced cancer.

Social Support Crucial for Patients With CML Receiving Lifelong Targeted Therapy

Social Support Crucial for Patients With CML Receiving Lifelong Targeted Therapy

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For patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with lifelong targeted therapies, social support is crucial for maintaining psychological well-being.

Methadone May Be Superior to Fentanyl for Neuropathic Pain

Methadone May Be Superior to Fentanyl for Neuropathic Pain

Methadone appears to be superior to fentanyl for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with head and neck cancer.

Study Identifies Disparities in Pyscho-oncologic Care

Study Identifies Disparities in Pyscho-oncologic Care

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Psycho-oncologic care is more frequently provided in centers specializing in certain cancer types vs others and in longer-certified centers.

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