Nurse navigators have the education, experience, and skill set to provide patients with effective palliative care, and to provide the family with the support they need.
Long-acting NK-1 receptor antagonist rolapitant demonstrates significant efficacy in managing CINV in patients receiving HEC or MEC for cancer.
Dr Lori Baudino, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, discusses a program that helps children with cancer cope with their disease and treatment, and learn to be children again.
Zoledronic acid and clodranate are the recommended bisphosphonates for the adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal patients with breast cancer.
Exercise and/or psychological interventions effectively reduce cancer-related fatigue during and after cancer treatment.
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy has positive effects on sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing sexual dysfunction.
Early palliative care significantly reduced the use of the intensive care unit in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life.
NODA and V3 are volunteer programs that provide a compassionate presence for patients who are alone in their final hours.
The impact of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) diagnosis and treatment on sexual behavior and relationship stress with respect to HPV status was evaluated in this study. Participants included patients with HPV-positive and HPV-negative disease, as well as partners.
Cancer survivors who reported chronic neuropathic pain 5 years after diagnosis were approximately 50% less likely to retain their jobs than those without chronic neuropathic pain.
An assessment of depression in patients before autologous or allogeneic HCT demonstrated that the condition impacts overall survival and risk of GVDH in patients with hematologic malignancies.
In this study, researchers evaluated whether ruxolitinib, a JAK2 inhibitor that reduces symptoms in patients with myelofibrosis, would improve disease-related symptoms in patients with CLL.
A cursory look at hypnosis and where it may be used to offer an alternative and side-effect-free management of several aspects of care that can be beneficial to patients with cancer.
Many patients can still experience UA-RINV despite prophylactic therapy; therefore, researchers explored the effectiveness and safety of dual prophylactic therapy with an NK1 receptor antagonist and a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist.
An evaluation of the association of tissue factor, clinical risk factors, and other biomarkers measured at the time of initial VTE with recurrent VTE helps determine their predictive value for patients at high risk.
A comparison of administering the influenza vaccine concurrently with chemotherapy with that of administration within the cytopenic period during 3-week chemotherapy cycles determined which schedule was the optimal timing for vaccination administration in this group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Insight, a web-based cognitive rehabilitation program, was evaluated for its potential in improving self-reported cognitive symptoms in cancer survivors.
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.
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.
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.
A newly developed, evidence-based psychoeducational intervention effectively reduced fear of cancer recurrence and stress in patients at high risk for developing another melanoma.
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 is associated with unemployment and financial problems in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma, highlighting the need for clinicians to address fatigue in these patients.
Changes in depression symptoms over time are associated with differences in survival among patients with lung cancer, especially those with early stage disease.
Patients with head and neck cancer treated with IMRT had a significantly shorter duration of feeding tube placement compared with those who received 3DRT.
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.
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