Little Difference in QoL Between Various Treatments, Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer

Little Difference in QoL Between Various Treatments, Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer

QoL after radical prostatectomy, EBRT, or brachytherapy vs active surveillance for prostate cancer are similar.

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight Rates Higher in AYA Cancer Survivors

Cancer treatment during childbearing years increased risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies.

Pembrolizumab May Help Combat Mesothelioma

Pembrolizumab May Help Combat Mesothelioma

Checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab appears well-tolerated with antitumor activity in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

Social Functioning Scores for Young Cancer Survivors Remain Lower Than Their Peers

AYAs continue to report lower social functioning scores than their peers 2 years after diagnosis.

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

Cancer deaths within 1 month of diagnosis occur most often in patients younger than 1 years, especially among Blacks and Hispanics.

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Greaster Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes for Young Cancer Survivors

Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Improved Survival, Fewer Second Cancers With Less Radiation Therapy for Childhood Cancers

Improved Survival, Fewer Second Cancers With Less Radiation Therapy for Childhood Cancers

A significant reduction in use of radiation therapy to treat childhood cancers improved survival, reduced second cancers in survivors.

Lasting Outcomes for Imatinib in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Lasting Outcomes for Imatinib in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

The efficacy of imatinib for CML treatment persisted over time and long-term administration was not associated with unacceptable cumulative effects.

No Intervention for Small Thyroid Cancers May Cause Anxiety

No Intervention for Small Thyroid Cancers May Cause Anxiety

Deciding not to intervene for small, incidentally identified thyroid cancer may cause patients to experience anxiety and feelings of isolation.

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

Living in a high-poverty region is associated with lower access to obesity-related self-care resources.

Nonadherence to Guidelines, Low-Volume Centers Linked to Lower Cervical Cancer Survival

Nonadherence to Guidelines, Low-Volume Centers Linked to Lower Cervical Cancer Survival

Nonadherence to NCCN guideline treatment recommendations was strongly associated with decreased survival from early-stage cervical cancer.

SWOG Study Shows Robust, Longer Survival With Imatinib Therapy for GIST

SWOG Study Shows Robust, Longer Survival With Imatinib Therapy for GIST

A phase 3 analysis of SWOG Intergroup Trial S0033 reveals that imatinib significantly extends survival in patients with GIST.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.

Walking Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Walking Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Simply walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week has significant impact on symptom severity and ability to cope, as well as quality of life, for patients with advanced cancer.

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

ASCO Endorses ACS Head and Neck Survivorship Care Guideline

ASCO endorses ACS head and neck survivorship care guideline, which supports health promotion, especially regarding tobacco cessation and dental care.

HMT Improves PFS in Serous Carcinoma of the Ovary, Peritoneum

HMT Improves PFS in Serous Carcinoma of the Ovary, Peritoneum

Individuals with serious carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum experienced improved progression-free survival after hormone maintenance therapy.

Women May Significantly Benefit from Entering OB/GYN Clinical Trials

Women May Significantly Benefit from Entering OB/GYN Clinical Trials

The researchers hope the results will lead to an increase in clinicians offering trials to their patients and an increase in women volunteering to participate in trials.

SCLC: No Benefit from Pravastatin When Added to First-line Chemo

SCLC: No Benefit from Pravastatin When Added to First-line Chemo

The addition of pravastatin to first-line chemotherapy did not improve overall survival or progression-free survival in patients with small-cell lung cancer.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy has positive effects on sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing sexual dysfunction.

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

Painter and tattoo artist David Allen has used his skills to transform breasts scarred by surgical reconstruction into works of art.

Specialized Cancer Centers May Improve Outcomes in Children with Leukemia

Specialized Cancer Centers May Improve Outcomes in Children with Leukemia

The site of cancer care may partially explain survival differences between children and AYAs with ALL.

Patients With a Recurrence Score of 11 to 25 May Not Benefit from Chemo

Patients With a Recurrence Score of 11 to 25 May Not Benefit from Chemo

Patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, axillary lymph node-negative breast cancer who have a recurrence score of 11 to 25 may not benefit from chemotherapy.

Short-Course Radiation With Delay to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Rectal Cancer

Short-Course Radiation With Delay to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Rectal Cancer

Outcomes improved with short-course radiation and delay to surgery of 4 to 8 weeks.

E-cigarettes and Replacement Nicotine Therapy Safer Than Tobacco Use

E-cigarettes and Replacement Nicotine Therapy Safer Than Tobacco Use

E-cigarettes and replacement nicotine therapy deposit fewer harmful chemicals in the body that smoking.

1 Year of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Improves Long-Term DFS in Early Breast Cancer

1 Year of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Improves Long-Term DFS in Early Breast Cancer

Adjuvant trastuzumab following chemotherapy significantly improves long-term disease-free survival in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, according to study data.

Chemo + Radiotherapy Efficacious in Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer

Chemo + Radiotherapy Efficacious in Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer

Adding chemotherapy with fluorouracil and mitomycin to radiotherapy improves locoregional control.

Targeting AR Mutations Promising in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Targeting AR Mutations Promising in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A higher overall number of genetic alterations in cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) were associated with worse treatment outcomes.

Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

Clinical trials show pembrolizumab active against mucosal melanoma, extends survival in bladder cancer.

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely After Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Survivors of testicular cancer are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Trends in Behaviors, Medical Practice Indicate Mortality From Melanoma Will Decline

Trends in Behaviors, Medical Practice Indicate Mortality From Melanoma Will Decline

Using statistical models, predictions were made for death rates from melanoma in 3 three countries and based on availability of a treatment.

HNSCC Survival Worse for Patients in Lower Socioeconomic Population

HNSCC Survival Worse for Patients in Lower Socioeconomic Population

Investigators determined the impact of socioeconomic status on disease status at presentation and survival among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

In this study, the impact of cholesterol-lowering medications on breast cancer recurrence in women receiving adjuvant endocrine therapy was investigated.

Oral SCC Diagnosis Has Greater Affect on Sexual Behavior Than HPV Status

Oral SCC Diagnosis Has Greater Affect on Sexual Behavior Than HPV Status

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.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

Survivors of childhood cancer who received certain neurotoxic therapies are less likely to have had sexual intercourse or to be in an intimate relationship, researchers found.

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Investigators from the Netherlands present their research findings on survival in women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving therapy vs mastectomy at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.

Postoperative Gemcitabine Plus Capecitabine: A New Standard of Care for Pancreatic Cancer

Postoperative Gemcitabine Plus Capecitabine: A New Standard of Care for Pancreatic Cancer

Use of Adjuvant gemcitabine plus capecitabine for patients with pancreatic cancer who have undergone tumor resection resulted in a modest increase short-term survival.

Adding Bicalutamide to Salvage RT Improves OS in Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Adding Bicalutamide to Salvage RT Improves OS in Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Investigators studied the effects of adding antiandrogen therapy to radiotherapy on cancer control and overall survival in men with prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy.

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

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.

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

Lifelong soy consumption improves tamoxifen response in women with breast cancer; however, adding soy to diet after initiating tamoxifen therapy may not provide the same benefits.

New Study Shows Standard of Care for NSCLC Patients Leads to Improved Overall Survival

New Study Shows Standard of Care for NSCLC Patients Leads to Improved Overall Survival

There are a growing number of NSCLC patients with advanced disease who are opting to forgo treatment despite the fact that receiving standard of care treatment leads to a higher OS.

Study Suggest New Treatment Approaches for High-Risk Pediatric Leukemia

Study Suggest New Treatment Approaches for High-Risk Pediatric Leukemia

Three specific genetic alterations may help identify pediatric patients with AMKL at high risk who may benefit from allogeneic stem cell transplants.

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Following the lead of a British cancer support organization, Teen Cancer America sponsors age-appropriate cancer center environments as well as peer and community support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) offers hope for patients and survivors coping with disease-related and treatment-induced infertility, as well as providing a potentially unlimited supply of embryonic stem cells. However, legal and ethical issues need to be addressed before its widespread clinical use.

Intervention Reduces Fear of Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors

Intervention Reduces Fear of Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors

The Attention and Interpretation Modification for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence (AIM-FBCR) intervention helped reduce health worries for survivors of breast cancer.

Tobacco Counseling for Youth, Adults Reduces Smoking Prevalence

Tobacco Counseling for Youth, Adults Reduces Smoking Prevalence

Annual counseling could reduce prevalence and prevent many smoking-attributable fatalities.

Ruxolitinib May Improve Symptom Control in Patients With CLL

Ruxolitinib May Improve Symptom Control in Patients With CLL

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.

Cancer Cachexia Associated With Poor Outcomes

Cancer Cachexia Associated With Poor Outcomes

Findings at 6 and 12 months after treatment for advanced head and neck cancer indicate a higher risk of recurrences for those reporting cachexia after their treatment.

Less Intense Surveillance Acceptable for Some Prostate Cancer Cases

Less Intense Surveillance Acceptable for Some Prostate Cancer Cases

Patients on active surveillance with stable disease may be candidates for less intense surveillance

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

Women with a history of breast cancer face a wide variety of challenges as they transition from the role of "patient" to "survivor".

Can Depression Reduce Chemotherapy Tolerability, Effectiveness in Advanced Lung Cancer?

Can Depression Reduce Chemotherapy Tolerability, Effectiveness in Advanced Lung Cancer?

New evidence indicates that depression can impact cancer outcomes following chemotherapy.

Early Endometrial Cancer Surgery May Reduce Survival

Early Endometrial Cancer Surgery May Reduce Survival

The timing of surgery taking place following an endometrial cancer diagnosis may adversely impact survival.

Prenatal Herpes Virus Infection May Increase Childhood Leukemia Risk

Prenatal Herpes Virus Infection May Increase Childhood Leukemia Risk

Study results indicate that herpetic cytomegalovirus infection prior to birth subjects the child to increased odds of developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

Although many men obtain a second opinion regarding their prostate cancer care options, they seldom deviate from the original course of action.

Selumetinib + MK-2206 Fails to Improve Survival vs mFOLFOX in Pancreatic Cancer

Selumetinib + MK-2206 Fails to Improve Survival vs mFOLFOX in Pancreatic Cancer

Seluminitinib in combination with an AKT inhibitor did not improve survival compared with modified FOLFOX in previously treated metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Social Isolation Can Adversely Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Social Isolation Can Adversely Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Weak social ties are associated with poorer survival and a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence, researchers say.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

Metastatic Disease Linked to Patients Reporting Diminished QoL

Metastatic Disease Linked to Patients Reporting Diminished QoL

Patients with metastatic breast cancer have significantly diminished quality of life (QoL) compared with those without metastatic disease and those without breast cancer, a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Gaps in Survivorship Care

Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Gaps in Survivorship Care

A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

The effects of a 2-treatment course of acupuncture on pain, nausea, and anxiety and ability to cope among women undergoing mastectomy was compared with usual care.

Smoking Cessation at Any Age Beneficial

Smoking Cessation at Any Age Beneficial

Even patients that quit smoking in their 60s can add years to their lives, researchers find.

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program significantly improved physical activity, fitness, and quality of life in survivors of cancer.

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

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

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.

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Loss of bone density related to chemotherapy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer can lead to debilitating hip and vertebral fractures. This discussion discusses the impact of resistance training for these patients.

Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise Both During and After Treatment

Cancer Patients Benefit From Exercise Both During and After Treatment

Studies show better physical function and quality of life for cancer patients who do strength training or aerobic activity.

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Platinum-induced Ototoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Platinum-induced Ototoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Large cohort study assesses the frequency of, and factors associated with, ototoxicity in childhood cancer survivors who received platinum agents without cranial irradiation.

Long-Term Health Not Improved for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Long-Term Health Not Improved for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Research shows only modest improvements in the physical or mental health of childhood cancer survivors in recent decades.

Making End of Life Discussions Easier on Patients and Caregivers

Making End of Life Discussions Easier on Patients and Caregivers

A new card game helps patients and caregivers broach the difficult subject of end-of-life wishes and prioritize what's most important in their planning.

Telerehabilitation Program Improves Posttreatment Effects in Breast Cancer Survivors

Telerehabilitation Program Improves Posttreatment Effects in Breast Cancer Survivors

Study evaluates whether a web-based rehabilitation program can effectively improve pain, fatigue, strength, and quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.

Cancer Survivors Display Higher Rate of Antidepressant Use

Cancer Survivors Display Higher Rate of Antidepressant Use

Nearly one in five cancer survivors are taking medication for depression or anxiety years later.

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers observed a significant disparity in colon cancer mortality related to origin location, independent of confounding variables.

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

In this study, researchers assessed data on women who underwent breast cancer treatment to identify the factors associated with posttreatment imaging use.

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Epidemiologic study reveals the impact of cancer and its treatment on diet quality among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors

Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers examined the long-term effects of a short-term culturally based dietary intervention on increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, decreasing fat, and changing biomarkers associated with recurrence in Hispanic breast cancer survivors.

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

Cancers that cause more readily noticeable physical changes can produce self-image challenges for patients. This discussion reviews what interventions can help validate patients' self-image concerns.

CDK4/6 Inhibitor Plus Aromatase Inhibitor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer

CDK4/6 Inhibitor Plus Aromatase Inhibitor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Adding ribociclib to letrozole significantly improves progression-free survival for postmenopausal women with metastatic hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer, compared with hormone therapy alone.

Internalizing, Externalizing Behavioral Problems a Significant Postdiagnosis Concern in Children With Cancer

Internalizing, Externalizing Behavioral Problems a Significant Postdiagnosis Concern in Children With Cancer

Children with cancer are at risk for developing behavioral problems after diagnosis.

U.S. Health Care System Ranks Among Least Efficient Worldwide

U.S. Health Care System Ranks Among Least Efficient Worldwide

The United States has remained near the bottom of the Bloomberg Health-Care Efficiency Index since its creation in 2012.

Daratumumab With Len-Dex Prolongs PFS in R/R Multiple Myeloma

Daratumumab With Len-Dex Prolongs PFS in R/R Multiple Myeloma

Adding daratumumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone significantly prolonged progression-free survival compared with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone alone in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

Severe Fatigue Associated With Unemployment in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Severe Fatigue Associated With Unemployment in Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

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.

Outcomes Are Better for HPV16-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer, but Not for Other HPV Strains

Outcomes Are Better for HPV16-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer, but Not for Other HPV Strains

Patients with oropharyngeal tumors that harbor HPV16 have higher 5-year survival and lower recurrence rates than patients with tumors that harbor other HPV strains or are HPV-negative.

Postdiagnosis Physical Activity Linked to Improved Physical QoL in Prostate Cancer Survivors

Postdiagnosis Physical Activity Linked to Improved Physical QoL in Prostate Cancer Survivors

Prostate cancer survivors who maintain or begin recreational physical activity following cancer diagnosis report substantially higher quality of life than those who never exercise or stopped exercising after diagnosis.

HRQoL Better Maintained With Pembrolizumab in Ipilimumab-refractory Melanoma

HRQoL Better Maintained With Pembrolizumab in Ipilimumab-refractory Melanoma

Treatment with pembrolizumab better maintained health-related quality of life compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma refractory to ipilimumab.

SBRT Improves Overall and Disease-Specific Survival in Stage I NSCLC

Continued adoption of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to treat early stage NSCLC improved OS and lung cancer-specific survival, according to a study presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Adding Bevacizumab to Adjuvant Capecitabine Not Effective for mCRC

The combination of adjuvant bevacizumab and capecitabine failed to improve disease-free survival compared with capecitabine alone in patients with mCRC who had undergone potentially curative surgery.

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

Cancer Mortality Decrease Observed for Children and Adolescents

A twenty percent decrease in cancer death rate among children and adolescents has taken place from 1999 to 2014.

MRD Negativity Associated With Prolonged Survival in Myeloma

MRD Negativity Associated With Prolonged Survival in Myeloma

Minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity after treatment is associated with prolonged overall survival in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

Analysis of Population Trends Shows Use of Electronic Cigarettes Increase Quit Success

An analysis of population trends in England demonstrated that use of electronic cigarettes improves the rate of successful quit attempts, but results in less use of prescription nicotine-replacement therapy products.

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Terminal Cancer Patients

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life for Terminal Cancer Patients

Early care after an incurable cancer diagnosis improves quality of life and also increases the chances of having end-of-life discussions.

Inpatient Palliative Care Improves QoL for Patients Hospitalized for HCT

Inpatient Palliative Care Improves QoL for Patients Hospitalized for HCT

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

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Reach Health and Fitness Goals

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Reach Health and Fitness Goals

Smartphones can motivate patients to stay on track with lifestyle changes.

Immune Cells Are Biologically Older After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Immune Cells Are Biologically Older After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is found to increase expression of a genetic code used to make proteins, leading to a biological aging of immune cells equivalent to 30 years of chronological age.

Outcomes in Patients With Brain Metastasis from Esophageal Carcinoma

Outcomes in Patients With Brain Metastasis from Esophageal Carcinoma

[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research examines factors associated with survival in patients with brain metastasis from esophageal cancer.

EUTOS Registry Represents Benchmark for Evaluation of New CML Treatments

EUTOS Registry Represents Benchmark for Evaluation of New CML Treatments

The population-based EUTOS registry demonstrated high overall and progression-free survival rates among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.

HIV Infection Worsens Survival of Patients With Cervical Cancer

HIV Infection Worsens Survival of Patients With Cervical Cancer

HIV is associated with reduced cancer-specific survival among women with invasive cervical cancer.

African American Breast Cancer Survivors Report Significant Problem Burden

African American Breast Cancer Survivors Report Significant Problem Burden

African American survivors of breast cancer experience significant problem burden during the first 5 years after diagnosis and treatment.

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

Lifestyle and dietary measures for preventing colorectal cancer are extensively studied; however, in this study, researchers looked at a dietary measure that improved survival for patients after diagnosis.

Clinician Answers on Safety of E-Cigarettes Vary

Clinician Answers on Safety of E-Cigarettes Vary

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors give varying advice.

Risk for Adverse Pulmonary Events Higher in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Risk for Adverse Pulmonary Events Higher in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk for late adverse pulmonary events.

Study Identifies Disparities in Cancer Pain Management

Study Identifies Disparities in Cancer Pain Management

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

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