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.

Quality of Life and Cosmetic Result of Single-port Access Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Axillary Approach in Patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

Quality of Life and Cosmetic Result of Single-port Access Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Axillary Approach in Patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research reviews the effects of single-port access transaxillary totally endoscopic thyroidectomy on outcomes following surgery, including quality of life and cosmetic result, in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).

Sexual Dissatisfaction Prevalent Among Cancer Survivors, Especially in Women

Sexual Dissatisfaction Prevalent Among Cancer Survivors, Especially in Women

Older cancer survivors' self-reports of sexual activity and functioning are comparable to age-matched people without cancer; despite this, sexual dissatisfaction is more prevalent among cancer survivors than age-matched cancer-free persons.

Addition of Elotuzumab to Bortezomib/Dexamethasone Improves Survival in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Addition of Elotuzumab to Bortezomib/Dexamethasone Improves Survival in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

The addition of elotuzumab to bortezomib/dexamethasone appears to increase progression-free survival in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).

Survivors Diagnosed at Young Age More Likely to be Financially Dependent

Survivors Diagnosed at Young Age More Likely to be Financially Dependent

Younger cancer survivors in Norway were more likely to be financially dependent and unemployed than individuals without cancer.

In NSCLC, Erlotinib Appears Effective at Doses Lower Than MTD

In NSCLC, Erlotinib Appears Effective at Doses Lower Than MTD

Patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer demonstrated prolonged median progression-free survival with the administration of erlotinib below the maximum tolerated dose.

Metformin Use May Improve Survival in Patients With CRC, Diabetes

Research indicates that metformin can confer improved survival for patients with colorectal cancer that also have diabetes.

Adding Daratumumab to Lenalidomide/Dexamethasone Improves Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Adding Daratumumab to Lenalidomide/Dexamethasone Improves Survival in Multiple Myeloma

Treatment with daratumumab, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (DRd) may be superior to lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd) alone in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

CML-CP: Dasatinib, Nilotinib Associated With Similar Survival Outcomes as Frontline Therapy

CML-CP: Dasatinib, Nilotinib Associated With Similar Survival Outcomes as Frontline Therapy

Dasatinib and nilotinib are associated with similar response rates and survival outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP).

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

Insurance status influences overall patient survival for some cancer types, but its impact on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) survival is well documented. This research study explored the possible impact of insurance on GBM survival.

ADT May Reduce Survival in African American Men With Favorable-risk Prostate Cancer

ADT May Reduce Survival in African American Men With Favorable-risk Prostate Cancer

Use of androgen suppression therapy may negatively impact survival in African American patients with favorable-risk prostate cancer.

Age-Related Prognosis in Breast Cancer Varies by Subtype

Age-Related Prognosis in Breast Cancer Varies by Subtype

Survival among women age 40 years and younger with breast cancer appears to vary according to breast cancer subtype, with age particularly prognostic for women with luminal type breast cancers.

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

A recent study examined the possible correlation between Medicaid coverage status and overall survival for patients with head and neck cancer.

Salvage Radiotherapy at Lower PSA Levels May be Beneficial

Salvage Radiotherapy at Lower PSA Levels May be Beneficial

As salvage radiotherapy (SRT) outcomes may be affected by factors associated with prostatectomy findings, they may be positively affected when used at lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep, and Quality of Life for Survivors of Breast Cancer

Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep, and Quality of Life for Survivors of Breast Cancer

Acupressure reduced persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, improving both sleep and quality of life.

Quality of Life Not Affected by Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer

Quality of Life Not Affected by Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer

Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Fitness Nearly as Important as Not Smoking for Longevity

Low aerobic capacity has greater effect on longevity than even high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy Can Be Safely Stopped in Select Patients With CML in Chronic Phase

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy Can Be Safely Stopped in Select Patients With CML in Chronic Phase

A high percentage of patients with CML treated with TKIs achieve deep molecular responses and can safely stop therapy. Initials results of the EURO-SKI trial define prognostic markers that indicate durability of deep molecular responses after stopping TKI therapy.

Systematic Palliative Care Provides Greater Improvement in Quality of Life for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Systematic Palliative Care Provides Greater Improvement in Quality of Life for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Quality of life is significantly improved for patients with pancreatic cancer when systematic palliative care is administered vs on-demand palliative care.

Adjuvant Therapy Improves Survival in Stage II Colon Cancer, Study Confirms

A very large retrospective study of patients with stage II colon cancer found adjuvant therapy improves survival, regardless of treatment regimen, patient age, or high-risk pathologic risk features.

Comprehensive Mental Health Screening Recommended for Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

Comprehensive Mental Health Screening Recommended for Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

Although most adolescent survivors of childhood cancer have no reported psychological symptoms, those who do often have multiple symptoms and distinct symptom profiles.

Telomere Length Predicts Risk for Delayed Recovery in Pediatric Patients With AML

Telomere Length Predicts Risk for Delayed Recovery in Pediatric Patients With AML

Telomere length is predictive for determining which children treated for AML are at highest risk for delayed recovery, a finding that may have significant implications for treatment-related morbidity and mortality.

Increasing Numbers of Older Cancer Survivors Challenge Clinical Trial Participant Criteria

Improved cancer detection and advances in treatment mean larger numbers of older cancer patients are becoming survivors, combined with demographic trends. But older patients are underrepresented in clinical trials.

Nivolumab Maintains Baseline HRQoL in Advanced Melanoma

Nivolumab Maintains Baseline HRQoL in Advanced Melanoma

In addition to improving overall survival compared with dacarbazine in patients with advanced melanoma, nivolumab maintains baseline levels of health-related quality of life to ultimately confer long-term quality of survival benefit.

Unrealistic Patient Expectations Top Barrier to Quality EOL Care

Unrealistic Patient Expectations Top Barrier to Quality EOL Care

In a large cohort of hematologic oncologists surveyed in the United States, standard end-of-life quality measures were highly acceptable, but unrealistic patient expectations are the greatest impediment to quality end-of-life care.

Moderate-to-Vigorous Exercise Improves Subjective Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

Moderate-to-Vigorous Exercise Improves Subjective Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

Memory problems in breast cancer survivors appear associated with the high stress load these patients experience rather than their treatment, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may help subjective memory in these patients.

Nonsolid Nodules Unlikely to Cause Death in Lung Cancer

Nonsolid Nodules Unlikely to Cause Death in Lung Cancer

Lung cancers that manifest as nonsolid nodules seem to have indolent course, according to recent research data.

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

Relaxing acupressure resulted in significant improvement in persistent fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life among survivors of breast cancer, a recent study has shown.

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

The Patient-Owned Survivorship Transition Care for Activated, Empowered survivors (POSTCARE) intervention resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in 3 domains of quality of life (QoL) among survivors of breast cancers.

Surgery and Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy Less Effective for Older Patients With Breast Cancer

Surgery and Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy Less Effective for Older Patients With Breast Cancer

A group of researchers sought to examine the physical functioning of patients with breast cancer, in various age brackets, who were enrolled in the Tamoxifen Exemestane Adjuvant Multinational (TEAM) phase III trial.

U.S. Cancer Survivors Aging, Battling Other Chronic Conditions

U.S. Cancer Survivors Aging, Battling Other Chronic Conditions

Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, as more patients with cancer live longer.

Nearly 1 in 12 Patients With a Common Cancer Develops a Second Cancer

Nearly 1 in 12 Patients With a Common Cancer Develops a Second Cancer

Nearly 1 in 12 patients with a cancer from the 10 most common cancer sites developed a second primary neoplasm during survivorship.

Many Older Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer Are Susceptible to Functional Decline After Starting Treatment

Approximately 20% of older women with stage I-III breast cancer lost the ability to complete some basic tasks of independent living within 1 year of starting treatment. However, an assessment tool can identify those women at greatest risk of posttreatment functional decline.

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