Radiation, Immunotherapy Improved Median Overall Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Radiation, Immunotherapy Improved Median Overall Survival in Melanoma Brain Metastases

Study data indicate that checkpoint inhibitors combined with radiation could improve survival for patients with melanoma-related brain metastases.

Involved-Field Radiotherapy Plus Chemotherapy Prolonged PFS in Follicular Lymphoma

Involved-Field Radiotherapy Plus Chemotherapy Prolonged PFS in Follicular Lymphoma

Although involved-field radiotherapy (IFRT) has a high level of disease control in patients with follicular lymphoma, relapse frequently occurs; therefore, researchers sought to determine if adding chemotherapy would improve progression-free survival.

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility and Concordance

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging observed with implementation of AJCC 8.

Qualitative Analysis of Myeloma Patients' Experience Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Qualitative Analysis of Myeloma Patients' Experience Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

In this study, researchers investigated the effects of exercise on physical and psychological recovery after autoHSCT for multiple myeloma.

Effective NP-Physician Comanagement Found to Depend on 3 Vital Attributes

Effective NP-Physician Comanagement Found to Depend on 3 Vital Attributes

Researchers employed a literature search and in-person qualitative interviews to determine the key elements to successful NP-physician comanagement.

Data on Corticosteroid-Related Adverse Events in Advanced Cancer Are Lacking, Needed

Data on Corticosteroid-Related Adverse Events in Advanced Cancer Are Lacking, Needed

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.

Chinese Traditional Medicine Showed Effectiveness on Pain, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

Chinese Traditional Medicine Showed Effectiveness on Pain, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

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.

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

Link Found Between Skin Cancer Risk and High Polyunsaturated Fat Intake

Using data from the NHS and the HPFS, researchers investigated the association between polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol, and monounsaturated fat intake and risks for SCC, melanoma, and BCC.

Handgrip Force May Provide Objective Evaluation of Cancer-Related Fatigue

Handgrip Force May Provide Objective Evaluation of Cancer-Related Fatigue

Researchers sought to determine if handgrip force could provide objective measures of CRF in patients with cancer.

CALM: A Depression Intervention for Cancer Patients at the End of Life

CALM: A Depression Intervention for Cancer Patients at the End of Life

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.

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts

Higher rate of recall, lower sensitivity, larger tumor diameter, and more lymph node-positive disease observed in women with dense breasts.

Does a Diagnosis of Solid Tumor Prohibit Postsurgical ICU Admissions?

Does a Diagnosis of Solid Tumor Prohibit Postsurgical ICU Admissions?

Using a comparator group, researchers sought to determine the impact of a diagnosis of solid tumor on outcomes among postsurgical ICU admissions in patients with cancer vs those without cancer.

Live or Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Reduced Cancer-Related Psychological Distress

Live or Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Reduced Cancer-Related Psychological Distress

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.

PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden in Patients With Cancer

PTSD May Increase Symptom Burden in Patients With Cancer

Post-traumatic stress symptoms are linked to a greater symptom burden in hospitalized cancer patients.

Managing Dyspnea With Fentanyl in Patients With Cancer at End of Life

Managing Dyspnea With Fentanyl in Patients With Cancer at End of Life

In this retrospective study, researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of fentanyl for dyspnea in dying patients with advanced cancer.

Remission Duration Predicts Long-Term Outcomes in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Remission Duration Predicts Long-Term Outcomes in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A retrospective study sought to evaluate outcomes for patients with CLL who were treated with FCR, a highly effective treatment, and initially had refractory disease, experienced relapse early, or were unable to complete therapy due to toxicity.

Nonresearch Physician Compensation Linked to Opioid Prescription Rates

Nonresearch Physician Compensation Linked to Opioid Prescription Rates

Researchers examine the possible impact that opioid products marketed by the pharmaceutical industry may have on clinician prescribing rates.

Malnutrition, Decreased QOL Possible After Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Malnutrition, Decreased QOL Possible After Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

In a retrospective study, researchers used established tools to measure the nutritional status of patients with head and neck cancer before, immediately after, and at 2 follow-up points after radiotherapy.

High BMI Among Premenopausal Women May Improve Risk for Breast Cancer

High BMI Among Premenopausal Women May Improve Risk for Breast Cancer

Researchers report on a study to determine the relationship between BMI and risk for breast cancer among younger women, particularly those 18 to 24 years old.

Ixazomib, Lenalidomide, Dexamethasone Effective But Increases Toxicity in Multiple Myeloma

Ixazomib, Lenalidomide, Dexamethasone Effective But Increases Toxicity in Multiple Myeloma

Three-drug regimen twice a week achieved good response and long-term outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma; however, regimen has higher toxicity than once weekly dose.

Interim Data Shows Romiplostim May Lead to Positive Long-Term Response in Pediatric ITP

Interim Data Shows Romiplostim May Lead to Positive Long-Term Response in Pediatric ITP

In a poster presentation at the 23rd Congress of EHA, researchers described a study of the efficacy of romiplastim in achieving a platelet response in pediatric patients with immune thrombocytopenia.

Implementing an Ambulatory Adherence Program May Improve Oral Anticancer Medications Compliance

Implementing an Ambulatory Adherence Program May Improve Oral Anticancer Medications Compliance

Adherence is a challenge for many patients receiving oral chemotherapy, new data suggests a potential solution.

Low-Dose Dasatinib for Chronic-Phase CML Safe, Effective With Fewer Adverse Events

Low-Dose Dasatinib for Chronic-Phase CML Safe, Effective With Fewer Adverse Events

In this study, researchers assigned 75 patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-positive CML-CP to receive dasatinib 50 mg once daily.

A Call for More Tailored Cancer Education Programs to Improve Screening

A Call for More Tailored Cancer Education Programs to Improve Screening

Mistrust in clinical research and social vulnerability appear to play major roles in resistance to breast cancer screening.

Aligning Patient Goals With End of Life Treatment Decisions

Aligning Patient Goals With End of Life Treatment Decisions

Some patients may be at risk for receiving end-of-life care that is not congruent with their preferences and goals.

Study Suggests Greater Focus on the Needs of Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Study Suggests Greater Focus on the Needs of Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Nurses can play a key role in assessing financial strain and involving social workers or financial counselors.

First Antibody-Based Treatment Regimen Approved for First-Line Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

First Antibody-Based Treatment Regimen Approved for First-Line Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

The 18-month progression-free survival rate was 71.6% among patients treated with daratumumab plus VMP compared with 50.2% among patients treated with VMP alone.

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Cancer Development

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Cancer Development

A total of 494,189 men and women aged 20 to 70 years without diabetes and with no history of cancer were followed to evaluate cancer and diabetes development.

Childhood Neuroblastoma Survivors at Risk for Psych Impairment

Childhood Neuroblastoma Survivors at Risk for Psych Impairment

Psychological impairment seen particularly in survivors with chronic health conditions.

Long-Term Benefits Seen With Trabectedin With PLD for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Long-Term Benefits Seen With Trabectedin With PLD for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Researchers conducted a prospective real-life analysis to determine the effects of trabectedin plus PLD in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer.

Summit 2018: Navigating Patients With Hematologic Cancers

Summit 2018: Navigating Patients With Hematologic Cancers

With Theresa Ann Lown, BSN, RN. OCN, ONN-CG

CBCT Program Targets Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Burnout Among Clinicians

CBCT Program Targets Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Burnout Among Clinicians

Various CBCT programs seek to address clinician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Navigating Patients With GI Cancer

Navigating Patients With GI Cancer

With Jennifer Ibe, BSN, RN, OCN

Basic Aspects of Developing a Navigation Program

Basic Aspects of Developing a Navigation Program

With Judy B. Koutlas, RN, MS, OCN

Navigating Patients Receiving Immuno-Oncology Treatment

Navigating Patients Receiving Immuno-Oncology Treatment

With Kelly J. Brassil, PhD, RN, AOCNS, ACNSBC

Navigating Patients With Lung Cancer

Navigating Patients With Lung Cancer

With Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN

Two Programs, One Goal: Meeting the Challenges of Oncology Navigation

Two Programs, One Goal: Meeting the Challenges of Oncology Navigation

An in-depth review of 2 navigation systems, presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit, identified the challenges and solutions that can build effective, efficient programs that ensure patients have access to the care and resources they need to achieve their goals throughout their cancer journey.

Lung Cancer: What Nurse Navigators Need to Know in 2018

Lung Cancer: What Nurse Navigators Need to Know in 2018

There have been many recent changes in lung cancer, including updated early detection possibilities and changes in diagnostic procedures, reporting, and treatment options. These are reviewed in a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Navigating Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Navigating Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Patients with hematologic cancers often require a combination of inpatient and outpatient care. The oncology nurse navigator is an ideal care provider to help patients manage their care and transitions between care settings, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Navigating the Benefits and Challenges of Immunotherapy

Navigating the Benefits and Challenges of Immunotherapy

A review of immunotherapy — what they are, how they work, and what to watch for — was presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Difficult Conversations: The Role of Nurse Navigator

Difficult Conversations: The Role of Nurse Navigator

Suggestions for communication points that improve the experience of patients with cancer through nurse navigation were presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Navigating Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancer

Navigating Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancer

The unique challenges that face both oncology nurse navigators specializing in gastrointestinal cancer and patients with these diseases are reviewed in a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Developing a Specialty Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic

Developing a Specialty Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic

Creating a multidisciplinary breast clinic can ensure that patients with breast cancer receive care that is timely, effective, and efficient, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Important Roles and Responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse Navigator

Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Important Roles and Responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse Navigator

The head and neck oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a unique and critical position to help patients, their families, and their caregivers as they face their diagnosis and undergo treatment.

Development of App Aimed at Improving Patient Navigation Services in Underserved Populations

Development of App Aimed at Improving Patient Navigation Services in Underserved Populations

The technology will facilitate data entry for patient navigation activities, evaluation of one or more patient navigators (PNs), and generate reports.

The Health Care Mortgage: Understanding the Complexities of Financial Toxicity

The Health Care Mortgage: Understanding the Complexities of Financial Toxicity

Cost of cancer care is more than co-pays for medications and treatment. Cancer can affect a patient's ability to work compounding the financial costs of their care, as described in this presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Building a Navigation Program: A Review of the Key Components

Building a Navigation Program: A Review of the Key Components

A discussion and review of how to develop a successful nurse or patient navigation program is presented at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

The Importance of Self Care for Oncology Nurse Navigators: Resilience and Empowerment

The Importance of Self Care for Oncology Nurse Navigators: Resilience and Empowerment

Oncology nurse navigators tend to forget the most important person in the cancer care continuum: themselves. In this keynote presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit, Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS®, FAAN, talks about the importance of self care.

Advanced Concepts in Oncology Navigation

Advanced Concepts in Oncology Navigation

Now well established within the cancer care continuum, this presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit discussed the forces expanding the use of oncology navigation as well as the evolving role of the oncology nurse navigator.

R-THP-COP a New Therapeutic Alternative for Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

R-THP-COP a New Therapeutic Alternative for Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

Results of a prospective phase 3 study demonstrated noninferiority of R-THP-COP for diffuse large B cell lymphoma to the standard of care, suggesting the regimen may be an alternative option for these patients.

Vigorous Exercise Improved Life Expectancy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers

Vigorous Exercise Improved Life Expectancy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers

Researchers report on a retrospective cohort analysis that evaluated the long-term effects of vigorous exercise for survivors of childhood cancer.

QOL, Fatigue, but Not Physical Performance, Return to Normal After AML Treatment

QOL, Fatigue, but Not Physical Performance, Return to Normal After AML Treatment

In a prospective, longitudinal study, researchers investigated the potential for quality of life, fatigue, and physical functioning to return to previous levels in patients with AML after treatment.

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Clinicians have an important role to play in providing support and guidance for caregivers.

A High Number of Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

A High Number of Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

A sizable number of breast cancer survivors do not undergo annual surveillance.

Muscle Loss Not Always Correlated With Loss of Function, Strength in Cancer Cachexia

Muscle Loss Not Always Correlated With Loss of Function, Strength in Cancer Cachexia

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.

Radiotherapy Outcomes Improved When Breast Cancer CTCs Detectable

Radiotherapy Outcomes Improved When Breast Cancer CTCs Detectable 

Researchers explored connections between overall survival and adjuvant radiotherapy when factoring in CTC status.

Cancer Patients in Rural Areas Rate Timeliness, Quality of Oncologic Care Higher

Cancer Patients in Rural Areas Rate Timeliness, Quality of Oncologic Care Higher

Using SEER-CAHPS data and experience surveys, researchers sought to determine perception of timeliness and quality of care among patients in urban areas vs those in rural areas.

Lower Risk for Alzheimer Associated With Skin Cancer Diagnoses

Lower Risk for Alzheimer Associated With Skin Cancer Diagnoses

After adjusting for confounding factors,a significantly decreased risk for subsequent AD was reported among patients with malignant melanoma.

Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL Added to Approved CAR-T Cell Therapy Indications

Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL Added to Approved CAR-T Cell Therapy Indications

FDA approval was based on results of the single-arm phase 2 JULIET clinical trial.

Association Between Multiple Myeloma With VTE and Increased Mortality at 2, 5 Years

Association Between Multiple Myeloma With VTE and Increased Mortality at 2, 5 Years

A study presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting investigated the mortality risk for patients with multiple myeloma who develop VTE.

Personalized Therapy Shows Promise in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Personalized Therapy Shows Promise in Metastatic Breast Cancer

A personalized therapy can mediate complete durable cancer regression, according to study results.

Durable Tumor Response Seen in Some Lymphomas With Tazemetostat

Durable Tumor Response Seen in Some Lymphomas With Tazemetostat

Tazemetostat demonstrated preclinical activity against EZH2­-mutant non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Primary Prophylaxis Key in Reducing Febrile Neutropenia in Early Breast Cancer

Primary Prophylaxis Key in Reducing Febrile Neutropenia in Early Breast Cancer

In a retrospective study, researchers investigated the effect of primary prophylaxis on incidence of febrile neutropenia in patients with early stage breast cancer.

Weekend Admission for Acute Leukemia Negatively Affects Mortality Rate

Weekend Admission for Acute Leukemia Negatively Affects Mortality Rate

An assessment of more than 71,000 patients with leukemia demonstrated the difference in outcomes for patients admitted to hospital on the weekend vs weekday. Findings were presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Intervention With Lay Health Workers Has Positive Effect on Cancer Patients' Experience

Intervention With Lay Health Workers Has Positive Effect on Cancer Patients' Experience

An intervention utilizing lay health workers supervised by NPs lowered health care costs and improved patient satisfaction.

Head and Neck Cancer Survival Improved When irAEs Occur During Anti-PD-1 Therapy

Head and Neck Cancer Survival Improved When irAEs Occur During Anti-PD-1 Therapy

Researchers evaluated whether the development of irAEsc among patients with metastatic head and neck cancer who have failed platinum-based chemotherapy could improve patient outcomes.

Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine Effective in HER2 Amplified Non-breast, Non-gastric Cancers

Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine Effective in HER2 Amplified Non-breast, Non-gastric Cancers

Study results presented at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting demonstrated effectiveness of ado-trastuzumab emtansine in non-breast non-gastric HER2-amplified cancers.

Dexrazoxane May Reduce Cardiotoxicity in Pediatric AML

Dexrazoxane May Reduce Cardiotoxicity in Pediatric AML

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.

Walking Program Improved Physical Function, But Not Fatigue, After RT for Breast Cancer

Walking Program Improved Physical Function, But Not Fatigue, After RT for Breast Cancer

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.

Overall Survival Benefit With Prostate Cancer Vaccine Not Duplicated in Phase 3 Trial

Overall Survival Benefit With Prostate Cancer Vaccine Not Duplicated in Phase 3 Trial

Latest findings do not confirm an overall survival (OS) benefit found in a previous randomized phase 2 trial.

Dual Inhibitor for Treating CLL/SLL, Follicular Lymphoma Granted Priority Review

Dual Inhibitor for Treating CLL/SLL, Follicular Lymphoma Granted Priority Review

Duvelisib, a first-in-class dual inhibitor of PI3K-delta and -gamma, was evaluated in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL/SLL and in patients with refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Senior Patients With Cancer Can Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Senior Patients With Cancer Can Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy

Researchers evaluated whether age is a predictor of pain response after radiotherapy for painful bone metastasis among 128 patients undergoing palliative radiotherapy.

Mindfulness Training May Improve End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer

Mindfulness Training May Improve End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer

Study presented at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting determined the feasibility of using a mindfulness intervention to improve quality of life and confidence in advance care planning discussions among patient-family caregiver dyads.

No Improvement in OS, DFS With MP + Adjuvant ADT for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

No Improvement in OS, DFS With MP + Adjuvant ADT for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

The addition of mitoxantrone and prednisone (MP) to adjuvant androgen-deprivation therapy did not increase survival among patients with high-risk prostate cancer.

Palliative Issues Inadequately Addressed Among Hospitalized Cancer Patients

Palliative Issues Inadequately Addressed Among Hospitalized Cancer Patients

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.

Sarcopenia, Adiposity Help Determine Management Strategies for Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

Sarcopenia, Adiposity Help Determine Management Strategies for Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

Sarcopenia and adiposity measures may help clinicians steer management strategies for some patients with breast cancer.

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Impair Lung Function

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Impair Lung Function

Long-term analysis determined the effect of postadjuvant dose-dense chemotherapy on DLCO among women with breast cancer.

PET Use May Allow Early Treatment Adjustment in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

PET Use May Allow Early Treatment Adjustment in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

The ability to make early adjustments to treatment has the potential to improve survival.

Patient-Provider Conversations Regarding Financial Impact of Cancer Therapy Lacking

Patient-Provider Conversations Regarding Financial Impact of Cancer Therapy Lacking

Survey results presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting demonstrated the effects of financial toxicity on patients with early stage breast cancer.

Severe Folate Deficiency Associated With Olaparib for Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

Severe Folate Deficiency Associated With Olaparib for Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

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.

Radiotherapy-Induced Nausea, Vomiting Affect QOL for Patients, Caregivers Differently

Radiotherapy-Induced Nausea, Vomiting Affect QOL for Patients, Caregivers Differently

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.

Novel Agents Plus Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Does Not Improve Survival in Endometrial Cancer

Novel Agents Plus Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Does Not Improve Survival in Endometrial Cancer

A phase 2 study determined if adding bevacizumab or temsirolimus to PC, or an ixabepilone/carboplatin/bevacizumab combination will increase progression-free survival for women with advanced/recurrent endometrial cancer, compared with PC alone.

Lung Cancer Incidence is Higher for Young Women Than Young Men

Lung Cancer Incidence is Higher for Young Women Than Young Men

Researchers observed a decrease in the age-specific incidence of lung cancer among both men and women aged 30 to 54 years over the past two decades; the declines among men were steeper.

High-certainty Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer

High-certainty Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer

High-certainty evidence for cervical cancer protection in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 26 years.

Smoking During Primary Therapy Worsens Oncologic Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

Smoking During Primary Therapy Worsens Oncologic Outcomes in Prostate Cancer

A meta-analysis of 11 studies revealed the effects of smoking outcomes of primary radical radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

Specialty, Primary Care Practices Increase Their Numbers of Advanced Practice Clinicians

Specialty, Primary Care Practices Increase Their Numbers of Advanced Practice Clinicians

In the period from 2008 to 2016, advanced practice clinician employment increased significantly in physician practices.

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

Counseling Intervention That Improved CHD is Applied to Cancer Risk in Men

Researchers merged data from the Oslo diet and antismoking study with data from the Cancer Registry of Norway and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry to determine if lifestyle changes that improved CHD rates in men would be as effective against cancer.

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

In a follow-up to the Women's Health Initiative study, researchers determined the effect of a low-fat diet on overall survival after a breast cancer diagnosis.

IDDS and SCS: Exploring Multimodal Approaches for Managing Cancer Pain

IDDS and SCS: Exploring Multimodal Approaches for Managing Cancer Pain 

A review examines the evidence and current practices pertaining to the use of intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to address cancer pain.

ADT Affects Sexual Function, Intimacy in Early Prostate Cancer Treatment

ADT Affects Sexual Function, Intimacy in Early Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers report on a study investigating effects of ADT on prostate cancer health-related quality of life, sexual function, sexual bother, and mood for patients with prostate cancer and their partners.

Panobinostat vs Placebo: Patient-Reported Outcomes Comparable in Multiple Myeloma

Panobinostat vs Placebo: Patient-Reported Outcomes Comparable in Multiple Myeloma

Investigators sought to determine the impact on quality of life for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma treated with PAN and BTZ+DEX.

Drinking Wine in Moderation Does Not Appear to Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Drinking Wine in Moderation Does Not Appear to Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Interestingly, red and white wine to not affect prostate cancer risk the same way.

Primary Cytoreductive Surgery for HGSC Offers Better Survival Than Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Primary Cytoreductive Surgery for HGSC Offers Better Survival Than Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort analysis to examine patterns of clinical practice in the management of women with advanced HGSC.

Patient Advocacy, Questioning 'Status Quo,' Improves Safety in Ambulatory Infusion Setting

Patient Advocacy, Questioning 'Status Quo,' Improves Safety in Ambulatory Infusion Setting

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.

Peripheral Neuropathy Frequent for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Peripheral Neuropathy Frequent for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Long-term neurotoxicity was more frequently seen with cisplatin than with vinca alkaloids, data indicates.

NP-Led Clinics Improved Phase 1 Oncology Study Operations, Outcomes

NP-Led Clinics Improved Phase 1 Oncology Study Operations, Outcomes

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.

Oncology Evaluation Center May Improve Health and Cost Outcomes in Cancer

Oncology Evaluation Center May Improve Health and Cost Outcomes in Cancer

Researchers reported on their study that investigated the feasibility of operating a same-day clinic for urgent care for patients currently receiving cancer treatment. These results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Rucaparib Granted FDA Approval for Some Recurring Abdominal Cancers

Rucaparib Granted FDA Approval for Some Recurring Abdominal Cancers

The US FDA granted approval based on results from ARIEL3, a randomized clinical trial conducted with 561 eligible cancer patients.

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