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SCOOPs Program Improves Patient Experience, Reduces Costs

SCOOPs Program Improves Patient Experience, Reduces Costs

Researchers report on the effectiveness results of the Supportive Care of Oncology Patients (SCOOPs) Program were presented at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium.

Estimating Quality of Life Based on Cumulative Drug Toxicity in Colorectal Cancer

Estimating Quality of Life Based on Cumulative Drug Toxicity in Colorectal Cancer

Results of a study in which more than 100 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer completed EORTC-QLQ-C30 suggests an association between assessment of cumulative drug toxicities and predictions of quality of life for patients undergoing first-line chemotherapy for the disease.

Tailoring fecal immunochemical tests positivity thresholds by age and sex may help to optimize colorectal cancer screening

1. Cancer detection among participants was higher with lower positivity thresholds. 2. Sensitivity with conventional fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) thresholds decreased with increasing age and female gender. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: FIT directly measure human hemoglobin concentrations in the stool commonly and are commonly used for colorectal cancer screening. Despite demographic variations in []

Fruquintinib increases overall survival in metastatic colorectal carcinoma

1. In this phase 3 randomized controlled trial, fruquintinib increased median overall survival and progression-free survival compared to placebo in patients with colorectal cancer who had already undergone second line or subsequent treatment. 2. Fruquintinib was associated with an increase rate of adverse effects. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Biological agents that target []

Computer-Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps

Computer-Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps

Researchers evaluated the performance of real-time CAD with endocytoscopes among 791 consecutive patients undergoing colonoscopy.

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