New studies reveal important advances in cancer care quality measurement, physician adherence to quality standards, and end-of-life care, while highlighting the overuse of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.
Gaps in evidence-based practice exist, even within an oncology nursing workforce that is well-educated and experienced.
Screening has benefits in terms of lives saved that outweigh the harms caused by over-diagnosis, according to a major review of breast cancer screening services in Europe. The review was jointly led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.
In a prospective, interrupted time series study, a best-practice bundle was used to address all areas of central-line care including reducing entries, having aseptic entries, and using aseptic procedures when changing components.
Good endoscopic equipment, endoscopic surgery, and good tissue samples are key to diagnosing and managing esophageal conditions.
The CD20 antagonist is a potentially effective preventive and treatment for this common adverse effect of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
ASCO recommends offering palliative care to all patients with metastatic or advanced cancer, ideally at diagnosis.
Signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism in oncology patients should be heeded with prompt therapeutic and mechanical interventions.
Women aged 21 to 65 years should have a Pap smear every 3 years, but those aged 30 to 65 years can wait 5 years if they also have an HPV test.
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care is advising against routine mammography screening for women aged 40 to 49 and says to screen women aged 50 to 74 every 2 to 3 years.
High-dose vitamin D may relieve, even resolve, severe pain in patients on aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer.
New ASTRO guidelines for palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases reflect the results of a meta-analysis of 45 studies.
The Advisor Forum panel answers nurses' questions about hair loss, mammography timing, and turnaround time for oral chemotherapy agents.
This patient fact sheet answers some commonly asked questions about prostate cancer and bone health. It also discusses steps you can take to care for your bones.
This patient fact sheet explains two tests used in an approach called "personalized medicine." Doctors use these tests to plan colorectal cancer treatment that will be the most effective for an individual patient.
The patient's constant complaining and irritating personality almost overwhelmed his need for care.
An analysis published online by CMAJ charges that current guidelines for alcohol consumption are inadequate for cancer prevention and that new international guidelines are needed.
Skin care protocol and algorithm helps manage skin reactions in oncology patients undergoing radiation therapyApril 30, 2011
Skin reactions, common side effects of cancer radiation treatment, can be managed using a skin care protocol and algorithm, according to a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.
Many adult patients with cancer receive medications that have the potential to cause severe hypersensitivity reactions. Immediate management of a hypersensitivity reaction is critical to a successful patient outcome; however, variations in practice led the Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing Group at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, to question which route of administration of epinephrine is most effective in treating these reactions, according to a presentation during the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.
The American Institute for Cancer Research is urging people to think about how the famous USDA food pyramid should actually translate to the plate in order to fight cancer and other diseases.
The goal was to make the case for better pain management without undermining the care team.
Prompt management of symptoms is key to minimizing risk and maximizing tolerance of this antineoplastic agent.
Annual fecal immunochemical testing has proved to be more cost-effective and less costly than all other strategies for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in a recent model-based economic analysis.
WBI hypofractionation is as effective as conventional radiation therapy regimens for some patients with early-stage breast cancer.
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