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National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

A majority of study respondents reported wanting to be informed about the differences in a drug substitution's efficacy or side effects.

Intratumor Rotavirus Therapy Has Potential to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance

Intratumor Rotavirus Therapy Has Potential to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance

In immunocompetent murine models of lymphoma and neuroblastoma, IT rotavirus therapy demonstrated that it can overcome immune checkpoint inhibitor resistance.

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

Analysis of data from more than 1 million people demonstrates the value of tobacco-use data in tailoring public health programs to prevalence of smokers in local populations.

Mental, Physical Late Effects Diminish Health-Related Quality of Life for AYA Survivors

Mental, Physical Late Effects Diminish Health-Related Quality of Life for AYA Survivors

Researchers reviewed data from a Swiss cancer registry to determine the effects of cancer survivorship on physical and mental health and health-related quality of life experienced by AYA survivors.

Individuals With a History of Cancer Report Lower Endurance

Individuals With a History of Cancer Report Lower Endurance

Fatigability and poor endurance appeared higher in those with a history of cancer, especially in older adults.

Taxane Acute Pain Syndrome in Cancer Therapy: Occurrence, Impact on Quality of Life

Taxane Acute Pain Syndrome in Cancer Therapy: Occurrence, Impact on Quality of Life

Results of a prospective study of patients with breast or prostate cancer demonstrate the impact of taxane-based chemotherapy on quality of life.

Palliative Sedation a Valid Option for Refractory Symptoms in End-stage Cancer

Palliative Sedation a Valid Option for Refractory Symptoms in End-stage Cancer

A prospective study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of palliative sedation for patients with terminal illnesses who experience refractory symptoms.

FDA, ASHP Actions to Prevent or Manage Chemotherapy Drug Shortages

FDA, ASHP Actions to Prevent or Manage Chemotherapy Drug Shortages

What is being done to address shortages of chemotherapy drugs?

Chemotherapy Transition to Outpatient Setting Maintains Care at Less Cost

Chemotherapy Transition to Outpatient Setting Maintains Care at Less Cost

With inpatient beds at a premium, an interprofessional group sought to transition inpatient chemotherapy administration to the outpatient setting. They presented their findings at the NACNS 2018.

Patients With Cancer Experience Greatest Symptom Burden Soon After Diagnosis

Patients With Cancer Experience Greatest Symptom Burden Soon After Diagnosis

An analysis of ESAS scores identified factors that increased the odds patients with cancer would experience greater symptom burdens and at what points in the cancer experience this was more likely to occur.

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