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Sexual Aids and Resources Not Readily Available at Cancer Centers

Sexual Aids and Resources Not Readily Available at Cancer Centers

Most centers reported having no sexual aids available for patients, according to researchers.

New Hypertension Threshold Guides Blood Pressure Management During Cancer Treatment

New Hypertension Threshold Guides Blood Pressure Management During Cancer Treatment

Publication of the JNC 8 introduces a lower threshold for initiating hypertension treatment during cancer therapy.

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Vaccine May Help Prevent Tumor Growth

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Vaccine May Help Prevent Tumor Growth

iPSC vaccine prevented tumor growth in syngeneic murine breast CA, mesothelioma, melanoma models

Gas Mixture Improves Efficacy of Breakthrough Cancer Pain Treatment

Gas Mixture Improves Efficacy of Breakthrough Cancer Pain Treatment

Patient self-administration of a nitrous oxide/oxygen combination appears to be superior to oxygen alone as an adjunct analgesic treatment for severe breakthrough cancer pain.

Chronic Disease Major Factor for Cancer Risk and Cancer Mortality

Chronic Disease Major Factor for Cancer Risk and Cancer Mortality

Risk scores summarizing eight diseases, markers tied to cancer risk in dose-response manner

As Patients, Nurses Rate Their Care Satisfaction as Moderate

As Patients, Nurses Rate Their Care Satisfaction as Moderate

Study findings indicate that nurses have lower ratings of satisfaction with care than those given by the general public.

Survival Trends for Cancer on the Increase Worldwide

Survival Trends for Cancer on the Increase Worldwide

Increasing trend seen for some lethal cancers, with up to 5 percent increase for liver, pancreas, lung CAs

Gabapentin Improves Postoperative Opioid Cessation, But Not Pain Resolution

Gabapentin Improves Postoperative Opioid Cessation, But Not Pain Resolution

Compared with placebo, gabapentin administered pre- and postoperatively may reduce the time to postoperative opioid cessation, but was not shown to improve postoperative pain resolution.

Early Integration of Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

Early Integration of Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

Results of a nonblinded study demonstrate the value of incorporating early palliative care into oncologic care for patients with advanced cancer.

High Opioid Use Linked to Shorter Cancer Survival, Increased Health Care Use

High Opioid Use Linked to Shorter Cancer Survival, Increased Health Care Use

Researchers sought to determine the link between opioid use among patients with advanced cancer and health care use such as urgent care, inpatient, and emergency room visits.

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