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Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

Disparities persist in recommended cancer screening tests among U.S. adults, particularly among the uninsured.

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

A reflection on how these elements affect patients at the time of diagnosis, during their cancer journey, and how it can change their life in survivorship.

Handling Chemotherapy Premedications

Handling Chemotherapy Premedications

Are there resources that outline if chemo premeds must be mixed in the laminar air flow hood?

Healthcare Use, Economic Burden Greater With Cancer-Related Opioid-Induced Constipation

Healthcare Use, Economic Burden Greater With Cancer-Related Opioid-Induced Constipation

Use of opioids to manage cancer-related pain may have adverse effects of its own that can have a significant impact on healthcare use among patients with cancer.

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Information patients find online can be a great concern for oncology nurses, especially when a diagnosis has an uncertain prognosis. In this follow-up study, researchers in Boston sought to determine the quality of the online resources patients with cancer, particularly pancreas, are finding.

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

[Cancer Management and Research] A review of the background and current challenges in 4 key areas of radiotherapy are presented, plus potential future options for creating safe and effective strategies in radiotherapy.

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

In a randomized study, researchers sought to determine the effect of a nurse-led care program on unscheduled hospital visits and admissions and cost for patients with breast cancer undergoing outpatient chemotherapy.

Link Between Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder and Cancer Unclear

Link Between Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder and Cancer Unclear

Studies conducted in people have mixed results, with some indication of increased risk of ovarian cancer.

VIDA Findings Do Not Support Use of Vitamin D Supplements as Cancer Preventative

VIDA Findings Do Not Support Use of Vitamin D Supplements as Cancer Preventative

A post-hoc analysis of the VIDA study sought to determine if vitamin D levels influence risk for cancer and/or cancer prevention.

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women

From 1999 to 2015, overall cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 and 1.4 percent per year among men and women, respectively.

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