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Curative Option Identified for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal With Distant Metastasis

Curative Option Identified for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal With Distant Metastasis

A retrospective review identified a subset of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal with distant metastases who respond to extended-field chemoradiation.

Addressing the Need for Palliative Care Training for Pediatric Oncologists

Addressing the Need for Palliative Care Training for Pediatric Oncologists

A review of studies on clinician education in palliative care identified themes for core palliative care competencies for pediatric oncologists.

Cancer to surpass heart disease as leading cause of death in the U.S. for higher-income persons

1. The findings of this study suggested that cancer is becoming the leading cause of death in the United States among higher-income counties. 2. The authors observed that lower-income counties were more likely to have heart disease as the leading cause of death. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The epidemiologic transition theory describes []

Organic food consumption linked to reduced cancer risk

1. Self-reported consumption of labeled organic foods in a French population was linked to lower rates of cancer development in this prospective cohort study.  Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Cancer remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and occupational pesticide exposure has an established environmental risk for the development []

Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis of Overall Survival and Recurrence-free Survival

Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis of Overall Survival and Recurrence-free Survival

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This meta-analysis evaluates prognostic factors of OS and RFS in patients treated with radiofrequency ablation.

Prophylaxis Improves Postchemotherapy Nausea/Vomiting Frequency, Hospitalizations

Prophylaxis Improves Postchemotherapy Nausea/Vomiting Frequency, Hospitalizations

Postchemotherapy hospitalizations and costs are higher for patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy with no prophylaxis treatment.

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Artificial intelligence and mobile technology combined in a smartphone app demonstrated an ability to accurately measure and respond to urgency of patients' pain.

Palliative Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life in Newly Diagnosed Nonresectable Tumors

Palliative Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life in Newly Diagnosed Nonresectable Tumors

Patients with nonresectable tumors randomized to palliative rehabilitation also chose to participate in individual consultations and a group program with physical activity.

How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

A social worker reviews the challenges patients and their families will face dealing with anticipatory grief and bereavement during festive holiday activities.

Disparities Seen in Goals-of-Care Discussions With Minority vs Nonminority Patients

Disparities Seen in Goals-of-Care Discussions With Minority vs Nonminority Patients

Oncologists found to spend more time with nonminority patients discussing care goals than with minority patients.

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