General Oncology

Bariatric Surgery Reduced Risk of Some Cancers in Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Reduced Risk of Some Cancers in Obese Patients

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Weight loss associated with bariatric surgery could reduce risk of hormone-related cancers, but an increased risk for colorectal cancer was seen in patients who underwent gastric bypass.

Informational Studies About Medical Marijuana Are Lacking

Informational Studies About Medical Marijuana Are Lacking

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Researchers surveyed random sample of 400 oncologists to asses their views and practices with medical marijuana.

Patient Fears of Placebo Use in Clinical Trials

Patient Fears of Placebo Use in Clinical Trials

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What should be explained to patients regarding placebo use in controlled trials?

Effective NP-Physician Comanagement Found to Depend on 3 Vital Attributes

Effective NP-Physician Comanagement Found to Depend on 3 Vital Attributes

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Researchers employed a literature search and in-person qualitative interviews to determine the key elements to successful NP-physician comanagement.

Beware Abbreviated Explanations That May Undermine Your Meaning, Patients' Understanding

Beware Abbreviated Explanations That May Undermine Your Meaning, Patients' Understanding

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Have you ever thought about what is meant — or understood — when you say to a patient "It's going to be okay"? Hearing an exchange between her grandson and a pediatric nurse prompted Ann Brady to reflect on abbreviated communications.

The Nurse as Patient Advocate: What I Did When My Patient Had No Clothes

The Nurse as Patient Advocate: What I Did When My Patient Had No Clothes

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Patient advocacy can lead nurses to take on great challenges in the course of caring for their patients or to brave the elements to retrieve replacements for a patient's missing clothes.

Does a Diagnosis of Solid Tumor Prohibit Postsurgical ICU Admissions?

Does a Diagnosis of Solid Tumor Prohibit Postsurgical ICU Admissions?

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Using a comparator group, researchers sought to determine the impact of a diagnosis of solid tumor on outcomes among postsurgical ICU admissions in patients with cancer vs those without cancer.

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible cancer risks and also possible protective benefits associated with the use of oral contraceptives.

Nonresearch Physician Compensation Linked to Opioid Prescription Rates

Nonresearch Physician Compensation Linked to Opioid Prescription Rates

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Researchers examine the possible impact that opioid products marketed by the pharmaceutical industry may have on clinician prescribing rates.

Younger Patients, Higher Costs: The Changing Demographics of Cancer

Younger Patients, Higher Costs: The Changing Demographics of Cancer

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This overview provides a snapshot of the shift in cancer care costs and age of patients, reviewing the 4 most commonly diagnosed cancers.

Implementing an Ambulatory Adherence Program May Improve Oral Anticancer Medications Compliance

Implementing an Ambulatory Adherence Program May Improve Oral Anticancer Medications Compliance

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Adherence is a challenge for many patients receiving oral chemotherapy, new data suggests a potential solution.

Exercise Habits Influence Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Exercise Habits Influence Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

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A multinational retrospective study investigated the long term effects of exercise intensity and frequency on all-cause and cause-specific mortality among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

A Call for More Tailored Cancer Education Programs to Improve Screening

A Call for More Tailored Cancer Education Programs to Improve Screening

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Mistrust in clinical research and social vulnerability appear to play major roles in resistance to breast cancer screening.

Aligning Patient Goals With End of Life Treatment Decisions

Aligning Patient Goals With End of Life Treatment Decisions

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Some patients may be at risk for receiving end-of-life care that is not congruent with their preferences and goals.

Study Suggests Greater Focus on the Needs of Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Study Suggests Greater Focus on the Needs of Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

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Nurses can play a key role in assessing financial strain and involving social workers or financial counselors.

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Cancer Development

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Cancer Development

A total of 494,189 men and women aged 20 to 70 years without diabetes and with no history of cancer were followed to evaluate cancer and diabetes development.

Drug Classification of Trastuzumab

Drug Classification of Trastuzumab

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Is trastuzumab classified as an immunotherapy? If so, how does it work?

Summit 2018: Navigating Patients With Hematologic Cancers

Summit 2018: Navigating Patients With Hematologic Cancers

With Theresa Ann Lown, BSN, RN. OCN, ONN-CG

Nurse Navigation and Difficult Conversations

Nurse Navigation and Difficult Conversations

With Cynthia Cantril, RN, MPH, OCN

An Acuity Tool for Nurse Navigation

An Acuity Tool for Nurse Navigation

With Diane L. Baldwin, RN, OCN, CBCN

CBCT Program Targets Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Burnout Among Clinicians

CBCT Program Targets Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Burnout Among Clinicians

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Various CBCT programs seek to address clinician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Summit 2018: Advanced Concepts in Nurse Navigation

Summit 2018: Advanced Concepts in Nurse Navigation

With Nik Buescher

Navigating Patients With Lung Cancer

Navigating Patients With Lung Cancer

With Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN

Navigating Patients Receiving Immuno-Oncology Treatment

Navigating Patients Receiving Immuno-Oncology Treatment

With Kelly J. Brassil, PhD, RN, AOCNS, ACNSBC

Basic Aspects of Developing a Navigation Program

Basic Aspects of Developing a Navigation Program

With Judy B. Koutlas, RN, MS, OCN

Navigating Patients With GI Cancer

Navigating Patients With GI Cancer

With Jennifer Ibe, BSN, RN, OCN

Development of App Aimed at Improving Patient Navigation Services in Underserved Populations

Development of App Aimed at Improving Patient Navigation Services in Underserved Populations

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The technology will facilitate data entry for patient navigation activities, evaluation of one or more patient navigators (PNs), and generate reports.

Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Navigating Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

With Colleen Palay, RN, BSN

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