General Oncology

Endocrine Society Released Guidelines for Managing Endocrine Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Endocrine Society Released Guidelines for Managing Endocrine Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Clinical guideline reviews the diagnosis and treatment of hypothalamic-pituitary and growth disorders that are often seen in survivors of childhood cancer.

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates on the Rise Among Adolescents

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates on the Rise Among Adolescents

Proportion of teens up to date with HPV vaccines also increasing, researchers found.

High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Flu Vaccine in Elderly Receiving Chemotherapy

High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Flu Vaccine in Elderly Receiving Chemotherapy

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What information is there about using the newer high-dose flu vaccine in patients with cancer?

American Association for Cancer Research Releases Its 2018 Annual Report

American Association for Cancer Research Releases Its 2018 Annual Report

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In its 2018 annual report, the AACR highlights the advances, challenges, and needs of federally funded research on the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the possible cancer risks caused by the chemical acrylamide in foodstuffs and consumer goods.

Social Support Is Biggest Determinant of Life Satisfaction for Adolescents With Cancer

Social Support Is Biggest Determinant of Life Satisfaction for Adolescents With Cancer

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Using the Questions on Life Satisfaction (FLZ-M) questionnaire, researchers determined the extent of life satisfaction across 10 subdomains reported by adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Can Have Lasting Impact

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Can Have Lasting Impact

An increased risk of low educational attainment and attenuation in income at age 30 years has been observed in those that have experienced parental cancer.

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Non-English speaking and uninsured patients with cancer may require additional support systems, such as referral to socioeconomic support, for best care.

Expressive Writing May Improve Psychiatric Symptoms After Cancer Diagnosis

Expressive Writing May Improve Psychiatric Symptoms After Cancer Diagnosis

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Pennebaker's expressive writing intervention was developed to allow patients to express their worries and pains.

How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

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This simple framework for communicating can be adapted to fit each situation, regardless of it being a nurse-to-patient or a nurse-to-nurse setting.

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

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Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

Pediatric Cancer Survival in Racial, Ethnic Groups May Be Influenced by Socioeconomics

Pediatric Cancer Survival in Racial, Ethnic Groups May Be Influenced by Socioeconomics

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Researchers accessed the SEER database and evaluated the population-based cancer survival data of 31,866 pediatric patients between the ages of 0 and 19.

Classification System May Improve Targeted Therapy Selection in Cancer

Classification System May Improve Targeted Therapy Selection in Cancer

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ESMO has released a consensus on evidence-based criteria and proposed a classification system to prioritize genomic alterations as markers to select cancer patients for targeted therapies.

Antioxidant Interaction With Cancer Therapy

Antioxidant Interaction With Cancer Therapy

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What is the concern with antioxidants and chemotherapy or radiation?

Paradigm shift in cancer treatment to targeted therapies

1. HER2 targeted breast cancer treatment has significantly improved prognosis. 2. Novel immune checkpoint therapies have resulted in considerable clinical response for a variety of cancer types. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Cancer therapy is a continually evolving field, as researchers strive to determine the most effective methods of treating this complex disease.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Morphine, Oxycodone Package Inserts Most Likely to Have Storage, Disposal Information

Morphine, Oxycodone Package Inserts Most Likely to Have Storage, Disposal Information

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Investigators reviewed 6 opioid analgesics for package information on safe storage and disposal methods.

Seeking Reliable Information on Herbal Products

Seeking Reliable Information on Herbal Products

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What are some helpful Internet resources for reliable information about herbal products?

Complementary Medicine Use May Have Link to Increased Risk of Death in Cancer

Complementary Medicine Use May Have Link to Increased Risk of Death in Cancer

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A retrospective observational study revealed an association between complementary medicine use and patient adherence to conventional cancer treatment.

Survey of ACEP Councilors Reveals NP, PA Staffing Models, Practice Patterns Vary

Survey of ACEP Councilors Reveals NP, PA Staffing Models, Practice Patterns Vary

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Researchers attempted to establish a baseline record of current PA and NP staffing models, practice patterns, and practice scope as the first step to inform future policy recommendations.

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

Dinner Hour and Sleep Habits Affect Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

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A population-based, case-control study identified a link between timing of meals and interval between last meal and sleep with risk of cancer, particularly of the breast and prostate.

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