General Oncology

National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

A majority of study respondents reported wanting to be informed about the differences in a drug substitution's efficacy or side effects.

Intratumor Rotavirus Therapy Has Potential to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance

Intratumor Rotavirus Therapy Has Potential to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance

In immunocompetent murine models of lymphoma and neuroblastoma, IT rotavirus therapy demonstrated that it can overcome immune checkpoint inhibitor resistance.

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

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Analysis of data from more than 1 million people demonstrates the value of tobacco-use data in tailoring public health programs to prevalence of smokers in local populations.

Mental, Physical Late Effects Diminish Health-Related Quality of Life for AYA Survivors

Mental, Physical Late Effects Diminish Health-Related Quality of Life for AYA Survivors

Researchers reviewed data from a Swiss cancer registry to determine the effects of cancer survivorship on physical and mental health and health-related quality of life experienced by AYA survivors.

Individuals With a History of Cancer Report Lower Endurance

Individuals With a History of Cancer Report Lower Endurance

Fatigability and poor endurance appeared higher in those with a history of cancer, especially in older adults.

Taxane Acute Pain Syndrome in Cancer Therapy: Occurrence, Impact on Quality of Life

Taxane Acute Pain Syndrome in Cancer Therapy: Occurrence, Impact on Quality of Life

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Results of a prospective study of patients with breast or prostate cancer demonstrate the impact of taxane-based chemotherapy on quality of life.

Palliative Sedation a Valid Option for Refractory Symptoms in End-stage Cancer

Palliative Sedation a Valid Option for Refractory Symptoms in End-stage Cancer

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A prospective study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of palliative sedation for patients with terminal illnesses who experience refractory symptoms.

FDA, ASHP Actions to Prevent or Manage Chemotherapy Drug Shortages

FDA, ASHP Actions to Prevent or Manage Chemotherapy Drug Shortages

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What is being done to address shortages of chemotherapy drugs?

Chemotherapy Transition to Outpatient Setting Maintains Care at Less Cost

Chemotherapy Transition to Outpatient Setting Maintains Care at Less Cost

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With inpatient beds at a premium, an interprofessional group sought to transition inpatient chemotherapy administration to the outpatient setting. They presented their findings at the NACNS 2018.

Patients With Cancer Experience Greatest Symptom Burden Soon After Diagnosis

Patients With Cancer Experience Greatest Symptom Burden Soon After Diagnosis

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An analysis of ESAS scores identified factors that increased the odds patients with cancer would experience greater symptom burdens and at what points in the cancer experience this was more likely to occur.

Association Between Improved Nutritional Status, Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients

Association Between Improved Nutritional Status, Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients

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Researchers sought to determine the effect of a standing order set for nutrition and assessment of hospitalized patients. Results were presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.

Standardized Skills Lab Achieves Consistent Nursing Knowledge, Competency

Standardized Skills Lab Achieves Consistent Nursing Knowledge, Competency

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Results of a standardized skills lab designed to ensure consistent knowledge and competency across all adult care units were presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.

Higher Incidence, Risk of Some Cancers Seen After Childhood Pneumonia

Higher Incidence, Risk of Some Cancers Seen After Childhood Pneumonia

Children who were hospitalized with pneumonia may be at higher risk of certain cancer types.

Various Aspects of Palliative Care Focus Associated With Different Outcomes In Cancer

Various Aspects of Palliative Care Focus Associated With Different Outcomes In Cancer

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In this evaluation of palliative care use, investigators were able to determine how the focus of palliative care - coping, treatment, or advanced care planning - influenced patients' decisions on quality of life and decisions regarding chemotherapy and hospice care at the end of life.

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Cost vs Benefits: The Controversy Over Proton Beam Radiotherapy

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At $225 million per system, the precision of proton beam radiotherapy is not necessarily overshadowing its high costs. Yet ongoing studies seek to determine how this technology fits into current treatment regimens for prostate, breast, and other cancers.

Patients Desire More Online Tools and Access

Patients Desire More Online Tools and Access

Responses from the 2017 Patient-Provider Relationship Study indicate that most patients want greater connectivity, more online tools, and additional time with doctors.

Follow-Up After Treatment Lacking for Younger Cancer Survivors

Follow-Up After Treatment Lacking for Younger Cancer Survivors

Approximately 37 percent of young adult cancer survivors involved in this study had no follow-up following their treatment, with no significant variation seen across disease types.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

PSPT vs IMRT: Radiation Exposure Reduced in Heart Only

PSPT vs IMRT: Radiation Exposure Reduced in Heart Only

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PSPT significantly reduced radiation exposure to the heart, but no differences were observed between PSPT and IMRT for the lung or esophagus.

Chemotherapy Toxicity Risk Score Use Improved Treatment Choice for Elderly

Chemotherapy Toxicity Risk Score Use Improved Treatment Choice for Elderly

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This observational study demonstrates the significance of using the chemotherapy toxicity risk score (CTRS) to determine if an elderly patient can safely tolerate standard-dose combination chemotherapy, or would fare better with a reduced-dose regimen.

Antenatal Cancer Therapy Associated With Specific Neonatal Complications

Antenatal Cancer Therapy Associated With Specific Neonatal Complications

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Cohort study assessed the effect of antenatal cancer treatment on specific neonatal complications by type of chemotherapy and by type of cancer.

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