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Survey Demonstrates Relationship Between Symptom Burden, Medical Disability Leave Among Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Survey Demonstrates Relationship Between Symptom Burden, Medical Disability Leave Among Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

A survey-based study investigated the relationship between symptom burden and incidence of medical disability leave among patients with MPNs.

A Review of Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Early-Stage Burkitt Lymphoma

A Review of Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Early-Stage Burkitt Lymphoma

Older age is associated with worse prognosis in patients with early-stage Burkitt lymphoma, according to study authors.

NIH Establishes Educational Program on Genomics, Genetics for Oncology Nurses

NIH Establishes Educational Program on Genomics, Genetics for Oncology Nurses

NIH sought to bridge the gap in oncology nurse training in genomics and genetics to improve patient education and assessment of related risk factors.

Less Diversity in PROM Systems Could Improve Assessing Their Practicality for Cancer Patients, Clinicians

Less Diversity in PROM Systems Could Improve Assessing Their Practicality for Cancer Patients, Clinicians

Researchers report that diversity in PROM systems leads to inconsistent results across a selection of 41 such systems, despite being able to identify their common features.

Sequential Immunotherapy, Targeted Therapy Linked to Cutaneous Adverse Events in Advanced Melanoma

Sequential Immunotherapy, Targeted Therapy Linked to Cutaneous Adverse Events in Advanced Melanoma

Results of a retrospective chart review of patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic melanoma receiving sequential treatment with immunotherapy and targeted therapy or vice versa are presented.

The Where and What of Physical Activities Programs for Children With Cancer

The Where and What of Physical Activities Programs for Children With Cancer

An international "environmental scan" sought to determine the number of physical activity programs tailored to improve overall health and quality of life for children with cancer.

Takeda to Collaborate With MSKCC on CAR-T Therapies for Multiple Myeloma

Takeda to Collaborate With MSKCC on CAR-T Therapies for Multiple Myeloma

Takeda will work with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to develop CAR-T therapies for multiple myeloma.

Shorter Duration of Cryotherapy as Effective as Standard Therapy Prior to HSCT for Multiple Myeloma

Shorter Duration of Cryotherapy as Effective as Standard Therapy Prior to HSCT for Multiple Myeloma

This study sought to determine the noninferiority of 2 hours of cryotherapy vs standard 7 hours prior to high-dose melphalan before autologous HSCT.

Lymphoma Survivors Experience Special Needs During Transition to Survivorship Care

Lymphoma Survivors Experience Special Needs During Transition to Survivorship Care

A qualitative study revealed the unique needs of lymphoma survivors transitioning from active care to survivorship.

Performance of Work-Related Functions Linked to Cancer Treatment in Adolescent, Young Adult Survivors

Performance of Work-Related Functions Linked to Cancer Treatment in Adolescent, Young Adult Survivors

Survey results reveal the effects of cancer treatment on job-related mental and physical abilities in survivors who were AYAs at diagnosis.

Conference Coverage

A Retrospective Look at Drug Sensitivity Before and After Checkpoint Blockade in R/R NHL

Checkpoint-based therapies may sensitize patients to subsequent therapies.

Prior Bortezomib Lowers Incidence of Lenalidomide-Induced Skin Toxicity in Multiple Myeloma

A study presented at ESMO 2018 demonstrated that incidence of skin toxicity in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing lenalidomide therapy was lower in those who received prior bortezomib.

Nonadherence to Tamoxifen Higher Than Reported Among Premenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer

Assessment of a subgroup of a cohort study revealed that many patients undergoing tamoxifen therapy for early-stage breast cancer do not adhere to their prescribed treatment, even though they claim adherence on patient surveys.

Chemotherapy Side Effects in Women vs Men: Broader Range, More Severe

An analysis of pooled data from 4 randomized controlled clinical trials revealed that male and female patients experience different chemotherapy side effects and at different severities, according to a poster presented at ESMO 2018 Congress.

Routine Scanning in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Unnecessary, Greater Harms

A study presented at 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium demonstrates further support for Choosing Wisely Initiative's recommendations against routine scanning in early-stage breast cancer.

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