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The Oncology Nursing Society has released a joint position statement on key issues surrounding the implementation of screening programs for psychosocial distress in cancer centers.
Changes made 5 years ago to accelerate time-to-initiation of clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute have paid off in the form of faster activation of studies.
Demonstrating the value of patient navigation programs is essential for sustaining these initiatives in community cancer centers, and nurses play a key role.
Clinicians should discuss the prophylactic use of tamoxifen as well as two other agents with women 35 years and older and at increased risk of ER-positive breast cancer, per ASCO recommendations.
A correlation between radiation doses to submandibular glands and the output saliva of those glands has been documented, in the largest study to date.
Researchers recommend that palliative radiotherapy be considered for painful bone metastases in the elderly, after patients demonstrated a meaningful response to this treatment with no QoL reduction.
The AUA developed its new clinical guideline on castration-resistant prostate cancer by creating six index patients to represent the most common clinical scenarios encountered when managing the disease.
Despite the low risk of lymphedema after sentinel lymph node biopsy, most women worry about this complication and practice risk-reducing behaviors to avoid it.
Late recurrence of prostate cancer is rare if PSA is less than 0.2 ng/mL, the surgical PSA definition of cancer control, 15 years after treatment with radiation therapy.
Ponatinib (Iclusig), bosutinib (Bosulif), and omacetaxine (Synribo) are enhancing treatment for persons with certain forms of leukemia.
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