Comorbidities can have an impact on what you as a medical professional think is the best course of treatment for your patients. Can they also affect a patient’s thinking on treatment? Comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and depression can contribute to how a patient’s body responds to treatment and its attendant stress. A recent…
[OncoTargets and Therapy] Afatinib, an irreversible ErbB family blocker, may have a potential role as second- or third-line treatment for patients with lung cancer who experience disease progression on an immune checkpoint inhibitor and platinum-based chemotherapy regimen.
A literature review highlights the benefits of surgical palliative care for patients undergoing surgery for cancer.
Although 1 in 1000 lymphoma diagnoses occurs in pregnancy, literature on best practices for treatment in this patient group is limited.
What is palliative care? Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. Palliative care is an approach to care that addresses the person as a whole, not just their disease. The goal is to prevent or treat, as early as…
A significant amount of progress has been made in improving the treatment of lung cancer and patient outcomes. However, a number of disparities that can have an impact on these persist, including those affecting lung cancer screening. Lung cancer screening is an essential step toward effective treatment and improved survival, but its success depends on…
An analysis showed that outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infections can be disproportionately mild in some patient cohorts.
[Cancer Management and Research] This study was to establish models that respectively predict malignancy risk of incidental solid and subsolid pulmonary nodules of different size.
Recent guidelines have provided additional information on the treatment, management, and risk-stratifications of acute myeloid leukemia in older patients.
Breast cancer is an incredibly fraught experience for patients. Even beyond the diagnosis and treatment, the experience can create emotional issues that linger long after remission. Patients can have issues related to body image that can dramatically affect their self-esteem and sexuality as they work to regain a sense of normality in their daily lives.…
Retrospective study demonstrates that outcomes of 2-stage breast reconstruction are stable over the long term, with high patient and surgeon satisfaction.
The FDA’s accelerated approval of the PARP inhibitor rucaparib brings clinical prostate oncology into the precision medicine era.
When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
An overview of the diagnosis and management of MDS, including recent treatment, was discussed in a paper published in the American Journal of Hematology.
A look at the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the already precarious work-life balance for patients with cancer and resources for managing those effects.