Researchers sought to understand the perceptions of adolescents and young adults with cancer, their caregivers, and their healthcare team regarding meals while undergoing treatment.
Researchers sought to describe symptoms experienced by pediatric patients receiving palliative care based on parent-reported data.
What are the risks of consuming cannabis products for symptom management while receiving immunotherapy for cancer? — Name withheld on request With an increasing number of states legalizing medicinal and/or recreational marijuana and related products, more and more people with cancer are using these products. As of this writing, the US Drug Enforcement Agency lists…
For patients with cancer and chronic constipation, elobixibat was shown to be safe and effective during an observational study, the results of which were published in The Oncologist. Chronic constipation affects up to 87% of patients with cancer receiving palliative care and has been associated with reduced quality of life and extreme discomfort. To address…
A structured interview study sought to understand patient experiences after being withdrawn from a cancer clinical trial.
There was no significant difference in the risk of hypersensitivity reactions with low-dose or high-dose dexamethasone.
The language in a patient’s medical record can convey information not only about the patient’s condition but about the attitude of the clinician writing the report.
A nurse coordinated a meeting to ensure the patient’s preferences were shared with his multidisciplinary care team.
Researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of targeted nonelectronic outreach methods in marginalized populations.
A survey of 100 cancer patients revealed a high interest in CBD use, but most patients would prefer receiving more information from qualified sources.
Researchers identified factors influencing professional quality of life in oncology nurses, with burnout and compassion fatigue being common.
This review lists key signs and symptoms of deteriorating mental health in patients with cancer and how to recognize them.
Nurse researchers defined the prevalence and potential risk mitigation for acute ischemic stroke in brain tumor survivors.
Early results demonstrate the potential of personalized 3D-printed shields for protecting healthy GI tissue in patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
Researchers report on the sensitivity, specificity, and positive/negative predictive values of a machine-learning tool designed to help identify candidates for clinical trials.
Researchers sought to determine when and to what extent survivors of head and neck squamous cell cancers would recover their senses of taste and smell.
This review proposes changes to nurse education regarding insertion, care, and management of peripheral intravenous catheters to standardize and improve nursing care.
As cancer treatments advance and survival rates increase, how is the quality of life among cancer survivors? Outside factors such as employment can play a large role in this. Among patients who are undergoing treatment or have survived cancer, what can the specifics of their occupational status tell us about their quality of life?
Claire Grainger, an oncology social worker with CancerCare, explains 7 concepts that can improve communication with and care of patients with cancer.
This review discusses a consensus study on optimal management of tumor hypoxia in patients undergoing radiotherapy for cervical cancer.