John Schieszer, MA

John Schieszer is a medical journalist based in Seattle, Washington.

Most Recent Articles by John Schieszer, MA

USPSTF Updates Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer in Older Men

USPSTF Updates Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer in Older Men

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In updating its 2012 recommendations, the US Preventive Services Task Force changes its stance on PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men older than 50. The new guidelines advocate for a patient-physician discussion of the benefits of testing vs the potential harms.

Implementing an Ambulatory Adherence Program May Improve Oral Anticancer Medications Compliance

Implementing an Ambulatory Adherence Program May Improve Oral Anticancer Medications Compliance

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Adherence is a challenge for many patients receiving oral chemotherapy, new data suggests a potential solution.

A Call for More Tailored Cancer Education Programs to Improve Screening

A Call for More Tailored Cancer Education Programs to Improve Screening

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Mistrust in clinical research and social vulnerability appear to play major roles in resistance to breast cancer screening.

Aligning Patient Goals With End of Life Treatment Decisions

Aligning Patient Goals With End of Life Treatment Decisions

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Some patients may be at risk for receiving end-of-life care that is not congruent with their preferences and goals.

Study Suggests Greater Focus on the Needs of Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Study Suggests Greater Focus on the Needs of Family Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

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Nurses can play a key role in assessing financial strain and involving social workers or financial counselors.

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