Journal Review

Regular Physical Activity — Even Initiated Postdiagnosis — Improves Survival for Cancer Patients

Regular Physical Activity — Even Initiated Postdiagnosis — Improves Survival for Cancer Patients

A review of DBBR data demonstrated that regular recreational physical activity may reduce the risk of all-cause and cancer-specific mortality in persons who are habitually active as a lifestyle as well as those who adopt regular exercise as a lifestyle after diagnosis.

Safe to Administer B12 Supplementation, Pemetrexed Infusions for Lung Cancers on Same Day

Safe to Administer B12 Supplementation, Pemetrexed Infusions for Lung Cancers on Same Day

Mean changes in hematologic indices found similar regardless of same-day or prior administration of B12 supplementation in patients receiving pemetrexed for NSCLC or pleural mesothelioma.

Nedaplatin Associated With Less Toxicity Than Cisplatin for MPE

Nedaplatin Associated With Less Toxicity Than Cisplatin for MPE

In this retrospective study, researchers sought to determine the efficacy of nedaplatin vs cisplatin for the treatment of malignancy-induced malignant pleural effusion.

Managing Dermatologic Adverse Events in Patients Receiving Third-Generation EGFR-TKIs

Managing Dermatologic Adverse Events in Patients Receiving Third-Generation EGFR-TKIs

An international team reviews osimertinib-associated dermatologic adverse events in patients treated with the third-generation EGFR-TKI.

New Formulations Improve Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

New Formulations Improve Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

In a recent report, researchers evaluate the efficacy of newer 5HT3-RAs for the prevention of CINV in patients with cancer receiving moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy.

Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

Benefit of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Observed With Midrange Gene Assay Score

In a randomization of women with early-stage breast cancer, researchers explored the potential benefits of chemotherapy for women whose Oncotype DX RS was midrange.

Lung Cancer Screening: Effective Models for Selecting the Most Candidates at Highest Risk

Lung Cancer Screening: Effective Models for Selecting the Most Candidates at Highest Risk

Four of 9 lung cancer screening models were shown to effectively select the most appropriate candidates for low-dose CT lung cancer screening among US ever-smokers.

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

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.

New Recommendations Target Promoting Better Sun Protection Habits for All Patients

New Recommendations Target Promoting Better Sun Protection Habits for All Patients

A new US Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Report is suggesting that greater efforts are needed to educate children and young adults with fair skin about risks of sun exposure. Although the Task Force recommendations are directed at primary care, its members are encouraging oncology nurses to take note of these new findings.

Venetoclax Found Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Venetoclax Found Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A group of Australian researchers report study findings that demonstrate a significant improvement in PFS in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL treated with venetoclax plus rituximab compared with the standard care.

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