Presence of Children Not Detrimental to Parental Communications With Oncologists

Presence of Children Not Detrimental to Parental Communications With Oncologists

Parents can effectively communicate with their child's oncologist when their child is present during consultations at the time of diagnosis.

Shifting Dynamics of Social Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

Shifting Dynamics of Social Support After a Cancer Diagnosis

A guide for helping patients assess their social network after a cancer diagnosis and find the supportive resources they may need.

Biosimilar Cancer Treatment Ontruzant Gets FDA Approval

Biosimilar Cancer Treatment Ontruzant Gets FDA Approval

Prior to treatment, HER2 testing using FDA-approved tests should be performed.

Helping Patients Face the Challenge of Eating Healthy During Cancer Treatment

Helping Patients Face the Challenge of Eating Healthy During Cancer Treatment

A review of the 2nd edition of the American Cancer Society's What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, and catching up with Chef Pnina Peled at New York-Presbyterian Hospitals.

Modernizing Eligibility Criteria Could Increase Access to, Participation in Clinical Trials

Modernizing Eligibility Criteria Could Increase Access to, Participation in Clinical Trials

Researchers sought to determine the association between presence of comorbidities and discussion of clinical trials, as well as the impact on offers and actual participation.

ASCO Convenes Panel to Address Handling of Hazardous Drugs

ASCO Convenes Panel to Address Handling of Hazardous Drugs

An expert panel comprising physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and nurses compiles a set of standards for the safe handling of anticancer drugs.

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

From 1991 to 2016, there was a continuous decrease of 27 percent in the overall cancer death rate in the United States.

Cancer Treatment and Research: What Lies Ahead in 2019

Cancer Treatment and Research: What Lies Ahead in 2019

Three experts describe their predictions for what lies ahead in 2019 regarding immunotherapy, research, and disparities in cancer care.

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

A considerable increase in medical marketing has been observed from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising.

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.

Prevalence of Excess Body Weight-Related Cancer Varies Across the 50 US States, District of Columbia

Prevalence of Excess Body Weight-Related Cancer Varies Across the 50 US States, District of Columbia

Statistics on excess body weight-related cancers across the United States and the District of Columbia, state-by-state.

Surgical Practices May Explain International Survival Differences in Cancer Treatment

Surgical Practices May Explain International Survival Differences in Cancer Treatment

Overall, patient survival was not associated with surgical technique.

Managing the Cancer-work Interface: The Effect of Cancer Survivorship on Unemployment

Managing the Cancer-work Interface: The Effect of Cancer Survivorship on Unemployment

[Cancer Management and Research] This study assessed differences in employment outcomes among cancer survivors using data from a nationally representative sample.

Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care

Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care

The nurse practice environment was the best predictor of poor-quality end-of-life care, according to reseachers.

Pilot Study Evaluates Implementation of Web-Based Self-Management Tool for Cancer Patients

Pilot Study Evaluates Implementation of Web-Based Self-Management Tool for Cancer Patients

After implementing a web-based tool for patients with cancer, researchers surveyed healthcare providers involved in the pilot project regarding their thoughts and experiences with the project.

Presence of Genetic Variants Not Always Predictive of Cancer Risk

Presence of Genetic Variants Not Always Predictive of Cancer Risk

Researchers investigating genotype-phenotype relationships found that clinical manifestations of some diseases do not match the incidence of genetic variants that predict disease risk.

The Role for Wounded Healers in Oncology Nursing

The Role for Wounded Healers in Oncology Nursing

A reflection on how clinicians' own illness humanizes them as healers.

Use of Advance Care Plans Insufficient Among Older Patients Undergoing High-Risk Surgery

Use of Advance Care Plans Insufficient Among Older Patients Undergoing High-Risk Surgery

Researchers within a health care system investigated the use of advance care planning among elderly patients undergoing surgery.

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the role of physical activity and exercise in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship.

Many Americans Unaware of the Promise of Personalized Medicine

Many Americans Unaware of the Promise of Personalized Medicine

41 percent are not at all familiar with personalized medicine; only 5 percent say they are very familiar

Alternative Medicine Beliefs: How Far Will Cancer Patients Go for Alternative Results?

Alternative Medicine Beliefs: How Far Will Cancer Patients Go for Alternative Results?

The ASCO 2018 Cancer Opinions Survey revealed an almost unbelievable fact about Americans' beliefs regarding cancer care. This report examines the lengths some people with cancer will go to in pursuing a "cure" for their disease.

Steering Patients Toward Reliable Internet Resources

Steering Patients Toward Reliable Internet Resources

What are some good Internet resources for patient information about cancer treatment regimens?

Patients, Physicians Do Not Recognize Fatigue the Same

Patients, Physicians Do Not Recognize Fatigue the Same

A worldwide survey reveals that despite similar perceptions on symptom burden of ITP, patients and physicians do not agree on the effect of fatigue on quality of life.

Quick Take: Risk of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis in England

The receipt of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, with important implications for a patient's mental health and well-being. Some evidence has suggested that cancer diagnosis may contribute to an increased risk of suicide in this patient population; however, variation in risk by various patient characteristics has not been well-studied. In this cohort study, investigators []

Curative Option Identified for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal With Distant Metastasis

Curative Option Identified for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal With Distant Metastasis

A retrospective review identified a subset of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal with distant metastases who respond to extended-field chemoradiation.

Addressing the Need for Palliative Care Training for Pediatric Oncologists

Addressing the Need for Palliative Care Training for Pediatric Oncologists

A review of studies on clinician education in palliative care identified themes for core palliative care competencies for pediatric oncologists.

Cancer to surpass heart disease as leading cause of death in the U.S. for higher-income persons

1. The findings of this study suggested that cancer is becoming the leading cause of death in the United States among higher-income counties. 2. The authors observed that lower-income counties were more likely to have heart disease as the leading cause of death. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The epidemiologic transition theory describes []

Organic food consumption linked to reduced cancer risk

1. Self-reported consumption of labeled organic foods in a French population was linked to lower rates of cancer development in this prospective cohort study.  Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Cancer remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and occupational pesticide exposure has an established environmental risk for the development []

Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis of Overall Survival and Recurrence-free Survival

Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Meta-analysis of Overall Survival and Recurrence-free Survival

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This meta-analysis evaluates prognostic factors of OS and RFS in patients treated with radiofrequency ablation.

Prophylaxis Improves Postchemotherapy Nausea/Vomiting Frequency, Hospitalizations

Prophylaxis Improves Postchemotherapy Nausea/Vomiting Frequency, Hospitalizations

Postchemotherapy hospitalizations and costs are higher for patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy with no prophylaxis treatment.

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Smartphone App Improves Management of Cancer-Related Pain, Anxiety

Artificial intelligence and mobile technology combined in a smartphone app demonstrated an ability to accurately measure and respond to urgency of patients' pain.

Palliative Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life in Newly Diagnosed Nonresectable Tumors

Palliative Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life in Newly Diagnosed Nonresectable Tumors

Patients with nonresectable tumors randomized to palliative rehabilitation also chose to participate in individual consultations and a group program with physical activity.

How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

How to Help Patients at the End of Life and Their Loved Ones During the Holidays

A social worker reviews the challenges patients and their families will face dealing with anticipatory grief and bereavement during festive holiday activities.

Disparities Seen in Goals-of-Care Discussions With Minority vs Nonminority Patients

Disparities Seen in Goals-of-Care Discussions With Minority vs Nonminority Patients

Oncologists found to spend more time with nonminority patients discussing care goals than with minority patients.

Acupuncture Eases Some Self-Reported Symptoms of Cancer, Cancer Treatments

Acupuncture Eases Some Self-Reported Symptoms of Cancer, Cancer Treatments

Researchers presented results of a study on the effects of acupuncture treatments on pain, fatigue, nausea, and other effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

The Effect of Intravenous Hydration Strategy on Plasma Methotrexate Clearance During Intravenous High-dose Methotrexate Administration in Pediatric Oncology Patients

The Effect of Intravenous Hydration Strategy on Plasma Methotrexate Clearance During Intravenous High-dose Methotrexate Administration in Pediatric Oncology Patients

[Cancer Management and Research] Researchers sought to determine the effect of intravenous hydration on plasma methotrexate clearance on pediatric oncology patients receiving HD-MTX for ALL, NHL, or osteosarcoma.

Integrative Medicine in Childhood Cancer: Practices That Can Help Pediatric Patients

Integrative Medicine in Childhood Cancer: Practices That Can Help Pediatric Patients

A review of studies investigating the safety and efficacy of integrative and complementary medicine practices sought to determine their effects on children with cancer.

Counseling Patients on Oral Chemotherapy

Counseling Patients on Oral Chemotherapy

What are some tips for speaking to patients about adherence to oral cancer medications?

Patients and Caregivers Worry About Cost of Cancer Care

Patients and Caregivers Worry About Cost of Cancer Care

Survey also shows that Americans may be misinformed about alternative treatments for cancer.

The Efficacy and Safety of Apatinib for Refractory Malignancies: A Review and Meta-analysis

The Efficacy and Safety of Apatinib for Refractory Malignancies: A Review and Meta-analysis

[OncoTargets and Therapy] A meta-analysis sought to support the efficacy and safety of apatinib in the treatment of solid tumors that was previously reported in previous studies.

Study Reveals Relationship of Sleep Duration, Diabetes Risk in Cancer Survivors

Study Reveals Relationship of Sleep Duration, Diabetes Risk in Cancer Survivors

In a review of data from the National Health Interview Survey, researchers identified the relationship between short and long sleep durations and diabetes in cancer survivors.

Medication, Vaccination Uptake Improved by Involving Pharmacists in Elder Cancer Care

Medication, Vaccination Uptake Improved by Involving Pharmacists in Elder Cancer Care

Researchers explored the feasibility of integrating pharmacists into the oncology care team for older patients with cancer to determine the impact this intervention would have on medication management and vaccination uptake.

Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

How much of what's online is off limits? A review of ethics, principles, and guidelines for nurse and social worker behaviors regarding online searches.

Delirium Can Hinder Effectiveness of Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer

Delirium Can Hinder Effectiveness of Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer

A prospective analysis of patients with advanced cancer revealed the effect delirium has on palliative care and symptom management at baseline and after 7 days of treatment.

CheckMate 067 Gives Nivolumab Alone, With Ipilimumab the Nod in Advanced Melanoma

CheckMate 067 Gives Nivolumab Alone, With Ipilimumab the Nod in Advanced Melanoma

Survival and progression-free survival were better with nivolumab alone or with ipilimumab vs ipilimumab alone for stage III or IV melanoma with known BRAFV600 mutation, according to results of this randomized study.

PACC Guidelines Recommend IT Morphine, Ziconotide for Chronic Pain

PACC Guidelines Recommend IT Morphine, Ziconotide for Chronic Pain 

The 2016 evidence-based PACC guidelines recommend the use of morphine and ziconotide as effective and safe first-line IT monotherapies for chronic pain.

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the technology of cell phones, radiofrequency energy and how it may affect the body, and the findings of research studies about cell phone exposure and cancer risk.

ASCO, SITC Release Recommendations for Clinical Trial Reporting of Immunotherapy Adverse Events

ASCO, SITC Release Recommendations for Clinical Trial Reporting of Immunotherapy Adverse Events

As immunotherapies gain a stronger foothold as a treatment option for cancer, ASCO and SITC convened a panel to develop recommendations to ensure consistent and efficient clinical trial reporting in immuno-oncology.

Standardization Could Improve Tumor Board Interpretation, Recommendations

Standardization Could Improve Tumor Board Interpretation, Recommendations

Using fictional patient profiles and a questionnaire on recommendation procedures, researchers were able to demonstrate a need for standardized tumor board interpretation and recommendation processes worldwide.

Postoperative Radiotherapy Favorable as Adjuvant Treatment for Thymic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Postoperative Radiotherapy Favorable as Adjuvant Treatment for Thymic Neuroendocrine Tumors

A propensity-score matched analysis was used to determine the effect of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy in patients with TNETs.

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.

Chemotherapy Side Effects in Women vs Men: Broader Range, More Severe

Chemotherapy Side Effects in Women vs Men: Broader Range, More Severe

An analysis of pooled data from 4 randomized controlled clinical trials revealed that male and female patients experience different chemotherapy side effects and at different severities, according to a poster presented at ESMO 2018 Congress.

Light Use of Topical Skin Treatments Before Radiotherapy Appears Safe

Light Use of Topical Skin Treatments Before Radiotherapy Appears Safe

Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence.

Progression free survival poorly correlates with health-related quality of life in cancer trials

1. Progression free survival demonstrates poor-correlation with measures of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in oncology trials. 2. Current study demonstrate poor follow-up and reporting of HRQoL measures, likely introducing bias into published results. Evidence Rating Level:3 (Average) Study Rundown: Current stated goals for the American Society of Clinical Oncology include the focus on []

'Are We There Yet? How Much Longer?': Deciphering Patients' Persistent Questions

'Are We There Yet? How Much Longer?': Deciphering Patients' Persistent Questions

How do you answer when the patient or family asks, "What is next?" More importantly, though, you need to recognize if they are asking that question, or is there something else they are really asking.

Adjusting Etoposide Dose When Used With Prezcobix

Adjusting Etoposide Dose When Used With Prezcobix

Do you have any resources that give specific guidelines or even anecdotal sources on how to adjust etoposide dose in a patient taking Prezcobix?

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy May Affect Thyroid Function

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy May Affect Thyroid Function

A review of medical records revealed that thyroid function may be affected by immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy, and these patients should undergo thyroid function tests, especially during the first 8 weeks of therapy.

Seeking an Explanation for the Lack of Research Focused in Pediatric Oncology Therapeutics

Seeking an Explanation for the Lack of Research Focused in Pediatric Oncology Therapeutics

Researchers sought an explanation for the paucity of research, drug development, and clinical trials focusing specifically on cancer in pediatric populations.

Prisoner or Patient? Challenges of Cancer Care in the Incarcerated Population

Prisoner or Patient? Challenges of Cancer Care in the Incarcerated Population

This in-depth review examines the inherent challenges of providing cancer care for incarcerated patients.

HPV Vaccination and Anti-programmed Cell Death 1 Inhibition Improve Survival in Patients With Invasive HPV-16

HPV Vaccination and Anti-programmed Cell Death 1 Inhibition Improve Survival in Patients With Invasive HPV-16

In this study, researchers sought to determine if use of a tumor specific vaccine would improve the efficacy of PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibition in patients with incurable HPV-16 cancer.

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

Updated vaccine designed to prevent cancers and disease caused by nine HPV types

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Researchers are seeking genetic biomarkers that can predict which patients are most likely to suffer radiotoxicities and which can safely undergo intensified radiation treatment regimens.

Early Checkpoint Inhibition With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Improves OS, PFS in Extensive-Stage SCLC

Early Checkpoint Inhibition With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Improves OS, PFS in Extensive-Stage SCLC

In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers sought to determine the effect of including a checkpoint inhibitor in induction therapy for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

Frequency of Reclassifications of Genetic Testing Results Is Low

Frequency of Reclassifications of Genetic Testing Results Is Low

A retrospective analysis of genetic testing results at one laboratory reports that reclassifications occurs in approximately one-quarter of tests, resulting in both downgrades and upgrades of variant classifications.

Delphi Panel Presents Recommendations for Expanding Role of Patients in Research

Delphi Panel Presents Recommendations for Expanding Role of Patients in Research

A Delphi panel developed recommendations for integrating patients, as well as caregivers and advocate, a greater role in medical research while maintaining scientific integrity of studies.

Number of Health-Related Data Breaches on the Increase

Number of Health-Related Data Breaches on the Increase

The researchers found that individual breaches affected a range of 500 to 78.8 million records.

Implementing OCM Practices to Improve ED Visits, Hospitalizations, Inpatient Costs

Implementing OCM Practices to Improve ED Visits, Hospitalizations, Inpatient Costs

A team from Oncology Hematology Care, in Cincinnati, Ohio, presented an outcomes report on their Oncology Care Model project at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium.

Assessment Tool for Immunotherapy Side Effects

Assessment Tool for Immunotherapy Side Effects

My patient is receiving immunotherapy. What is the best tool for assessing side effects?

Integrating Mental Health Into Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Improves Inpatient Care

Integrating Mental Health Into Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Improves Inpatient Care

In a study presented at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, researchers presented study findings that showed adding mental health professionals to the multidisciplinary cancer care team improves identification and treatment of delirium in hospitalized patients.

Crowdfunding for Cancer Treatments Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients

Crowdfunding for Cancer Treatments Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients

Money raised for cancer-related appeals is on the increase; but some money funds alternative therapies that have been discredited.

Tool Addresses Well-being of Informal Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

Tool Addresses Well-being of Informal Caregivers of Patients With Cancer

In this study, researchers assessed a new tool designed to assess the well-being of cancer patients' informal caregivers.

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Review of Side Effects, Their Causes and Incidence

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Review of Side Effects, Their Causes and Incidence

A multicenter research team determined the incidence and type of fatal toxic effects associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

ASCO Roundtable Addresses Clinical Trial Financial Burdens

ASCO Roundtable Addresses Clinical Trial Financial Burdens

The American Society of Clinical Oncology hosted a roundtable to develop recommendations targeted at improving patients' out-of-pocket costs for clinical trial participation.

United States Senate Passes Opioids Bill

United States Senate Passes Opioids Bill

Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States

Communication in Shared Decision-Making in Oncology

Communication in Shared Decision-Making in Oncology

Researchers investigated the effectiveness of different communication approaches used in shared decision-making with cancer patients.

Nedaplatin vs Cisplatin for Malignancy-Induced MPE: Noninferior, Less Toxicity

Nedaplatin vs Cisplatin for Malignancy-Induced MPE: Noninferior, Less Toxicity

Researchers sought to determine if nedaplatin could effectively manage malignancy-induced MPE in patients with cancer with less toxicity than cisplatin.

Endocrine Society Released Guidelines for Managing Endocrine Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Endocrine Society Released Guidelines for Managing Endocrine Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Clinical guideline reviews the diagnosis and treatment of hypothalamic-pituitary and growth disorders that are often seen in survivors of childhood cancer.

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates on the Rise Among Adolescents

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates on the Rise Among Adolescents

Proportion of teens up to date with HPV vaccines also increasing, researchers found.

High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Flu Vaccine in Elderly Receiving Chemotherapy

High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Flu Vaccine in Elderly Receiving Chemotherapy

What information is there about using the newer high-dose flu vaccine in patients with cancer?

American Association for Cancer Research Releases Its 2018 Annual Report

American Association for Cancer Research Releases Its 2018 Annual Report

In its 2018 annual report, the AACR highlights the advances, challenges, and needs of federally funded research on the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the possible cancer risks caused by the chemical acrylamide in foodstuffs and consumer goods.

Current Status and Dilemma of Second-line Treatment in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Is There a Silver Lining?

Current Status and Dilemma of Second-line Treatment in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Is There a Silver Lining?

[OncoTargets and Therapy] Although first-line therapy is effective, relapse is common; but many patients are good candidates for second-line therapy. This report reviews current published data on second-line therapies for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Social Support Is Biggest Determinant of Life Satisfaction for Adolescents With Cancer

Social Support Is Biggest Determinant of Life Satisfaction for Adolescents With Cancer

Using the Questions on Life Satisfaction (FLZ-M) questionnaire, researchers determined the extent of life satisfaction across 10 subdomains reported by adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Can Have Lasting Impact

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Can Have Lasting Impact

An increased risk of low educational attainment and attenuation in income at age 30 years has been observed in those that have experienced parental cancer.

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support

Non-English speaking and uninsured patients with cancer may require additional support systems, such as referral to socioeconomic support, for best care.

Using Palliative Care to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes in Veterans at Risk of Suicide

Using Palliative Care to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes in Veterans at Risk of Suicide

In a review of data from more than 20,000 veterans, researchers determined the effects of palliative care on suicide rates among veterans with advanced lung cancer.

Expressive Writing May Improve Psychiatric Symptoms After Cancer Diagnosis

Expressive Writing May Improve Psychiatric Symptoms After Cancer Diagnosis

Pennebaker's expressive writing intervention was developed to allow patients to express their worries and pains.

How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

How Keep/Stop/Start Analysis Can Improve Nursing Practice

This simple framework for communicating can be adapted to fit each situation, regardless of it being a nurse-to-patient or a nurse-to-nurse setting.

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Fitness Wearables Are Finding a Place in Oncology Care

Wearable activity monitors offer oncology care teams an unbiased glimpse into patients' health behaviors and improved reports on performance status.

Pediatric Cancer Survival in Racial, Ethnic Groups May Be Influenced by Socioeconomics

Pediatric Cancer Survival in Racial, Ethnic Groups May Be Influenced by Socioeconomics

Researchers accessed the SEER database and evaluated the population-based cancer survival data of 31,866 pediatric patients between the ages of 0 and 19.

Classification System May Improve Targeted Therapy Selection in Cancer

Classification System May Improve Targeted Therapy Selection in Cancer

ESMO has released a consensus on evidence-based criteria and proposed a classification system to prioritize genomic alterations as markers to select cancer patients for targeted therapies.

Antioxidant Interaction With Cancer Therapy

Antioxidant Interaction With Cancer Therapy

What is the concern with antioxidants and chemotherapy or radiation?

Paradigm shift in cancer treatment to targeted therapies

1. HER2 targeted breast cancer treatment has significantly improved prognosis. 2. Novel immune checkpoint therapies have resulted in considerable clinical response for a variety of cancer types. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Cancer therapy is a continually evolving field, as researchers strive to determine the most effective methods of treating this complex disease.

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

Disparities persist in recommended cancer screening tests among U.S. adults, particularly among the uninsured.

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

Hope, Gratitude, and Spirituality: What They Mean to Cancer Patients

A reflection on how these elements affect patients at the time of diagnosis, during their cancer journey, and how it can change their life in survivorship.

Handling Chemotherapy Premedications

Handling Chemotherapy Premedications

Are there resources that outline if chemo premeds must be mixed in the laminar air flow hood?

Healthcare Use, Economic Burden Greater With Cancer-Related Opioid-Induced Constipation

Healthcare Use, Economic Burden Greater With Cancer-Related Opioid-Induced Constipation

Use of opioids to manage cancer-related pain may have adverse effects of its own that can have a significant impact on healthcare use among patients with cancer.

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Internet Browsing for Cancer Information Emphasizes Visual Appeal Over Accuracy

Information patients find online can be a great concern for oncology nurses, especially when a diagnosis has an uncertain prognosis. In this follow-up study, researchers in Boston sought to determine the quality of the online resources patients with cancer, particularly pancreas, are finding.

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

[Cancer Management and Research] A review of the background and current challenges in 4 key areas of radiotherapy are presented, plus potential future options for creating safe and effective strategies in radiotherapy.

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

Nurse-Led Program Improves Health, Financial Outcomes in Outpatient Chemotherapy

In a randomized study, researchers sought to determine the effect of a nurse-led care program on unscheduled hospital visits and admissions and cost for patients with breast cancer undergoing outpatient chemotherapy.

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