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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.

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.

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