PallOnc 2017

Fosaprepitant for CINV Prevention Dose Proportional in Older Pediatric Patients

Fosaprepitant for CINV Prevention Dose Proportional in Older Pediatric Patients

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Fosaprepitant is used to prevent CINV in adult patients, and this phase 2b dose-ranging study of pediatric patients aged newborn to 17 years determined the appropriate doses for younger patients.

Pain Control More Easily Achieved With Nurse-Led Education in Bone Metastases

Pain Control More Easily Achieved With Nurse-Led Education in Bone Metastases

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A phase 3 study demonstrated the impact of nurse-led education on pain vs care as usual in terms of number of patients reporting pain scores.

Adolescents With Cancer May Derive Benefit From Skills-targeted Interventions

Adolescents With Cancer May Derive Benefit From Skills-targeted Interventions

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Investigators randomly assigned 100 adolescents and young adults with cancer ages 12 to 25 years old 1:1 to the PRISM intervention or to non-directive usual psychosocial care.

Yoga Programs May Improve Quality of Life for Patients with NSCLC and Their Caregivers

Yoga Programs May Improve Quality of Life for Patients with NSCLC and Their Caregivers

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This study evaluated the feasibility and potential efficacy of a yoga intervention for patients with NSCLC and their caregivers.

Palliative Care Associated With Decreased Costs For Patients With Advanced Cancer

Palliative Care Associated With Decreased Costs For Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Previous studies have shown that patients with advanced cancer may experience some financial relief integrating palliative care with standard oncologic care, but these results were coincidental findings and have not yet been fully explored.

Patients With Advanced Cancer Prefer Face-to-Face Communication With Clinicians

Patients With Advanced Cancer Prefer Face-to-Face Communication With Clinicians

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As the use of computers and EHRs increase in health care, results of a study on patients' perception of clinicians who communicate from behind an electronic screen were presented at the 2017 Palliative Care Symposium.

Oncologists, Patients Have Different Views on AML Treatment Outcomes, Prognosis

Oncologists, Patients Have Different Views on AML Treatment Outcomes, Prognosis

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Comparison study via questionnaires assessed patients' and oncologists' views on likelihood of dying as a result of treatment shortly after beginning intensive or nonintensive chemotherapy for AML, and their views on prognosis 1 month later.

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