Alison Morris on Screening for Distress and Nurse-Led AlgorithmsNovember 18th 2015
Alison Morris, RN, OCN, a Hematology/Oncology nurse practitioner at Stanford Health Care, discusses screening patients with cancer for emotional and physical distress as well as developing a nurse-led algorithm to categorize distress.
American Cancer Society Raises Age to 45 for First MammogramOctober 21st 2015
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has revised its breast cancer screening guidelines, recommending that women at an average risk of breast cancer receive a mammography annually starting at age 45-5 years later than previous recommendations formulated in 2003.
Promoting Patients' Nutritional Health During and After TreatmentOctober 7th 2015
Good nutrition is an important component in any patient's cancer journey. A healthy diet is needed to maintain appropriate body weight and strength, absorb the proper nutrients, keep body tissue healthy, and fight infection.
Mark Lazenby on the Screening for Psychosocial Distress ProgramSeptember 8th 2015
Mark Lazenby, PhD, associate professor at Yale School of Nursing and incoming president of American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), discusses the Screening for Psychosocial Distress Program, which was launched in 2014 by APOS in partnership with Yale School of Nursing.
For Survivors of Breast Cancer, Weight Training Helps Fend Off Physical DeclineMay 26th 2015
Weight training was shown to help stave off deterioration of physical function in breast cancer survivors, conferring a benefit twice that of women in a control group who did not participate in the weight-lifting intervention.
HPV Vaccine Effective in Women With Prior Exposure to the VirusApril 21st 2015
Newly reported findings from a randomized phase III vaccine efficacy trial demonstrate that HPV vaccination may offer protection against HPV-related cancers across multiple tumor sites in women aged 18-25 who had been previously exposed to the human papillomavirus, with the vaccine effective in more than half of these women.
HPV Vaccination in Boys Found Cost-Effective in Preventing Oropharyngeal CancerApril 17th 2015
A new study has shown that vaccinating adolescent boys may be cost-effective for preventing oropharyngeal cancer, a disease that's projected to become the most common HPV-related cancer by 2020.
Dr. Hirshfield Discusses Screening Patients for Genetic MutationsMarch 30th 2015
Kim M. Hirshfield, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, discusses selecting individuals to screen for genetic mutations and the challenges of better selecting patients to screen.
High Fitness Level in Older Men Associated with Lower Risk of Some CancersMarch 27th 2015
A new study has shown that men with a high fitness level in midlife are not only at a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer, they're also at a lower risk of dying from cancer if they're diagnosed later in life.
Prostate Cancer Screening: "Yes, No, or Maybe?"March 18th 2015
The continuing contentious debate about screening for prostate cancer remains top of mind among the public and lay press, but, Leonard G. Gomella, MD, told attendees at the 8th International Prostate Cancer Congress, the decision to screen or not to screen boiled down to "using common sense, shared decision making, and choosing the right patients to screen."
Dr. Hofstatter Discusses Breast Cancer Survivors and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle After TreatmentJanuary 15th 2015
Erin W. Hofstatter, MD, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology), co-director, Genetic Counseling Program, Yale Cancer Center, explains why it is important for breast cancer survivors to maintain a healthy lifestyle after their treatment
Dr. Sanft Discusses the Benefits of Providing Survivorship CareJanuary 9th 2015
Tara Sanft, MD, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology), medical director, Adult Survivorship, Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, discusses the benefits of providing survivorship care to patients with cancer.
New Studies Show Importance of Diet for Lowering Breast Cancer Risk and Preventing RecurrenceJanuary 7th 2015
Two recent studies outline the importance of nutrition in preventing obesity-related cancers as well as the potential benefits of a nutrition education intervention in preventing breast cancer recurrence.
Nutrition Intervention May Improve Survival in Women With Triple-Negative Breast CancerDecember 12th 2014
Findings from a long-term analysis of the Women's Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS) show that the deaths of women with hormone receptorâ€“negative breast cancers were reduced by up to 54% when they followed a program to reduce their dietary fat intake, which could provide benefit for patients with triple-negative breast cancer.
CMS to Cover Annual Lung Cancer Screening for Some High-Risk PatientsNovember 14th 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency plans to cover lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for certain former and current smokers, a decision that could affect an estimated 4 million people.