March 2nd 2023
Pure essential oils reduced the severity of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients receiving autologous blood and marrow transplants.
February 8th 2023
Ibrutinib Plus Prednisone Does Not Improve Response Rates in cGVHDFebruary 2nd 2023
First-line ibrutinib plus prednisone missed the primary endpoint in the phase 3 iNTEGRATE trial by not improving the response rate in patients with chronic graft-versus-host-disease compared with placebo plus prednisone.
Nivolumab/Ipilimumab May Be Most Effective mRCC Treatment, Sunitinib Most Cost-EffectiveJanuary 18th 2023
A decision model with a 10-year time horizon found that nivolumab plus ipilimumab was the most effective combination for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, but sunitinib was the most cost-effective approach.
During End-of-Life Cancer Care, Patients of Color Less Likely To Receive Opioid TreatmentJanuary 14th 2023
Findings showed that Black patients were 4.3 percentage points less likely to receive any opioid and 3.1 percentage points less likely to receive long-acting opioids near end-of-life compared with White patients.
Frontline Pola-R-CHP, CAR-T Second-Line Therapy Are Not Cost-Effective Choices For Patients With DLBCLJanuary 5th 2023
An economic analysis showed that neither polatuzumab vedotin nor CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy are likely to be the most cost-effective for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma based on their high costs and current long-term survival estimates.
Opinion: Self-Care Is Key to Preserve Mental and Emotional Wellness for Oncology NursesDecember 28th 2022
Oncology nurses work in a setting that might exacerbate any underlying mental health problems. Although getting through a shift may feel like the main goal, self-care and resiliency is equally important for the RN.
Cancer Has No Gender: Challenging Assumptions and Improving Quality of Care for the LGBTQ+ CommunityDecember 7th 2022
Improve care for LGBTQ+ patients with cancer by learning about disparities, focusing on patient-centered treatment, and not making assumptions about patients and their loved ones.
Geriatric Assessment Intervention Helps Reduce Symptom Burden for Older Patients With Advanced CancerNovember 23rd 2022
Providing oncologists with a baseline geriatric assessment summary with guidelines to manage toxicities may help reduce symptom burden in older patients with advanced cancer.
Distress in Advanced Cancer May Be Alleviated With Psychedelic-Assisted PsychotherapyNovember 15th 2022
Psychiatric distress and existential distress are associated with poor outcomes in patients with advanced cancers and treatment options such as psychotherapy have demonstrated limited effectiveness.
Improvements in Accessibility to Cancer Screenings Are Needed for Individuals With DisabilitiesNovember 2nd 2022
It is imperative that nurses and other health care professionals not only recognize the disparities in preventive screenings but become part of the solution. Early detection and cancer treatment must be accessible for those with disabilities, as it can help save lives.