General Discussions

Making Music Shows Promise in Treating Cancer-Related Symptoms

Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC It is no doubt that music surrounds our daily lives. Now, it is even proving useful in the treatment of patients with cancer. Music interventions, a category of integrative...

FDA Approves Primary HPV Screening for Cervical Cancer

Alberto Gutierrez, PhD The FDA has granted the first-ever approval for a diagnostic test alternative to Pap smear, the cobas HPV Test, despite objections from a number of organizations and ...

Innovative Use of Technology for Palliative Care

Karen Ayers, ACHPN With concern, you have just sent your patient home from the oncology clinic where you work. She’s just heard the results of her latest imaging studies and learned t...

5-FU or Capecitabine Toxicity Patient Education

Transcript:  Alice Beers, RN, BSN, OCN: In our practice, the teaching is very extensive. At the cancer center that I work in, it’s our requirement that all patients attend a chemother...

Geriatric Assessments Should Guide Treatment Decisions in Older Patients

Hyman B. Muss, MD Breast cancer clinicians today are faced with an ever-expanding number of older patients, yet determining the most appropriate treatment for these individuals can be chall...

Clinical Trial Seeks to Unravel Mystery of Chemobrain in Breast Cancer

Serena Wong, MD A new study hopes to gain some clarity on what causes some breast cancer patients to feel “foggy” when receiving chemotherapy. Patients sometimes report that it...

Dr. Woodruff on Oncofertility Insurance Coverage

Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, chief, Division of Fertility Preservation, director, The Oncofertility Consortium, director, The Institute for Women...

Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable to Long-Term Work Loss

Breast cancer survivors who stop working during chemotherapy may face the loss of long-term employment for several years after their diagnosis, according to the preliminary findings of a Surveilla...

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