November 2013

Hot Flash Treatments That Help Women Fail to Benefit Androgen-Deprived Men

January 22, 2014

Clinical Insights

Men who experience hot flashes because they are undergoing androgendeprivation therapy for prostate cancer are not significantly helped by two treatments that alleviate the same symptom in menopausal women, the results of a study show.

Perioperative Breast MRI Does Not Lower Recurrence Risk for Early-Stage Patients

January 13, 2014

Clinical Insights

Patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who received an MRI added to mammography before or immediately after receiving a lumpectomy did not experience an improvement in the rate of disease recurrence

Swallowing Exercises Help to Preserve Function in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation

January 09, 2014

Clinical Insights

Head and neck cancer patients who participated in a swallow preservation protocol (SPP) were less likely to suffer from the detrimental effects associated with dysphagia, a common complication associated with radiation therapy (RT) and chemoradiation therapy (CRT).

Screening for Depression in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy

January 08, 2014

Partner Perspectives

Depression in cancer patients often goes unrecognized. Depression can be related to cancer-related factors, cancer treatment-related factors, underlying psychiatric history, and social factors.

Mammogram Study Provides Rationale for Expanding Screening Programs

January 07, 2014

Feature Story

Most deaths from breast cancer occur in women who have not been regularly screened and whose tumors are diagnosed at a median age 49 years, confirming the need for the greater use of annual mammography in younger women

Tapping the Resources of Online Patient Communities

January 06, 2014

Feature Story

Without question, one of the most important benefits of healthcare social media engagement for oncology practitioners is the opportunity to gain broader insights into how patients and their caregivers are coping with their cancer, as well as a better understanding of the needs of survivors after their treatment ends.

Social Networking: What's in It for Me?

January 02, 2014

Cover Story

For oncology practitioners today, it's impossible to ignore the virtual tidal wave of information that patients and practitioners are sharing via social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn-dramatically reshaping the landscape of healthcare.