Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Updated: Changes Mean Less Intrusive Prevention Strategies, Lower Morbidity
L. Stewart Massad, MD, discusses recent updates to guidelines for cervical cancer screening intended to implement prevention strategies that are less intrusive and reduce morbidity.
Paclitaxel Shortage May Add Millions to Cost of Ovarian Cancer Care
A chronic shortage of the most commonly used taxane for ovarian cancer would add almost $9 million a month to the cost of care if half of newly diagnosed cases were affected.
ASCO 2011: What Nurses Need to Know
Personal perspectives from oncology nurses of abstracts presented at ASCO on research with the potential to change practice, important studies that failed to meet expectations, and topics particularly relevant to oncology nurses.
Metformin May Decrease Diabetics' Breast Cancer Risk
In postmenopausal diabetic women, metformin use was associated with lower ER and PR breast cancer incidence.
Yoga Benefits Patients With Breast Cancer
Patients with breast cancer who undertook yoga following radiotherapy derived physical and emotional benefi ts from the ancient Indian practice, according to research presented at ASCO.
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.
Survivorship Care Plans Do Not Improve Outcomes for Patients With Breast Cancer
A randomized trial comparing survivorship care plans with standard oncologist discharge visits in patients with breast cancer found no differences in outcomes among the groups.
Navigating Transition: Treatment to "Survivor Thriver"
The Breast or Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) can be instrumental to ensuring that a patient transitions from active treatment to becoming a 'survivor thriver.'
Truth in Advertising
There are many things that influence this decision, including a physician's recommendation, health insurance stipulations, recommendations from relatives and friends, and, of course, advertising.
Olanzapine Significantly Reduces CINV in Patients Receiving MEC
Reimagining Frailty Screenings in Head and Neck Cancer
Screening for Pain and Depression is Not Enough in Cancer Care
Niraparib-Based Triplet Therapy Offers OS Advantage in BRCA1/2+ mCRPC
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