Hot Flash Treatments That Help Women Fail to Benefit Androgen-Deprived Men
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.
Cancer Treatment Decision-Making in Older Adults
It is widely accepted that the single greatest risk factor for cancer is age. Sixty percent of cancers and two-thirds of cancer deaths occur over the age of 65 years.
Perioperative Breast MRI Does Not Lower Recurrence Risk for Early-Stage Patients
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
Nab-Paclitaxel Boosts Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
The addition of albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) to the treatment standard gemcitabine significantly lengthened survival in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer
Swallowing Exercises Help to Preserve Function in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation
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
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
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
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.
Cancer Genetic Testing After the Supreme Court Ruling
The past 8 months have been particularly newsworthy in the field of cancer genetics, specifically with regards to BRCA testing.
Social Networking: What's in It for Me?
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.
Helping Your Patients to Navigate Cancer Resources Online
We have arrived at a time when even the stubborn, unwilling, and elderly now use the Internet.
Strategies to Minimize mTOR-Related Dermatologic Adverse Events
Many patients being treated with mTOR inhibitors experience dermatologic-related adverse events.
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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