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Fixed-Combination Netupitant + Oral Palonosetron Effective for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea & Vomiting

Fixed-Combination Netupitant + Oral Palonosetron Effective for the Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea & Vomiting

The oral combination of netupitant + palonosetron improves control of overall and delayed phase nausea in patients receiving highly emetic chemotherapy.

E-Mail Trigger Prompts Clinicians to Discuss Advanced Care Planning with Patients

E-Mail Trigger Prompts Clinicians to Discuss Advanced Care Planning with Patients

An e-mail trigger for advanced care planning in the outpatient oncology clinic is effective in prompting conversations.

Patients with Lung and Colorectal Cancer Report Unmet Needs for Symptom Management

Patients with Lung and Colorectal Cancer Report Unmet Needs for Symptom Management

Newly diagnosed patients with lung and colorectal cancer indicate unmet needs for symptom management.

Clinical Decision Support Technology Improves Symptom Management for Patients with Lung Cancer

Clinical Decision Support Technology Improves Symptom Management for Patients with Lung Cancer

Clinical decision support using symptom assessment and management intervention improved lung cancer outcomes.

Breast Cancer Markers Commonly Used in Routine Surveillance

Breast Cancer Markers Commonly Used in Routine Surveillance

Medical costs nearly 30 percent higher in these women with early-stage breast cancer.

Aspirin Lowers Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer Mortality

Aspirin Lowers Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer Mortality

Significant association observed for high-risk prostate cancers with no difference according to daily dose.

After Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Risk-Adjusted Readmission Rates Similar

After Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Risk-Adjusted Readmission Rates Similar

Little variation in hospital readmission rates in colorectal cancer surgery after adjustment for patient characteristics, comorbidities.

Biomarker May Predict Response to Sorafenib in Patients with Liver Cancer

Biomarker May Predict Response to Sorafenib in Patients with Liver Cancer

Patients with liver cancer whose tumors cells have less differentiated mesenchymal phenotype and CD44 are less likely to respond to sorafenib.

DOST Imaging May Predict Breast Cancer Response to Chemotherapy

DOST Imaging May Predict Breast Cancer Response to Chemotherapy

Diffuse Optical imaging (DOST) may be effective for predicting which breast cancer patients will achieve the best response to chemotherapy.

FOLFOXIRI with Bevacizumab Aids Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Outcomes

FOLFOXIRI with Bevacizumab Aids Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Outcomes

Findings show benefits compared with FOLFIRI for patients with untreated metastatic colorectal cancer disease.

Coping Strategies Common for Cancer-Related Financial Distress

Coping Strategies Common for Cancer-Related Financial Distress

Most cancer patients use lifestyle-altering strategies and about 40 percent adopt care-altering strategy.

Unplanned Hospitalizations for Gastrointestinal Cancers Common

Unplanned Hospitalizations for Gastrointestinal Cancers Common

Top reasons for gastrointestinal cancer hospitalization include electrolyte disorders, intestinal obstruction, pneumonia.

For Patients With Bladder Cancer, Inadequate Biopsies May Increase 5-Year Mortality

For Patients With Bladder Cancer, Inadequate Biopsies May Increase 5-Year Mortality

Patients with bladder cancer who did not receive an optimal biopsy were more likely to die from their disease.

Researchers Identify Neo-Antigens as Potential Targets for Personalized Immunotherapy

Researchers Identify Neo-Antigens as Potential Targets for Personalized Immunotherapy

Researchers identified potential new targets for personalized cancer vaccines.

Hospice Care Has No Effect on Terminal Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Hospice Care Has No Effect on Terminal Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Findings among older patients with terminal ovarian cancer receiving hospice care.

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Health Care Expenditure Slowed in US

Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S. and other high-spending countries.

States Concerned About Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment

Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law.

EHR Use More Than Doubles

Almost 80% of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records.

Many Docs Order Unnecessary Medical Tests

Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a patient who insists, a new survey shows.

Reducing Six Risk Factors May Prevent 37 Million Deaths

Several modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years.

Majority of Women Lack Accurate Knowledge of Their Own Breast Cancer Risk

Caucasian women overestimate their risk of breast cancer while African American and Hispanic women underestimate their risk, according to research presented at BCS 2013.

Survey Identifies Modifiable Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Rural US Women

A survey presented at BCS 2013 has found a number of factors that cause rural US women to avoid breast cancer screening.

Perioperative MRI of Uncertain Benefit for Women with DCIS

The benefit of perioperative MRI for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is "uncertain," found a study presented during BCS 2013.

Dr. Edith Perez's Recommended Abstracts at BCS 2013

ChemotherapyAdvisor.com Editorial Board member Dr. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, recommends high impact abstracts at the Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.

Radiotherapy for DCIS Is Not Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Disease

Women who underwent radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ do not face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, found a study presented at BCS 2013.

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