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IP/IV Chemotherapy Associated with Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer

IP/IV Chemotherapy Associated with Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Intraperitoneal and intravenous (IP/IV) chemotherapy was associated with significantly improved overall survival in patients with ovarian cancer.

For Older Patients with Lung Cancer, Limited Resection Not Equivalent to Lobectomy

For Older Patients with Lung Cancer, Limited Resection Not Equivalent to Lobectomy

Limited resection is not equivalent to lobectomy in older patients with invasive non-small cell lung cancer no more than 2 cm in size.

Quality of Life, Cost-effectiveness of Radioiodine Ablation in Thyroid Cancer Assessed

Quality of Life, Cost-effectiveness of Radioiodine Ablation in Thyroid Cancer Assessed

Recombinant human TSh (rhTSH) is not cost-effective for thyroid cancer and would likely not be used in practice.

Immune Therapy May Raise Melanoma Risk in Certain Lymphoma Survivors

Immune Therapy May Raise Melanoma Risk in Certain Lymphoma Survivors

Immune-related perturbation may contribute to development of melanoma in survivors of some forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Robotic Surgery Feasible for Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy

Robotic Surgery Feasible for Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy

Completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy is feasible.

Postoperative Weight Gain May Contribute to Development of Lymphedema

Postoperative Weight Gain May Contribute to Development of Lymphedema

Postoperative weight gain during treatment of breast cancer is an important factor for both the patient's development of lymphedema.

Antibiotic Timing Not a Significant Factor in Outcomes of Febrile Neutropenia

Antibiotic Timing Not a Significant Factor in Outcomes of Febrile Neutropenia

No significant correlation was established between the time from antibiotic administration and febrile neutropenia outcomes.

No Definite Link Between Yoga, Quality of Life in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

No Definite Link Between Yoga, Quality of Life in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

No definite conclusions can be made between yoga and the health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer.

Understanding Aspects of Patients' Experience of Recurrence Important

Understanding Aspects of Patients' Experience of Recurrence Important

Physicians have the ability to stimulate a positive patient experience of care and lessen the psychosocial impact that recurrence has.

Internal Mammary, Medial Supraclavicular Irradiation in Breast Cancer Evaluated

Internal Mammary, Medial Supraclavicular Irradiation in Breast Cancer Evaluated

Patients with early-stage breast cancer who received irradiation of the regional nodes showed a marginal effect on overall survival.

Adjuvant Bisphosphonates for Breast Cancer May Reduce Recurrence in Bone, Improve Survival

Adjuvant Bisphosphonates for Breast Cancer May Reduce Recurrence in Bone, Improve Survival

Adjuvant bisphosphonates reduce the rate of breast cancer recurrence in the bone and improve breast cancer survival in postmenopausal women.

Ponatinib May Be Considered for First-line Treatment of Chronic Phase CML

Ponatinib May Be Considered for First-line Treatment of Chronic Phase CML

Patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in chronic phase should be considered before ponatinib in the frontline setting.

Worse Gynecologic Cancer Outcomes in Women Enrolled in Both Medicare, Medicaid

Worse Gynecologic Cancer Outcomes in Women Enrolled in Both Medicare, Medicaid

Women with gynecologic cancer age 65 or older who are dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid have a 34% increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Negative Patient Care Perceptions Linked to Increased Number of Pre-diagnostic Consultations

Negative Patient Care Perceptions Linked to Increased Number of Pre-diagnostic Consultations

There is a negative association between multiple pre-referral consultations with a general practitioner and the patient experience.

Factors for MAPK Inhibitor Treatment Outcomes in Melanoma Identified

Factors for MAPK Inhibitor Treatment Outcomes in Melanoma Identified

For metastatic melanoma treated with mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inhibitors, gender, serum LDH, BRAF genotype associated with outcomes.

Greater Anxiety Linked with Unmet Information Needs in Precancerous Oral Lesions

Greater Anxiety Linked with Unmet Information Needs in Precancerous Oral Lesions

Greater anxiety levels were associated with high degrees of unmet information need in patients with precancerous oral lesions.

Timing, Accuracy of Pre-Op Lung Cancer Evaluation Can Be Improved

Timing, Accuracy of Pre-Op Lung Cancer Evaluation Can Be Improved

For suspected lung cancer patients, the thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness of preoperative evaluation could be improved.

Clinicians Still Have Concerns Regarding Melanoma Treatment Options

Clinicians Still Have Concerns Regarding Melanoma Treatment Options

Two new targeted systemic therapies have been recently introduced as possible treatment options for advanced melanoma.

Adolescent Exercise Linked to Reduced Risk of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease

Adolescent Exercise Linked to Reduced Risk of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease

Adolescent exercise was found to be associated with a decreased risk of death caused by cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Elderly Patients with Rectal Cancer May Face Similar Survival Outcomes as Younger Patients

Elderly Patients with Rectal Cancer May Face Similar Survival Outcomes as Younger Patients

Older patients seem to face similar outcomes as younger patients when treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation for rectal cancer.

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