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Patients prefer physicians who convey a more optimistic message, and perceive in them a higher level of compassion.
As key biologics near the end of their patent-protection periods, industry is preparing for legal battles over biosimilar versions.
Research highlights how lack of guidelines regarding illness and adequate staffing at hospitals may be reason for oncologists working while sick.
Patients enrolled in hospice care had lower rates of healthcare utilization, and their costs for care were less during their last year of life.
Poor health outcomes for many survivors, especially survivors of multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer.
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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A multidisciplinary approach that also heavily incorporates input from patients and their families helped alleviate concerns about inappropriate use of palliative sedation and improved patient-centered care, a speaker said at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
Inadequate pain management, baseline pain severity linked to pain deterioration
Duloxetine is effective in reducing pain in patients with painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, especially in those receiving drug as initial treatment.
A Canadian study has identified factors associated with opioid prescriptions for severe pain in the elderly: younger age, male sex, comorbid illness, type of cancer, and assessment at home, results of a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology published online February 27 has found.
Intrathecal Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients with Cancer Pain Who Have a Favorable Life-Expectancy
In selected patients with cancer pain on high-cost conventional regimens, intrathecal therapy may become cost-effective as early as seven months following implant, and greater duration of therapy is associated with reduced costs.
International experts reached consensus on the makeup of integration of oncology and palliative care.
Earlier palliative care consultation is associated with lower cost of hospital stay for patients with advanced cancer.
There are gender differences in receipt of end-of-life (EoL) care among terminally ill cancer patients.
Threading the cloak: palliative care education for care providers of adolescents, young adults with cancer
[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] Integration of palliative care at the time of diagnosis enables a supportive partnership with the medical team.
Early initiation of concurrent palliative oncology care improved 1-year survival compared with delayed initiation.
Sedentary behavior was associated with increased levels of treatment-related side effects in breast cancer survivors.
Insomnia symptoms become intensified by cancer treatments and their side effects.
Spousal depressed mood and poor health-related quality of life may increase risk of depressed mood in cancer survivors.
Reciprocal relationship between cancer and neurons at play in cancer tumor proliferation and pain sensitization.
Adding aprepitant is more effective for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in colorectal cancer with oxaliplatin.
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