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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.
Early initiation of concurrent palliative oncology care improved 1-year survival compared with delayed initiation.
Routine data collection and feedback at point-of-care improves most patient outcomes in hospice and palliative care.
A third of patients beginning palliative care die within a week.
Greatest risk of burnout in palliative care for younger doctors and those working more than 50 hours per week.
Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Limited time, support, and case management among barriers that hinder ability to provide palliative care.
Research indicates the addition of the time from prostatectomy to radiation therapy was not significant for adverse events.
Almost half of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors with pain interference (PI) during the initial phase of care have continued PI post-treatment.
Adding aprepitant to ondansetron is effective in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in pediatric patients.
Acupuncture may be an effective treatment for patients with thyroid cancer who experience radioactive-iodine-induced (RAI)-induced anorexia.
For patients with breast cancer, use of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, goserelin, protects against ovarian failure.
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