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This study's information can inform policy issues, particularly the collection of patient-reported outcome data and its use in clinical practice.
Study authors suggest that oncologists and oncology providers can help design effective, personalized workplace accommodations for patients with cancer.
Patients who reported better clinician communication or an improved satisfaction with their treatment were more likely to be adherent.
Interprofessional practice provides benefits to patients, team members, and the health care system, by working collaboratively to support and assist each other.
According to the AACI, proposed budget cuts by the White House would likely mean a cut of close to $1 billion for the National Cancer Institute.
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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.
Clifford Pukel, MD, discusses from an immunological standpoint the mysterious phenomenon of spontaneous regression.
Availability of important services and adequacy of care are among the factors explaining low numbers of patients with hematologic cancers being referred for hospice care.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline on the integration of palliative care into standard oncology care has been updated.
Despite the availability of palliative and supportive care at major cancer centers, patients may encounter barriers to accessing these services.
The early integration of palliative care shortly after diagnosis of some incurable cancers improves both a patient's coping abilities and overall quality of life.
Among patients with cancer, those with head and neck cancer have among the highest rates of depression.
Management of malignant pleural effusions should be tailored to the particular patient, depending on preference, prognosis, and variety of underlying disease.
As failure to recognize depression symptoms contributes to the association between mortality and depression in cancer patients, early recognition and treatment with pharmacologic and/or psychologic support is essential for improving outcomes.
Access to treatment should be considered as important as the research leading to clinical improvements.
While some researchers are attempting to determine whether cannabis has any anti-tumor activity, the FDA recommends that patients do not listen to websites touting the benefits of cannabidiol.
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