Side Effect Management

Managing Adverse Events in the Era of Immunotherapy

Managing Adverse Events in the Era of Immunotherapy

The novelty of immunotherapies means that physicians and patients lack extensive experience dealing with them.

Patients With CLL With High Cancer-Specific Stress May Benefit From Psychological Intervention

Patients With CLL With High Cancer-Specific Stress May Benefit From Psychological Intervention

The impact of cancer-specific stress on psychological and physical functioning among patients with CLL was not previously well-understood.

Exercise: A Growing Role in Lung Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survival

Exercise: A Growing Role in Lung Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survival

Regular exercise can help patients with cancer deal with issues related to weight gain during treatment.

Can Vismodegib Induce Melanoma in Patients Treated for Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Can Vismodegib Induce Melanoma in Patients Treated for Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Two cases raise the question of whether abnormal activation of the hedgehog signaling pathway can lead to a protective effect on melanomas.

Antidepressants May Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

Antidepressants May Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

Previous epidemiological studies have indicated inconsistent results regarding the correlation between antidepressant use and ovarian cancer risk.

Pediatric Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia May Have Elevated Cancer Risk

Pediatric Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia May Have Elevated Cancer Risk

Short-term incidence of leukemia, lymphoma, and brain cancer may be higher in children who were hospitalized with pneumonia.

ITP Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

ITP Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Previous studies showed that there may be an association between ITP and CVD — especially among those who undergo splenectomy — but evidence is conflicting.

Depressed Patients With Head and Neck Cancer May Have Higher Mortality Rates

Depressed Patients With Head and Neck Cancer May Have Higher Mortality Rates

Among patients with cancer, those with head and neck cancer have among the highest rates of depression.

In the Clinic: Managing Malignant Pleural Effusions

In the Clinic: Managing Malignant Pleural Effusions

Management of malignant pleural effusions should be tailored to the particular patient, depending on preference, prognosis, and variety of underlying disease.

Does Depression Increase the Risk for Mortality Among Patients With Cancer?

Does Depression Increase the Risk for Mortality Among Patients With Cancer?

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.

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