Supportive Care

Evaluation of Insomnia

Details for evaluating insomnia and a list of the major categories of sleep disorders.

Antiemetic Medications

A list of drugs used for the treatment of nausea. The chart includes the formulations, strengths, and usual doses for each antiemetic drug product.

Managing Adverse Events in the Era of Immunotherapy

Managing Adverse Events in the Era of Immunotherapy

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

Cancer-specific Reference Values Established for PROMIS Domains

Cancer-specific Reference Values Established for PROMIS Domains

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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.

Workplace Discrimination Still a Challenge for Patients With Cancer

Workplace Discrimination Still a Challenge for Patients With Cancer

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Study authors suggest that oncologists and oncology providers can help design effective, personalized workplace accommodations for patients with cancer.

Clinician Communication, Perceived Burden Critical for Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy

Clinician Communication, Perceived Burden Critical for Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy

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Patients who reported better clinician communication or an improved satisfaction with their treatment were more likely to be adherent.

Interprofessional Teams To Improve Oncology Care

Interprofessional Teams To Improve Oncology Care

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Interprofessional practice provides benefits to patients, team members, and the health care system, by working collaboratively to support and assist each other.

Proposed US Budget Cuts: Effects on Cancer Research

Proposed US Budget Cuts: Effects on Cancer Research

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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.

Hospital Readmission Reduction Program May Unfairly Penalize Hospitals

Hospital Readmission Reduction Program May Unfairly Penalize Hospitals

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The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program may unfairly penalize hospitals if 30-day readmission rates are the only metric for care quality.

Neurofeedback May Reduce Chemo-induced Neuropathy

Neurofeedback May Reduce Chemo-induced Neuropathy

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Electroencephalogram neurofeedback appears to be effective at alleviating symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

FDA Approves Telotristat Ethyl for Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea

FDA Approves Telotristat Ethyl for Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea

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The FDA has approved telotristat ethyl (Xermelo) for the treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in combination with somatostatin analog.

In-House Specialty Pharmacies Improve Quality of Care

In-House Specialty Pharmacies Improve Quality of Care

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Adding in-house specialty pharmacies to cancer centers improves quality of care and reduces medication errors for patients taking oral anticancer therapies.

Mental Health Conditions Associated With Increased Hospital Visits

Mental Health Conditions Associated With Increased Hospital Visits

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Among patients with breast or prostate cancers, mental health conditions are associated with increased outpatient visits, hospital admissions.

United States Immigration Ban: Concerns Over Health and Scientific Progress

United States Immigration Ban: Concerns Over Health and Scientific Progress

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ASCO released a statement condemning the implicit limitations to medical advances of the immigration restrictions imposed by President Trump.

Question Prompt Lists and End-of-life Care Discussions

Question Prompt Lists and End-of-life Care Discussions

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Participation in a coaching session with a question prompt list (QPL) increased the number of questions asked by patients during an oncology visit.

Abuse-deterrent Morphine ER Approved for Chronic Pain

Abuse-deterrent Morphine ER Approved for Chronic Pain

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The FDA has approved morphine sulfate extended-release tablets (Arymo ER) for the management of pain.

The Dashboard of Happiness

The Dashboard of Happiness

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Dr Barbara Burtness of Yale University's School of Medicine discusses the relationship between happiness and clinical practice in oncology.

Determining the Role of Gender in Oncology Trial and Treatment Outcomes

Determining the Role of Gender in Oncology Trial and Treatment Outcomes

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Differences between the sexes are known in a variety of cancers, but the reasons remain unclear.

Seven States Approve Some Form of Marijuana Initiative

Seven States Approve Some Form of Marijuana Initiative

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CTA spoke with Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, to better understand how clinicians are reacting to these legalizations and how she responds to patients asking about cannabis use.

PHQ-2 Questionnaire Effective in Screening for Mood Disorders Among Patients With Cancer

PHQ-2 Questionnaire Effective in Screening for Mood Disorders Among Patients With Cancer

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In screening for mood disorders among patients with cancer, the PHQ-2 diagnostic tool demonstrates effective psychometric properties.

Financial Hardship Common Among Cancer Survivors and Warrants Patient-Provider Discussion

Financial Hardship Common Among Cancer Survivors and Warrants Patient-Provider Discussion

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Financial hardship is common among cancer survivors in the US, and can be a psychologically and economically debilitating burden.

Unnecessary Antiemetic Drug Treatment May Be Common Among Patients Receiving Chemo

Unnecessary Antiemetic Drug Treatment May Be Common Among Patients Receiving Chemo

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Many patients with cancer who receive intravenous chemotherapy who are at low emetic risk may receive unnecessary prophylactic antiemetic drug treatment.

ASCO: Integration of Palliative Care Guidelines Updated

ASCO: Integration of Palliative Care Guidelines Updated

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline on the integration of palliative care into standard oncology care has been updated.

New Online Tool May Reduce Cancer Survivors' Cognitive Impairment From Chemotherapy

New Online Tool May Reduce Cancer Survivors' Cognitive Impairment From Chemotherapy

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This inexpensive, web-based treatment may help patients overcome cognitive issues from chemotherapy.

Education Is Paramount for Cancer Prevention

Education Is Paramount for Cancer Prevention

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Educating the public about risk factors and prevention strategies remains a major challenge to cancer prevention.

Treatment Facility Volume Linked to Mortality in Multiple Myeloma

Treatment Facility Volume Linked to Mortality in Multiple Myeloma

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Patients with multiple myeloma who received care at higher-volume treatment facilities had a lower risk of death.

Psychological Stress and Chronic Illness Among Survivors of Cancer

Psychological Stress and Chronic Illness Among Survivors of Cancer

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Chronic health conditions related to previous cancer treatments may cause emotional distress among survivors.

Denosumab Non-inferior to Zoledronic Acid for Delaying Time to Skeletal-related Event

Denosumab Non-inferior to Zoledronic Acid for Delaying Time to Skeletal-related Event

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Denosumab (Xgeva) is non-inferior to zoledronic acid in delaying the time to first on-study skeletal-related event among patients with multiple myeloma.

Signature Subtyping May Guide Personalized Therapy in PDAC

Signature Subtyping May Guide Personalized Therapy in PDAC

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Among patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the use of gene signature-based subtyping may guide personalized therapy.

Adequate Follow-up May Lower Suicide Risk Among Young Cancer Survivors

Adequate Follow-up May Lower Suicide Risk Among Young Cancer Survivors

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Adequate follow-up may be needed to prevent suicide among young cancer survivors.

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