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Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity

Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity
May 27, 2016

An assessment tool comprised of clinically relevant questions and specific treatment information accurately predicted risk for chemotherapy toxicity in a majority of older patients with cancer, according to the results of a validation study.

Older adults face an increased risk for chemotherapy toxicity during cancer treatment; as such, they are less likely to be offered chemotherapy than their younger counterparts.

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Value in cancer care must ‘start with patients, not dollars’

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
The skyrocketing cost of cancer care has come under intense criticism from patients and health care providers.Several promising treatments — including traditional…
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Geriatric events increase morbidity, costs among older patients who undergo cancer surgery

May 24, 2016
Older individuals who underwent cancer surgery appeared likely to experience geriatric events, such as falls and fractures, delirium and dehydration.These events —…

‘Surge’ in unnecessary CT scans significantly increases cancer risks

May 23, 2016
A single standard CT scan may increase the risk for fatal cancer in one of every 2,000 patients, according to FDA data.Repeat or excessive exposure to ionizing radiation…
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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a heterogeneous condition that encompasses a continuum of disease…
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VIDEO: New approaches demonstrate potential to exploit immune system to treat cancer

April 30, 2016
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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Assessment tool may identify older patients at risk for chemotherapy toxicity

May 27, 2016
An assessment tool comprised of clinically relevant questions and specific treatment information accurately predicted risk for chemotherapy toxicity…

Cover Story

Value in cancer care must ‘start with patients, not dollars’

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
The skyrocketing cost of cancer care has come under intense criticism from patients and health care providers.Several promising treatments —…

In the Journals

Geriatric events increase morbidity, costs among older patients who undergo cancer surgery

May 24, 2016
Older individuals who underwent cancer surgery appeared likely to experience geriatric events, such as falls and fractures, delirium and…

‘Surge’ in unnecessary CT scans significantly increases cancer risks

May 23, 2016
A single standard CT scan may increase the risk for fatal cancer in one of every 2,000 patients, according to FDA data.Repeat or excessive exposure…

In the Journals

Older cancer survivors more likely to experience depression, difficulty with daily activities

May 23, 2016
Older cancer survivors experienced greater declines in physical functioning and an increased risk for depression than age-matched healthy adults…

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Lifestyle changes can reduce cancer incidence, mortality

May 20, 2016
The adoption of healthy lifestyle practices may prevent a large proportion of cancers and reduce cancer mortality in the United States, according to…

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Precision medicine approach improves outcomes in phase 1 trials

May 19, 2016
Patients treated in phase 1 trials designed with a biomarker-based approach for treatment selection demonstrated higher response rates and longer…

Congressional subcommittee debates Medicare Part B demonstration project

May 17, 2016
The U.S. House Energy Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to offer doctor and patient perspectives on planned changes to the Medicare Part B…

Light therapy may alleviate depressive symptoms among cancer survivors

May 16, 2016
Preliminary data from a small randomized study showed light therapy decreased depressive symptoms and normalized circadian rhythms among cancer…

Spirituality linked to better physical, emotional well-being in patients with cancer

May 15, 2016
Heather S.L. Jim, PhD, of the health outcomes and behavior program at Moffitt Cancer Center, and colleagues analyzed data from previously published…

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