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Improvements needed to better integrate PCPs into cancer survivorship care

Improvements needed to better integrate PCPs into cancer survivorship care
February 24, 2017

Several cancer survivorship care models are available to help integrate primary care providers into the long-term follow-up care of cancer survivors.

However, limited data exist on the effectiveness of these models, as well as the specific roles primary care providers actually play, according to a series of papers published in The Lancet Oncology.

Sapacitabine fails to improve OS in elderly patients with AML

February 23, 2017
The phase 3 SEAMLESS study — designed to evaluate sapacitabine in elderly patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia — failed to meet its primary…

Many patients lack knowledge about advances in cancer diagnostics, treatment

February 22, 2017
A majority of patients with cancer and their caregivers lack sufficient knowledge about advances in diagnostic and treatment options, according to results of a survey…
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Many nonelderly cancer survivors alter prescription drug use to save money

February 21, 2017
Nearly one-third of nonelderly Americans recently diagnosed with cancer change their prescription drug use for financial reasons, according to an analysis published in…
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Improvements needed to better integrate PCPs into cancer survivorship care

February 24, 2017
Several cancer survivorship care models are available to help integrate primary care providers into the long-term follow-up care of cancer survivors…

Sapacitabine fails to improve OS in elderly patients with AML

February 23, 2017
The phase 3 SEAMLESS study — designed to evaluate sapacitabine in elderly patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia — failed…

Many patients lack knowledge about advances in cancer diagnostics, treatment

February 22, 2017
A majority of patients with cancer and their caregivers lack sufficient knowledge about advances in diagnostic and treatment options, according to…

In the Journals Plus

Many nonelderly cancer survivors alter prescription drug use to save money

February 21, 2017
Nearly one-third of nonelderly Americans recently diagnosed with cancer change their prescription drug use for financial reasons, according to an…

Society leaders: 2017 likely to be time of ‘unprecedented’ advances in hematology, oncology

February 20, 2017
This calendar year could be a pivotal one for oncology and hematology research, drug approvals and clinical trial results. In 2016, several new…

Five articles that raise awareness about persistent clinical trial disparities

February 17, 2017
Clinical trials contribute to the overall understanding of cancer biology and help to advance treatment options and improve patient outcomes…

FDA: More adolescents with cancer should be included in adult trials

February 13, 2017
Enrollment of adolescents in oncology trials remains significantly lower than that of children. Consequently, the FDA has urged the research…

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Use of metaphors may improve participation in clinical trials

February 11, 2017
The use of metaphors for explaining randomization could ease the difficulty in recruiting patients to participate in randomized clinical trials…

‘Explosive growth’ of interventional oncology prompts formation of new society

February 10, 2017
The board of directors for World Conference on Interventional Oncology, a nonprofit association that supports and promotes the field, has established…

Eight updates in cancer prevention

February 10, 2017
National Cancer Prevention Month, established by a U.S. Senate resolution and observed every February since 2004, is intended to draw attention to…

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