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ASCO issues recommendations for the inclusion of older adults in clinical trials

July 20, 2015

ASCO has issued recommendations calling for federal agencies and cancer researchers to include older adults in clinical trials.

Over 60% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. occur in people aged 65 years or older. However, this population remains underrepresented in clinical trials, therefore leading to a lack of evidence to inform treatment decisions for this population, according to a press release.

Paula T. Rieger RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN Meeting HighlightsPublication Exclusive

Oncology nurses showcase ‘passion for excellence’ at 40th ONS Congress

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2015
Paula T. Rieger, RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN
The Oncology Nursing Society 40th Annual Congress brought together more than 3,000 nurses with a passion for excellence in the care they provide, as well as a desire to…
Mikkael A. Sekeres In the Journals

Older patients with AML underutilize end-of-life care

June 10, 2015
Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia seldom received hospice services and palliative care at the end of life, according to the results of a retrospective…
In the Journals

Geriatric patients with cancer at risk for potentially inappropriate medication use

May 22, 2015
The prevalence of polypharmacy, excessive polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medicine use was high among senior patients with cancers, according to results of a…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

Diagnosis and Management of Hemophilia

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of the patient with hemophilia supplemented with a case…
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for…
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Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO In the Journals

ASCO issues recommendations for the inclusion of older adults in clinical trials

July 20, 2015
ASCO has issued recommendations calling for federal agencies and cancer researchers to include older adults in clinical trials.Over 60% of cancers…
Paula T. Rieger RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN Meeting HighlightsPublication Exclusive

Oncology nurses showcase ‘passion for excellence’ at 40th ONS Congress

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2015
Paula T. Rieger, RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN
The Oncology Nursing Society 40th Annual Congress brought together more than 3,000 nurses with a passion for excellence in the care they provide, as…
Mikkael A. Sekeres In the Journals

Older patients with AML underutilize end-of-life care

June 10, 2015
Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia seldom received hospice services and palliative care at the end of life, according to the results of a…
In the Journals

Geriatric patients with cancer at risk for potentially inappropriate medication use

May 22, 2015
The prevalence of polypharmacy, excessive polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medicine use was high among senior patients with cancers…
In the JournalsPerspective

Laparoscopic radical cystectomy conferred favorable long-term survival outcomes

May 4, 2015
Patients with muscle-invasive or high-risk bladder cancer experienced favorable RFS, OS and cancer-specific survival outcomes after undergoing…
In the Journals

Older patients, women face greater risk for emergency cancer diagnosis

May 4, 2015
Older individuals were at an increased risk for the diagnosis of lung and colorectal cancers during emergency presentation, according to results of a…
Sunit Das, MD, PhD In the Journals

Hypofractionated radiation, temozolomide effective in elderly patients with glioblastoma

April 17, 2015
Hypofractionated radiotherapy or temozolomide monotherapy may be a viable treatment option for elderly patients with glioblastoma multiforme…
In the Journals

Adjuvant chemotherapy may improve lung cancer outcomes in older patients

February 25, 2015
Adjuvant chemotherapy may improve survival for older patients with stage I non–small cell lung cancer, according to an analysis of the…
Justin E. Bekelman, MD In the JournalsPerspective

Radiation plus hormone therapy benefited older men with prostate cancer

January 21, 2015
The addition of radiation therapy to androgen deprivation therapy improved survival among elderly men with locally advanced prostate cancer…
Anja Mehnert, PhD In the Journals

One-third of cancer patients experienced anxiety, mental health disorders

October 6, 2014
About one in three patients with cancer experienced some level of clinically relevant mental health challenge, such as anxiety, depressive disorders…
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