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Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors

Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors
July 25, 2016

Approximately one in 12 patients with a common primary tumor were diagnosed with a second primary malignancy between 1992 and 2008, according to results of a SEER analysis.

Further, more than one-half of these patients died of their second malignancy. Lung cancer was the most common second primary malignancy.

Fox Chase Cancer Center announces staff appointments

July 25, 2016
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced three staff appointments. Rajeswari Nagarathinam , MD, has joined the department of pathology at Fox…
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Delirium frequently underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancers

July 25, 2016
Delirium occurs frequently but appears underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancer who presented in the ED, according to the results of a randomized observational…
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Most hematologic oncologists accept standard quality end-of-life measures

July 18, 2016
A nationwide cohort of hematologic oncologists deemed a majority of standard oncology end-of-life measures appropriate for patients with blood cancers, according to…
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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VIDEO: Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD, reviews treatment options, potential of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in ALL

July 22, 2016
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2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

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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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In the Journals Plus

Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors

July 25, 2016
Approximately one in 12 patients with a common primary tumor were diagnosed with a second primary malignancy between 1992 and 2008, according to…

Fox Chase Cancer Center announces staff appointments

July 25, 2016
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced three staff appointments. Rajeswari Nagarathinam , MD, has joined the department of…

In the Journals Plus

Delirium frequently underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancers

July 25, 2016
Delirium occurs frequently but appears underdiagnosed in patients with advanced cancer who presented in the ED, according to the results of a…

In the Journals

Most hematologic oncologists accept standard quality end-of-life measures

July 18, 2016
A nationwide cohort of hematologic oncologists deemed a majority of standard oncology end-of-life measures appropriate for patients with blood…

In the Journals

Olanzapine prevents nausea in patients treated with emetogenic chemotherapy

July 13, 2016
Olanzapine significantly improved nausea prevention among previously untreated patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy, according to the…

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Cancer center advertising expenditures more than triple since 2005

July 11, 2016
Cancer treatment centers in the United States spent $173 million on advertising in the year 2014, according to a research letter published in JAMA

National Institute of Nursing Research provides palliative care support materials for patients, families

July 6, 2016
The National Institute of Nursing Research released new evidence-based materials to help support and care for family members of children with serious…

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Systemic inflammation worsens quality of life in patients with advanced cancer

July 6, 2016
Systemic inflammation was associated with poorer quality of life among patients with advanced cancer independent of performance status, according to…

AACR president: ‘Full spectrum’ of cancer research must remain priority

June 29, 2016
Nancy E. Davidson, MD, director of University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, took over as president of the American Association for Cancer Research…

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Palliative care associated with negative stigma, impending death

June 17, 2016
Patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers perceived palliative care negatively and associated it with end-of-life care, according to the…

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