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Opioid-induced constipation medication may improve OS in advanced cancer

September 22, 2016

Treatment with and response to methylnaltrexone for opioid-induced constipation appeared associated with improved OS in patients with advanced cancers, according to a post-hoc analysis of two randomized trials.

These data suggest that the µ opioid receptor has a role in cancer progression, according to the researchers.

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AACR report: Sustained federal commitment required to accelerate cancer research progress

September 20, 2016
Extraordinary therapeutic advances, a renewed bipartisan commitment to medical research and the launch of the national cancer moonshot initiative have reinforced the…
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Anxiety, depression common in family caregivers of patients with cancer

September 9, 2016
Caregivers of patients with cancer who had a higher caregiving intensity were likely to experience poor self-care, which in turn lead to anxiety, depression and worse…
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Early palliative care improves quality of life, frequency of end-of-life discussions

September 8, 2016
Earlier initiation of palliative care improved quality of life and coping abilities of patients with advanced lung and gastrointestinal cancers, according to study…
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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: Combination therapy with PD-L1, PARP inhibitors appears effective in patients with ovarian, breast cancer

September 8, 2016
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At Issue: Breast Cancer Resource Center

At Issue: Breast Cancer Resource Center

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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

Opioid-induced constipation medication may improve OS in advanced cancer

September 22, 2016
Treatment with and response to methylnaltrexone for opioid-induced constipation appeared associated with improved OS in patients with advanced…

Perspective

AACR report: Sustained federal commitment required to accelerate cancer research progress

September 20, 2016
Extraordinary therapeutic advances, a renewed bipartisan commitment to medical research and the launch of the national cancer moonshot initiative…

Meeting News Coverage

Anxiety, depression common in family caregivers of patients with cancer

September 9, 2016
Caregivers of patients with cancer who had a higher caregiving intensity were likely to experience poor self-care, which in turn lead to anxiety…

Meeting News Coverage

Early palliative care improves quality of life, frequency of end-of-life discussions

September 8, 2016
Earlier initiation of palliative care improved quality of life and coping abilities of patients with advanced lung and gastrointestinal cancers…

Blue ribbon panel presents research road map for cancer moonshot initiative

September 7, 2016
The national cancer moonshot initiative’s blue ribbon panel delivered 10 recommendations to form a 5-year research blueprint to accelerate…

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Cancer caregivers often face great burdens, work long hours

September 7, 2016
Informal caregivers for patients with cancer tended to report a higher burden and spent more hours per week caregiving than caregivers of patients…

Meeting News Coverage

‘Mystery shopper’ study reveals barriers to accessing palliative care

September 6, 2016
One-third of “mystery shopper” callers received limited or inaccurate information regarding palliative care services offered at…

In the Journals Plus now live on Healio.com/HemOnc

August 17, 2016
Healio.com/HemOnc has launched In the Journals Plus, a new feature that will provide busy physicians with summaries of the top articles from leading…

DEA cites lack of safety, abuse potential in rejection of medical marijuana

August 11, 2016
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has announced several actions on marijuana classification and research, as well as hemp cultivation, the…

Report: US makes progress with cancer prevention policies, but some states still fall short

August 11, 2016
Progress has been made across the United States to pass and implement legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to an American…

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