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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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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 results of a…
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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 PFS, according to…
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Early palliative care may improve quality of life for family caregivers

May 18, 2016
The introduction of palliative care early after a diagnosis of incurable cancer improved the quality of life of the patients’ family caregivers, according to the…
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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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VIDEO: Liquid biopsy technology a ‘major advance’ but still requires validation

May 5, 2016
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The Patient with Multiple Ecchymoses

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Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder that results from a mutation in αIIbß3, an integrin…
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In the Journals

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 the JournalsPerspective

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…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

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…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Early palliative care may improve quality of life for family caregivers

May 18, 2016
The introduction of palliative care early after a diagnosis of incurable cancer improved the quality of life of the patients’ family…

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…

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Supportive care medications, palliative services underused by black women with breast cancer

May 17, 2016
Non-Hispanic black women with stage IV breast cancer used nonopioid supportive medications and hospice care at a lower rate than white women…

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…

Economist: Health care reform not a priority in 2016 election cycle

May 12, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — Gail R. Wilensky, PhD, an economist and senior fellow at Project Hope, said that health care is not likely to play a central…

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Monthly cost of oral cancer drugs rises steadily over time

April 28, 2016
The cost of oral cancer drugs in their first year on the market has increased significantly since the year 2000, according to a research letter…

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Cancer diagnosis increases risk for mental disorders, psychiatric medication use

April 28, 2016
Patients diagnosed with cancer faced an increased risk for common mental disorders — such as depression, anxiety and stress reaction/adjustment…

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