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Advanced care planning rates increase modestly among patients with cancer

September 4, 2015

Read the Perspective from Christine A. Zawistowski, MD

The use of advanced care planning among patients with cancer increased modestly between 2000 and 2012, according to an analysis of prospectively collected survey data.

A significant increase in the designation of a durable power of attorney accounted for most of the increase. Researchers observed no significant changes in use of end-of-life discussions or living wills.

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health care and coverage…
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Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college…
FDA News

FDA approves Varubi for chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting

September 2, 2015
The FDA today approved rolapitant for the treatment of delayed-phase nausea and vomiting in patients with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy.Rolapitant (Varubi…
Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of myeloid clonal hemopathies with heterogeneous clinical…
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VIDEO: Biomarkers, checkpoint inhibitor data highlights of AACR Annual Meeting

VIDEO: Biomarkers, checkpoint inhibitor data highlights of AACR Annual Meeting

April 29, 2015
John Ebos, PhD, assistant professor of oncology in the department of cancer genetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer only accounts for 3% of cancer cases, but it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death…
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In the JournalsPerspective

Advanced care planning rates increase modestly among patients with cancer

September 4, 2015
The use of advanced care planning among patients with cancer increased modestly between 2000 and 2012, according to an analysis of prospectively…

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health…
Worth Building

Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for…
FDA News

FDA approves Varubi for chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting

September 2, 2015
The FDA today approved rolapitant for the treatment of delayed-phase nausea and vomiting in patients with cancer who are undergoing…
In the Journals

Precision medicine techniques show promise for pediatric patients with relapsed, refractory cancer

September 1, 2015
The incorporation of integrative clinical sequencing data into the management of relapsed, refractory or rare cancers in children or young adults…
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO In the Journals

Rapid growth of genetic genomic testing leads to ASCO policy statement update

August 31, 2015
ASCO updated its policy statement on genetic and genomic testing for cancer susceptibility.The statement highlights the way new technologies have…
Mikkael A. Sekeres In the Journals

ED interventions reduce time to treatment of febrile neutropenia

August 31, 2015
The implementation of an intervention pathway reduced the time to administration of necessary antibiotics in the emergency department among adult…
In the Journals

Readmission rates may skew hospital quality measurements

August 31, 2015
Readmission rates were an ineffective measure of a hospital’s quality because they did not take into account readmissions from different…
Institution Notes

MD Anderson appoints orthopedic oncology department chair

August 29, 2015
Valerae O. Lewis, MD, has been named chair of the department of orthopedic oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.Lewis…
Alberta L. Wang In the Journals

Risk protocol identifies patients with cancer not allergic to carboplatin, oxaliplatin

August 28, 2015
Patients with cancer who had a history of presumed carboplatin- and oxaliplatin-induced hypersensitivity reaction did not appear allergic to the…
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