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Emotional distress may lead to unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer

Emotional distress may lead to unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer
February 20, 2017

Men with emotional distress after a prostate cancer diagnosis may be more likely to choose aggressive treatment, such as surgery rather than active surveillance, according to published findings.

“The good news is that there’s already a shift in the field toward being more concerned about cancer patients’ emotional well-being,” Heather Orom, PhD, assistant dean for equity, diversity and inclusion at the School of Public Health and Health Professions of University at Buffalo, told HemOnc Today. “What this study tells us is that we should be concerned about prostate cancer patients’ well-being from the point of diagnosis, not just after treatment.”

Meeting News

Liquid biopsies identify potential new treatment targets for advanced prostate cancer

February 14, 2017
A liquid biopsy test identified a number of genetic changes in cell-free circulating-tumor DNA of patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to a study scheduled…

FDA: More adolescents with cancer should be included in adult trials

February 13, 2017
Enrollment of adolescents in oncology trials remains significantly lower than that of children. Consequently, the FDA has urged the research community to enroll more…
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Use of metaphors may improve participation in clinical trials

February 11, 2017
The use of metaphors for explaining randomization could ease the difficulty in recruiting patients to participate in randomized clinical trials, according to a study…
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In the Journals Plus

Emotional distress may lead to unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer

February 20, 2017
Men with emotional distress after a prostate cancer diagnosis may be more likely to choose aggressive treatment, such as surgery rather than active…

Meeting News

Liquid biopsies identify potential new treatment targets for advanced prostate cancer

February 14, 2017
A liquid biopsy test identified a number of genetic changes in cell-free circulating-tumor DNA of patients with advanced prostate cancer, according…

FDA: More adolescents with cancer should be included in adult trials

February 13, 2017
Enrollment of adolescents in oncology trials remains significantly lower than that of children. Consequently, the FDA has urged the research…

In the Journals Plus

Use of metaphors may improve participation in clinical trials

February 11, 2017
The use of metaphors for explaining randomization could ease the difficulty in recruiting patients to participate in randomized clinical trials…

‘Explosive growth’ of interventional oncology prompts formation of new society

February 10, 2017
The board of directors for World Conference on Interventional Oncology, a nonprofit association that supports and promotes the field, has established…

Eight updates in cancer prevention

February 10, 2017
National Cancer Prevention Month, established by a U.S. Senate resolution and observed every February since 2004, is intended to draw attention to…

Commentary

Changes to immigration, health policies will create economic havoc, increase ‘human cost’

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2017
Barbara Burtness, MD
President Donald J. Trump’s campaign was anti-immigrant from the day it was announced. The Trump campaign website detailed anti-immigrant…

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Single 8-Gy radiotherapy dose reduces pain from bone metastases

February 9, 2017
Patients with one or two painful bone metastases reported pain reduction after treatment with a single 8-Gy dose of radiotherapy, according to a…

Payment reform, ‘runaway growth’ of 340B top new Community Oncology Alliance president’s priorities

February 9, 2017
Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP, CEO and managing director of clinical research at New York Cancer Specialists in Long Island, N.Y., has been elected…

Better physician–patient communication needed about costs of cancer care

February 7, 2017
Physicians’ willingness to communicate with patients about the cost of cancer care appeared associated with improved patient satisfaction and…

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