‘Betting on a miracle’ a barrier to prognostic understanding among patients with advanced cancer

January 23, 2020
Religious belief can be a source of comfort and hope for patients with cancer and their families. Additionally, the advent of targeted cancer…

In the Journals

Physicians should counsel patients on safe use of cannabis edibles

January 20, 2020
Physicians need to better promote open discussions with patients who express interest in cannabis on their use of edibles, enable counseling on safe…

Fox Chase Cancer Center announces faculty appointments

January 5, 2020
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced two faculty appointments. Dylan R. Sherry, MD, will join the pain and palliative care program in the…

In the JournalsPerspective

Prediction model shows potential for identifying cancer survivors at risk for opioid misuse

January 3, 2020
A novel predictive model appeared to identify cancer survivors at increased risk for opioid misuse, according to study results published in Journal

Cleveland Clinic appoints breast medical oncology director

October 26, 2019
Halle Moore, MD, has been appointed director of breast medical oncology at Cleveland Clinic. Moore also will serve as co-director of the…

Meeting NewsPerspective

African Americans, Hispanics less likely than whites to use hospice for pancreatic cancer

October 23, 2019
African American and Hispanic patients who underwent pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer appeared less likely than their white counterparts to…

Meeting News

Anxiety, depression linked to pain intensity among patients with cancer

October 23, 2019
Higher levels of anxiety and depression among patients with cancer appeared to be associated with more severe disease-related pain, according to…

Advanced Practice

Primary palliative care education vital for APRNs to help meet ‘tremendous need’

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2019
Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, FAAN
More than 1.7 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer and approximately 607,000 are expected to die of the disease this…

In the Journals

Palliative care linked to survival benefit in advanced lung cancer

September 19, 2019
Palliative care appeared associated with survival benefits among patients with advanced lung cancer, according to results of a retrospective study…


Light therapy could prevent cancer treatment-related oral mucositis

September 6, 2019
Light therapy appeared to be an effective intervention for the prevention of painful oral mucositis associated with cancer treatment, according to…

Depression, anxiety increase risk for opioid use, death among breast cancer survivors

August 29, 2019
Mental health comorbidities such as depression and anxiety increased risks for opioid use and mortality among older breast cancer survivors…


Programs aim to address ‘pending and widening gap’ in palliative care workforce

August 22, 2019
The field of palliative care appears to be moving in two opposite directions. Demand for services continues to increase as more people with chronic…

New Jersey ‘Aid in Dying’ law for terminally ill takes effect

August 1, 2019
New Jersey has become the eighth state to allow terminally ill patients to request a prescription from a physician for medication to end their…


Should oncology practices be required to publicly report measures of end-of-life care intensity?

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2019
POINT First, one needs to be comfortable divulging outcome and process results. Clinicians traditionally have not done this. Cardiothoracic surgeons…

Cover Story

Aggressive end-of-life care: A disservice to patients

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2019
The availability of more effective and less toxic anticancer agents has made it increasingly difficult for clinicians to discern when to discontinue…

In the Journals

Single-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy appears effective for bone metastases pain relief

July 18, 2019
Patients with painful bone metastases demonstrated higher rates of pain response with high-dose, single-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy

Cleveland Clinic program reveals room to reduce opioid prescriptions after breast surgery

July 2, 2019
A Cleveland Clinic program reduced the volume of opioids prescribed to patients who underwent breast surgery, according to study results presented…

In the JournalsPerspective

Default order in EMR reduces unnecessary imaging for patients with advanced cancer

June 27, 2019
Introducing a default physician order into electronic medical records significantly reduced unnecessary daily imaging during palliative radiotherapy…

In the Journals

Chronic pain inhibits daily life for 1 in 6 cancer survivors

June 20, 2019
About one in three cancer survivors, representing nearly 5.4 million people in the United States, reported experiencing chronic pain, with one in six…

Meeting News

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH: When treating patients, ‘our core goal is to enable their goals’

June 1, 2019
CHICAGO — When treating