Conferences

Presenters called for new ways to evaluate the success of novel agents for the treatment of breast cancer. 
Active surveillance for patients with low-risk prostate cancer can provide similar quality of life to that of men living without cancer.
Quality metrics may not lead to better overall survival in patients with surgically resected stage 3 colon cancer.
With more than 7000 abstracts and presentations, the 2016 ASCO Quality Care Symposium continued its commitment to bettering the quality of cancer care.
A study presented at the conference reported some key tools that can be implemented to improve physician adherence to clinical pathways, which encourage best practices for treatment of a variety of cancer types. 
Patients with early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging tests despite recommendations against doing so. 
A tool integrating costs associated with common cancer treatments with electronic medical records was beneficial to both physicians and patients, according to results of a study presented at the conference.
Another year of advancements for blood-based diseases were presented at the American Society of Hematology's 2015 Annual meeting (December 3-6; San Diego, CA).
New research has propelled the advance of novel treatment methods for diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Supportive care most often refers to efforts such as blood transfusions, anticoagulant use, and drug management strategies.