A prophylactic therapy is effective in preventing treatment-associated mild-to-moderate bone pain in breast cancer. READ MORE

Conferences

Better communication across medical departments can lead to improved outcomes for patients with cancer.

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Supportive care most often refers to efforts such as blood transfusions, anticoagulant use, and drug management strategies.

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Features

The essential role of patient navigation and care coordination services in helping patients to adhere to their treatment plans.

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News

A prophylactic therapy is effective in preventing treatment-associated mild-to-moderate bone pain in breast cancer.

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An early palliative care consultation may relieve financial burden up to 28% for patients with advanced cancer.

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Adherence to antiemetic regimens is poor among patients receiving emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, likely due to a lack of awareness among clinicians of guidelines for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

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Researchers have identified numerous predictors of rehospitalization among individuals with advanced cancer in the year following diagnosis.

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Research in Review

Results of a recent survey showed that for patients with cancer requiring palliative care, some symptoms and care needs are not strongly associated with specific diagnoses.

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Adherence to distress screening protocols could lead to 18% fewer ER visits and 19% fewer hospitalizations.

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Resources

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a new guideline that outlines best practices for cancer clinicians when communicating with patients and their families.

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