Research in Review

Texas Oncology, Aetna Collaborate to Improve Patient Care Through Clinical Pathways

Texas Oncology and Aetna partnered to provide a practice-based program that reduced costs while maintaining adherence to treatment pathways and patient satisfaction in Medicare patients.

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ASCO Releases Review of Prominent Commercial Clinical Pathway Vendors

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Task Force assessed 6 national pathway vendors to compare their products against the ASCO Criteria for High-Quality Clinical Pathways.

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Real-World Outcomes of Patients With NSCLC Treated With PD-1 Inhibitors After Approval

Certain subgroups of patients with NSCLC are underrepresented in clinical trials for newly approved PD-1 inhibitors and are needed to inform real-world treatment decisions.

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Multiple Myeloma, Lymphoma Respond Differently to Treatment for Anemia

A comparative effectiveness study analyzed response to anemia supportive treatment for patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma.

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Health Care Utilization High for Hospitalized Patients With Advanced Cancer

Clinical Pathways for Myeloid Growth Factors Lead to Appropriate Use

A poster presentation at AMCP Nexus 2017 found that the implementation of a clinical pathway increased the appropriate use of myeloid growth factors for patients receiving myelosuppressive cancer chemotherapy.

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High Risk of Preventable and Mitigable Adverse Events in Cancer Care

Researchers have identified a significant burden of adverse events across the cancer care continuum, including preventable or mitigable events.

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Patients with mantle cell lymphoma should be stratified based on the status of a specific mutation and considered for alternative first-line therapy.
A recent study uncovered the benefits of adding high-intensity local treatment to systemic therapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
A recent study compared the treatment effects and adverse events of first-line chemotherapy regimens in patients with treatment-naïve DLBCL.
Researchers examined the decision-making processes of patients with breast cancer to understand why a procedure that does not improve survival is increasingly being considered.