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Study Characterizes Pneumonitis Risk With Immunotherapeutic Agents
Pneumonitis occurs in approximately 5% of cancer patients treated with anti–PD-1/PD-L1 immunotherapy agents.
When to Use Prophylactic Antibiotics in Neutropenic Patients
Current guidelines recommend antimicrobial prophylaxis with fluoroquinolones in patients at high risk for infection-related morbidity and mortality, but this practice provides a short-term benefit to individual patients.
Dexrazoxane Can Mediate Cardiotoxicity in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Survivors of childhood cancers are at significantly increased risk of cardiotoxicity if treated with anthracyclines, according to a new review of the literature.
New Frailty Index Associated With Outcomes in Older Patients on Chemotherapy
A largely self-administered comprehensive geriatric assessment can be used to create a deficit-accumulation frailty index in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Laser Moxibustion Appears to Lessen Cancer-Related Fatigue
An infrared laser-based version of the traditional Chinese medicinal technique known as moxibustion was found to improve cancer-related fatigue.
Delirium Common in Advanced Cancer Patients Visiting ER
Ten percent of advanced cancer patients have developed delirium, but it is often missed by emergency department physicians.
Young Cancer Survivors Lack Information on Fertility Issues and Options
Young adult female cancer survivors have unmet informational needs regarding reproductive issues and decisional conflict regarding fertility preservation.
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