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One ‘Serious Question’ Helps Clinicians Identify Patients Nearing End of Life
A simple one-question tool may help oncologists more accurately predict cancer patients’ prognoses and know when to initiate end-of-life discussions.
Patient Navigation in Head and Neck Cancer Could Reduce Treatment Delay
By introducing a patient-centric navigation system, researchers were able to provide treatment recommendations to the majority of patients with head and neck cancer within a 2-week period.
Nurses Play Key Roles in Geriatric Cancer Clinics
Oncology and advanced practice nurses are key players in developing and managing specialized clinics that combine geriatrics and oncology care, according to a recent study.
Standard Cancer Pain Scale Scores Often Fall Short
Modifying pain intensity scales to include frequency as well as intensity of pain may be a more accurate and efficient way of screening cancer patients for pain.
FDA Approves New Drug For Chemo-Related Nausea and Vomiting
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved rolapitant for the prevention of delayed phase nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
Cancer Survivors Diagnosed as Teens at Risk for Cognitive Problems
Cancer survivors who were diagnosed as teens often experience emotional distress and neurocognitive dysfunction, interfering with social development as adults.
Cancer Survivors May Face Challenges Trying to Adopt
Cancer survivors may face discrimination by adoption agencies, many of which require medical histories and statements of health to be shared with birth mothers.
Practical Management of Adverse Events Associated With Afatinib
In this video from the 2015 ONS meeting, Dr. Sipples talks about effective management of side effects for patients taking afatinib, an oral, targeted agent for lung cancer.
Nurse Practitioners Communicating Bad News to Cancer Patients
In this video from the 2015 ONS meeting, Dr. Gwyn talks about nurse practitioners delivering bad news to patients by utilizing the SPIKES protocol.
Assessment of Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness, Preferences in Jordan
In this video from the 2015 ONS meeting, Dr. Omran discusses the high-risk of colorectal cancer among the Jordanian population and the need to promote more screening awareness.
Chemo Education Classes Empower Patients
At ONS Congress 2013, Peggy Scott explains how chemotherapy education classes at The Emily Couric Cancer Center, now in place for 2 years, have put patients at the center of their care and prepared them to start treatment (abstract 129532).
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