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Palliative Radiotherapy in Elderly Patients With Bone Metastases Improves Quality of Life

Palliative radiotherapy is an effective means of alleviating pain and improving overall quality of life in elderly patients with bone metastases, according to a new study.

Palliative and Supportive Care

Results of a single-institution study found the risk for fracture among survivors of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation increased by nearly eight times.

The best management of distress in a lung cancer patient involves aggressive physical symptom control, attention to concerns about death, and psychosocial support for the patient and his or her caregivers, as well as management of more typical psychiatric symptoms.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio), a biosimilar of filgrastim (Neupogen), and the first such agent to be approved in the United States.

ONS has released a position paper on palliative care, emphasizing its importance throughout cancer treatment and the critical role of nurses.

An FDA advisory panel unanimously endorsed EP2006, a biosimilar of filgrastim, a biologic used to treat neutropenia caused by chemotherapy treatment.

According to three associated and recently published large randomized studies, while about 75% of cancer patients with major depression do not receive any treatment for their depression, a new system of integrating depression treatment into cancer patient care can transform patient outcomes.

Her recent history was marked by a rather rapid decline over the past 2 months. Long dormant melanoma now spread widely. Her family filled the room. She sat there, still, eyes closed, the pale yellow of advanced liver failure painted on every inch of her body.

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