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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.

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Almost 40% of patients undergoing palliative radiotherapy to treat symptomatic bone metastases experienced pain flare, according to an observational study.

According to a recent study, treatments aimed at preventing skeletal-related events in patients with advanced cancer and bone metastases could reduce pain and the need for opioids.

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.


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