Candice Roth, MSN, RN, CENP, Reviews Creation of Electronic Treatment Pathways at Levine Cancer InstituteMarch 21st 2022
During the Association of Community Cancer Centers 48th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, Candice Roth, MSN, RN, CENP, spoke about electronic pathways embedded in electronic medical records.
Women of Minority Race/Ethnicity, Lower Socioeconomic Status Experience Lower Digital Breast Tomosynthesis AccessFebruary 27th 2021
Given these study findings, investigators suggested that future efforts should address racial/ethnic, educational, financial, and geographic barriers to receiving digital breast tomosynthesis screening at the facility level.
USMSTF Releases New Guidelines on Management of Malignant Colorectal PolypsDecember 2nd 2020
The guidance is intended to inform gastroenterologists of how to assess lesions for endoscopic features associated with cancer, discuss how these factors guide endoscopic management, and to outline the factors that frame whether to advise surgery after a malignant polyp has been endoscopically resected.
ASTRO Releases New Clinical Guidelines for Use of Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Rectal CancerOctober 30th 2020
The updated guidelines outlined indications and best practices for pelvic radiation treatments, as well as the integration of radiation with chemotherapy and surgery for patients with stage II to III disease.
Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: Cancer Care Management During the COVID-19 PandemicOctober 28th 2020
The newest episode of Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go speaks with 2 authors of an article from the October Issue of the journal ONCOLOGY focusing on effective cancer care management during the coronavirus pandemic.
Older Patient and Caregiver Prognostic Estimates Suggest Need for Prognostic InterventionsOctober 24th 2020
Researchers indicated that these findings demonstrate a need for interventions to improve prognostic understanding between older patients with advanced cancer, caregivers, and health care professionals.
Older Adults with Cancer Not Represented Proportionately in Clinical Trials According to StudyOctober 23rd 2020
A study led by researchers from City of Hope found that there is not a significant enough effort being made to representing older adults with cancer in clinical trial populations for new cancer drugs.
Machine Learning Intervention Triples Serious Illness Conversations Among Oncology CliniciansOctober 22nd 2020
An intervention that delivered machine learning mortality predictions with behavioral nudges to oncology clinicians significantly increased the rate of serious illness conversations among all patients included in this study.
Pay-for-Performance Increases Prescribing of Evidence-Based Cancer Drugs, Does Not Yield Cost SavingsOctober 16th 2020
This is the first study to demonstrate how a national insurer’s voluntary pay-for-performance program can successfully alter prescribing patterns among oncologists in order to provide higher-quality cancer care.
Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: The Psychological Aspect of Patients in Phase 1 Clinical TrialsOctober 14th 2020
The latest episode of Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go explores an article from the September issue of the journal ONCOLOGY regarding the psychological states of patients enrolling in phase 1 clinical trials.
Re-Evaluating Standard Clinical Trial Practices as a Result of COVID-19October 2nd 2020
Researchers suggested that the current situation be used as an opportunity to re-evaluate standard practices for clinical trials in order to make them more accessible and less stressful for potential patients and thus allow for broader participation.
Systemic Review Finds Large Differences Between Hazard Ratios of Small Events at Interim Analyses of TrialsSeptember 5th 2020
A systemic review of oncology clinical trials found a large difference between unadjusted and bias-adjusted hazard ratios when the number of events at interim analysis was small.
The Role of Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Changes in Care Among Low-Income PatientsSeptember 4th 2020
The authors suggested that the “results of the current study have provided valuable insight into chronic medication adherence and health care use in a low-income population of patients with and without cancer.”
ESMO Releases Recommendations on Next-Generation Sequencing for Metastatic CancersAugust 26th 2020
The recommendations were developed on the basis of the ESMO Scale for Clinical Actionability of molecular Targets (ESCAT) ranking for genomic alterations occurring in the 8 cancers responsible for the most deaths worldwide.
Psychosocial Oncology Professionals Report Severe Disruptions in Care Due to COVID-19August 20th 2020
Results from a survey of psychosocial oncology professionals suggested that “there are significant ongoing concerns about funding and how services and research activity will be maintained in coming months and years.”