Practice Management | Integrative Care

Achieving DSC Certifications With Certified Nurse Specialists
April 20, 2021

Improving patient care may be possible for institutions achieving Disease-Specific Care certifications with certified nurse specialists at the helm.

Study Highlights Gaps in Supportive Care for Older Patients With Cancer Undergoing Surgery
March 18, 2021

One year after surgery, patients aged 70 years or older experienced moderate-to-severe tiredness, poor well-being, and lack of appetite.

Women of Minority Race/Ethnicity, Lower Socioeconomic Status Experience Lower Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Access
February 27, 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.

Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: Recommending Patient-Reported Outcomes of Pain for Cancer Care
December 22, 2020

The latest episode of the “Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go” podcast discusses a review article on patient-reported outcomes of cancer-related pain.

USMSTF Releases New Guidelines on Management of Malignant Colorectal Polyps
December 02, 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.

FDA Issues Final Guidance to Improve Diversity in Clinical Trials
November 11, 2020

The final guidance provides the agency’s current thinking regarding steps to broaden eligibility criteria in clinical trials through inclusive trial practices, trial designs, and methodological approaches.

ASTRO Releases New Clinical Guidelines for Use of Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
October 30, 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.

Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care May Lead to Increase in Cancer Morbidity and Mortality
October 30, 2020

This study found that the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care in the US has led to decreases and delays in identifying new cancers, as well as the delivery of treatment.

USPSTF Recommends Lowering CRC Screening Age to 45
October 28, 2020

For the first time, the draft recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force indicate that screening for colorectal cancer begin at age 45.

Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: Cancer Care Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 28, 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.