Palliative care should be provided with cancer care early in the course of illness for all patients with advanced disease, according to a new guidance statement from ASCO and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
A simple one-question tool may help oncologists more accurately predict cancer patients’ prognoses and know when to initiate end-of-life discussions.
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.
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.
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.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved rolapitant for the prevention of delayed phase nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
Cancer survivors who were diagnosed as teens often experience emotional distress and neurocognitive dysfunction, interfering with social development as adults.
Cancer survivors may face discrimination by adoption agencies, many of which require medical histories and statements of health to be shared with birth mothers.
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.
In this video from the 2015 ONS meeting, Dr. Gwyn talks about nurse practitioners delivering bad news to patients by utilizing the SPIKES protocol.