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Oncology / Hematology General

CIPN: A Guide for Prevention & Management

Mar 23, 2015

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common treatment-related adverse effect that can significantly affect long-term quality of life and interfere with cancer treatments. The pain ca...

A Look at Smoking Among Cancer Survivors

Feb 01, 2015

The 2014 Surgeon General’s Report concluded that smoking by cancer patients and survivors increases overall mortality, cancer- specific mortality, and risk for second primary cancers. Studies have f...

Assessing the Surgical Care of Breast Cancer

Jan 23, 2015

Clinical trials have shown that survival rates appear to be similar for patients with early-stage breast cancer who are treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation or with mastectomy. “Howe...

Enhancing Care With Robotic Prostatectomy

Jan 12, 2015

During the last decade, the number of robot-assisted prostatectomies performed in the United States has risen steadily throughout the country. Several factors have led to more complex patients being o...

CT-Based Lung Cancer Screening in HIV

Dec 29, 2014

Studies have found that patients with HIV have a two- to five-fold greater risk of lung cancer when compared with patients from the general population. Other research has suggested that CT-based lung ...

Cancer Care as a Business Decision

Nov 26, 2014

My wife is a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She works with a very good Internist who gives her a lot of independence in managing her patients, but always backs her up when she needs advice. She is w...

Colorectal Cancer Resections in the Aging Population

Nov 07, 2014

According to recent estimates, about half of all cancers and 70% of all cancer deaths occur in people aged 65 and older. Gastrointestinal cancers, especially colorectal cancer (CRC), are among the mos...

The Diabetes–Cancer Link: Coming to a Consensus

Nov 03, 2014

In 2009, allegations that insulin causes cancer grabbed headlines. Experts from the American Diabetes Association and American Cancer Society evaluated this relationship but could neither confirm nor ...

ACS 2014: Assessing Online Sources on Prostate Cancer Screening

Oct 30, 2014

The Particulars: Data indicate that patients are increasingly using the internet to obtain health-related information. In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released recom...

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Oct 24, 2014

In 2005, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) first published evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for using sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in patients with early-stage breast cancer. I...

Surrogate Decision Making for Older Hospitalized Adults

Oct 19, 2014

The aging population has led to a greater number of older adults being hospitalized with various conditions, but many of these individuals have impaired cognition. “These patients often face major d...

A Conservative Approach to Lymph Node Removal

Oct 13, 2014

Until recently, guidelines recommended complete axillary node dissection in women with breast cancer for whom their sentinel node biopsy was positive. However, patients who undergo this procedure rout...

Guiding Follow-Up Care in Breast Cancer

Sep 22, 2014

In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued practice guidelines on the follow-up and management of patients with breast cancer who have completed primary therapy with curative int...

Promoting Thyroid Cancer Awareness

Sep 19, 2014

According to recent estimates, approximately 62,980 people in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2014, a nearly 5% increase from 2013. The incidence is rapidly increasing among...

Medicine 2064

Sep 17, 2014

Medicine 2064 With Dr. Daniel Kraft Curing half of the world's known cancers, granting movement to the paralyzed, preventing Alzheimer's. Visionary medical expert Dr. Daniel Kraft believes all ...

Trends in Averted Cancer Deaths

Sep 15, 2014

The chart below depicts the total number of cancer deaths averted from 1991 to 2010. ...

Optimizing Patient Health Before Surgery

Sep 10, 2014

Throughout the United States, there has been a call to action to improve the quality and safety of surgical care while decreasing costs. In the state of Washington, clinicians have taken a unique appr...

Optimizing Approaches to Treating Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Sep 05, 2014

According to the Joint Committee on Cancer, the 10-year survival rates for stages I, II, III, and IV medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) are 100%, 93%, 71%, and 21%, respectively. Guidelines from the Ameri...

Relieving Pain in Colorectal Surgery

Aug 22, 2014

Researchers have developed enhanced recovery pathways (ERP) to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions in colorectal surgery patients. “ERP protocols use a set of standardized pre- and postoperativ...

Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Assessing Long-Term Results

Aug 22, 2014

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 233,000 new cases and more than 29,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2014. Although the disease can be serious, most men will not die from it....