News tagged with journal of clinical oncology

Income affects oncology clinical trial participation

(HealthDay)—Oncology patients with lower income, even older patients with access to Medicare, are significantly less likely to participate in clinical trials, according to research published online Jan. ...

Jan 16, 2013
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Surgery doesn't up pediatric neuroblastoma outcomes

(HealthDay)—For pediatric patients with stage 4 neuroblastoma, surgery of the primary tumor site has no impact on outcomes, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Jan 15, 2013
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Alkylating agent linked to therapy-related leukemia

(HealthDay)—For patients treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), cumulative doses of alkylating agent (AA) is associated with the risk of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome (t-AML/MDS), ...

Jan 15, 2013
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Radiation therapy use low in end-stage cancer

(HealthDay)—Although the overall use of radiation treatment among elderly end-stage cancer patients is low during their final month of life, many receive more than 10 days of treatment, according to a study ...

Jan 13, 2013
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E-mail prompts improve code status documentation

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced lung cancer, prompting oncologists via e-mail successfully improved both the rate and timing of outpatient code status documentation in patients' electronic health ...

Jan 05, 2013
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Nurse-led monitoring improves cancer-related fatigue

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced cancer, nurse-led monitoring and optimized treatment of physical symptoms significantly improves cancer-related fatigue, according to research published online Jan. ...

Jan 04, 2013
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