Exclusive Coverage

Exclusive Coverage articles provide quick insight and additional author perspectives on select studies recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice.

24 Aug 2015 04:11 PM
Lab studies have shown that gastric cancer cell lines with low levels of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM)—which plays a key role in activating the repair response to DNA damage—are particularly sensitive to olaparib, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor. PARP inhibitors target tumors with deficiencies in the repair of double-strand...
21 Aug 2015 02:40 PM
When Tucker Davis was diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FL-HCC) in 2008, there was very little information available about this very rare cancer and, as Tucker would soon discover, even fewer treatment options.
10 Aug 2015 04:23 PM
A new study in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP), “Lifestyle Behaviors in Elderly Cancer Survivors: A Comparison with Middle-Age Cancer Survivors,” found that older patients—defined as 65 and older—differ significantly from younger patients in terms of how they perceive behavioral modifications in smoking and alcohol...
04 Aug 2015 09:40 AM
A study in JCO has identified two factors associated with the increased risk of melanoma in survivors of NHL who are 65 years and older—treatment with fludarabine and autoimmune conditions.
20 Jul 2015 04:01 PM
A study out of the Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH) in New Haven, Connecticut, assessed the outcomes of an intervention designed to address barriers clinicians face in documenting patients’ emotional distress. The study, “Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes to Improve Emotional Distress Screening and Assessment in an Ambulatory Oncology Clinic,”...
13 Jul 2015 03:58 PM
Brain irradiation for primary and metastatic brain tumors has long been known to cause neurotoxic effects, including cognitive impairments. Among the 200,000 people yearly who undergo whole-brain irradiation (WBI) and the 15,000 who undergo partial-brain irradiation (PBI)...
06 Jul 2015 04:11 PM
Why do some women with breast cancer discontinue adjuvant hormone therapy, such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors? That’s the question at the heart of a study carried out by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and the University of Maryland, Baltimore...
29 Jun 2015 04:23 PM
Numerous studies have shown that patients who receive early palliative experience greater physical health and quality of life—and that these benefits extend to patients’ families as well. Studies have also shown that palliative care, which includes the management of symptoms such as pain, nausea, and anxiety; psychosocial counseling; and...
22 Jun 2015 04:03 PM
For years now, researchers have been turning the neat, legible, type-written notes within electronic health records (EHRs) to uncover a treasure-trove of patient data...
15 Jun 2015 04:00 PM
“ . . . if you’re deciding who to test for mutations based on family history, you’re going to miss a lot of people who are carriers.”

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