Exclusive Journals Coverage articles provide quick insight and additional author perspectives on select studies recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice.
In Sri Lanka, Cultural Norms Dictate Hiding Cancer Diagnoses From Patients, But Patients Want to Know
Oct 10, 2016
Long-accepted practice in Sri Lanka is for doctors to share a patient’s cancer diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis only with family, and to hide the information from the patient, but patients want information.
Sep 27, 2016
As a result of the 5-plus year war in Syria, the country faces severe shortages in the availability of oncologists and pathologists, as well as severely limited access to treatments such as chemotherapy and specialized surgery.
Sep 20, 2016
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology assessed whether women from various racial and ethnic groups have differing risks of developing and dying (incidence and mortality) from lung cancer. The study’s first author, Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, discusses her findings.
Factors Associated with Later-Stage Clinical Presentation Among Patients with Breast Cancer in Uganda
Aug 16, 2016
To address the rising rate of breast cancer incidence in Uganda, and the late stage at which many women present to the clinic, a survey was developed that would give insight into several factors that might influence stage at presentation.
Jul 05, 2016
In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers reported that an 11-item tool, including geriatric assessment items, given to 250 patients with cancer, age 65 and older, was able to predict a patient’s risk of chemotherapy toxicity.
Jun 14, 2016
A study in the JCO found that among patients with melanoma, lower levels of vitamin D are associated with lower OS, lower melanoma-specific survival, and shorter DFS—and that these outcomes are independent of systemic inflammatory response.
Can Surveillance Improve Early Detection and Overall Survival for People at Risk for Pancreatic Cancer?
Jun 07, 2016
A study carried out across three cancer centers in Europe assessed whether surveillance and screening for people with a genetic risk of pancreatic cancer (PDAC) improved detection rates of early-stage PDAC, or precursor lesions (PRLs), and improved overall survival (OS), compared to the general population of patients with PDAC.
Apr 25, 2016
A study published online, ahead of print, February 1, 2016, in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) assessed how medical residents and fellows view the role of palliative care.
Apr 11, 2016
Patients with breast cancer who want to manage hot flashes with complementary medical treatments, but want to know that those treatments have a basis in research, might find encouragement in a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). The randomized controlled trial found that acupuncture—the ancient practice of...
Mar 28, 2016
A 2007 report, commissioned by ASCO and written by the AAMC Center for Workforce Studies, proposed that oncology nurse practitioners and physician assistants could take on increased patient-care roles as a way of addressing an expected, upcoming oncologist shortage.