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.
A Survival Advantage for Older Patients with LS-SCLC who Receive Both Chemotherapy and Radiation? Yes, says a Study in JCO
Jan 04, 2016
According to a new Journal of Clinical Oncology article that looked at 8,637 older patients with LS-SCLC, at the three-year mark, 22% of older patients who received chemoradiotherapy were alive, compared to 6.3% among those who received chemotherapy alone.
Dec 21, 2015
Doctors and staff working as part of the non-profit Project Medishare teamed up with Hospital Bernard Mevs, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the University of Florida, to launch a breast cancer treatment program in the span of three months.
Dec 07, 2015
In the low-dose morphine group, 88.2% experienced a 20% pain reduction; in the weak opioids group, the rate was 57.7%.
Nov 23, 2015
A study in JCO explores how the risk of basal cell carcinoma is affected by external sources of estrogen and reproductive factors, such as age of first period, which affect the levels of estrogen in a woman’s body.
A Simulation-Based Education Program for Nurses Reduces Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
Nov 09, 2015
A study published in the JOP reviews the effect of task simulation to educate nurses on the use, care, and maintenance of central venous catheters (CVCs) on the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infections at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Oct 25, 2015
By Shira Klapper, Senior Writer/Editor
Oct 19, 2015
This study found that serial imaging is not associated with increased overall survivial among survivors of DLBCL who had achieved complete response (CR).
Sep 30, 2015
A research team out of Cleveland Clinic carried out an intervention that significantly reduced the time between when patients with febrile neutropenia presented to the emergency department and when those patients received antibiotics.
Adding Breast Density and Benign Breast Disease into a Risk Assessment Tool increases Ability to Predict Risk of Breast Cancer
Sep 08, 2015
Among the various breast cancer risk assessment tools currently available, the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) is the only one to include breast density as a risk factor (click here to see the online risk calculator). However, the BCSC has not included benign breast...
For Some Patients, Symptoms of Oxaliplatin-Induced Neuropathy Do Not Abate Between Cycles: Findings from a Phase III Trial
Aug 31, 2015
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) revealed several new findings about the four main symptoms of oxaliplatin-induced acute neuropathy and how these symptoms play out over time among oncology patients in a clinical setting. Neuropathy manifests as pain, numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the feet, hands,...