Exclusive Journals Coverage

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.

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.
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...
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,...
Aug 24, 2015
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...
Aug 10, 2015
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...
Aug 04, 2015
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.
Jul 20, 2015
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,”...
Jul 13, 2015
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)...