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.
Women with Breast Cancer Who Receive Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Have New, Persistent Symptoms After Primary Treatment
Feb 16, 2016
The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found significant differences in the physical health component of quality of life between women who received endocrine therapy and those who did not.
Would Women with Breast Cancer Prefer to Receive an Antidepressant for Anxiety or Depression from their Oncologist?
Feb 01, 2016
According to a recent study in the Journal of Oncology Practice, 60.4% of women diagnosed with stage 0-IV breast cancer within the last 5 years were willing to accept an antidepressant from an oncologist, while only 26.3% preferred treatment from a mental health professional.
Jan 19, 2016
According to a study in the Journal of Oncology Practice, culturally congruent care is characterized by an alignment between patients’ needs, preferences, and expectations on one side and clinicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and skills on the other.
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).