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.
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,”...
Alzheimer’s Drug Associated with Significant Cognitive Improvements Among Recipients of Brain Irradiation
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)...
Jul 06, 2015
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...
Jun 29, 2015
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...
Jun 22, 2015
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...
Jun 15, 2015
“ . . . 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.”
Jun 08, 2015
A new JCO study found that smokers recently diagnosed with cancer were significantly more likely to quit smoking than smokers who had not been diagnosed with cancer.
From Illumination to Innovation: Visualizing the Future — The 2015 Presidential Address by Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO
May 30, 2015
Watch an exclusive video of Dr. Peter Yu delivering his Presidential Address at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Children Treated for ALL Experience Varying Levels of Cognitive Deficits—and Genetic Susceptibility to Oxidative Stress Might be a Factor
May 18, 2015
Numerous studies have shown that children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) experience increased rates of cognitive deficits in terms of attention span, working memory, and processing complex information.
Benefits of Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Extend Beyond 10 Years; Survival Increases with Number of Cycles
May 11, 2015
Several clinical trials have shown that for women with ovarian cancer, IP chemotherapy–which allows the drugs to be delivered directly into the peritoneum at a 20- to 1000-fold greater concentration than IV chemotherapy—confers survival advantages.