Lidocaine Reduces Pain During Sexual Intercourse for Breast Cancer Survivors
As a greater number of patients are living beyond a cancer diagnosis, the management of health issues related to the persistent and late effects of cancer treatment is important and essential to long-term improvements in health.
February 23, 2016
Combination Vaccine and Docetaxel May Improve Survival for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Results from an open-label, phase II, randomized clinical trial comparing docetaxel alone or in combination with PANVAC, a viral-vector cancer vaccine, in patients with metastatic breast cancer suggest that the vaccine may have some clinical benefit.
February 16, 2016
Cancer healthcare advocacy
“Big Data” Will Be at the Forefront of NINR Science
Advances in technology are changing the world, and nowhere is that more impactful than the provision of health care. Nurses are on the forefront of patient care and understand the multitude of components involved in treating people and educating on symptom management.
February 11, 2016
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection May Be Associated With Affordable Care Act
A new study has found an increase in the number of women younger than 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer. Researchers concluded that it is most likely the effect of the Affordable Care Act.
February 02, 2016
Oncology clinical trials
Research Helps Guide Shared Decision Making in Cancer Clinical Trials
At the onset, patients diagnosed with cancer can feel a loss of control. Research has shown that when patients and providers participate in shared decision making (SDM), both parties find greater satisfaction in the overall decision and adherence to the treatment plan improves.
February 02, 2016
Aspirin Post-Diagnosis for Gastrointestinal Cancer Linked to Improved Survival
Researchers studying 14,000 patients with gastrointestinal cancer in the Netherlands have found that patients who took aspirin following their diagnosis were twice as likely to be alive after four years as those who did not take the drug.
January 26, 2016
Why Your Patients Need to Get Up, Get Moving
What’s one of the most common symptoms reported by patients with cancer? Fatigue. Regardless of diagnosis, it seems that nurses are constantly looking for ways to help their patients fight against the symptoms brought on by their disease and its treatment.
January 21, 2016
African American Women’s Breast Cancer Rates Are Now Equivalent to Caucasian Women
For the first time, the incidence of breast cancer among African American women in the United States is equal to that of Caucasian women, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.
January 12, 2016
Cancer health disparities
Preventable Colorectal Cancer Death Rates Take a Large Economic Toll
Disparities in colorectal death rates take a large toll on the national economy, with the greatest burden on poorer, less well-educated communities, according to a study presented at the Eighth American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.
January 05, 2016
Cancer risk prevention
Vegetarian Diets May Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States and is expected to cause close to 50,000 deaths in 2015. However, a new observational study has found that a vegetarian diet could significantly reduce the risk of developing the disease.
June 23, 2015
Smartphone Gamers Decode Six Months of Cancer DNA Data in One Month
Researchers at Cancer Research UK have reported that in one month, “citizen scientists” have used a new smartphone game, Play to Cure: Genes in Space, to analyze DNA data that would have taken a scientist six months to analyze manually.
June 17, 2014
Oncology clinical trials
Better Understand Oncology Clinical Trial Data With This Quick Reference Guide
Oncology clinical trial results form the backbone of oncology medicine. How well do you understand the tables, plots, and statistics generated as a result of clinical research? During the recent ONS Congress, many presenters displayed new study data using charts with naturalistic names, such as waterfall, skyline, forest, and spider plots.
May 12, 2014