Patient-Provider Communication on Immunotherapy Can Be Improved
Guidelines regarding healthcare provider communication about immunotherapy do not currently exist. Researchers sought to determine patient and provider preferences for this type of information and to identify barriers to communication about immunotherapy. The study’s findings were presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.
FDA Funds Research Into Health Disparities
Disparities continue to create a wide gap in health in the United States. Many factors can contribute to a person’s health, and we still have much to learn about the issue. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will be dedicating research funding to find out more about how lifestyle impacts health.
Nurse Becomes Acting Surgeon General; Representative Roybal-Allard Calls for Funding Scientific Research; Gottlieb Nomination for FDA Commissioner Sent to Senate
After former President Obama’s surgeon general was asked to resign by the Trump administration, the White House appointed Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, as acting surgeon general.
Annual Cancer Report Identifies Significant Increases in Survival
As part of its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer for 1975-2014, a group of organizations and agencies identified significant increases in cancer survival in the United States, with survival rates more than doubling for eight cancers.
FDA Announces Oncology Center of Excellence
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced, through the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs, that it has established the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE). Longtime FDA official, Richard Pazdur, MD, has been named to lead the division as its first director. The OCE will make oncology “the first disease area to have a coordinated clinical review of drugs, biologics and devices across the agency’s three medical product centers,” according to the FDA.
Palliative Care, Opioids, and Biomarkers Lead NIH's 2016 Research Year in Review
Mammography Cutoffs Should Be Based on Individual Health History
Statin Use May Improve Overall Survival From Multiple Myeloma
What Is ONS’s Stance on Handling Chemotherapy While Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Trying to Conceive?
One of the questions that ONS commonly receives in the clinical inbox (email@example.com) is whether nurses who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive can safely administer or handle chemotherapy and other hazardous drugs.
Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Smoking Causes Higher Proportion of Cancer Deaths in Southern States
CDC Releases Study on Breast Cancer Rates by Age and Ethnicity
Inotuzumab Ozogamicin May Improve Survival in ALL
Maintenance Treatment May Prolong Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Surgery Prolongs Survival for Patients With NSCLC
Poliovirus May Be Key to Treating Glioblastoma
Pembrolizumab Associated With Long-Term Survival in Advanced Melanoma
Pretreatment Anemia Predicts Poor Survival From NSCLC
New Class of Drugs Shows Promise in Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Sorafenib Adverse Events May Be More Common in Thyroid Cancer
What Nurses Need to Know About Talimogene Laherparepvec for Advanced Melanoma
Prostate Radiotherapy May Increase Bladder Cancer Risk
Blinatumomab May Induce Remission in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory ALL
Radiation Plus Chemotherapy Improves Survival From Low-Grade Gliomas
Proteins Targeting Tumor Microenviroment May Block Metastatic Ovarian Cancer Growth
Study Links Bladder Cancer Subtype to Breast Cancer
Low-Dose Metformin May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Adenomas
New Treatment Approach May Be Effective for Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
Discarded Excess U.S. Cancer Drugs Cost $1.8 Billion per Year
Annual Report on the Status of Cancer Released
Imaging Tests Are Overused in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Missing Radiation Therapy Sessions Increases Risk of Recurrence
National Cancer Moonshot Initiative Could Learn From Open-Source Data Ideas
More Research Is Needed for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers
Periodontal Disease May Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Especially in Women Who Smoke
Psychological Morbidities Linked to Young Adult Survivors of Blood Cancers
Association Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Leukemia Risk
President Addresses Precision Medicine at White House Summit
“You can match a blood transfusion to a blood type...what if matching a cancer cure to our genetic code was just as easy, just as standard? What if figuring out the right dose of medicine was as simple as taking our temperature?”