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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642040/global-geriatric-oncology-achievements-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Nienke A de Glas, Tina Hsu, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Christopher Steer, Ana Patricia Navarrete-Reyes, Nicolo Matteo Luca Battisti, Yanin Chavarri-Guerra, Anita O'Donovan, Jose Alberto Avila-Funes, Arti Hurria
The aging of the population is a global challenge. The number of older adults is rapidly growing, leading to an increase in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases associated with aging, such as cancer. Worldwide, older adults account for approximately half of all cancer cases, and this proportion is projected to increase globally. Furthermore, the majority of older adults live in less developed regions, where health systems are generally ill-equipped to provide care for complex chronic conditions. Worldwide, there is paucity of geriatric training, and most of the oncology workforce lacks the skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care for older patients...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636540/implementation-and-utilization-of-the-molecular-tumor-board-to-guide-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Shuko Harada, Rebecca Arend, Qian Dai, Jessica A Levesque, Thomas S Winokur, Rongjun Guo, Martin J Heslin, Lisle Nabell, L Burt Nabors, Nita A Limdi, Kevin A Roth, Edward E Partridge, Gene P Siegal, Eddy S Yang
BACKGROUND: With rapid advances in genomic medicine, the complexity of delivering precision medicine to oncology patients across a university health system demanded the creation of a Molecular Tumor Board (MTB) for patient selection and assessment of treatment options. The objective of this report is to analyze our progress to date and discuss the importance of the MTB in the implementation of personalized medicine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were reviewed in the MTB for appropriateness for comprehensive next generation sequencing (NGS) cancer gene set testing based on set criteria that were in place...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635981/patient-perceived-access-to-care-when-actively-seeking-treatment
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Zachary Pruitt, Susan Sportsman
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine predictors of perceived access to care and reported barriers to care of patients with cancer actively seeking treatment.
. DESIGN: Retrospective secondary data analysis.
. SETTING: U.S. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a national survey with questions about healthcare coverage and access.
. SAMPLE: 1,170 adults with cancer actively seeking treatment.
. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632252/improving-oncology-nurses-knowledge-about-nutrition-and-physical-activity-for-cancer-survivors
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Merel R van Veen, Meeke Hoedjes, Joline J Versteegen, Nienke van de Meulengraaf-Wilhelm, Ellen Kampman, Sandra Beijer
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess what percentage of oncology nurses perceived themselves as having insufficient knowledge to provide advice on nutrition and/or physical activity (PA), which characteristics were associated with nurses' perception, and whether the content and information sources differed among those nurses.
. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study.
. SETTING: A web-based survey among oncology nurses in the Netherlands.
. SAMPLE: 355 oncology nurses provided advice on nutrition; of these, 327 provided advice on PA...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627788/risk-factors-associated-with-treatment-refusal-in-lung-cancer
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Won Na Suh, Kyoung Ae Kong, Yeji Han, Soo Jung Kim, Su Hwan Lee, Yon Ju Ryu, Jin Hwa Lee, Sung Shine Shim, Yookyung Kim, Jung Hyun Chang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of lung cancer is increasing with longer life expectancy. Refusal of active treatment for cancer is prone to cause patients to experience more severe symptoms and shorten survival. The purpose of this study was to define the factors related to refusal or abandonment of active therapy in lung cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 617 patients from medical records from 2010 to 2014. Two groups were formed: 149 patients who refused anti-cancer treatment and allowed only palliative care were classified into the non-treatment group, while the remaining 468 who received anti-cancer treatment were classified into the treatment group...
June 19, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621217/occupational-therapists-with-oncology-exposure-perceived-needs-on-adults-and-older-adults-with-cancer-related-cognitive-impairments
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Sara S Ulfers, Christine Berg
Cancer-related cognitive impairments (CRCI) can limit participation in meaningful activities before, during, and after cancer treatment. This study explored occupational therapists' perceived knowledge gaps and needs regarding CRCI in adults and older adults. An online survey was sent to a convenience sample of 60 practitioners at facilities throughout the continuum of care and 176 directors and faculty in accredited occupational therapy programs. Using a snowball sampling approach, recipients were asked to forward the survey to other occupational therapists...
July 2017: OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609273/knowledge-regarding-fertility-preservation-in-cancer-patients-a-population-based-survey-among-brazilian-people-during-the-pink-october-awareness-event
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Mauricio B Chehin, Tatiana Cs Bonetti, Paulo C Serafini, Eduardo LA Motta
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge about the risk of infertility in cancer patients after treatment, and the options for fertility preservation based on a survey carried out during the 2013 Pink October campaign. METHODS: This survey was carried out during the 2013 Pink October event in the most important public park of São Paulo, Brazil. Approximately 900 people expressed interest in learning about breast cancer prevention and fertility preservation by participating in workshops, and 242 people filled out a questionnaire...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606972/patient-driven-second-opinions-in-oncology-a-systematic-review
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Marij A Hillen, Niki M Medendorp, Joost G Daams, Ellen M A Smets
BACKGROUND: Although patient-driven second opinions are increasingly sought in oncology, the desirability of this trend remains unknown. Therefore, this systematic review assesses evidence on the motivation for and frequency of requests for second opinions and examines how they evolve and their consequences for oncological practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant databases were sought using the terms "cancer," "second opinion," and "self-initiated." Included were peer-reviewed articles that reported on patient-initiated second opinions within oncology...
June 12, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605222/supporting-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-oncology-provider-perceptions-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-unmet-needs
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Anne C Kirchhoff, Brynn Fowler, Echo L Warner, Samantha T Pannier, Douglas Fair, Holly Spraker-Perlman, Jeff Yancey, Brad Bott, Carolyn Reynolds, R Lor Randall
Few studies have assessed oncology providers' perceptions of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients' unmet needs. In this statewide survey (N = 91), we found that most providers recognize the financial, insurance, and late effects needs of their AYA cancer patients. However, employment, education, behavioral health, sexuality, and social and family issues were endorsed by less than half of providers as areas where AYAs needed assistance. Few providers felt that their AYA cancer patients had unmet needs for these same concerns...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602711/patients-perceptions-and-attitudes-on-recurrent-prostate-cancer-and-hormone-therapy-qualitative-comparison-between-decision-aid-and-control-groups
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Rita Gorawara-Bhat, Siobhan O'Muircheartaigh, Supriya Mohile, William Dale
OBJECTIVE: To compare patients' attitudes towards recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) and starting hormone therapy (HT) treatment in two groups-Decision-Aid (DA) (intervention) and Standard-of-care (SoC) (Control). METHODS: The present research was conducted at three academic clinics-two in the Midwest and one in the Northeast U.S. Patients with biochemical recurrence of PCa (n=26) and follow-up oncology visits meeting inclusion criteria were randomized to either the SoC or DA intervention group prior to their consultation...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598227/integration-of-a-palliative-care-intervention-into-community-practice-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-and-lessons-learned-with-implementation
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Huong Q Nguyen, Thomas Cuyegkeng, Tieu O Phung, Karisa Jahn, Tami Borneman, Mayra Macias, Nora Ruel, Betty Ferrell
BACKGROUND: A notable gap in the evidence base for outpatient palliative care (PC) for cancer is that most trials were conducted in specialized oncology or academic centers with limited translation and further evaluation in "real-world" settings. Health systems are desperate for guidance regarding the most effective and sustainable PC service models. OBJECTIVE: Describe the study protocol to evaluate the dissemination of a previously tested nurse-led PC intervention (PCI) for patients with lung cancer and their family caregiver in community-based settings, lessons learned in adapting and implementing the PCI, and implications for future dissemination-translational efforts Design: Two-group, prospective sequential, quasi-experimental design with Phase 1 (Usual care) followed by Phase 2 (Intervention) setting/subjects...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597253/effectiveness-of-a-standardized-patient-education-program-on-therapy-related-side-effects-and-unplanned-therapy-interruptions-in-oral-cancer-therapy-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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C Riese, B Weiß, U Borges, A Beylich, R Dengler, K Hermes-Moll, M Welslau, W Baumann
PURPOSE: Oral agents for cancer treatment are increasingly prescribed due to their benefits. However, oral cancer medications are difficult to handle and have a considerable potential for side effects. This type of therapy requires a high level of self-management competence by the patient. A standardized patient education program provided by physicians and oncology nurses may positively influence the handling of oral agents. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of a standardized patient education program provided by specially trained oncology nurses on therapy management regarding side effects and unplanned therapy interruptions...
June 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596257/developments-in-molecular-testing-and-biosimilars
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Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Elizabeth A Nardi, Lisa Korin Lentz, Jeffrey A Crawford, C Lyn Fitzgerald, Robert W Carlson
Molecular testing and biosimilars offer the potential for increased access to targeted treatment options and reduction in healthcare costs, but come with significant challenges in ensuring patient access to innovation in cancer care while maintaining safe, effective, ethical, and affordable treatment options. As providers, payers, patients, and the larger healthcare systems become inundated with a wide variety of molecular diagnostics and an increased number of biosimilars coming to market, it will be important to understand regulatory guidance and policy implications relating to the appropriateness of molecular testing and the clinical use of biosimilars in cancer care...
June 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596016/multi-disciplinary-summit-on-genetics-services-for-women-with-gynecologic-cancers-a-society-of-gynecologic-oncology-white-paper
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Leslie M Randall, Bhavana Pothuri, Elizabeth M Swisher, John P Diaz, Adam Buchanan, Catherine T Witkop, C Bethan Powell, Ellen Blair Smith, Mark E Robson, Jeff Boyd, Robert L Coleman, Karen Lu
OBJECTIVE: To assess current practice, advise minimum standards, and identify educational gaps relevant to genetic screening, counseling, and testing of women affected by gynecologic cancers. METHODS: The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) organized a multidisciplinary summit that included representatives from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Society Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), and patient advocacy groups, BrightPink and Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)...
June 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591011/being-fully-present-gains-patients-attribute-to-a-telephone-delivered-parenting-program-for-child-rearing-mothers-with-cancer
#16
Amy J Walker, Frances M Lewis, Hebah Al-Mulla, Zainab Alzawad, Nai-Ching Chi
BACKGROUND: Oncology nurses can assist patients in gaining skills and confidence in multiple areas of illness self-management, including parenting skills. Child-rearing parents with cancer are a unique population because they must self-manage their illness and also help their child manage the intrusion of cancer on everyday life. The telephone offers an inexpensive channel for nurses to assist mothers in developing competencies to parent their child. The acceptability and attributed gains from such telephone services are unknown...
June 7, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587603/vienna-summer-school-on-oncology-how-to-teach-clinical-decision-making-in-a-multidisciplinary-environment
#17
Carola Lütgendorf-Caucig, Philipp A Kaiser, Alexandra Machacek, Cora Waldstein, Richard Pötter, Henriette Löffler-Stastka
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision making in oncology is based on both inter- and multidisciplinary approach. Hence teaching future doctors involved in oncology or general health practice is crucial. The aim of the Vienna Summer School on Oncology (VSSO) as an international, integrated, undergraduate oncology course is to teach medical students interdisciplinary team communication and application of treatment concepts/algorithms in a multidisciplinary setting. METHOD: The teaching is based on an inter- and multidisciplinary faculty and a multimodal education approach to address different learning styles...
June 6, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586259/implementation-of-advance-care-planning-in-oncology-a-review-of-the-literature
#18
Christine M Bestvina, Blase N Polite
Advance care planning (ACP) should be initiated early and be readdressed often for patients with cancer. This directive is expressed in the Institute of Medicine's report, "Dying in America," and is a component of several quality metrics, including ASCO's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Oncology Care Model. Although simple in concept, implementation in practice is challenging. A variety of patient education tools exist in several different forms, including pamphlets, guidebooks, and question prompt lists, with the strongest data supporting the use of video decision aids that depict cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566103/developing-a-toolkit-to-measure-implementation-of-concurrent-palliative-care-in-rural-community-cancer-centers
#19
Lisa Zubkoff, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Maria Pisu, Dilip Babu, Imatullah Akyar, Tasha Smith, Gisella A Mancarella, Lucy Gansauer, Margaret Murray Sullivan, Keith M Swetz, Andres Azuero, Marie A Bakitas
OBJECTIVE: Despite national guidelines recommending early concurrent palliative care for individuals newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer, few community cancer centers, especially those in underserved rural areas do so. We are implementing an early concurrent palliative care model, ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) in four, rural-serving community cancer centers. Our objective was to develop a "toolkit" to assist community cancer centers that wish to integrate early palliative care for patients with newly diagnosed advanced cancer and their family caregivers...
June 1, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561709/practice-model-for-advanced-practice-providers-in-oncology
#20
Jamie Cairo, Mary Ann Muzi, Deanna Ficke, Shaunta Ford-Pierce, Katrina Goetzke, Diane Stumvoll, Laurie Williams, Federico A Sanchez
According to ASCO, the number of practicing oncologists has remained stable despite growth demands, leading to an overall shortage in many areas of the country. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are advanced practice providers (APPs) who can assist in the provision of support and care to patients with cancer, but the role of the APP in the oncology setting has not been well defined. There exists a variety of different practice patterns for APPs who work in oncology, and the lack of role definition and absence of an established practice model are considered leading causes of APP attrition...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
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