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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905680/the-burden-of-childhood-cancer-in-mexico-implications-for-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Roberto Rivera-Luna, Marta Zapata-Tarres, Jaime Shalkow-Klincovstein, Liliana Velasco-Hidalgo, Alberto Olaya-Vargas, Nicole Finkelstein-Mizrahi, Rocío Cárdenas-Cardós, Marco R Aguilar-Ortiz
In Mexico, childhood cancer incidence and mortality have increased in the last decade. Through government actions since 2005, the Popular Medical Insurance (PMI) program for childhood cancer was created. The objective of PMI was to offer early cancer diagnosis, standardized treatment regimens, and numerous pediatric oncology residency programs. It has also accredited 55 national hospitals for the care of these children. Current problems still present under the PMI include shortage of pediatric oncologists and nurses and high rate of abandonment of treatment...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903156/american-society-of-clinical-oncology-obesity-initiative-rationale-progress-and-future-directions
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Jennifer A Ligibel, Dana Wollins
Obesity is increasingly being linked to the risk of developing and dying from cancer. In recognition of the growing contribution of obesity to cancer risk and outcomes, ASCO made obesity and cancer one of its core initiatives in 2014. The goals of this initiative included raising awareness of the relationship between obesity and cancer, providing tools and resources to oncology providers and patients to help encourage conversations regarding weight management in cancer survivors, fostering a robust research agenda, and advocating for access to evidence-based weight management programs for cancer survivors...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882055/determinants-of-patient-delay-in-seeking-diagnosis-and-treatment-among-moroccan-women-with-cervical-cancer
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Fatima Ouasmani, Zaki Hanchi, Bouchra Haddou Rahou, Rachid Bekkali, Samir Ahid, Abdelhalem Mesfioui
Introduction. This study sought to investigate potential determinants of patient delay among Moroccan women with cervical cancer. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2014 to June 2015 at the National Institute of Oncology in Rabat. Data were collected using questionnaire among patients with cervical cancer locally advanced or metastatic (stages IIA-IVB). Medical records were abstracted to complete clinical information. An interval longer than 90 days between discovery of initial symptoms and presentation to a provider was defined as a patient delay...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873183/interdisciplinary-oncology-education-a-national-survey-of-trainees-and-program-directors-in-the-united-states
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Adil S Akthar, Christopher D Hellekson, Sabha Ganai, Olwen M Hahn, Ronald J Maggiore, Ezra E Cohen, Mitchell C Posner, Steven J Chmura, Andrew R Howard, Daniel W Golden
Oncologists must have a strong understanding of collaborating specialties in order to deliver optimal cancer care. The objective of this study was to quantify current interdisciplinary oncology education among oncology training programs across the USA, identify effective teaching modalities, and assess communication skills training. Web-based surveys were sent to oncology trainees and program directors (PDs) across the USA on April 1, 2013 and October 8, 2013, respectively. Question responses were Yes/No, five-point Likert scales (1 = not at all, 2 = somewhat, 3 = moderately, 4 = quite, 5 = extremely), or free response...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868581/2016-updated-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-oncology-nursing-society-chemotherapy-administration-safety-standards-including-standards-for-pediatric-oncology
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Michael N Neuss, Terry R Gilmore, Kristin M Belderson, Amy L Billett, Tara Conti-Kalchik, Brittany E Harvey, Carolyn Hendricks, Kristine B LeFebvre, Pamela B Mangu, Kristen McNiff, MiKaela Olsen, Lisa Schulmeister, Ann Von Gehr, Martha Polovich
Purpose To update the ASCO/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and to highlight standards for pediatric oncology. Methods The ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards were first published in 2009 and updated in 2011 to include inpatient settings. A subsequent 2013 revision expanded the standards to include the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. A joint ASCO/ONS workshop with stakeholder participation, including that of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was held on May 12, 2015, to review the 2013 standards...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868156/vaginal-and-sexual-health-treatment-strategies-within-a-female-sexual-medicine-program-for-cancer-patients-and-survivors
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Jeanne Carter, Cara Stabile, Barbara Seidel, Raymond E Baser, Shari Goldfarb, Deborah J Goldfrank
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate patient adherence and response to simple vaginal and sexual health treatment strategies in female cancer patients receiving treatment at a female sexual medicine and health program and identify improvements of physical symptoms, per patient and clinical evaluation. METHODS: Evaluability criteria included gynecologic exam at initial visit, at least one follow-up with gynecologic exam within 8 months of initial visit, and all consecutive follow-ups <6 months apart...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866245/the-impact-of-socioeconomic-status-on-perioperative-complications-and-oncologic-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-radical-cystectomy
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David M Golombos, Padraic O'Malley, Patrick Lewicki, Daniel P Nguyen, Benjamin V Stone, Bashir Al Hussein Al Awamlh, Douglas S Scherr
PURPOSE: To examine if patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES) are at higher risk of perioperative complications and experience different oncologic outcomes after radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: Retrospective review was performed on 383 consecutive non-metastatic patients who underwent definitive RC at a tertiary referral center. Along with clinical and pathologic parameters traditionally utilized for risk stratification, potential social determinants of health were estimated using US Census data...
November 19, 2016: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864201/precision-medicine-in-oncology-new-practice-models-and-roles-for-oncology-pharmacists
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Christine Walko, Patrick J Kiel, Jill Kolesar
PURPOSE: Three different precision medicine practice models developed by oncology pharmacists are described, including strategies for implementation and recommendations for educating the next generation of oncology pharmacy practitioners. SUMMARY: Oncology is unique in that somatic mutations can both drive the development of a tumor and serve as a therapeutic target for treating the cancer. Precision medicine practice models are a forum through which interprofessional teams, including pharmacists, discuss tumor somatic mutations to guide patient-specific treatment...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863724/-which-approach-of-therapeutic-education-te-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-experience-from-the-te-working-group-of-go-aja
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Nadège Corradini, Loïc Dagorne, Marielle Retailleau, Françoise Rédini, Hélène Sudour-Bonnange, Leila Gofti-Laroche, Anne Le Rhun, Nathalie Gaspar
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic education (TE) is a practice developed over 40 years at an international level to give people with chronic illness the skills necessary to help them better manage their disease. The lengthening survival time of cancer patients as well as changes in the patient-caregiver relationship have contributed to the development of TE in oncologic diseases. Every year in France, about 1900 adolescents and young adults (15-25 years old) are diagnosed with cancer which is the second leading cause of death in this age group...
November 15, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858570/multidisciplinary-optimization-of-oral-chemotherapy-delivery-at-the-university-of-wisconsin-carbone-cancer-center
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Daniel L Mulkerin, Jason J Bergsbaken, Jessica A Fischer, Mary J Mulkerin, Aaron M Bohler, Mary S Mably
PURPOSE: Use of oral chemotherapy is expanding and offers advantages while posing unique safety challenges. ASCO and the Oncology Nursing Society jointly published safety standards for administering chemotherapy that offer a framework for improving oral chemotherapy practice at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. METHODS: With the goal of improving safety, quality, and uniformity within our oral chemotherapy practice, we conducted a gap analysis comparing our practice against ASCO/Oncology Nursing Society guidelines...
October 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858547/teams-and-teamwork-in-cancer-care-delivery-shared-mental-models-to-improve-planning-for-discharge-and-coordination-of-follow-up-care
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Jenna S Page, Lynne Lederman, Jamie Kelly, Maura M Barry, Ted A James
This article discusses the potential for shared mental models to improve teamwork during discharge planning and follow-up care. A 58-year-old inpatient on the hematology care unit of an academic medical center was discharged to his community after initial treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, without a clear plan for either discharge or follow-up. This case highlights the challenges faced by the primary oncology care team, the patient's community health-care team, the patient, and his caregiver, because a formal plan for follow-up care after discharge was not in place...
November 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857265/interdisciplinary-pain-education-moving-from-discipline-specific-to-collaborative-practice
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Bansari Patel, Eileen Hacker, Catherine M Murks, Catherine J Ryan
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common symptom reported by hospitalized patients with cancer. Cancer pain management requires an interdisciplinary approach for quality patient care. Although the literature suggests that most cancer pain can be managed with available treatments, many patients continue to experience pain even with opioid prescriptions. Implementation of evidence-based guidelines, such as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's guidelines for adult cancer pain, promotes collaboration across disciplines and enhances patient care...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857260/sexual-health-exploring-patient-needs-and-healthcare-provider-comfort-and-knowledge
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Kristin Leonardi-Warren, Ian Neff, Mary Mancuso, Barbara Wenger, Michael Galbraith, Regina Fink
BACKGROUND: Sexual health is an important quality-of-life issue for many cancer survivors; however, this issue remains inadequately discussed by healthcare providers (HCPs) and patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to explore whether clinical oncology HCPs have adequate knowledge and are comfortable addressing sexual health issues, and to explore and describe patients' attitudes, beliefs, and informational needs regarding sexual health. METHODS: A survey was completed by HCPs and three patient focus groups were conducted to learn more about sexual health...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845867/choosing-wisely-opportunities-for-improving-value-in-cancer-care-delivery
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Gabrielle B Rocque, Courtney P Williams, Bradford E Jackson, Audrey S Wallace, Karina I Halilova, Kelly M Kenzik, Edward E Partridge, Maria Pisu
INTRODUCTION: Patients, providers, and payers are striving to identify where value in cancer care can be increased. As part of the Choosing Wisely (CW) campaign, ASCO and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology have recommended against specific, yet commonly performed, treatments and procedures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of Medicare claims data to examine concordance with CW recommendations across 12 cancer centers in the southeastern United States...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843620/cancer-clinical-research-in-latin-america-current-situation-and-opportunities-expert-opinion-from-the-first-esmo-workshop-on-clinical-trials-lima-2015
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REVIEW
Christian Rolfo, Christian Caglevic, Denisse Bretel, David Hong, Luis E Raez, Andres F Cardona, Ana B Oton, Henry Gomez, Urania Dafni, Carlos Vallejos, Christoph Zielinski
Latin America and the Caribbean have not yet developed strong clinical cancer research programmes. In order to improve this situation two international cancer organisations, the Latin American Society of Clinical Oncology (SLACOM) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) worked closely with the Peruvian Cooperative Oncology Group (GECOPERU) and organised a clinical cancer research workshop held in Lima, Peru, in October 2015. Many oncologists from different Latin American countries participated in this gathering...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843033/benchmark-credentialing-results-for-nrg-br001-the-first-national-cancer-institute-sponsored-trial-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-multiple-metastases
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Hania A Al-Hallaq, Steven J Chmura, Joseph K Salama, Jessica R Lowenstein, Susan McNulty, James M Galvin, David S Followill, Clifford G Robinson, Thomas M Pisansky, Kathryn A Winter, Julia R White, Ying Xiao, Martha M Matuszak
PURPOSE: The NRG-BR001 trial is the first National Cancer Institute-sponsored trial to treat multiple (range 2-4) extracranial metastases with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Benchmark credentialing is required to ensure adherence to this complex protocol, in particular, for metastases in close proximity. The present report summarizes the dosimetric results and approval rates. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The benchmark used anonymized data from a patient with bilateral adrenal metastases, separated by <5 cm of normal tissue...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832375/-psychological-treatments-for-pain-in-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-on-the-current-state-of-research
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F Kühne, C Meinders, H Mohr, K Hafenbrack, K Kieseritzky, C Rosenberger, M Härter, F Schulz-Kindermann, R Klinger, A Y Nestoriuc
BACKGROUND: In cancer patients, pain is one of the main symptoms and especially in the late stages of disease, these symptoms can be associated with considerable suffering. In psycho-oncology, preliminary psychological therapies targeting cancer pain have been tested; however, a systematic review of available interventions is lacking, especially considering their dissemination, evidence base, study quality, and the comparison with established treatments. Therefore, the aim of the current study is to systematically review the current research on psychological treatments for pain in cancer patients...
November 10, 2016: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820997/understanding-the-endocrinopathies-associated-with-the-treatment-of-childhood-cancer-part-2
#18
Tanya Urquhart, Jacqueline Collin
This is part 2 of an article exploring the endocrinopathies associated with cancer treatments, a growing area of care. More than 80% of all childhood cancers are treatable and the number of survivors of childhood cancer is increasing, but up to two thirds of these children reportedly present with significant health problems resulting from their treatments and about 25% of survivors have endocrine problems. This article explains how an understanding of oncology and endocrinology enables nurse specialists to educate young people about their past treatment, and its implications for their current and future health...
November 8, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807085/-i-ll-be-in-a-safe-place-a-qualitative-study-of-the-decisions-taken-by-people-with-advanced-cancer-to-seek-emergency-department-care
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Lesley A Henson, Irene J Higginson, Barbara A Daveson, Clare Ellis-Smith, Jonathan Koffman, Myfanwy Morgan, Wei Gao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the decisions of people with advanced cancer and their caregivers to seek emergency department (ED) care, and understand the issues that influence the decision-making process. DESIGN: Cross-sectional qualitative study incorporating semistructured patient and caregiver interviews. METHODS: Between December 2014 and July 2015, semistructured interviews were conducted with 18 people with advanced cancer, all of whom had recently attended the ED of a large university teaching hospital located in south-east London; and six of their caregivers...
November 2, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799754/quality-of-life-of-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-radiotherapy-using-the-functional-assessment-of-chronic-illness-therapy-fatigue-questionnaire
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Marta Muszalik, Małgorzata Kołucka-Pluta, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska, Joanna Robaczewska
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, particularly among older women. This illness along with its treatment has a great impact on a woman's subjective opinion of her quality of life and functioning in everyday life. The aim of this research was to assess the quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The research was carried out in 120 patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy in the Oncological Center in Bydgoszcz, Poland...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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