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Cancer Survivors Likely to Change Rx Drug Use for Financial Reasons

February 22, 2017. 1:00 PM EST. Among nonelderly individuals, recently, previously diagnosed survivors more likely to change rx meds Read article


Review: Cannabidiol May Be Beneficial for Oral Mucositis

February 16, 2017 Data on use of cannabidiol in dentistry are scarce, but it appears to be safe, effective

Bacteria, Fungi Found in Some Medicinal Marijuana Samples

February 15, 2017 Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medical marijuana

Health Care Use Up for Relapse-Free Hodgkin’s Survivors

February 15, 2017 Rate of outpatient visits, inpatient bed-days up, especially for those requiring multiple chemo courses

Smoking, T4 Tumors Up Distant Mets in HPV+ Oropharyngeal CA

February 15, 2017 Increased rates of distant metastases for active smokers, T4 tumors among those with HPV+ cancer

Scalp Cooling Device May Help Reduce Chemo-Induced Alopecia

February 14, 2017 Findings in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer

No Chemopreventive Effect Seen for H2RAs in Barrett’s Esophagus

February 14, 2017 PPI use, but not H2 receptor antagonists, linked to reduced risk of progression in Barrett's esophagus

Interventions Up Discussion of Advanced Care Planning

February 14, 2017 Series of quality improvement interventions increases capture of advanced care directives in EMR

Cholesterol Lowering Rx Cuts Recurrence in Breast Cancer

February 14, 2017 Initiation of CLM during endocrine tx tied to improved disease-free survival, recurrence-free intervals

Patient-Reported Symptom Score Predicts Outcome in Amyloidosis

February 13, 2017 Patient-reported fatigue is independent prognostic factor for survival in light-chain amyloidosis

Surgeon-Specific Learning Curve for Transoral Robotic Surgery

February 13, 2017 Findings for oncologic surgeons performing TORS for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx

Researchers Urge Radiotherapy for All Patients With Bone Mets

February 13, 2017 Patients responding to radiotherapy have greater reduction in pain and greater improvements in QOL

Review: Noncomplete Mesorectal Excision Up With Laparoscopy

February 10, 2017 Increased risk seen for patients undergoing laparoscopic versus open rectal resection

E-Cigarette Liquids Found to Contain Toxic Metals

February 08, 2017 Their presence in five brands studied is troubling, researchers say

Guideline Issued on Molecular Biomarkers for CRC Tissues

February 08, 2017 21 guideline statements developed, including 8 recommendations, 10 consensus opinions

Not Enough High-Risk Women Being Screened for BRCA1/2

February 08, 2017 Only half get BRCA screen, and more than half of those who don't say doctors never recommended it