Practical Assessment Tools Guide Treatment Decisions in Geriatric Oncology

Practical Assessment Tools Guide Treatment Decisions in Geriatric Oncology

Despite advance in therapeutic treatment for patients with breast cancer, assessment tools and access to investigative treatments for older patients need to be expanded. Aging is not a heterogeneous process, and treatment decisions for geriatric patients with breast cancer should be individualized based on fitness and frailty of the […] Click here to view original[…]

Technology in Oncology - Advancements and Challenges

Technology in Oncology – Advancements and Challenges

The incorporation of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) is enabling radiologists and oncologists to diagnose, detect, and design treatment plans for patients with cancer. FREMONT, CA: The healthcare industry has undergone massive transformations in the past few years to adapt to the demands of time and to incorporate […] Click here to view original[…]

Emerging Concerns in Cardio-Oncology: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Cardiotoxicity

Introduction The use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in cancer management has significantly increased in recent years. The remarkable efficacy of these agents as anti-neoplastic therapies is shadowed by their potential for inducing autoimmune or inflammatory side effects, collectively termed immune-related adverse events. Cardiovascular immune-related adverse events, particularly myocarditis, […] Click here to view original[…]

Every Cancer Patient Is One in a Billion

Every Cancer Patient Is One in a Billion

Every oncologist has patients who simply “live” with their cancers. After I told one patient with advanced lung cancer that she was unlikely to respond to conventional therapy, she declined intervention and proceeded to outlive all of her “treated” counterparts by several years. I describe her to my medical […] Click here to view original[…]

Anticipating and Managing Cancer-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Patients

Anticipating and Managing Cancer-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Patients

Oncology nurses’ roles are ideal for helping their patients with unidentified and untreated cancer-related PTSD; unfortunately, it also puts nurses at risk for compassion fatigue. All types of battles can cause posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fighting cancer is one of them. A multidisciplinary team of oncology nurses and other […] Click here to view original[…]

Management of Urothelial Bladder Cancer in Clinical Practice: Real-World Answers to Difficult Questions.

Management of urothelial bladder cancer has historically been challenging as a result of a limited grasp of disease biology and few available systemic therapy options, mainly consisting of platinum-based chemotherapy. Improved understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer as well as their correlation with tumor behavior […] Click here to view original[…]

A day spent in Oncology

A day spent in Oncology

Within 24 hours of my positive diagnosis I was back with Catriona in beautiful Brignoles (illustration, 1873) Since 2013, I’ve followed this exact route dozens of times. While my cancer has remained ‘naive’, poor thing, these oncology visits have been routine: monthly, three-monthly or six-monthly. But after six years, […] Click here to view original[…]

Fox Chase Cancer Center Raises Awareness about the Signs and Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (August 13, 2019)—Fox Chase Cancer Center is raising awareness about the signs and risk factors for ovarian cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. The Click here to view original web[…]