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Outcome Assessments and Cost Avoidance of an Oral Chemotherapy Management Clinic

Siu-Fun Wong, Mark Bounthavong, Cham P. Nguyen, and Timothy Chen

provide the convenience for self-medication at home; however, they increase the risks for nonadherence, drug interactions, and adverse drug events (ADEs), which may threaten therapeutic outcomes and patient safety. 2 Oral chemotherapy drugs are perceived

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NCCN Guidelines Updates: New Immunotherapy Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Matthew A. Gubens and Marianne Davies

to have much poorer outcomes with single-agent immunotherapy. PD-L1 Expression ≥50% In KEYNOTE-024, pembrolizumab more than doubled median overall survival (mOS) compared with chemotherapy for patients with PD-L1 expression ≥50%, improving mOS to 30

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Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neurotoxicity: Defining Minimal and Clinically Important Changes

Tiffany Li, Hannah C. Timmins, Terry Trinh, David Mizrahi, Michelle Harrison, Lisa G. Horvath, Peter Grimison, Michael Friedlander, Matthew C. Kiernan, Madeleine T. King, Claudia Rutherford, David Goldstein, and Susanna B. Park

, evaluating CIPN with a valid, reliable, and responsive outcome measure is critical in identifying early signs of nerve damage and effects of intervention aimed at preventing long-lasting or severe neurotoxicity. There are numerous approaches to assessing

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Baseline Hemoglobin-A1c Impacts Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Katherine Y. Fan, Avani S. Dholakia, Aaron T. Wild, Zheng Su, Amy Hacker-Prietz, Rachit Kumar, Mary Hodgin, Charles C. Hsu, Dung T. Le, Ana De Jesus-Acosta, Luis A. Diaz Jr, Daniel A. Laheru, Ralph H. Hruban, Elliot K. Fishman, Todd D. Brown, Timothy M. Pawlik, Christopher L. Wolfgang, Phuoc T. Tran, and Joseph M. Herman

outcomes of hospitalized patients with cancer in terms of infection, mortality, length of stay, and toxicities. The risk of cancer death (from stomach, liver, lung cancers) has been noted to be significantly higher among those with a high fasting plasma

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Real-World Outcomes of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Node-Negative and Node-Positive HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Zachary Veitch, Omar F. Khan, Derek Tilley, Domen Ribnikar, Xanthoula Kostaras, Karen King, Patricia Tang, and Sasha Lupichuk

-targeted therapies, such as trastuzumab. 3 – 5 However, outcomes for patients with HER2+ breast cancer treated outside of clinical trials are limited. 6 , 7 In small, node-negative, HER2+ tumors, the benefit of adding trastuzumab to adjuvant chemotherapy

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Impact of the First Generation of Children’s Oncology Group Clinical Trials on Clinical Practice for Wilms Tumor

Jeffrey S. Dome, Elizabeth A. Mullen, David B. Dix, Eric J. Gratias, Peter F. Ehrlich, Najat C. Daw, James I. Geller, Murali Chintagumpala, Geetika Khanna, John A. Kalapurakal, Lindsay A. Renfro, Elizabeth J. Perlman, Paul E. Grundy, and Conrad V. Fernandez

lack of lymph node sampling. AREN0532 demonstrated an excellent outcome with a high salvage rate for patients with disease relapse using a standardized regimen (DD4A; doxorubicin/vincristine/dactinomycin) and radiation therapy (RT) ( Table 2 ). 8 A

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Long-Term Outcomes of dMMR/MSI-H Rectal Cancer Treated With Anti–PD-1–Based Immunotherapy as Curative-Intent Treatment

Jie-Hai Yu, Le-En Liao, Bin-Yi Xiao, Xuan Zhang, Ai-Wen Wu, Yong Cheng, Jing-Hua Tang, Wu Jiang, Ling-Heng Kong, Kai Han, Wei-Jian Mei, Zhi-Gang Hong, Wan-Jun Yang, Dan-Dan Li, Zhi-Zhong Pan, Yun-Feng Li, Xiao-Shi Zhang, and Pei-Rong Ding

, suggesting the potential of PD-1 antibody as a curative-intent therapy. Subsequently, a larger cohort (n=19) from our team reinforced the exceptional short-term outcome of the WW strategy in patients with dMMR/MSI-H rectal cancer who experienced cCR after

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Impact of Surgical Resection on Survival Outcomes After Chemoradiotherapy in Anal Adenocarcinoma

Richard Li, Ashwin Shinde, Marwan Fakih, Stephen Sentovich, Kurt Melstrom, Rebecca Nelson, Scott Glaser, Yi-Jen Chen, Karyn Goodman, and Arya Amini

data addressing management of this rare malignancy, we used the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to assess survival outcomes according to stage and treatment strategy in patients with anal adenocarcinoma. We focused our investigation on a comparison of

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Patient-Controlled Analgesia for Cancer-Related Pain: Clinical Predictors of Patient Outcomes

Emily J. Martin, Eric J. Roeland, Madison B. Sharp, Carolyn Revta, James D. Murphy, Katherine E. Fero, and Heidi N. Yeung

-center, retrospective study, we evaluated PCA use and associated clinical outcomes in patients admitted to the hospital with cancer-related pain, defined as acute or chronic physical pain attributed to cancer or its treatment. Methods Study Cohort All

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Implementing the Fatigue Guidelines at One NCCN Member Institution: Process and Outcomes

Tami Borneman, Barbara F. Piper, Virginia Chih-Yi Sun, Marianna Koczywas, Gwen Uman, and Betty Ferrell

health care outcomes? JAMA 1999 ; 282 : 867 – 874 . 23. Allard P Maunsell E Labbe J Dorval M . Educational interventions to improve cancer pain control: a systematic review . J Palliat Med 2001 ; 4 : 191 – 203 . 24. Ferris FD