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Outcomes From a Patient-Centered, Interprofessional, Palliative Consult Team in Oncology

Andrea Feldstain, Barry D. Bultz, Janet de Groot, Amane Abdul-Razzak, Leonie Herx, Lyle Galloway, Srini Chary, and Aynharan Sinnarajah

validated 12 – 15 ; however, it is considered a screening measure and not intended or appropriate for diagnostic purposes. Results in this study focus on outcomes regarding pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and well-being. Canadian Problem Checklist

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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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Screening and Stepped Care Targeting Psychological Distress in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: The TES Cluster Randomized Trial

Claudia S.E.W. Schuurhuizen, Annemarie M.J. Braamse, Aartjan T.F. Beekman, Pim Cuijpers, Mecheline H.M. van der Linden, Adriaan W. Hoogendoorn, Hans Berkhof, Dirkje W. Sommeijer, Vera Lustig, Suzan Vrijaldenhoven, Haiko J. Bloemendal, Cees J. van Groeningen, Annette A. van Zweeden, Maurice J.D.L. van der Vorst, Ron Rietbroek, Cathrien S. Tromp-van Driel, Machteld N.W. Wymenga, Peter W. van der Linden, Aart Beeker, Marco B. Polee, Erdogan Batman, Maartje Los, Aart van Bochove, Jan A.C. Brakenhoff, Inge R.H.M. Konings, Henk M.W. Verheul, and Joost Dekker

interventions and social support for patients with diagnosed distress have been shown to be effective, 7 – 11 but so far no conclusive evidence shows that the combination of screening and subsequent treatment of distress actually improves patient outcomes

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Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases Among Older Breast Cancer Survivors in the United States: A Matched Cohort Study

Anthony A. Matthews, Sharon Peacock Hinton, Susannah Stanway, Alexander R. Lyon, Liam Smeeth, Krishnan Bhaskaran, and Jennifer L. Lund

focusing on composite cardiovascular outcomes. 4 – 13 Before attempting to fully understand the mechanisms behind changes in cardiovascular risk in women diagnosed with breast cancer, there is a pressing need for evidence on associations between breast

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Outcomes of a Dietary Intervention to Reduce Bladder Cancer Recurrence and Progression in Survivors of Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Karen H. Kim Yeary, Han Yu, Margaret Gates Kuliszewski, Qiang Li, Susan E. McCann, Rachel Pratt, Frances G. Saad-Harfouche, Zinian Wang, Nikia Clark, Chong Wang, Elizabeth DiCarlo, and Li Tang

, with most (>85%) conducted in women and focusing on breast cancer. 27 – 29 These interventions have reported modest to moderate increases in diet quality and fruit and vegetable intake but no significant changes in cancer outcomes. 27 – 29 A recent

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Outcomes of Patients With Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancer in Relationship to Opioid Use: Findings From Eight Clinical Trials

Omar Abdel-Rahman, Hatim Karachiwala, and Jacob C. Easaw

potential of missing data or bias), and little attention to patients with advanced disease who received opioids for pain management rather than as a perioperative anesthetic. To provide a better assessment of the impact of opioid use on outcomes of patients

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Elderly Black Non-Hispanic Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer Have the Worst Survival Outcomes

Jessica D. McDermott, Megan Eguchi, Rustain Morgan, Arya Amini, Julie A. Goddard, Evelinn A. Borrayo, and Sana D. Karam

Background Approximately 65,000 new cases of head and neck cancer (HNC) are diagnosed in the United States annually, with 13,500 cancer-related deaths. 1 HNC has discrepancies in presentations and outcomes across different racial and ethnic cohorts

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Patient-Defined Goals and Preferences Among Adults With Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors

Daneng Li, Can-Lan Sun, Heeyoung Kim, Christiana Crook, Ya-Han Zhang, Rebecca Allen, Richard Ballena, Shadman Hyder, Marianna Koczywas, Vincent Chung, Dean Lim, Vani Katheria, William Dale, and Gagandeep Singh

and symptom relief, another study of older adults with solid tumors starting chemotherapy suggested that older adults may value other outcomes instead of survival. 11 The role of patient preferences in NETs has not yet been studied. Clinical trials

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Outcomes of HPV-Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status

Luke R.G. Pike, Trevor J. Royce, Amandeep R. Mahal, Daniel W. Kim, William L. Hwang, Brandon A. Mahal, and Nina N. Sanford

higher smoking rates in these populations. 7 , 14 Furthermore, the inferior outcomes observed in patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES) with SCCHN have largely been attributed to a predominance of HPV-negative disease. 7 , 14 However, these

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Associations Among Optimal Lung Cancer Treatment, Clinical Outcomes, and Health Care Utilization in Patients Who Underwent Comprehensive Genomic Profiling

Adam C. Powell, Elifnur Yay Donderici, Nicole J. Zhang, Shaun P. Forbes, Julie Wiedower, Amy C. McNeal, and Mark D. Hiatt

substantial, the real-world evidence is generally sparse on how using CGP in guiding treatment impacts outcomes and utilization. 9 CGP enables physicians to rapidly obtain a comprehensive view of a patient’s biomarkers. In contrast, sequential testing