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Opioids and Cancer Pain: Patients' Needs and Access Challenges.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 23:JOP1900081. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

2 Southcoast Physicians Group, Fairhaven, MA.

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OPIOIDS AND CANCER PAIN: PATIENT NEEDS AND ACCESS CHALLENGES.

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J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 23:JOP1900050. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

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US Food and Drug Administration Efforts to Support Pain Management and Opioid Access to Patients With Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 23:JOP1900143. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

1 US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD.

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Opioids and Cancer Pain: Patient Needs and Challenges to Treatment From the Perspective of a Survivor and Patient Advocate.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 23:JOP1900079. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

1 Mercy Medical Center/Institute for Cancer Care, Phoenix, MD.

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Clinician Perspectives on Electronic Health Records, Communication, and Patient Safety Across Diverse Medical Oncology Practices.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 22:JOP1800507. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

3 University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI.

Purpose: We know little about how increased technological sophistication of clinical practices affects safety of chemotherapy delivery in the outpatient setting. This study investigated to what degree electronic health records (EHRs), satisfaction with technology, and quality of clinician-to-clinician communication enable a safety culture.

Methods: We measured actions consistent with a safety culture, satisfaction with practice technology, and quality of clinician communication using validated instruments among 297 oncology nurses and prescribers in a statewide collaborative. Read More

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April 2019
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Clinical Factors Associated With Cost in Head and Neck Cancer: Implications for a Bundled Payment Model.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 22:JOP1800665. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

3 Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC.

Purpose: To determine which factors influence cost in head and neck cancer (HNC) to inform the development of a bundled payment model (BPM).

Methods: Patients with stages 0 to IVB (by American Joint Commission on Cancer, 7th edition) HNC of various sites and histology treated definitively at a single tertiary care center during 2013 were included. Clinical variables and direct cost data were obtained, and their associations were investigated using χ, , Wilcoxon rank sum, and analysis of variance testing. Read More

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Overview of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

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Peter F Coccia

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 22:JOP1900075. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

1 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

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April 2019
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Identification and Management of Lymphedema in Patients With Breast Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 22:JOP1800141. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

1 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a potentially debilitating and often irreversible complication of breast cancer treatment. Risk of BCRL is proportional to the extent of axillary surgery and radiation. Other risk factors include obesity and infections. Read More

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Recommended Cancer Screening in Accountable Care Organizations: Trends in Colonoscopy and Mammography in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 18:JOP1800352. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

1 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Purpose: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a delivery and payment model designed to encourage integrated, high-value care. We designed a study to test the association between ACOs and two recommended cancer screening tests, colonoscopy for colorectal cancer and mammography for breast cancer.

Methods: Using the random 20% sample of Medicare claims, beneficiaries were attributed to ACO or non-ACO cohorts on the basis of providers' enrollment in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Read More

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April 2019
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Successful Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Chemotherapy Efficiency Initiative at a Community Hospital.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 16:JOP1800541. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

1 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Purpose: Long wait times at chemotherapy infusion centers adversely affect patients' perception of quality of care and result in patient dissatisfaction. We conducted a quality improvement initiative at a busy community hospital to improve infusion center efficiency and reduce patient wait time, while maintaining patient safety and avoiding chemotherapy waste.

Methods: We used a coordinated and :ollaborative effort between providers, infusion center nurses, and pharmacists to ensure completion of orders, review of laboratory data, and prepreparation of chemotherapy 1 day ahead of each patient's scheduled infusion center appointment. Read More

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Radiotherapy Should Be Part of a Multidisciplinary Discussion for Most Patients With Lymphoma.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr;15(4):173-174

1 Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA.

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April 2019
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Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Influenza Infection in Oncology Patients.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr;15(4):177-184

1 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

Influenza infection causes increased morbidity and higher mortality in patients receiving treatment of underlying cancer, particularly in those with hematological malignancy or patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. The illness is characterized by seasonality and nonspecific clinical manifestations of upper respiratory infection at a time when other respiratory illnesses are common in the community, making the diagnosis challenging. However, accurate and timely diagnosis by new molecular techniques is crucial in the management of immunocompromised patients, because delays in initiating appropriate therapy can have devastating consequences. Read More

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April 2019
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Times Not to Forget Radiotherapy When Treating Patients With Lymphoma.

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Charles A Enke

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr;15(4):167-172

1 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

Radiation therapy remains an important component of lymphoma treatment. It has evolved with improvements in technology and a better understanding of how to successfully integrate it into lymphoma treatment. There are specific clinical presentations where omission of radiation therapy could adversely affect patient outcome and should not be overlooked. Read More

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April 2019
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Influenza in the Air.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr;15(4):185-186

1 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

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April 2019
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Treat-and-Release Emergency Department Utilization by Patients With Gynecologic Cancers.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 9:JOP1800639. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA.

Purpose: Seventeen percent of patients with cancer visit the emergency department (ED) annually, often with nonemergent complaints. We sought to describe the burden of treat-and-release ED utilization by patients with gynecologic cancers and to identify opportunities for improved triage.

Materials And Methods: Patients with gynecologic cancer diagnoses who were treated and released were identified within the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, a stratified sample of US hospital-based ED visits, from 2009 to 2013. Read More

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April 2019
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Characteristics of Emergency Department Visits and Select Predictors of Hospitalization for Adults With Newly Diagnosed Cancer in a Safety-Net Health System.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 9:JOP1800614. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Purpose: There is little description of emergency department (ED) visits and subsequent hospitalizations among a safety-net cancer population. We characterized patterns of ED visits and explored nonclinical predictors of subsequent hospitalization, including time of ED arrival.

Patients And Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with cancer (excluding leukemia and nonmelanoma skin cancer) between 2012 and 2016 at a large county urban safety-net health system. Read More

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Critical Analysis of Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Web Sites in the United States.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 9:JOP1800666. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Providence, RI.

Purpose: Prospective hematology-oncology fellowship applicants use program Web sites as a critical source of information. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current content and comprehensiveness of hematology-oncology fellowship Web sites and to identify specific areas for improvement.

Methods: This study assessed the presence of 27 commonly evaluated program and application and curriculum and training informational items for Web sites of all accredited hematology-oncology fellowship programs in 2018. Read More

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April 2019
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Improving Documentation of Distress in Veteran Patients for Hematology/Oncology Clinics.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 9:JOP1800696. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.

The purpose of this quality improvement study was to improve physician documentation of distress in medical records of hematology/oncology veteran patients at the Malcolm Randall Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center hematology/oncology fellows' clinic in Gainesville, Florida. Before this intervention, the VA hematology/oncology fellows were not documenting patient distress in medical records. The quality improvement intervention was executed through the use of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles with an ultimate goal of 50% documentation rate. Read More

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Infusion Efficiency Workgroup Study: Optimizing Patient Flow in Infusion Centers.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 9:JOP1800563. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

9 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.

Purpose: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) formed an Infusion Efficiency Workgroup to determine best practices for operating efficient and effective infusion centers.

Methods: The Workgroup conducted three surveys that were distributed to NCCN member institutions regarding average patient wait time, chemotherapy premixing practices, infusion chair use, and premedication protocols. To assess chair use, the Workgroup identified and defined five components of chair time. Read More

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April 2019
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Ensuring Effective Care Transition Communication: Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record-Based Tool for Improved Cancer Treatment Handoffs Between Clinic and Infusion Nurses.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 4:JOP1800245. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

4 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.

Purpose:: Ineffective handoffs contribute to gaps in patient care and medication errors, which jeopardize patient safety and lead to poor-quality care. The project aims are to develop and implement a standardized handoff process using an electronic medical record (EMR)-based tool to ensure optimal communication of treatment-related information for patients receiving cancer treatment between oncology nurses.

Methods:: A multidisciplinary team convened to develop a standard and safe treatment handoff process. Read More

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April 2019
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Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions in Patients With Advanced Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 4:JOP1800595. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Purpose:: Patients with cancer often prefer to avoid time in the hospital; however, data are lacking on the prevalence and predictors of potentially avoidable readmissions (PARs) among those with advanced cancer.

Methods:: We enrolled patients with advanced cancer from September 2, 2014, to November 21, 2014, who had an unplanned hospitalization and assessed their patient-reported symptom burden (Edmonton Symptom Assessment System) at the time of admission. For 1 year after enrollment, we reviewed patients' health records to determine the primary reason for every hospital readmission and we classified readmissions as PARs using adapted Graham's criteria. Read More

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Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach for Generating Survivorship Care Plan Treatment Summaries in Patients With Breast Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 4:JOP1800509. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1 Henry Ford Health System/Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI.

Introduction:: The optimal structure for survivorship care plan (SCP) programs and methodology for generating treatment summaries (TSs) has not yet been defined, but the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers both mandate that participating oncology programs implement SCP-TS processes for patients that have completed treatment.

Methods:: We used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Plan-Do-Study-Act model for conducting a quality improvement project evaluating two different SCP-TS programs implemented at the Henry Ford Health System/Henry Ford Cancer Institute's Breast Oncology Program in Detroit, Michigan. System I involved TSs drafted by nonspecialist breast clinic staff; System II involved TSs vetted through a multidisciplinary breast specialist conference approach. Read More

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April 2019
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High-Cost Hospitalizations Among Elderly Patients With Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 4:JOP1800706. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

Purpose:: Health care costs are driven by a small proportion of patients, and it is important to identify their characteristics to effectively manage their health care needs. We examined characteristics associated with high-cost inpatient visits of elderly patients with cancer using a national sample.

Methods:: We identified 574,367 inpatient visits of individuals age 65 years or older with a cancer diagnosis using the 2014 National Inpatient Sample data, an all-payer sample of inpatient stays in the United States. Read More

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April 2019
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Early Detection for Colorectal Cancer: ASCO Resource-Stratified Guideline Summary.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 2:JOP1900010. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

4 The University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR.

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Treatment of Multiple Myeloma: ASCO and CCO Joint Clinical Practice Guideline Summary.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 1:JOP1800782. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

3 University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

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April 2019
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Treatment of Patients With Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer: ASCO Resource-Stratified Guideline Summary.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 1:JOP1900011. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

3 Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY.

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April 2019
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Thirty-Day Readmissions in Patients With Metastatic Cancer: Room for Improvement?

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar 29:JOP1800500. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

1 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

Purpose:: Cancer, with readmission rates as high as 27%, has thus far been excluded from most readmission reduction efforts. However, some readmissions for patients with advanced disease may be avoidable. We assessed the prevalence of potentially preventable readmissions and associated factors in patients with metastatic cancer. Read More

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March 2019
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Prognostication and Communication in Oncology.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 25;15(4):208-215. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

7 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

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April 2019
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Models of Outpatient Palliative Care Clinics for Patients With Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 25;15(4):187-193. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

6 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Purpose: Early integration of outpatient palliative care (OPC) benefits patients with advanced cancer and also the health care systems in which these patients are seen. Successful development and implementation of models of OPC require attention to the needs and values of both the patients being served and the institution providing service.

Summary: In the 2016 clinical guideline, ASCO recommended integrating palliative care early in the disease trajectory alongside cancer-directed treatment. Read More

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Monitoring and Developing a Volunteer Patient Navigation Intervention to Improve Mammography Compliance in a Safety Net Hospital.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 25;15(4):e389-e398. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

1 New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

Purpose: Although mammography screening is crucial for cancer detection, screening rates have been declining, particularly in patients of low socioeconomic status and minorities. We sought to evaluate and improve the compliance rates at our safety net hospital through a prospective randomized controlled trial of a volunteer-run patient navigation intervention.

Methods: Baseline 90-day institutional mammography compliance rates were evaluated for patients who received a physician order for screening mammograms over a 1-month period. Read More

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Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Tobacco Cessation Efforts in Radiation Oncology.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 25;15(4):e382-e388. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

3 University of California, San Francisco, CA.

Purpose: Although continued tobacco use in patients who are treated with radiation therapy is associated with inferior outcomes and increased treatment-related toxicity, multiple studies have shown that current tobacco cessation efforts in oncology are insufficient. A quality improvement (QI) initiative was developed with the goal of improving tobacco cessation efforts in radiation oncology.

Methods: Using iterative plan-do-study-act cycles, barriers to tobacco cessation were identified and then addressed with a single-institutional QI initiative designed to improve physician assessment of patient readiness to quit tobacco by 50% or more. Read More

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April 2019
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Durvalumab-Induced Hyperprogressive Disease in Nonmetastatic Lung Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 18;15(4):217-219. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

2 Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY.

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Geriatric Assessment Predicts Hospitalization Frequency and Long-Term Care Use in Older Adult Cancer Survivors.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar 14:JOP1800368. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

2 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC.

Purpose:: The association between geriatric assessment (GA)-identified impairments and long-term health care use in older cancer survivors remains unknown. Our objective was to evaluate whether a GA performed at cancer diagnosis was predictive of hospitalizations and long-term care (LTC) use in older adult cancer survivors.

Methods:: Older adults with GA performed between 3 months before through 6 months after diagnosis were included (N = 125). Read More

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March 2019
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Moving Toward Targeted Therapy in the Treatment of Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

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Pamela B Allen

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar;15(3):145-146

1 The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

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March 2019
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Nonsurgical Management of Rectal Cancer.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar;15(3):123-131

1 Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection is the standard of care for locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma. Up to one third of patients achieve pathologic complete response (CR) with neoadjuvant therapy. Promising disease-free and overall survival outcomes have been reported in patients who achieve clinical CR after neoadjuvant therapy without surgical resection. Read More

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Practical Treatment Approach for Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar;15(3):137-143

1 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL), one of the most common types of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), typically present with advanced disease, systemic symptoms, and immune deregulation. Treatment can be challenging owing to frequent relapses after initial and subsequent therapy. The front-line treatment approach currently mirrors the approach used for other nodal PTCLs with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone chemotherapy and consideration for autologous stem-cell transplant (SCT). Read More

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March 2019
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Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer: Who's In and Who's Out?

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar;15(3):133-134

1 Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ.

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March 2019
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Erratum.

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J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar;15(3):162

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Unravelling Subtleties of Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar;15(3):147-148

1 Hôpital Lyon Sud and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Pierre-Bénite, France.

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An Unusual Case of Synchronous Metastatic Melanomas With Differing Response to Pembrolizumab.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Mar;15(3):159-160

The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Impact of Medical Cannabis on Patient-Reported Symptoms for Patients With Cancer Enrolled in Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 12;15(4):e338-e345. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

1 Minnesota Department of Health, St Paul, MN.

Purpose: Minnesota's medical cannabis program is unique, in that it routinely collects patient-reported scores on symptoms. This article focuses on changes in symptom severity reported by patients with cancer during their first 4 months of program participation.

Materials And Methods: Patients with cancer in Minnesota's medical cannabis program reported symptoms (anxiety, lack of appetite, depression, disturbed sleep, fatigue, nausea, pain, and vomiting) at their worst over the last 24 hours before each medical cannabis purchase. Read More

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2018 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist Association Best Practices for the Management of Oral Oncolytic Therapy: Pharmacy Practice Standard.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 12;15(4):e346-e355. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

5 Geisinger Cancer Institute/Enterprise Pharmacy, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Purpose: The aim of the current work was to present a pharmacy practice standard from the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) on the management of oral oncolytic therapy.

Methods: The HOPA Standards Committee organized a work group of oncology pharmacist specialists to create a pharmacy practice standard for the management of oral oncolytic therapy that describes the pharmacist's role on the cancer care team, provides examples of practice tools and resources, summarizes current data related to outcomes, and discusses opportunities to enhance the care of patients with cancer who receive oral oncolytic therapy. We reviewed primary literature, including currently published oral oncolytic guidelines and HOPA's Scope of Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Practice. Read More

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April 2019
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State of Cancer Care in America: Reflections on an Inaugural Year.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 11;15(4):163-165. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

4 American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA.

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April 2019
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Provider Involvement in Care During Initial Cancer Treatment and Patient Preferences for Provider Roles After Initial Treatment.

J Oncol Pract 2019 Apr 11;15(4):e328-e337. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

1 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Purpose: Patients report strong preferences regarding which provider-oncologist or primary care provider (PCP)-handles their primary care after initial cancer treatment (eg, other cancer screenings, preventive care, comorbidity management). Little is known about associations between provider involvement during initial cancer treatment and patient preferences for provider roles after initial treatment.

Methods: Women who received a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer in 2014 to 2015 were identified from the Georgia and Los Angeles County SEER registries and surveyed (N = 2,502; 68% response rate). Read More

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April 2019
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