Citations with the tag: CANCER -- Patients -- Medical care
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- Do cancer patients prefer transdermal pain reliever?
Tarlach, Gemma M. // Drug Topics; 5/18/98, Vol. 142 Issue 10, p40
Reports that according to a study from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, cancer patients when in the late stage of the disease, prefer transdermal fentanyl over oral morphine for pain relief. Caution issued by experts relation to the results this action; Estimation...
- Equality guaranteed in cancer care shake up.
Dillner, Luisa // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 4/29/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6987, p1090
Cites a report from the British Expert Advisory Group on Cancer, which proposes a framework to provide better medical services for people with cancer. Increase in long-term survival for people with common cancers if they were offered specialized care; Variation in quality of care between...
- Second opinions for patients with cancer.
Sikora, Karol // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 11/4/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7014, p1179
Comments on the effect of second opinions to patients with cancer. Giving of greater peace of mind for patients and their doctors; Radical reappraisal of the suggested plan of treatment; Using of second opinions wisely; Non-requirement of the opinion before treatment begins.
- Charity's paper aims to provoke debate on advanced disease.
Sikora, Karol // Cancer Nursing Practice; Jul2012, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p4
The article reports a discussion paper by Rarer Cancers Forum, a charity, which is aimed at provoking a debate on advanced disease like cancer and whether outcomes for them are represented in health reforms, using 15 recommendations for the NHS.
- Charity launches staff-led callback service for newly identified cases.
Sikora, Karol // Cancer Nursing Practice; Sep2012, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p5
The article reports the launch of a nurse-led callback service by Welsh cancer charity has for newly diagnosed cancer patients, which will offer patients across Wales a series of calls from an experienced nurse who will support them through their cancer treatment.
- Call for better long-term support of older people to cut cancer deaths.
Berry, Lisa // Cancer Nursing Practice; Sep2012, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p7
The article discusses a study conducted by King's College London, revealing that nearly 23 percent of older people will be living with the cancer disease within 30 years. It states that biggest increase will be in lung cancer in women, as women have not quit smoking in same numbers as men. It...
- Fast-track initiative cuts waiting times for oncology patients.
Berry, Lisa // Cancer Nursing Practice; Oct2012, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p5
The article reports that a fast-track service set up by two clinical nurse specialists has cut waiting time for cancer patients.
- Communities of Influence.
Hamer, Susan // Primary Health Care; Nov2012, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p11
The article reviews the book "Communities of Influence: Improving Healthcare Through Conversations and Connections," by Alison Donaldson, Elizabeth Lank, and Jane Maher.
- Teenagers need age-appropriate care, patient groups say.
Hamer, Susan // Nursing Children & Young People; Sep2012, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p5
The article reports that "A Blueprint of Care for Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer," has been developed by the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer for care for teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer.
- Thinking outside the box.
Farrell, Carole // Cancer Nursing Practice; Feb2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p3
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the assessment for onco-haematological emergencies, the impact of the disease on patients' perceptions of sexuality and group sessions for pre-chemotherapy information.
- In brief.
Farrell, Carole // Cancer Nursing Practice; Feb2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p4
The article offers news briefs related to the nursing practice in Great Britain as of February 2013 including the free membership for the Oncology Nursing Society, the guidance on commissioning specialist palliative care and Cancer Nursing Practice recruitments.
- Nursing & Health Cancer Care Survival Guide.
Munro, Donna // Cancer Nursing Practice; Feb2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p8
The article reviews the book "Nursing & Health Cancer Care Survival Guide," by Ian Peate Pearson.
- Guidelines published on treating cancer cases in an emergency.
Munro, Donna // Cancer Nursing Practice; Mar2013, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p5
The article states that the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) has published 28 guidelines to support emergency and oncological staff in managing treatment-induced toxicities that range from anaphylaxis to superior vena cava obstruction, in cancer cases that present as emergencies.
- HER2, Chemo and You.
Leadbeater, Maria // Cancer Nursing Practice; Mar2013, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p8
The article reviews a four minute podcast, "HER2, Chemo and You," that delivers patient information, and can be used to introduce patients to chemotherapy.
- Inhospitable Night.
Humphries, Jean D. // Creative Nursing; 2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p121
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of being a cancer patient in a hospital.
- Case story: Cancer treatment and ecology--the long view.
Kramer, Vanessa; Frank, Arthur W. // Making the Rounds in Health, Faith & Ethics; 11/6/95, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p1
Discusses death as a reality of the experience of cancer. Author's involvement in the issues concerning breast cancer on different levels; Dealing with the realization of one's mortality; Non-committal evasion of death in medical care of cancer patients; Thinking about death in ecological terms;...
- Commentary: Conveying hope and truth.
Toppmeyer, Deborah L. // Making the Rounds in Health, Faith & Ethics; 1/15/96, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p6
Focuses on terminally ill cancer patients and their therapeutic decisions in the field of oncology. Oncologists' primary goal; What palliative therapeutic interventions include; Reference to Winne Tomm; Benefits of whole-brain irradiation for central nervous system metastases.
- Focus on older people defying stereotypes.
Toppmeyer, Deborah L. // Cancer Nursing Practice; Feb2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p5
The article reports on the promotional film developed by the Macmillan Cancer Support to aid its Age Old Excuse campaign in tackling age discrimination in the National Health Service (NHS) in Great Britain in 2013.
- Primary care providers uninformed of long-term chemotherapy side effects.
Toppmeyer, Deborah L. // Hem/Onc Today; 8/10/2012, Vol. 13 Issue 15, p39
The article reports on the lack of knowledge and confidence of primary care providers (PCP) on the side-effects of long-term chemotherapy and on caring for patients who have been previously treated for cancer.
- INSTANT POLL.
Toppmeyer, Deborah L. // ONS Connect; Oct2010, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p4
The article focuses on the activities of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) in the U.S. A survey conducted by the ONS reveals that prisoners with cancer should be given care as the general population. The ONS Board of Directors has approved the new ONS focus group in August 2010. A list is given...
- The war on pain.
Toppmeyer, Deborah L. // People's Medical Society Newsletter; Aug98, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1
Discusses why most sick people do not get what they need regarding pain relief. Information on the amount of pain relief received by cancer patients; Part of the reason health professionals do not provide adequate pain relief; Factors that affect pain control. INSET: Getting what you need.
- Quality of life as a parameter determining therapeutic choices in cancer care in a Greek sample.
Mystakidou, K.; Tsilika, E.; Befon, S.; Kululias, V.; Vlahos, L. // Palliative Medicine; 1999, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p385
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is difficult to define and measure. It is a generic term that includes concepts such as physical health, life satisfaction, psychological well-being and self-integrity. Realizing and appreciating the importance of HRQL is crucial for physicians if they are...
- Cancer program at Vassar receives renewed approval.
Mystakidou, K.; Tsilika, E.; Befon, S.; Kululias, V.; Vlahos, L. // Hudson Valley Business Journal; 3/24/2003, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p16
Reports on the renewal of accreditation for the cancer program at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Ranking of Vassar Brother's cancer program in the U.S.; Performance standards for accreditation; Accreditation...
- St. John, Karmanos spend $35M on new cancer centers.
Barkholz, David // Crain's Detroit Business; 9/10/2001, Vol. 17 Issue 38, p15
Reports the opening of Elsander Cancer Center in Detroit, Michigan. Investments from Saint John Hospital and Medical Center and Barbara Ann Karmanos; Amenities of the center; Expansion of cancer services.
- Educational Interventions to Improve Cancer Pain Control: A Systematic Review.
Allard, Pierre; Maunsell, Elizabeth; Labb�, Johanne; Dorval, Michel // Journal of Palliative Medicine; Jun2001, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p191
Context: Inadequate pain control is a dismaying reality in cancer patients. Objectives: To review studies on cancer pain control interventions, and describe their findings with respect to participants' attitudes and knowledge, pain management, and pain levels. Data sources: Computer searches...
- Hormonal therapies for PCa yield similar outcomes.
Tennant, Scott // Urology Times; Feb2002, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p22
Reports the relationship between the outcomes of primary hormonal therapy and endocrine-related quality-of-life for prostate cancer treatment in Bethesda, Maryland. Inference to the data from the National Cancer Institute; Similarity of sexual function outcomes among orchiectomy patients;...
- Case story: Experiences with complementary health workers.
Tomm, Winnie // Making the Rounds in Health, Faith & Ethics; 1/15/96, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p1
Reports on the life of Winnie Thomm and her experiences with complementary health workers. Workers' role in her experience with cancer; Tomm's history of spiritual study and practices; Important aspects of complementary health practices; Treatment Tomm underwent.
- cancer care centers.
Tomm, Winnie // Westchester County Business Journal; 05/29/2000, Vol. 39 Issue 22, p24
Lists the largest cancer care centers in Westchester County, New York. Name and address; Contact information; Number of patients in 1998; Number of employees; Top areas of specialty; Therapies offered; Medical director; E-mail address; Year established.
- cancer care centers.
Tomm, Winnie // Westchester County Business Journal; 05/29/2000, Vol. 39 Issue 22, p41
Lists the largest cancer care centers in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Name; Address; Contact number; Number of employees; Number of patients in 1998; Services offered; Top five areas of specialty; Types of therapies offered; Medical director; E-mail address; Year center established.
- Anni's Cancer Companion.
Tomm, Winnie // Cancer Nursing Practice; Feb2012, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p8
The article reviews the book �Anni�s Cancer Companion,� by Anni Mathews.
- A national survey of the provision of support services for people with cancer.
Addington-Hall, J.M.; Weir, M.W.; Zollman, C.; McIllmurray, M.B. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 6/19/93, Vol. 306 Issue 6893, p1649
Focuses on the provision of support services for people with cancer in Great Britain. Consideration of the technical competence in the diagnosis and management of people with cancer; Need for psychosocial support among patients; Concerns on the physical effects of the disease and of the treatment.
- Assessment of Outcomes at Alternative Medicine Cancer Clinics: A Feasibility Study.
Richardson, Mary Ann; Russell, Nancy C.; Sanders, Tina; Barrett, Robert; Salveson, Catherine // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; Feb2001, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p19
Objective: This pilot study tested the feasibility of performing outcomes and more advanced research regarding cancer patients at two complementary and alternative (CAM) clinics. The primary objectives were to determine the feasibility of (1) obtaining and collecting data from medical records,...
- Using the virtual world to change chemotherapy services.
Towler, Lucy // Cancer Nursing Practice; Sep2009, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p18
The Chemotherapy Planning Online Resource Tool (C-PORT) supports effective capacity planning and assists with service redesign. This article examines how a large network implemented the tool and discusses the findings of initial simulations. The web-based system provided a clear picture of how...
- Sloan-Kettering plans Commack cancer center.
Anastasi, Nick // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009); 02/25/2000, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p1A
Reports that cancer care hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has acquired a property in Commack in Long Island, New York where it plans to build an outpatient facility. Investment for the development of an ambulatory care center; Projected work force for the center; Broker of the...
- Cancer Patients Say the Darnedest Things: Commentary on "Paradoxes in Cancer Patients' Advance Care Planning".
Kuczewski, Mark // Journal of Palliative Medicine; Spring2000, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p23
Editorial. Comments on the findings of a study which discussed the advance care preferences of cancer patients. Paradoxes noted by the study's authors in the patients' responses; Discussion of the findings; Conclusions supported from the data presented.
- Starting out: STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN THE REAL WORLD OF NURSING. I WANTED TO WATCH A RESUSCITATION BUT I HAD A DUTY TO BE ELSEWHERE.
Spencer, Rosemary // Nursing Standard; 10/19/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p29
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of comforting the sister of a cancer patient who was having an allergic reaction to her chemotherapy medication.
- Conference report.
Harmer, Victoria // Cancer Nursing Practice; May2012, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p10
The article offers information on the 8th European Breast Cancer Conference held in Vienna in March 2012.
- Sharing best practice.
O�Hare, Gerry // Cancer Nursing Practice; Jun2012, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p9
The author discusses a two day oncology teaching session, that he conducted with his colleague in Bethlehem University, which focused on the challenges currently faced by health workers and students in Palestine. During his educational visit to Palestine in 2011, he revealed a major challenge of...
- Spreading the knowledge.
Shanley, Sally // Cancer Nursing Practice; May2010, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p8
In this article, the author discusses the need for equal medical services for cancer patients in Great Britain. She says that the national cancer survivorship intiative (NCSI) seeks to provide maximum health care for cancer patients. However, many patients in East London, England are not given...
- UC San Diego Scientist Personalizes Brain Cancer Treatment.
Yarbrough, Cathy // San Diego Business Journal; 5/7/2012, Vol. 33 Issue 19, p4
The article reports that San Diego, California physician-scientist Santosh Kesari has taken a nnovative approach to treating brain cancer by focusing on the DNA fingerprint of the patient's tumor.
- Celebrate with caution.
Yarbrough, Cathy // Cancer Nursing Practice; Sep2012, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p8
The author discusses the 2011-12 national cancer patient experience survey "Quality Health 2012" and opines that in order to ensure over all development one must respond to survey results and communicate with patients for further development.
- EDITOR'S CHOICE. Spotlights and letters.
Godlee, Fiona // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition; 9/25/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7774, preceding p613
The article discusses various papers published within the issue including one on the advent of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains that carry the gene for New Delhi metallo-?-lactamase-1 (NDM-1), an editorial on the care for dying cancer patients, and another editorial on publication peer review.
- Specialist multidisciplinary team working in the treatment of cancer: Improves survival, possibly through enabling bolder treatment.
Brown, Gina // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition; 5/12/2012, Vol. 344 Issue 7856, p8
The article presents a study focusing on outcomes for patients identified by the Scottish breast cancer registry. As stated, management by a multidisciplinary team ensures that all patients with cancer benefit from a variety of specialist team members who can share their expertise, professional...
- Estrogen replacement decisions.
D.R.M. // Cortlandt Forum; 10/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p96
Looks at the suitability of estrogen replacement therapy for a postmenopausal woman with prior breast cancer. Question of whether the estrogen-receptor status of the tumor as a consideration in this decision.
- Cost of care for cancer in a health maintenance organization.
Fireman, Bruce H.; Quesenberry, Charles P.; Somkin, Carol P.; Jacobson, Alice S.; Baer, David; West, Dee; Potosky, Arnold L.; Brown, Martin L. // Health Care Financing Review; Summer97, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p51
Estimates the costs of medical care for cancer patients at Kaiser Permanente (KP) in Northern California. Use of controls to determine utilization and costs attributable to cancer; Variability on the cost of medical care in relation to stage at diagnosis; Effects of demographic variables on...
- The best doctors for women.
Abrams, Maxine // Good Housekeeping; Aug97, Vol. 225 Issue 2, p53
Advises women on choosing the right physicians in the screening and treatment of cancer. Ways of early detection for cancer; National Cancer Institute (NCI) studies; Most common operations performed in cancer treatment; Alternative less-invasive procedures; List of doctors and their...
- It's a fact...
Abrams, Maxine // Heart & Soul; Apr/May99, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p28
Reports that moderate aerobic exercise can reduce fatigue experienced by cancer patients who are undergoing therapy according to research findings from Germany.
- Cancer chemotherapy patients need special oral and dental evaluations.
Abrams, Maxine // Hudson Valley Business Journal; 7/22/96, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p23
Comments on the need for cancer chemotherapy patients to take special oral and dental care. Segment's significant risk for the development of localized and systemic infections; Objectives in oral and dental care for cancer chemotherapy patients.
- ONS CEO Pens Guest Editorial on Nursing Shortage for Patient Advocate Foundation Web Site.
Abrams, Maxine // ONS News; Sep2001, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p2
Comments on an editorial on the impact of nursing shortage on quality cancer care. Need to address the problem.
- Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2011: Year in Review.
Waldman, S A; Terzic, A // Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Mar2012, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p353
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including pharmacogenomics, cancer care, and drug discovery and development.