July 2017 Vol 8, No 7

JONS speaks with Ms. Strusowski about the need for national metrics, the process of metric creation, and their intended use.
Our current treatment strategy for patients with DCIS has recently come under scrutiny _ Ms. Shockney discusses the reassessment of appropriate management of patients with stage 0 cancer.
As doctors, our goal is to help you, of course, and to do no harm. But we may actually hurt you, irreversibly. Not that this happens frequently, but it might.
An infusion-related reaction documentation tool and grading system and its integration into the electronic health record (EHR) is expected to better identify patients at risk for future reactions and improve communication among oncology team members, oncology providers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer System in Miami, FL, reported at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2017 Annual Conference.
Compliance with orders for granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is suboptimal, and inadequate prophylaxis was directly tied to hospital admissions, according to results from a single-center retrospective study from the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Due to this lack of cancer survivorship–specific guidelines, cancer centers are increasingly developing ad hoc or unproven survivorship care models, according to Sarah Raskin, PhD, MPH.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community has recently been recognized by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as suffering disproportionately from both economic and health disparities, particularly in the realm of cancer, according to Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD, Senior Member in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program and Director of the Moffitt Survey Methods Core at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.
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