The Argument For Better Patient-Centered Care in Oncology
After 4 years of living with inflammatory breast cancer, Amy Berman, RN, BS, senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation, she still felt fine, which she attributed to her care choices, she explained during her speech at The American Journal of Managed Care’s Patient-Centered Oncology Care meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tumor Treating Fields Can Halt Glioblastomas
An electrical device glued to the scalp can slow cancer growth and prolong survival in people with the deadliest type of brain tumor, researchers reported on Saturday in Miami, at a meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology.
A New Glioblastoma Vaccine on the Horizon
Following encouraging results from a second phase of a phase 1 trial, the researchers have planned a second phase, to be initiated in January 2015. The vaccine will be administered to glioblastoma patients just before they begin chemotherapy.
Integrating Palliative Care Into Managed Care for the Good of Patients
Yesterday, speakers opened Patient-Centered Oncology Care, sponsored by The American Journal of Managed Care, with a discussion of how to bring palliative care into the mainstream in cancer care. While progress has been made, a cultural bias against discussion end-of-life issue remains an obstacle.
Study Points to Disparity in HPV Vaccine Uptake
At an ongoing AACR meeting on Health Disparities in cancer, researchers from the Gillings School of Global Public Health presented data showing HPV vaccine uptake among girls is lowest in states with the highest rates of cervical cancer.