Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy is associated with improved surgical margin status compared with open radical prostatectomy for intermediate- and high-risk disease and with less use of additional cancer therapy, according to a study published online March 4 in European Urology.
Terminally ill patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy at the end of life are at increased risk of dying in an intensive care unit and receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation and/or mechanical ventilation, according to research published March 4 in BMJ.
Rates of cancer screening and provider counseling are currently below the Healthy People 2020 targets, according to a study published Feb. 27 in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
Medical schools are beginning to change their curriculum to address ways to eliminate health disparities, according to the American Medical Association.
Value-based insurance design plans with certain features aside from solely lowering cost sharing can increase medication adherence, according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
As long-term cancer survival rates continue to surge, an increasing percentage of patients with cancer-related pain are progressing to the chronic pain arena, which necessitates more contemporary treatment approaches to cancer pain management.
For US health care facilities, participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
For women with breast cancer, incorporating yoga into radiotherapy is associated with a lasting improvement in quality of life, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The human papillomavirus vaccine is effective at protecting against cervical abnormalities in young women, according to a study published March 4 in BMJ.