Comment The global fight against cancer: challenges and opportunities

By 2030, the number of cancer cases is projected to increase to 24 ·6 million and the number of cancer deaths to 13 million.1 Worldwide, health systems, especially in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), are ill prepared to manage the increasing cancer burden.2 Globally, there is a shortfall in coverage of cancer services for prevention, screening, trea tment, and palliative care.3–5 If cost-effective interventions for cancer screening, prevention, and treatment were delivered through strengthened health systems, they could help largely avoid many premature deaths, unnecessary suffering, and unacceptable inequalities.
Source: LANCET - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research

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Background: Pain in people with cancer is common but often under-recognized and under-treated. Guidelines can improve the quality of pain care, but need targeted strategies to support implementation. Aim: To test the feasibility of two service-level strategies for supporting guideline implementation: a screening system and medical record audit. Design: Multimethods. Setting: One oncology outpatient service, and one palliative care outpatient and inpatient service. Participants: Patients with advanced cancer.
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Effect of home-based specialised palliative care and dyadic psychological intervention on caregiver anxiety and depression: a randomised controlled trial, Published online: 14 November 2018; doi:10.1038/s41416-018-0193-8Effect of home-based specialised palliative care and dyadic psychological intervention on caregiver anxiety and depression: a randomised controlled trial
Source: British Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Methadone is a long-acting opioid known for its unique pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. Most research on methadone in children is limited to its effect on the prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - Category: Hematology Source Type: news
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Based on the updated Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data, up to 55% of all patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer have advanced disease with extrathoracic metastases. Systemic therapy is the main therapeutic strategy for patients with stage IV lung cancer [1]. Yet, the 5-year overall survival (OS) rate for patients with distant metastatic disease still remains extremely low (2%). Local consolidative therapy based multidisciplinary management, other than palliative treatment for relieving localized symptoms, has been attempted to impr...
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
This article will review the role of palliative care as a care philosophy, the enduring and important role of the oncologist in providing palliative care, and the important areas for integration of specialty services when needed.
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review aims to synthesise the current literature on the management of early-stage and metastatic esophageal cancers, focusing on the older population. In particular, we aim to dissect out the elderly-specific data from the relevant trials and to discuss the issues unique to this population.Recent FindingsWhile surgery is the curative modality in esophageal malignancies, the CROSS, MAGIC and FLOT trials demonstrate a clear advantage to neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy). These trials, however, included few elderly patients. There is a similar lack of elderly-specific data ...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing palliative chemotherapy have an increased risk of aTE. A predictive model showed that patients presented with 3 or 4 predictors had the highest risk for developing aTE.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractPlatinum‐resistant recurrent ovarian cancer is generally refractory to chemotherapy. Programmed cell death‐1 (PD‐1) signaling is a new target for antitumor therapy. The anti‐PD‐1 antibody nivolumab had a 10% durable complete response rate in our phase II clinical trial. However, how nivolumab affects sensitivity to subsequent chemotherapy remains unclear. We encountered several cases of unexpected antitumor response among patients who underwent palliative chemotherapy in the follow‐up study of our phase II nivolumab trial (UMIN000005714). Several agents had an unexpected antitumor response in patients w...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecologic Oncology Brief Communications Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a written prayer technique on the anxiety of mothers of children with cancer. METHOD: This clinical trial recruited 90 mothers of children with cancer admitted to the Medical Centre of Tehran. Using a convenience sampling method, we randomly assigned the participants to two groups: control (n = 45) and intervention (n = 45). Data were collected through the Spielberger's anxiety scale and a demographic questionnaire. Maternal anxiety was measured before the intervention, immediately after the three-day intervention, and five weeks after the intervention. We used...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
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