Correction to: Matrix Metalloproteinases and Glaucoma Treatment, by Weinreb, R.N., Robinson, M.R., Dibas, M. and Stamer, W.D. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2020;36(4):208-228. DOI: 10.1089/jop.2019.0146.
Authors: PMID: 32721205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - July 1, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Ocul Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research

Quality Assessment of Randomized Clinical Trials in Periodontal Research from 2015-2018 - A Cross Sectional Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Inadequate reporting of several items of the CONSORT statement in published periodontal RCTs highlights the shared responsibility of researchers, journal reviewers and editors in maintaining the quality of reporting of RCTs. PMID: 32655035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - July 1, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Al Mutairi AS, Muzammil A Tags: J Int Acad Periodontol Source Type: research

Pancreatic Cancer During COVID-19 Pandemic: Treat or Not to Treat?
Abstract Pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive disease and survival remains dismal even with treatment. Currently, management of patients with pancreatic cancer has been complicated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Medical oncologists face the dilemma of whether to treat or to not treat these patients who are at high-risk of complications and even death from COVID-19. No current guidelines are available and our limited experience at this time makes it more difficult to manage these patients. Although we have general strategies available from experience in Italy, we need more treatment specific strategies to help...
Source: JOP - May 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Patel R, Saif W Tags: JOP Source Type: research

A philosophy of health: life as reality, health as a universal value.
Abstract Emphases on biomarkers (e.g. when making diagnoses) and pharmaceutical/drug methods (e.g. when researching/disseminating population level interventions) in primary care evidence philosophies of health (and healthcare) that reduce health to the biological level. However, with chronic diseases being responsible for the majority of all cause deaths and being strongly linked to health behavior and lifestyle; predominantly biological views are becoming increasingly insufficient when discussing this health crisis. A philosophy that integrates biological, behavioral, and social determinants of health could benef...
Source: JOP - April 1, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Saad JM, Prochaska JO Tags: Palgrave Commun Source Type: research

Correction to: Development of High-Resolution Three-Dimensional-Printed Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds and Their Compatibility with Pluripotent Stem Cells and Early Retinal Cells, by Shrestha, A., Allen, B.N., Wiley, L.A. Tucker, B.A., and Worthington, K.S. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2020;36(1):42-55. DOI: 10.1089/jop.2018.0146.
Authors: PMID: 32150501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - March 1, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Ocul Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research

Correction to: New Therapies to Reduce Intraocular Pressure, by Konda, S.M. and Kaufman, P.L. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2019;35(6):322-324. DOI: 10.1089/jop.2019.0059.
Authors: PMID: 31971894 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - January 1, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Ocul Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research

Characteristics of Patients With ROS1+ Cancers: Results From the First Patient-Designed, Global, Pan-Cancer ROS1 Data Repository.
CONCLUSION: This study is the first global, patient-designed approach, to our knowledge, to comprehensively assess demographic, clinical, and environmental characteristics associated with ROS1+ cancers. Future efforts include assessing these characteristics as well as patient-reported outcomes and treatment responses longitudinally. PMID: 31880972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - December 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Parikh DA, Walia G, Freeman-Daily J, Hennink M, Tomalia T, Buonanno L, Goldman L, Addario B, Patel MI Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Response to N.L. Keating et al.
PMID: 31880973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - December 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Parikh RB, Bekelman JE, Navathe AS Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Oncology Practices and Clinicians Participating in the Oncology Care Model.
PMID: 31880974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - December 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Keating NL, Tripp A, Jhatakia S, Hassol A, Simon C Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Pilot Trial of a Combined Oncologist-Patient-Caregiver Communication Intervention in Singapore.
CONCLUSION: The combined oncologist-patient/caregiver intervention is feasible and acceptable and has the potential to improve communication within consultations. PMID: 31880975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - December 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Malhotra C, Rajasekaran T, Kanesvaran R, Yee A, Bundoc FG, Singh R, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Unshifting the baseline: a framework for documenting historical population changes and assessing long-term anthropogenic impacts.
This article is part of a discussion meeting issue 'The past is a foreign country: how much can the fossil record actually inform conservation?' PMID: 31679498 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - November 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rodrigues ASL, Monsarrat S, Charpentier A, Brooks TM, Hoffmann M, Reeves R, Palomares MLD, Turvey ST Tags: Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci Source Type: research

Oxaliplatin-Induced Rather Than Taxane-Induced Pneumonitis Was Responsive to Etanercept.
PMID: 31682545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - November 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Connolly EA, Honeyball FX Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Opioid Epidemic or Pain Crisis? Using the Virginia All Payer Claims Database to Describe Opioid Medication Prescribing Patterns and Potential Harms for Patients With Cancer.
CONCLUSION: These findings have significant opioid policy and practice implications related to the need for cancer-specific prescribing guidelines, how to optimally allocate health delivery services, and the urgent need to improve data interoperability and access related to POMs. PMID: 31682546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - November 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: LeBaron VT, Camacho F, Balkrishnan R, Yao NA, Gilson AM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Correction to: In Vitro Evaluation of Hybrid Cooperative Complexes of Hyaluronic Acid as a Potential New Ophthalmic Treatment, by La Gatta, A., Corsuto, L., Salzillo, R., D'Agostino, A., De Rosa, M., Bracco, A., and Schiraldi, C. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2018;34(10):677-684. DOI: 10.1089/jop.2018.0046.
Authors: PMID: 31682183 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - November 1, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Ocul Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a Lay Navigation Program in an Academic Cancer Center.
CONCLUSION: Marginally lower rates of ER visits and unplanned hospitalizations for a small subset of patients, low penetration of the navigation program, and mixed comments from patient interviews suggest that a navigation program with a broad scope that targets a large population is not effective. Modifying the program to have a narrower scope of practice may help better target anxious or high-risk patients. PMID: 31647691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Winget M, Holdsworth L, Wang S, Veruttipong D, Zionts D, Rosenthal EL, Asch SM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Assessing an ASCO Decision Aid for Improving the Accuracy and Attribution of Serious Adverse Event Reporting From Investigators to Sponsors.
CONCLUSION: The Decision Aid shows promise as a method to improve the quality of SAE attribution, which may improve the detection of valid safety signals and reduce the administrative burden of uninformative investigational new drug safety reports. Study of the Decision Aid in a larger sample with analysis stratified by participant role and SAE reporting experience would further assess the tool's impact. PMID: 31647695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mileham KF, Schenkel C, Chuk MK, Buchmeier A, Perez RP, Hurley P, Levit LA, Garrett-Mayer E, Davis C, Bruinooge SS, Vose J Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Patterns of Care and Costs for Older Patients With Colorectal Cancer at the End of Life: Descriptive Study of the United States and Canada.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest opportunities for reducing chemotherapy and ICU use in the United States and hospitalizations in Ontario. PMID: 31647697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bremner KE, Yabroff KR, Coughlan D, Liu N, Zeruto C, Warren JL, de Oliveira C, Mariotto AB, Lam C, Barrett MJ, Chan KK, Hoch JS, Krahn MD Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

SOS! Immunotherapy-Associated Sinusoidal Obstructive Syndrome.
PMID: 31618086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ho TP, Venkatesh SK, Alkhatib HS, Yan Y Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

S-1-Associated Hypertriglyceridemia in a Patient With Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.
PMID: 31618087 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chen HW, Kuo HY, Chen BB, Tien YW, Kuo SH, Yang SH Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Rare Case of Thoracic Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor in a Three-Year-Old Boy.
PMID: 31618088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Suhag S, Byrd RH, Jaiswal K Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Ibrutinib-Associated Reversible Cardiomyopathy.
PMID: 31618089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Liang SH, Chiu CF, Bai LY Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Decision Making About Genetic Testing Among Women With a Personal and Family History of Breast Cancer.
Abstract PURPOSE: To understand genetic testing use and decision making among patients with high genetic risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey of breast cancer survivors was administered online by a hereditary cancer nonprofit organization, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, from October 2017 to March 2018. RESULTS: Of 1,322 respondents, 46% had breast cancer at age
Source: JOP - October 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Scott D, Friedman S, Telli ML, Kurian AW Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Systematic Approach to Selecting and Preparing a Medical Power of Attorney in the Gynecologic Oncology Center.
CONCLUSION: Current processes fail to engage patients in selecting and preparing an MDM. PMID: 31613720 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Zhukovsky DS, Soliman PT, Mathew B, Mills S, Bodurka D, Frumovitz M, Meyer LA, Westin S, Nowitz M, Archie L, Fenton S, Lang K, Williams JL, Boving V, Bruera E Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Simulated Costs of the ASCO Patient-Centered Oncology Payment Model in Medicare Beneficiaries With Newly Diagnosed Advanced Ovarian Cancer.
CONCLUSION: APMs have the potential to reduce costs of current FFS reimbursement via either a large reduction in imaging or a modest reduction in hospitalizations during treatment of ovarian cancer. PCOP is a reasonable payment structure for oncologists if the additional payments can provide the necessary resources to invest in improved coordination of care. PMID: 31613721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Moss HA, Havrilesky LJ, Wang FF, Georgieva MV, Hendrix LH, Dinan MA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Before Consent: Qualitative Analysis of Deliberations of Patients With Advanced Cancer About Early-Phase Clinical Trials.
CONCLUSION: Ethnographic data revealed two foci of deliberation about EP trial enrollment among patients with advanced cancer. Physician support played a consequential role in both stages, but enrollment also reflected factors beyond the control of any specific individual. Insights from this study, combined with other recent studies of trial enrollment, advance our understanding of the complex process of EP trial accrual and may help identify strategies to improve rates of participation. PMID: 31603726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Garrett SB, Matthews TM, Abramson CM, Koenig CJ, Hlubocky FJ, Daugherty CK, Munster PN, Dohan D Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Coverage, Financial Burden, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for Patients With Cancer.
Abstract PURPOSE: Evidence suggests coverage has improved significantly for patients with cancer, particularly in the lower-income population, after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet no study has examined changes in type of coverage or the resulting effect on spending and financial burden. METHODS: Using 2011 to 2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data, we examine changes in type of coverage, spending, and financial burden among lower-income (
Source: JOP - October 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Segel JE, Jung J Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Building an Infrastructure and Standard Methodology for Actively Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning.
CONCLUSION: Owing to the dedicated efforts of many individuals across the institution, the postintervention goal was surpassed. Additional efforts to facilitate ACP conversations are ongoing. PMID: 31596647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 10, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Stepan K, Bashoura L, George M, Griffith W, Meyer M, Nortjé N, Price K, Zhukovsky DS, Rodriguez MA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Definition and Coordination of Roles and Responsibilities Among Cancer Center Clinic and Research Personnel.
Abstract PURPOSE: Effective enrollment and treatment of patients in cancer clinical trials require definition and coordination of roles and responsibilities among clinic and research personnel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a survey that incorporated modified components of the Survey of Physician Attitudes Regarding the Care of Cancer Survivors. Surveys were administered to clinic nursing staff and research personnel at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Results were analyzed using χ2-tests, t tests, and analyses of variance. RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 1...
Source: JOP - October 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Craddock Lee SJ, Reimer T, Garcia S, Williams EL, West M, Stuart T, Gerber DE Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Pembrolizumab and Severe Hypertriglyceridemia Requiring Apheresis: An Immune-Related Adverse Event.
PMID: 31580769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 3, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Thakker M, Quadri K, Desai A, Illyas W, Kim MY, Desai S, Rager C Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Reducing Unwarranted Oncology Care Variation Across a Clinically Integrated Network: A Collaborative Physician Engagement Strategy.
Abstract PURPOSE: Addressing unwarranted clinical variation in oncology is a high priority for health systems that aspire to ensure consistent levels of high-quality and cost-effective care. Efforts to improve clinical practice and standardize care have proven challenging. Advocate Physician Partners undertook a patient simulation-based practice measurement and feedback project that was focused on breast and lung cancer to engage oncologists in the care standardization process. METHODS: One hundred three medical oncologists cared for online simulated patients using the Clinical Performance and Value platform,...
Source: JOP - October 1, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Richards JM, Burgon TB, Tamondong-Lachica D, Bitran JD, Liangco WL, Paculdo DR, Peabody JW Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Advancements in Treatment of Refractory and Relapsed Myeloid Sarcoma.
PMID: 31573830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - October 1, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Sahu KK, Mishra AK, Lal A Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Evaluation of Lymphadenopathy and Suspected Lymphoma in a Lymphoma Rapid Diagnosis Clinic.
We examined the initial 30-month experience of the LRDC, and results were compared with time periods before implementation of the clinic to determine program impact. METHODS: All patients referred to LRDC with suspicion of lymphoma from June 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2017 were evaluated. Time from initial consultation to diagnosis was compared with patients diagnosed at our center with lymphoma in 2008 and 2012. Patient symptoms and relevant laboratory/imaging findings were collected to identify patterns of presentation and predictive factors for benign diagnoses. RESULTS: Of the 126 patients evaluated, 66 (52%) had con...
Source: JOP - October 1, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Nixon S, Bezverbnaya K, Maganti M, Gullane P, Reedijk M, Kuruvilla J, Prica A, Kridel R, Kukreti V, Bennett S, Rogalla P, Delabie J, Pintilie M, Crump M Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Management of Osteoporosis in Survivors of Adult Cancers With Nonmetastatic Disease: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Summary.
PMID: 31550200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shapiro CL, Lacchetti C, Neuner J Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Optimizing the Care of Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Patients With Advanced Gynecologic Cancer.
CONCLUSION: Implementation of a comprehensive, interprofessional MBO program significantly affects patient care and may improve outcomes. Unique to this MBO program is an integrated outpatient model of care and education that empowers patients to recognize MBO symptoms for early intervention. PMID: 31550202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lee YC, Jivraj N, Wang L, Chawla T, Lau J, Croke J, Allard JP, Stuart-McEwan T, Nathwani K, Bowering V, Karakasis K, O'Brien C, Shlomovitz E, Ferguson SE, Buchanan S, Ng P, Cyriac S, Tinker L, Dhani N, Oza AM, Lheureux S Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Treatment in Patients With Cancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Update Summary.
PMID: 31550210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Key NS, Bohlke K, Falanga A Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Lay Health Worker-Led Cancer Symptom Screening Intervention and the Effect on Patient-Reported Satisfaction, Health Status, Health Care Use, and Total Costs: Results From a Tri-Part Collaboration.
CONCLUSION: An LHW-led symptom screening intervention could be one solution to improve value-based cancer care. PMID: 31550213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Patel MI, Ramirez D, Agajanian R, Agajanian H, Bhattacharya J, Bundorf KM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Somatotopic mapping of the human breast using 7  T functional MRI.
Somatotopic mapping of the human breast using 7 T functional MRI. Neuroimage. 2019 Sep 18;:116201 Authors: Beugels J, van den Hurk J, Peters JC, Heuts EM, Tuinder SMH, Goebel R, van der Hulst RRWJ Abstract How are tactile sensations in the breast represented in the female and male brain? Using ultra high-field 7 T MRI in ten females and ten males, we demonstrate that the representation of tactile breast information shows a somatotopic organization, with cortical magnification of the nipple. Furthermore, we show that the core representation of the breast is organized according to the specific nerve...
Source: JOP - September 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Beugels J, van den Hurk J, Peters JC, Heuts EM, Tuinder SMH, Goebel R, van der Hulst RRWJ Tags: Neuroimage Source Type: research

ASCO Neck Dissection Guidelines Response Letter.
PMID: 31513477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Schilling C, Lai SY, Chegini S, McGurk M Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Are National Comprehensive Cancer Network Evidence Block Affordability Ratings Representative of Real-World Costs? An Evaluation of Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
CONCLUSION: Real-world aNSCLC treatment costs are often inconsistent with the NCCN ARs. Given that NCCN Evidence Blocks are intended to inform provider-patient discussions and other decision support resources, such as the NCCN Categories of Preference, our results suggest that the NCCN ARs require further refinement and validation. PMID: 31513478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Cohen JT, Lin PJ, Sheinson DM, Wong WB, Wu N, Yim YM, Ramsey SD Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Reply to C. Schilling et al.
PMID: 31513479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Koyfman SA, Ismaila N, Holsinger FC Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Practice-Level Adoption of Conservative Management for Prostate Cancer.
CONCLUSION: There is increasing variation among group practices in the use of conservative management for prostate cancer. This underscores the need for a better understanding of practice-level factors that influence prostate cancer management. PMID: 31509481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Modi PK, Kaufman SR, Herrel LA, Dupree JM, Luckenbaugh AN, Skolarus TA, Hollenbeck BK, Shahinian VB Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Real-World Clinical and Economic Outcomes and the Role of Bevacizumab in Patients With Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer With Liver Metastases.
CONCLUSION: Patients with aNSCLC with liver metastases have poorer survival and a higher cost and health care resource utilization burden. Bevacizumab was associated with a survival benefit in patients with aNSCLC with liver metastases. PMID: 31509482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Wong WB, Wu N, Yang E, Davies J, Chae YK Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Patient Navigation in Cancer: The Business Case to Support Clinical Needs.
CONCLUSION: PN has resulted in improved patient outcomes and patient satisfaction and has important financial benefits for cancer programs in the fee-for-service and the alternative payment model worlds, lending support for more robust staffing of PN programs. PMID: 31509483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kline RM, Rocque GB, Rohan EA, Blackley KA, Cantril CA, Pratt-Chapman ML, Burris HA, Shulman LN Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

"My Family Wants Something Different": Discordance in Perceived Personal and Family Treatment Preference and Its Association With Do-Not-Resuscitate Order Placement.
This study examines discordance in preference for life-extending care versus comfort-focused care and its association with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order placement. METHODS: One hundred eighty-nine patients with advanced cancers refractory to at least one chemotherapy regimen were enrolled in a multisite observational study. In structured interviews, patients reported their preference for treatment maximizing either life extension or comfort; patients also indicated their perception of their families' preference. DNR placement was reported by patients and verified using medical records. RESULTS: Approximately 23%...
Source: JOP - September 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: George LS, Breitbart W, Prigerson HG Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Real-world efficacy and safety of liposomal irinotecan plus fluorouracil/leucovorin in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a study by the Korean Cancer Study Group.
Conclusion: Real-life data for Korean patients indicate that, consistent with NAPOLI-1, nal-IRI + 5-FU/LV is effective and well-tolerated in patients with mPAC that progressed on gemcitabine-based therapy. PMID: 31489036 [PubMed] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yoo C, Im HS, Kim KP, Oh DY, Lee KH, Chon HJ, Kim JH, Kang M, Kim I, Lee GJ, Oh SY, Choi Y, Choi HJ, Kim ST, Park JO, Ryoo BY Tags: Ther Adv Med Oncol Source Type: research

The Oncologist as Therapist.
PMID: 31483696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: McFarland DC, Hlubocky FJ Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Use of Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Update Summary.
PMID: 31479308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - September 3, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fabian CJ, Visvanathan K, Somerfield MR Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Estimated Cost and Savings in a Patient Management Program for Oral Oncology Medications: Impact of a Split-Fill Component.
CONCLUSION: In the first 6 months, the split-fill patient managed program had lower discontinuation rates, significantly reduced pharmacy costs, and reduced potential wastage. PMID: 31465250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - August 29, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Staskon FC, Kirkham HS, Pfeifer A, Miller RT Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Has There Been a Shift in Use of Subacute Rehabilitation Instead of Hospice Referral Since Immunotherapy Has Become Available?
CONCLUSION: A growing number of oncology inpatients are being discharged to SAR, but two thirds do not receive additional cancer therapy at any point, including a substantial fraction who are readmitted or deceased within 1 month. These data can help guide decision making and hospital discharge planning that aligns with patients' goals of care. More clinical data are needed to predict who is most likely to benefit from SAR and proceed to further cancer therapy. PMID: 31465251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - August 29, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yeh JC, Knight LS, Kane J, Doberman DJ, Gupta A, Smith TJ Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: MASCC/ISOO/ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Summary.
PMID: 31449435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - August 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shapiro CL, Yarom N, Peterson DE, Bohlke K, Saunders DP Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research