Wrapping up this year’s Research Round Up podcast series, Cancer.Net Associate Editors share news and research from the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
A bone marrow/stem cell transplant is an effective treatment option for several cancers, even when the patient is older. Read how you and your doctor can determine if the treatment is right for you.
Cultural and language barriers can make it hard for older Hispanic adults in the United States to get quality cancer care. Learn what conversations between patients, families, and health care providers can help ensure the best possible treatment and support.
ASCO Annual Meeting 2018: Geriatric Assessment Improves Communication, Racial and Gender Differences in Cancer Treatment, and a Comparison of Cancer Treatment Costs
Oncology professionals from around the globe are at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. Today’s key research highlights include the effects of geriatric assessment on patient-doctor communication, treatments for advanced prostate cancer that may work better in black men, the possibility that women are undertreated for head and neck cancer, and a comparison of treatment costs for colorectal cancer between the U.S. and Canada.
ASCO has released guidelines about cancer care for older adults, and one of the main recommendations is for patients receiving chemotherapy to have a geriatric assessment. In this Cancer.Net podcast, 2 experts that helped create these guidelines discuss what a geriatric assessment is and what it means for older adults with cancer.
Mammograms are a very important part of follow-up care in women with breast cancer. But what about older women? How long should they continue to receive mammograms?
Research highlights from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium address computers in exam rooms, doctor and patient views of prognosis and cure, having patients and caregivers practice yoga together, and resilience training in adolescents and young adults.
Cancer.Net’s Associate Editors discuss the most exciting research presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.
In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Dr. Erika E. Ramsdale and Dr. Andrew E. Chapman talk about how to improve the quality and value of cancer care for older adults.
In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Drs. Arti Hurria, Lee Jones, and Hyman Muss talk about how cancer and its treatment can accelerate the effects of aging. They also discuss what is being done to treat and possibly prevent these effects.