Alice Goodman

Articles

Small Renal Masses in Elderly Can Be Managed by Surveillance

February 14th 2013

Small renal masses identified in elderly patients can be safely managed by surveillance and maintain the same mortality risk as those who undergo surgery, suggesting that surgery could be avoided altogether in many patients.

Shortened Hormone Therapy Course Feasible for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

February 14th 2013

Shortening the course of androgen blockade therapy from 36 months to 18 months when combined with radiation therapy does not appear to compromise outcomes in patients with high-risk prostate cancer

Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risks Higher in Elderly, African-American Men

February 14th 2013

A large, retrospective study has found that high-risk prostate cancer that can only be detected through PSA testing is more likely to occur among men over the age of 75 and in African Americans.

Novel Approach Uses Genomic Analysis to Predict Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

August 24th 2012

A new paradigm that relies on identifying networks or clusters of single nucleotide polymorphisms can accurately predict which patients will develop treatment-related mucositis and other side effects.

Economic Factors Affecting Supportive Care

August 23rd 2012

Research is needed to justify the dollar savings achieved by a supportive care program, but it is not clear what should be measured and how studies should be designed to demonstrate this.

Oncology Nurse Staffing Is Variable and Multifactorial

July 19th 2012

Nurse staffing varies from institution to institution, depending on many factors, both internal and external. To gain a better understanding of nurse staffing, ratios of nurses to patients, and productivity, a survey was sent to ONS members.

Importance of Adequate Nutrition Emphasized

July 17th 2012

Although the role of adequate nutrition in cancer patients is gaining recognition as being important, the area is often neglected as a key component of nursing care.

Considerations in Interpreting Diagnostic Test Results

July 11th 2012

Diagnostic tests are common across the spectrum of cancer care, but results may not always be easily interpreted or applied clinically.

Interventional Radiology: A New Frontier in Cancer Care

July 10th 2012

Nurses involved in cancer care should be up to date on the growing number of applications for interventional radiology in oncology, since some centers may call upon them to work within the quickly developing area.

Diarrhea Less Severe With Molecularly Targeted Agents Than With Standard Chemotherapy

June 30th 2012

Recent evidence shows that some of the newer molecularly targeted therapies can cause diarrhea, which can lead to dose reductions and alterations.