"There is a revolution occurring in healthcare, perhaps most noticeably in oncology; the rapid pace of new discoveries, advent of genomics, targeted therapies, telemedicine, and personalised medicine, alongside growing access to internet-based educational and support resources is creating a new era in medicine.
The Information Age is collapsing the boundary fences around previously closed information domains such as medicine. Patients can now gain access to citations of more than 12 million medical articles online, allowing them to build a base of information that wasn’t previously possible."
A majority of cancer patients experience some level of fatigue during their course of treatment, and approximately 30% contend with persistent fatigue for years after treatment. Fatigue is among the most common and distressing long-term effects of cancer treatment and significantly affects patient quality of life. ASCO has adapted a pan-Canadian guideline on screening, assessment, and care of cancer-related fatigue in adults with cancer, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guideline for Cancer-Related Fatigue, and the NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship for use in the screening, assessment, and management of fatigue in adult survivors of cancer.
I think this will turn out to be a seminal document as NHS England reports on Patient Reported Outcome Measures followign cancer treatment for breast, colorectal and prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Read our report, which is the first study linking data from primary, secondary and social care to data held by cancer registries.
Deborah Fenlon's insight:
Cancer survivors have massive increased use of health care resources but a modest increase in use of social care resources in the year following diagnosis. However, the use of independent and charitable resources was not captured by this report.
Today's guest post is written by Byran Litton, Senior Director, U.S. Oncology Business Unit at Eli Lilly and Company. He shares his thoughts on the recent Eye for Pharma Oncology USA Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Deborah Fenlon's insight:
Latest publication by the Humphris group looking at fear of cancer recurrence
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